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Life Stories

CHASING A RADIO DREAM: WADE SOROCHAN’S STORY

Listening to the radio and playing records, alone, was his early escape from a dysfunctional family. Effects of divorce, emotional abuse and abandonment by his mother would surface later in his adult life and bring him to the edge of suicide. Dreaming Of A Career In Radio He was six when the dream of a career in radio began – one that turned into a four decades long roller coaster ride, including time on “Canada’s most unique radio talk show”. Ironic, how some dreams-come-true aren’t enough to escape the nightmare within. Wade Sorochan tunes readers in to the secrets of the 930CJCA broadcast studio, circa 1981, as well as the dark corners of his own mind in, Fastest Tone Arm…
Bob Jones
September 16, 2019
Life Stories

316: BIG COINCIDENCE OR BIG GOD?

There's no need to embellish this story even though it sounds like the stuff of fiction. Facts speak for themselves. On Jan. 8, 2009, in the US college football Championship Game, then-University-of-Florida quarterback Tim Tebow wore eye black with the inscription John 3:16, a reference to the Bible passage that says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (more…)
Bob Jones
September 16, 2019
Holidays PostsLife Formation

AN ODE TO AUTUMN

Photo by Erik Witsoe on Unsplash A change is in the air. A great mellowing is at work. It’s in the breeze, in the trees, inside each and every one of us. And somewhere, not far off, the smoke of backyard firepits is seasoning the darkening sky. (more…)
Bob Jones
September 8, 2019
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DR MARK TYNDALL: FIGHTING OUR WORST TENDENCIES

My cousin Mark is a big deal. A big, controversial deal. Mark is Dr. Mark Tyndall, one of Canada’s top infectious disease experts. He spent four years conducting HIV research in Kenya. His name appears on numerous papers in some of the world’s top medical journals. Many of those studies, completed during his 11 years at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS in Vancouver. He is the Lead of Research and Evaluation for the PHSA Opioid Overdose Response Team and a Professor with UBC's School of Population and Public Health. (more…)
Bob Jones
August 25, 2019
Health MattersLife Stories

JUSTICE FOR SERENITY STARTS WITH ME

A four-year old Alberta girl named Serenity died on Sept. 27, 2014. When she arrived in hospital a few days earlier she was suffering from catastrophic injuries, including a fractured skull and starvation. She was hypothermic. There were signs of sexual abuse. A forensic pediatrician determined her injuries were inconsistent with a fall. There were repeated reports of abuse during Serenity’s care. (more…)
Bob Jones
August 15, 2019