Amanda Follett Hosgood

Amanda Follett Hosgood is a part-time writer and full-time mom who lives in a straw-bale house full of old, rusty things just outside Smithers.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWhen One Store Closes…

When One Store Closes…

🕔Nov 25, 2016

Communities pull together in the face of supermarket losses

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🔍Read Full ArticleWheelin’ in the North

Wheelin’ in the North

🕔Aug 04, 2014

Road trips are great, but there’s really no better way to see a new place than from the seat of a bike.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWabi-sabi: The beauty in the bulge

Wabi-sabi: The beauty in the bulge

🕔Nov 25, 2013

Straw bale houses aren’t for folks who like straight lines and clean edges.

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🔍Read Full ArticleUntangling the pipeline debate:What does LNG mean for BC?

Untangling the pipeline debate:What does LNG mean for BC?

🕔Apr 04, 2014

Proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects would run pipelines clear across the North.

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🔍Read Full ArticleTumbler Ridge wins Global Geopark status. What’s next for northern BC’s geological mecca?

Tumbler Ridge wins Global Geopark status. What’s next for northern BC’s geological mecca?

🕔Nov 26, 2014

Folks in Tumbler Ridge aren’t strangers to uncertainty. Perhaps that’s why a delegation at the sixth International UNESCO Conference on Global Geoparks in Saint John, NB wasn’t going to celebrate until they heard the name they were waiting for: Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark.

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🔍Read Full ArticleTumbler Ridge:  Canada’s newest geopark?

Tumbler Ridge:  Canada’s newest geopark?

🕔May 30, 2014

Tumbler Ridge was founded over 30 years ago on a single resource: coal.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThis land is your land: Community-driven plan a first in BC

This land is your land: Community-driven plan a first in BC

🕔Feb 01, 2012

It’s common wisdom to never discuss politics or religion. But if you live in northern BC, you might want to add “trail use” to that list.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Unplanned Exodus: Smithers opens doors for refugee families

The Unplanned Exodus: Smithers opens doors for refugee families

🕔Nov 24, 2015

Every morning, Akram Khalil and Montaha Awil awake to social media.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Salmon Cycle: Keeping Salmon sustainable and close to home

The Salmon Cycle: Keeping Salmon sustainable and close to home

🕔Mar 29, 2013

It’s unknown exactly how long the Lake Babine people have relied upon salmon. For countless generations, ocean-run sockeye made its way from the Pacific, up the Skeena River, to the Babine River and its spawning grounds at Babine Lake, sustaining the nation while also providing a resource to trade with other nations.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe other woman

The other woman

🕔Nov 07, 2012

“You should write a blog about the timbers,” Nick suggested excitedly some months ago.

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