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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 →

Playing on beach. Photo © Wynand Strydom, via creative commons and flickr

Play’s the thing for healthy, creative kids (and adults)

Summer calls. Many youngsters stand at the leading edge of the season and anticipate two months of endless days, sunshine, mucking around and running about. Two whole months of playing! However, many instead will endure a packed roster of prebooked, highly managed and directed activities. Many will take part in Read more →

Dallas Road dog park. Photo by Martin…T (flickr)

Look skywards for the origins of the dog days of summer

I find the recent cooler days and periods of rain a relief. My garden does, as well, but more to the point, the cooler weather means things smell better. The effect is particularly noticeable along the dog-park section of Dallas Road and at Thetis Lake’s unsanctioned dog beach. I realize Read more →