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  • All posts by Preston Pouteaux

    • The Secret Ingredient of a Thriving Neighbourhood

      When gardens thrive, you know it. You can smell the aroma of sweet peas, you can see the lively buds and blossoms, you can feel...

    • May I…

      For the past few summers, Lake Ridge Community Church has organized a community Soap Box Car Derby. Kids build cars, paint them up, and then...

    • Neighbours, by the Numbers

      How trustworthy do you think your neighbours might be? Could you rely on the people next door in a pinch? How often do you visit...

    • 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...