Matt J. Simmons

Matt J. Simmons always equips himself with safety sunglasses and a bandit-style dust mask before attempting any home renovation projects. When not gleefully taking on demolition, he writes.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWelcome to the Truth

Welcome to the Truth

🕔Feb 24, 2017

If Truth can be found at the bottom of a bottle, it can also be found in the crumbs of a vanished sandwich.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWatching for wildlife: Animal encounters in northern BC

Watching for wildlife: Animal encounters in northern BC

🕔Apr 04, 2014

I remember distinctly the first time I saw a wolf outside a wildlife enclosure.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWalk low—Spring hikes in northern BC

Walk low—Spring hikes in northern BC

🕔Mar 28, 2013

The first hikes of spring in northern BC.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Upside of Going Downhill: Mountain Biking in Northern BC

The Upside of Going Downhill: Mountain Biking in Northern BC

🕔Apr 01, 2012

I pour sweat. Not the glistening perspiration of a warm day—this is the shirt-soaking stuff.

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The Long John

🕔Nov 25, 2016

Wearing long johns is like giving your legs a hug.

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🔍Read Full ArticleStep Into the Past: Exploring the historic sites of northern BC

Step Into the Past: Exploring the historic sites of northern BC

🕔Jun 01, 2012

Northern BC has a few distinctive characteristics that stand out to visitors when they come to the region.

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🔍Read Full ArticleRenovate, Innovate: A Crash Course on Surviving Renovations

Renovate, Innovate: A Crash Course on Surviving Renovations

🕔Oct 03, 2016

One of my formative memories is driving down the Oregon coast with my dad. I was the proud new possessor of a learner driver’s licence and the feeling of cruising along the winding coastal roads, warm wind buffeting us through the open windows, a gas-station-purchased Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cassette blasting out of the crappy stereo, was blissful.

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🔍Read Full ArticlePostcard Parks:  Exploring & camping in northern BC

Postcard Parks:  Exploring & camping in northern BC

🕔Mar 30, 2016

The days are getting longer. The warmth of the sun is starting to break through the wall of winter. What will you do with the extra hours of light, the warmth, that sense of the world opening itself up to possibility?

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🔍Read Full ArticlePlaying Games: Touring northern BC with the Canada Games

Playing Games: Touring northern BC with the Canada Games

🕔Nov 26, 2014

I’ve never been one for competitive sport. It could be that I’m a bit too lazy, or maybe I’m just inherently not competitive.

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🔍Read Full ArticleOne hundred years wiser  Reflecting on our joint kungax during Smithers’ centennial

One hundred years wiser Reflecting on our joint kungax during Smithers’ centennial

🕔Aug 01, 2013

In the Witsuwit’en language, “yin tah” is the word for “land,” but it carries more weight and more context than its English equivalent.

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