Enjoy the following update from John Tschopp:These hot weeks are not very conducive for birding. Today I took a walk and was surprised by the variety of birds still active. Common Ravens are not known as a social bird, they are solitary or a pair. When the grasshoppers and crickets are thriving, the word spreads … Continue reading BirdWatch with John Tschopp
Did you know that Emily Carr was haunted by Mt Currie?In mid-May 1933, Carr journeyed by rail from Brackendale to Pemberton, past Anderson and Seton Lakes and on to Lillooet, on a working expedition. She wrote of her obsession to capture the mountains at close range: “mountains towering – snow mountains, blue mountains, green mountains, … Continue reading Emily Carr’s love-hate relationship with Pemberton, 7pm tonight at the Library
It's a good week for insomniacs. The night sky is playing some amazing shows this week, although they're somewhat in competition with each other. Still, that's one of the benefits of living in the mountains - when the moon ducks behind Mt Currie, the Perseids meteor shower, (ranked by NASA as one of the top meteor shows … Continue reading Supermoon and a Perseid Meteor shower chaser
When Gary offered this image as his photo of the week contribution, I was tempted to make a joke about birds of prey circling over IRONMAN racers waiting for them to collapse, but Gary completed his first IRONMAN earlier this month in a mind-blowing time of 11 hours 18 minutes and 56 seconds, coming 29th … Continue reading Photo of the Week: Gary Martin
As of noon on Aug. 1, 2014, campfires are prohibited in the Coastal Fire Centre.It's hot, dry and there's no rain in sight. And there was that little issue of a long weekend.The prohibition remains in effect this weekend, in order to reduce human-caused fires, and keep crews available to respond to naturally occurring wildfires.That … Continue reading Rethink the s’mores: Campfire Ban in Effect through the Weekend
It's kind of hard to resist an invitation that involves pizza, drinks and dystopian greatness. Alas, teens only.
On Tuesday, as I listened to the news about the breach and spill from the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond, one quote stayed with me. It was Xat'sull Chief Bev Sellars. (Sellars is also the author of the book They Called Me Number One, which was reviewed on the Wellness Almanac last year.)Sellars told CBC, "Our … Continue reading Inspiration: A habit worth breaking