Charlynn Toews

Charlynn Toews has published in daily and weekly newspapers, national magazines, and loves a good regional. She writes a regular column for Northword from her home in Terrace.

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Worms for sale, and very small eggs

🕔Jun 01, 2012

Every year at this time, every June and July, I dream about the small farm I could have.


Wasps be Like…

🕔Jul 31, 2015

Our good friend, my godson, has his birthday in August. Birthday parties involving wiener-roasts often happened at Kleanza Creek just west of Terrace, a shaded area beside cool running water in a lovely setting.


Village People

🕔Apr 01, 2012

“Why you paint your hair like that?” the elderly man demanded of me as I rang up his purchases at Reimer Pharmacy.


Truest Northerners, 2042—A fanciful look ahead

🕔Oct 01, 2012

Five more passing lanes for trains will be added along the tracks between Prince Rupert and Edmonton. In 2011, more than a half million train-car loads moved over the BC north corridor, and could double by 2015. Technology was also upgraded for the trains— some of which are now 12,000 feet long.


Topsy-turvy February

🕔Feb 01, 2012

We can be warned to “Beware the Ides of March” every year. The ides, or midpoint of March, proved fatal to Julius Caesar, who was stabbed by a group of conspirators.


The stuff in stuffing: A health conundrum

🕔Nov 24, 2015

Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book (1950) offers this recipe:


There and Back Again

🕔Aug 01, 2012

As soon as my prairie family came to visit me in Terrace, I would whisk them down Highway 16.


The impermanence of forts and the importance of ports

🕔Mar 29, 2013

Let’s celebrate the anniversary of the publication, on February 18, 1693, of A Treatise of the Roman Ports and Forts of Kent, in which William Somner finds a suspicious place name: “Probably it is not the true, genuine, ancient and original name, but rather a corruption of the right name contracted and caused by that grand corruption as well of names as things, time.”


Secret camping spots revealed

🕔May 30, 2014

The McLeod Lake store is just north of a most fabulous secret camping spot I will reveal to you now.


Really, really good soup

🕔Apr 02, 2014

Don’t feel bad when barbecue season is delayed or interrupted by cold, wet weather. Use the opportunity to make homemade chicken noodle soup.