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Dog Mountain Fire, Vancouver Island, July 2015. Photo © BCFLNR2015

B.C.’s wildfires have long-range effects

For a week, Nature Boy gasped and panted under dense skies. He flopped from sweaty seat to shade-enshrouded room in search of hints of coolness. He marveled at a sun that glowed orange throughout the day and lit everything with a buttery, evening light at midday. The hot weather over 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 →

Orca breaching and blowing. Photo © digicla via Creative Commons and flickr

SARA gets no respect from feds

Among groups of people, ignoring somebody is often considered a sign of disrespect. The word disrespect itself means disregard, overlook, to not acknowledge or look at something. Over the last dozen years, we have seen disrespect for federal legislation. The Species at Risk Act became law in December 2002, but Read more →

Old Person's Home, Saatchi Gallery, London. Photo © Jim Limwood, Creative Commons via flickr

Seniors need more than 12 minutes of
physical activity each day

Take 12 minutes. Twelve minutes represent less than one per cent of a day. If you work full-time, commute, ferry kids around, do chores, 12 minutes of free time allows you to catch your breath, prepare for the next crisis, or give your kids some undivided attention. Or 12 minutes Read more →

Photo © Ray Frances Ong, via flickr and Creative Commons

Organic, by definition, includes contradictory meanings

  I hope the organic food I purchase is “organic,” even though I KNOW all the food I eat is organic. I realise that sounds confusing, but the word organic has many definitions. The B.C. Government recently announced it would introduce regulations to govern the word’s use by food producers. Read more →