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Reminders of past violence at Vimy Ridge remain

A Royal Canadian Air Force Boeing C-17 cargo plane recently flew a special payload from Comox to northeastern France. The plane’s cargo bay contained six First World War replica biplanes. The biplanes had a rendez-vous with time. They are flying in formation over Vimy Ridge today, as part of the Read more →

Innovation magazine, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

From 2015 to 2017, I  managed and edited the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (formerly APEGBC) magazine, Innovation. View past editions View association news articles I wrote for APEGBC News.

Vinca minor, or common periwinkle. Photo © Daniel Jolivet, via flickr and Creative Commons

Initiative targets invasive plants, seeks to stop spread in British Columbia

She had moved to the area only the year before, lured by the climate, the year-round greenery, and Victoria’s reputation as a city of flowers. Her new home included a garden, with one rocky section that saw little sun. Moss would thrive there, but she wanted something more dramatic. Online Read more →

Fireworks. Photo © John Haslam, via flickr and Creative Commons

Enjoy presence in the present

Many of us are reflecting on the year just passed and making plans for the months ahead. The pundits among us have pronounced on the successes and failures behind us and prognosticated on future possibilities. Some of us brought in January 1 with bold resolutions for change—we’ll lose weight, eat Read more →

Meteor show. Photo © NASA

Watch for celestial cookie crumbs this season

Watching the night sky from the western edge of the continent at this latitude at this time of year presents a gamble. Announcements that a full moon would light the way for midnight mass-goers this year overlooked our forecast rain showers and our understandable preference for warm, lit, cosy quarters Read more →

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