By: Emma Johnston The other morning as the clock crept closer to 6:00am I sat at my kitchen table grumpily nursing my first morning coffee. The table beside me was scattered with remnants from last night’s dinner and the floors were still sticky from a spilled Root-beer two days before. […]

I’m Gonna Miss This

By: Emma Johnston “Why do we work?” my dad asked me this the other day as I sat drinking a tea in his dining room and jabbering on about my busy schedule and my never ending to do list. An array of answers came to mind. I work so I […]

Play like a Pirate

There’s a popular television show where one of the main characters accepts challenges that weren’t necessarily proposed. He hears the glimmer of doubt or a shred of competition in the voice of any other character and he readily “Accepts the Challenge.” This is just a funny piece of comedic acting, […]

Challenge Accepted

By: Emma Johnston The other day my daughter sat me down for a little chat. She was quite disappointed with my role as home decorator as I had neglected to get the outdoor Christmas lights up in a timely manner. She frowned, she may have stomped her foot, her general […]

Better Call Grandpa

We all know about Mrs. Claus. That faithful partner of Santa. The one, somewhat pushed to the side in stories and songs, who for many, has very little role than the handy side kick of the famous toy giver. I knew Mrs. Claus, and, as a child she was more […]

Not the What but the Who

By: Emma Johnston This past summer I had the brilliant idea that I should coach soccer. I’ve coached t-ball and taught swimming, but soccer was a new adventure. When I heard they were looking for coaches, something pricked my conscience and without a second thought, I signed my name on […]

Dandelion Days

By: Emma Johnston As I was growing up I had three younger brothers who played hockey, this means I have spent many, many hours of my life at arenas. By the time I was 16 I was a pro at dressing little children in hockey gear and tying skates and […]

One Day Better

Editorial from Nov 9 2017I remember the surge of energy that washed over me as I entered through the doors of BDHS on my first day of grade nine. The school was virtually pulsing with energy and hormones and I was awed by the enormity of the building and the […]

Locker 510

Editorial from Nov. 2 2017 by: Emma Johnston One early April morning in the year – 1999, I knocked on the front door of 115 King Street, in downtown Burford. The door overlooks the main street of my little village and for almost 15 years I had walked past that […]

Gee, I like it here!

By: Emma Johnston Probably 5 out of 7 nights a week the Johnston house has a full out dance party. The five of us clear the living room, crank TIDAL over the speakers and dance our troubles away. This may not come as a surprise to our neighbours, who can […]

Warriors

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