Esther Darlington

Building a railroad through dangerous land

Esther Darlington MacDonald recounts some local train lore, when the C.P.R. was trailblazing through the province.

Cakewalk Chronicles – Caring for loved ones, caring for ourselves

Esther Darlington MacDonald shares her views and opinions on small town life in the Interior.

Cakewalk – Crossing cultural and political bridges

Esther Darlington MacDonald's view on small town life in the Interior.

Working with First Nations a real eye-opener

Esther Darlington MacDonald thinks back over a long association with First Nations

Safety of railways should concern us all

Esther Darlington MacDonald's Cakewalk Chronicles column looks at issues around town and elsewhere

The tainted legacy of St. Joseph’s Mission

Esther Darlington MacDonald recounts her disquieting memories of Williams Lake's notorious residential school.

Cakewalk Chronicles – Reflections on winning and losing an election

Esther Darlington MacDonald's monthly insights of living in a small BC Interior town.

Robert Pasco

Grand Chief status conferred on Chief Robert Pasco

Cited for his hard work and integrity and his tireless contribution to his people's interests.

Robert Pasco
Green Party candidate John Kidder (foreground) at the Art Show opening last week.

Cakewalk Chronicles – April brought a mixed bag of news

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

Green Party candidate John Kidder (foreground) at the Art Show opening last week.

Cakewalk Chronicles – Nothing wrong with having opinions

Esther Darlington MacDonald's monthly column of living life in BC's small interior towns.

Cakewalk Chronicles – Passing down our knowledge with kindness

Esther Darlington MacDonald's monthly column of thoughts while living life in a small interior town.

Cakewalk Chronicles – Idle No More casts light on broken system

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

Cakewalk Chronicles – Floods, family and good friends

Esther Darlington MacDonald's musings on living in a small interior town.

Wilma and Gerry Beekhuizen

The hard working Dutch immigrants of Canada

Wilma and Gerry Beekheuzin of Ashcroft have a long history of hard work behind them.

Wilma and Gerry Beekhuizen
AlisonYamelst

Cakewalk Chronicles – The play’s the thing – the only thing

Esther Darlington-MacDonald's monthly column about life in small towns of the Interior.

AlisonYamelst

Cakewalk Chronicles – Potting sheds and Winter’s wonder

Esther Darlington MacDonald's monthly meanderings of living in a small interior town.

Esther

Cakewalk – Loving the small stage and bad year for weeds in Ashcroft

Esther Darlington MacDonald's monthly column of opinions and observations about rural life.

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The little cottage by the horse chestnut at the end of Brink Lane

Esther Darlington reminisces about gardening in the backyard of Henry and Ruth Leong's little house on Brink Lane.

Cakewalk Chronicles: Better times ahead for Ashcroft

Small town ponderings about life in a small, southern BC-Interior town.

Area pioneer Walter Ferguson.

Walter Ferguson: a pioneer remembered

Paying tribute to one of the last of the old-timers.

Area pioneer Walter Ferguson.