Nice to see local talent recognised. Gary Martin's shot was broadcast to an audience of 360,000, when @hellobc shared it last week. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd5kj8jAKAL/?taken-by=hellobc
I have family out east, who say they feel claustrophobic in the mountains - they like the wide skies of their flatland home. I'm sympathetic. But I like these mountains that hold up our sky. And the glimpses of sky and all its drama and glory. Thanks to Shayla Wallace for her ongoing Saturday posts. … Continue reading Shayla Wallace keeps an eye on the sky
John Tschopp, local birder extraordinaire, led the charge for the annual Christmas Bird Count for Pemberton/Mount Currie and provided the big picture summary: 13 observers covered 7 routes. On count day we found 55 species with an additional 4 species on count week. A total of 1988 birds were counted, including count week. These are very … Continue reading Birdwatch: Christmas birdcount results
The Winds of Change's 5th Annual Wellness gathering is set for November 22. That's about 50 days away. To help spread the word, and get people in our community thinking about Wellness, what it means, and how many different paths there are to it, I wanted to invite people to take on a #50DayWellnessChallenge. Call … Continue reading An Invitation: Join the #50DayWellnessChallenge
Look around. Everywhere we live, there is art, inviting us into a deeper correspondence with nature, culture, community. That's why one of our favourite columns has been the monthly Work in Progress feature. So far, in our Work in Progress column, we've profiled: Russell Dalby, photographer Bryn Hughes, photographer Jesse Fromowitz, flute-maker Vanessa Stark, artist Mike Tyler, carver and sculptor Nevin … Continue reading Work in Progress: The Round Up!
On nomination night in Mount Currie I wrote about some of the idiosyncrasies of the Indian Act which governs elections for most First Nations in Canada. By "idiosyncracies", I meant things like 2 year election cycle, no requirement to be Lil’wat to run for Chief, and candidates holding both the Chief and Councilor positions. The … Continue reading Getting out of the Indian Act: One Step at a Time
The economy. The environment. I've talked about the heavy-hitting reasons that the March 9 Mount Currie elections will impact the entire region. Chief and Council are elected by Mount Currie Band Members to be the political representation of the Lil’wat Nation. Their influence, both directly and indirectly, is far-ranging throughout the Sea-to-Sky region. There are … Continue reading Why should I care who is elected for Chief and Council in Mount Currie? Part 3