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A BC coastal community orchestrates a new role in the global economy

ARTS (Troy Media) Powell River’s PRISMA on the Beach is part of a global movement of summer music festivals in towns that love to organize, fundraise and volunteer for the arts

Ways to save at Canada’s top summer destinations

TRAVEL (Troy Media) A new weekly travel column by Russell Hannon, who calls himself an “ultra-economical travel expert” and uses lean principles to travel economically

Of sour toes, midnight golf, and birds singing for sex and war

This is part 2 in our series Road trip to the Yukon

TRAVEL (Troy Media) The second in a three-part series on a Yukon road trip: historic, colourful, quaint and sleep-deprived Dawson City; and up the perilous, muddy Dempster Highway

Fado’s heartfelt strains infuse Portuguese life

TRAVEL (Troy Media) The wistful working people’s music traces its roots to class struggles, but is now widely embraced – and is a soundtrack for everything, including haircuts

The Algarve: Portugal’s magnificent beach of a south coast

TRAVEL (Troy Media) Imagine golden sand, 25C with a blue sky in May, and the cleanest blue-green ocean you’ve ever seen. Add boardwalks stretching for kilometres and fabulous food

Airports need to start to think of their furry flyers

TRAVEL (Troy Media) Pet-relief areas are outside terminals at the farthest location beyond the baggage area. It means leaving the security zone and having to be screened again

Obnoxious waiter didn’t spoil our Lisbon lunch

TRAVEL (Troy Media) An over-eager waiter in Lisbon trying to up sell us on what we should have for lunch didn’t stop us from enjoying a satisfying meal

A soft egg in the Nahanni National Park Reserve

This is part 1 in our series Road trip to the Yukon

TRAVEL (Troy Media) Discovering Virginia Falls, a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site – and learning a little German

5 German cities you must visit on your next Euro trip

TRAVEL (Troy Media) Germany’s collection of regional identities gives travellers a peerless wealth of diverse cultural, historic and culinary options to explore

The power of Fatima and Catholic mysticism

MURPHY (Troy Media) One hundred years after three Portuguese children reported seeing an apparition while they tended a flock of sheep, the story of Our Lady of Fatima endures