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Drought-resistant. Photo © Yutaka Seki, via flickr and Creative Commons

We’ll pay for summer drought for years

The hottest, driest summer on record for British Columbia ends this week, three weeks after the first substantial rains in months cleared the air. We will, however, be paying for this past summer for years to come. Wildfires cost the province more than $260 million so far this year, well Read more →

Blue camas, buttercups and spring gold bloom in a south Vancouver Island Garry oak meadow. Photo © Monique Keiran

Forests move slowly in a rapidly changing world

When I first moved here, one winter many years ago, a long-time area resident gifted me with a list of some of her favourite outdoor spaces. She rattled off the names of parks and trails that she enjoyed. Then she let slip the name of a small hilltop Saanich park. Read more →