I see your Arctic outflow and give you a case of pineapples. Georgina Dan’s photo reminds us of winter’s magic, no matter the temperature

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I’ve watched the creek behind my house transform utterly over the last few weeks – with a sense of fascination and awe (and granted, yes, a little disappointment that the ice melted, sure.)… Continue reading

The path well-trodden

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After the first big snowfall of 2016, I was happy to discover that an energetic person had trudged around One Mile Lake with their dog, setting a track for me to follow. I… Continue reading

Music is medicine. Here’s proof.

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Sing it. The N’we Jinan Tour is a music initiative that brings a mobile recording studio and a video production team into schools and youth centres across First Nation and Native American communities.… Continue reading

UPDATED: Winterfest is coming. (With fireworks! And the Hairfarmers!) But NO POLAR BEAR PLUNGE. It’s too treacherously slick at One Mile Lake.

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Well, I admit I was wondering how the Polar Bear swim was going to go, back when everything, including my eyelashes, were frozen solid. Pineapple Express seems to have taken care of that…… Continue reading

Counting Birds, Wrestling Hawks: All in a day’s work for John Tschopp

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If a cold and hungry hawk is going to get itself entangled in the netting of your chicken coop, attempting to source itself a nice New Year’s Day dinner, the best possible scenario… Continue reading

My happy place

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As a child I grew up going to Pender Island on weekends and holidays. My parents owned five acres on waterfront. I loved waking up early while everyone was still sleeping and walking… Continue reading

The medicine you seek. Dave Steers captures snow-cloaked rosehips in the thick of flu season.

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Our photographers share their images – every weekend – wordlessly. And that’s as it should be. An offering. A moment of quiet, stillness, contemplation. For you to interpret as you will. But I… Continue reading

To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is neccesary to stand out in the cold, just like Victoria Saddleman did, to get this photo

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This leaves me speechless. It left Victoria Saddleman bone-cold. But she got the shot.

Bird Brain

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Boxing Day we travelled to Lillooet to participate in the Christmas Bird Count. The travel checklist was varied: Bird books, binoculars, Christmas cookies for the social, pain killers in case the dog’s arthritis… Continue reading

Some things should not be as radical as they are

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Kindness is everything.

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