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Meet Bird and Mimi in this brilliant new novel from one of Canada’s foremost authors. Inspired by a handful of old postcards sent by Uncle Leroy nearly a hundred years earlier, Bird and Mimi attempt to trace Mimi’s long-lost uncle and the family medicine bundle he took with him to Europe.

 “I’m sweaty and sticky. My ears are still popping from the descent into Vaclav Havel. My sinuses ache. My stomach is upset. My mouth is a sewer. I roll over and bury my face in a pillow. Mimi snuggles down beside me with no regard for my distress.

 ‘My god,’ she whispers, ‘can it get any better?’”

 By turns witty, sly and poignant, this is the unforgettable tale of one couple’s holiday trip to Europe, where their wanderings through its famous capitals reveal a complicated history, both personal and political.

 Thomas King's 'Indians on Vacation' made the 2020 Giller longlist.

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Happy Small Business Week! Here at Kootenay Savings we love local businesses, because we are one ourselves! Have a business? Looking to start a business? Visit www.kscu.com/Business to learn about what we can do help your business grow and flourish.

Thanks to locobc for the great visual!
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I am always love learning about local businesses who are all about doing good.  I first learned about childhoodconnections when I attended Change Up presented by bepurppl in the spring.  (The event was pre-covid and it seems like years ago).

Childhood Connections is all about supporting children and those who care for them.  They offer a wide variety of services from helping parents find the right childcare to offering FREE play therapy for children.

Recently Childhood connections has taken over the amazing Nourish Families Inititive that was created by Vicky Wallace of sprinfieldkidskelowns during the covid shutdown to help support struggling restaurants and families.  For every meal that is purchased through Nourish Families, a second meal is provided for free to a local family in need.  The best part is that the meals are affordable and delivered right to your door!  The only catch is you have be organized and place your order by Tuesday afternoon to take advantage of having dinner delivered on Thursday evening.

Oh and the most exciting part..... Childhood Connections are now part of The Local Gift Card community.  That's right... you can use your gift card to purchase dinner for your family and have one given to a family in need - a definite win-win.
Hello Friends! Our break is almost over, it’s been a great mix of relaxation and behind-the-scenes productivity. We’ll open the shop again this Wednesday, with new Fall hours for a 4 day schedule. We hope the extra time on the weekdays will help those of you coming by on your way home from work. 

Our service model will continue as is for now; primarily focused on pre-order + pick-up, with some items available for walk-up purchases during operating hours. Our regular product list of fresh meat cuts is always available on our website; www.blacksagebutcher.ca, with house-made sausages, marinated and grill-ready options regularly shared via social media and our mailing list. Thank you for your support. We look forward to serving you when we return on Wednesday! 😊
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“Happy small business week! There are more than 1/2 a million small businesses in B.C. and they are 98% of all businesses! They do so much to support their communities and the local economy.” #BCBuyLocal #smallbusinessweek #bcbusiness #shoplocalbc #buylocalbc
This year, Small Business Week is more important than ever. Small businesses have always been the backbone of each community, and with the added challenge of COVID-19, many are unfortunately struggling.
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In honour of Small Business Week (Oct 18 - 24), we've put together a list of our top 10 ways that you can support small businesses in the West End! This is in no way exhaustive, but it is a great place to start!
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Find the list via the link in our bio.
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A Tree This Tall by Inez Rice, illustrated by Alvin Smith 1970
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Hello Friends! Our break is almost over, it’s been a great mix of relaxation and behind-the-scenes productivity. We’ll open the shop again this Wednesday, with new Fall hours for a 4 day schedule. We hope the extra time on the weekdays will help those of you coming by on your way home from work. 

Our service model will continue as is for now; primarily focused on pre-order + pick-up, with some items available for walk-up purchases during operating hours. Our regular product list of fresh meat cuts is always available on our website; www.blacksagebutcher.ca, with house-made sausages, marinated and grill-ready options regularly shared via social media and our mailing list. Thank you for your support. We look forward to serving you when we return on Wednesday! 😊
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#craftbutchery #oliverbc #okanagan #okanaganlife #autumnchanges #shoplocal #buylocal #bcbuylocal #supportlocal