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    All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • Honeybees and Neighbourhoods

      This week marked a very small milestone for our city. In fact, it was a bee-sized milestone. City Council took the advice of city staff...

    • Lo-fi Neighbouring

      Years ago, when I was studying in Vancouver, one of my professors had a simple way of connecting with his students that has stuck with...

    • Parka People

      Years ago, to pay my way through college, I spent my summers working at my local grocery store. While it seemed like everyone else was...

    • Who’s Really Outside?

      Bronisław Malinowski studied the local tribes of Papua New Guinea starting in 1914. He became well known as an ethnographer, collecting stories and insight into...

    • If we pray, we will love

      Mother Teresa was known for her deep love for the poor and sick. In her lifetime she started an organization of hospitals and homes for...

    • A Neighbourhood that Fikas Together…

      Do you fika? I mean, do you really fika? Swedes know how to fika pretty well. It’s their word, after all. Fika is both a...

    • Forward

      Getting to where we want to go is not always a straight shot. Accomplishing the goals we have for our lives is not easily gained...

    • Take Ten Steps Back…Stay

      We all like to be alone once in awhile. Getting away from the duties of our life and finding a moment to simply ‘be,’ is...

    • The (Still) Golden Rule

      For thousands of years we’ve had neighbours and neighbourhoods. Whether it was the cavemen next door who made loud noises until all hours of the...

    • Belonging Everywhere

      My wife and her brother love the Calgary Roughnecks. Each year they get season tickets and plan their lives around the next lacrosse game. Decked...