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Walking to school. Photo © Elizabeth, via flickr and Creative Commons;

Ironies overlooked in the parenting-style debate

Most of the kids walking down my street to the nearby high school this past week travelled in groups of two, three or four, with occasional outliers making their way solo. Of the elementary-school kids passing by, most walked with adults or were delivered to the school door in the Read more →

Travel. Photo © MyBiggestFan via flickr and creative commons

B.C. residents plan summer vacations from money worries

Now that the school year has run its course, the exodus has begun. Those who seek to take advantage of the coming interrupted workweek have made their reservations, packed their bags, and made their escapes. Others are taking their time, planning the requisite excursions to visit family, see new sights, Read more →

Articles, Canadian Forest Service research

Although many of the articles I researched and wrote for the Canadian Forest Service’s Pacific Forestry Centre are posted on this blog, the entire collection is published in the centre’s science and technology bulletin, Information Forestry.

Stranded velella, relatives of sea jellies. Photo © Dan (Newslighter), via flickr and Creative Commons

Real-world event mirrors B-grade film alien horror

Nature Boy spent a few minutes dabbling his toes in the water at Willows Beach last week. “I don’t feel it,” he reported. “They say a great blob of warm ocean water has moved up to the northern coast. It appears to not have arrived at Willows.” “Maybe it’s something Read more →

Photo © Rebecca Pollard, via flickr and Creative Commons

Addictiveness by design casts ethical shadow over game designers

Seven of Victoria’s video-game studios recently launched new games. The games, which include TinyMob’s Tiny Realms and GameHouse’s new version of Slingo, highlight the industry’s growth in the region. The 20 or so Victoria-based studios employ 240 people and spend about $25 million annually. Eight years ago, about 40 people Read more →