Esther Darlington

Preserve the past

A reader writes about the importance of Ashcroft preserving and celebrating its historic buildings.

Teamwork and talent bring ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ to life

A review of the latest Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society's play says this classic comedy never goes out of style.

The ghosts of Walhachin – Al and Fanney Faucault

Just a little story about a couple of travellers - in keeping with the season.

A stroll down Railway as it used to be

Esther Darlington McDonald reflects on many of the colourful old buildings that are no more.

Patrick Kilroy – the bullying Butcher of Lytton

Esther Darlington MacDonald's story about a rather unlikeable character in the late 1800s.

Local historian also part of local history

More on C.P.R. Dr. Mark S. Wade, who went on to edit the Kamloops Sentinal and write a few books on history.

Gold dust and death on the Cariboo Road

Thomas Clegg and a 50 pound bag of gold dust in 1863.

A Toketic Road adventure

A road meant for contemplation, not for four-wheeled vehicles.

Secrets and bounty from Cornwall Mountain

Life on the mountain is solitary but never to be forgotten.

Cakewalk Chronicles – Love, Wellness and finding one’s special place

Esther Darlington MacDonald's take on living life in a small Interior town.

Cakewalk Chronicles- Remembering a good man – Ed Gyoba

Esther Darlington MacDonald's monthly column of insights and thoughts on living in small town BC.

Cakewalk Chronicles – Selling years of accumulated possessions

Esther Darlington MacDonald's monthly column of observations while living in a small town.

Changing residences and praying for family

Esther Darlington MacDonald's monthly column of tidbits and observations of living in a small Interior town.

Cakewalk – Local actors provide great entertainment

Esther Darlington MacDonald's monthly column of insights and opinions of small town living.

Cakewalk Chronicles – Our music, our mountain… and our weather

Esther Darlington MacDonald's monthly column of whimsical wanderings about life in small town rural BC.

Cakewalk Chronicles – A fine ending to a topsy turvy year

Esther Darlington MacDonald's monthly column of living life in the rural Interior.

Cakewalk Chronicles – Slowing down and being at peace

Esther Darlington MacDonald's monthly column about life in a small Interior town.

Cakewalk – Hope and love in the face of anger and loss

Esther Darlington MacDonald's monthly column on life in a small town in BC's Interior.

Cakewalk Chronicles – Learning to be active is not like being active

Esther Darlington MacDonald's monthly views on life from the perspective of a small Interior town.

Interviewing people who make local history

Esther Darlington MacDonald talks about some of her earliest interviews.