Ursula Maxwell-Lewis

Rebecca Smith is the executive director of Surrey Hospice and the president of the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce. (Photo Submitted: Rebecca Smith)

COLUMN: Caring and understanding at Surrey Hospice Society

Crisis assistance is critical to those who are grieving

Rebecca Smith is the executive director of Surrey Hospice and the president of the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce. (Photo Submitted: Rebecca Smith)
Langley Hospice Society board president Kathy Derksen (left) and Shannon Todd Booth, communications and fund development manager stand outside the new Langley hospice building. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Caring and understanding at new hospice in Langley

‘Death is rarely a comfortable subject to discuss’

Langley Hospice Society board president Kathy Derksen (left) and Shannon Todd Booth, communications and fund development manager stand outside the new Langley hospice building. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Bob Sung is seen at Tin Lee Market in this promotional image. (Photo submitted: Bob Sung)

COLUMN: A Lunar New Year lucky dip with historian Bob Sung

‘To know the food is to know the culture, and to know the culture is to know the food,’ says Bob Sung

Bob Sung is seen at Tin Lee Market in this promotional image. (Photo submitted: Bob Sung)
Columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis is seen in her Central African Airways studio pic at 21. At right is her (and her mother’s) passage ticket from Southampton to Cape Town in 1954. Ursula recently took a trip down memory lane while completing some “COVID” cleaning of her storage room and came across some old mementoes. (Photos submitted: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Going through old paperwork and mementoes offers window into the past

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis travels down memory lane while completing some storage room COVID cleaning

Columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis is seen in her Central African Airways studio pic at 21. At right is her (and her mother’s) passage ticket from Southampton to Cape Town in 1954. Ursula recently took a trip down memory lane while completing some “COVID” cleaning of her storage room and came across some old mementoes. (Photos submitted: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
As Ursula Maxwell-Lewis gets set to welcome family home for the holidays, she reflects on Christmases past. (Photo: Brett Sayles/Pexels)

COLUMN: Festive reflections and recipes

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis reflects on Christmases past and present

As Ursula Maxwell-Lewis gets set to welcome family home for the holidays, she reflects on Christmases past. (Photo: Brett Sayles/Pexels)
Cloverdale United Church pastor Matthew Emery is seen along with the church choir. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Historic Cloverdale United Church, signs of the times

Heritage church has donned its gospel armour determinedly moving forward

Cloverdale United Church pastor Matthew Emery is seen along with the church choir. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
A linotype operator stands in the heritage Strathmore Standard newspaper building at Heritage Park in Calgary. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Calgary’s Heritage Park offers a great deal of attractions

‘Canada’s largest living history museum site’

A linotype operator stands in the heritage Strathmore Standard newspaper building at Heritage Park in Calgary. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Gypsy Moon owner Denise Cooke. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: A trip to investigate some local magic

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis visits Gypsy Moon in Cloverdale

Gypsy Moon owner Denise Cooke. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Brooksdale co-director David Anderson is a biologist and former pastor. He offers guided property tours of A Rocha’s land in South Surrey. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: A Rocha’s Brooksdale Environmental Centre in Surrey offers rich experience

‘If we don’t protect the salmon and habitat around the Little Campbell River … we will lose them’: David Anderson

Brooksdale co-director David Anderson is a biologist and former pastor. He offers guided property tours of A Rocha’s land in South Surrey. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Vintage scrapbooks gave way to Instagram and Facebook. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Prince Philip just got on with it—to our surprise

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis reflects on the passing Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Vintage scrapbooks gave way to Instagram and Facebook. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
A deep sense of privacy exists within Japanese culture and that notion generally forbids photographing people in public. This charming wedding couple, however, agreed to make an exception at the temple in Nagano. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

ADVENTURES: Japan’s courtesy, ofuro-style bathing, and snow monkeys

Columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis travels to Japan

A deep sense of privacy exists within Japanese culture and that notion generally forbids photographing people in public. This charming wedding couple, however, agreed to make an exception at the temple in Nagano. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Brandenburg Gate viewing platform at the Berlin Wall in 1969. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

ADVENTURES: Recalling the Berlin Wall

Columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis travels back in time to re-visit the Berlin Wall

Brandenburg Gate viewing platform at the Berlin Wall in 1969. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Prince Edward Island is wrapped with pristine

Adventures: Anne of Green Gables

Columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis travels to a perennial P.E.I. favourite

Prince Edward Island is wrapped with pristine
Michael and I look out at the Thar Desert.

Adventures: Michael Jackson and the Rat Temple

Friendly locales and differing philosophies met while travelling through Rajasthan.

Michael and I look out at the Thar Desert.
Retired fighter pilot and Air Canada captain Al French is looking forward to participating in the Vimy Ridge commemorative fly-past.

Vimy Ridge on Canadian Museum of Flight radar

Museum pilots will participate in the Vimy Ridge commemorative fly-past in France this year.

Retired fighter pilot and Air Canada captain Al French is looking forward to participating in the Vimy Ridge commemorative fly-past.
Sherlock Holmes and John Watson tracked James Moriarty to Meiringen

Adventures: Sherlock Holmes: The Swiss Connection

On the trail of meringues and mysteries in Meiringen, Switzerland

Sherlock Holmes and John Watson tracked James Moriarty to Meiringen
Qtub Minar

Adventures: India surprises, delights

From noisy streets to tranquil pilgrimage sites, there's much to experience.

Qtub Minar
Adventures columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis 800m deep in a tunnel that will soon open for passenger service in Switzerland.

Adventures: Awesome Alp transit

Riding the rails in Switzerland for an exclusive trip inside a mountain

Adventures columnist Ursula Maxwell-Lewis 800m deep in a tunnel that will soon open for passenger service in Switzerland.
Studio Bell is linked by skybridge to what was the landmark King Eddy Hotel.

Adventures: Studio Bell anchors Calgary’s Music Mile

Picture concert venues, broadcast facilities, recording studios and interactive displays in one, connected complex

Studio Bell is linked by skybridge to what was the landmark King Eddy Hotel.
Alexander Graham Bell: Still an imposing figure at the museum which bears his name in Baddeck

Adventures: Mabel Bell: Seeing, but not hearing, the future

New exhibit reveals the innovative influence of the wife of Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell: Still an imposing figure at the museum which bears his name in Baddeck