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🔍Read Full ArticlePerception Problem

Perception Problem

👤Jo Boxwell 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Prince George’s reputation for crime is a harsh reality for some and a bizarre background for others.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Grizzly Business

The Grizzly Business

👤Dan Mesec 🕔Feb 24, 2017

One of BC’s iconic creatures, the grizzly bear is responsible for a significant portion of our province’s economy. The question is: should we shoot bears with guns or cameras, or both?

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🔍Read Full ArticleBaby, It’s Cold Outside

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Nov 25, 2016

Staying warm with live music

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🔍Read Full ArticleDigby Disturbed

Digby Disturbed

👤Frances Riley 🕔Nov 25, 2016

Tiny communities off BC’s northwest coast standing up to LNG threat

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🔍Read Full ArticleOh, Christmas Tree!

Oh, Christmas Tree!

👤Emily Bulmer 🕔Nov 25, 2016

The annual hunt for that elusive conifer

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🔍Read Full ArticleWhen One Store Closes…

When One Store Closes…

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Nov 25, 2016

Communities pull together in the face of supermarket losses

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🔍Read Full ArticleTrue Coldness

True Coldness

👤Jo Boxwell 🕔Nov 25, 2016

It is being on the edge of everything; being in the North, experiencing true coldness, even fleetingly from the deck of a cozy home in a warming climate.

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🔍Read Full ArticleOrchestra North:  summer music program is serious fun

Orchestra North:  summer music program is serious fun

👤Paul Glover 🕔Mar 30, 2016

The audience hushes as the conductor and co-director stride down the aisle. At the front of the room, the orchestra members fall quiet.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Collections Renewal Project:  Bringing the past to light

The Collections Renewal Project:  Bringing the past to light

👤Jane Stevenson 🕔Oct 09, 2015

I’ve poked around in museum backrooms throughout BC’s Northwest; wearing those white gloves while sifting through old papers in archives and artifact storage rooms.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSmokin’ Good Fish:  Many ways to smoke a salmon

Smokin’ Good Fish:  Many ways to smoke a salmon

👤Emily Bulmer 🕔Jul 31, 2015

A slight breeze rustles the aspen leaves, and on it drifts the distinct scent of a northern summer. It could be a campfire or a Bar-B-Q, but when the days are long and when the salmon are running, the smell of smoke carries with it the flavour of curing fish and the promise of good eating throughout the winter.

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🔍Read Full ArticleGrowth in aboriginal tourism means cultural opportunities for visitors

Growth in aboriginal tourism means cultural opportunities for visitors

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Mar 27, 2015

Anyone who considers Canada a dull and uncultured country clearly hasn’t experienced the rich heritage of northern BC, where hundreds of First Nations communities provide the region with a history rooted several millennia into the earth and traditions that significantly pre-date European arrival on the continent.

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🔍Read Full ArticleStone women:  The water girls

Stone women:  The water girls

👤Sheila Peters 🕔Nov 26, 2014

what is it with us water girls always looking for the current in the current, the secret in the water that is the water…

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🔍Read Full ArticleHow Raven found his lunch:  Stories across cultures of an eternally hungry bird

How Raven found his lunch:  Stories across cultures of an eternally hungry bird

👤Emily Bulmer 🕔Nov 26, 2014

Corvus corax. We-gyet. Trickster.

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🔍Read Full ArticleNorthern landscapes on the big screen:  Local filmmakers raise awareness through imagery

Northern landscapes on the big screen:  Local filmmakers raise awareness through imagery

👤Alicia Bridges 🕔Oct 09, 2014

In a place where our day-to-day lives are lived between a vast network of grand landscapes, it’s easy to appreciate the North’s natural environment.

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🔍Read Full ArticleArtists put creative talent toward social justice

Artists put creative talent toward social justice

👤Alicia Bridges 🕔Oct 09, 2014

A crowd files through the narrow entrance to the Old Church in Smithers, one by one unpeeling layers of sweaters and coats that protected them from the cold.

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🔍Read Full ArticleA buffet of summer music

A buffet of summer music

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔May 30, 2014

Heading to a music festival often means embracing all styles and genres of music.

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🔍Read Full ArticleLost in definition  Art lives in Smithers

Lost in definition Art lives in Smithers

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Oct 02, 2013

The creative process is a great and beautiful mystery.

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🔍Read Full ArticleMusic for Life: Festivals in Northern BC

Music for Life: Festivals in Northern BC

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔May 31, 2013

The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “Without music, life would be a mistake.”

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🔍Read Full ArticleMidsummer Festival, 30 years on: the stuff of legends

Midsummer Festival, 30 years on: the stuff of legends

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔May 31, 2013

It’s 8 p.m. on a Monday evening, and in the Stokes’ kitchen a Midsummer Music Festival meeting has just wrapped up. A teapot and half-empty wine bottle sit on the table. But what flows most generously are the stories.

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🔍Read Full ArticleDon’t Mess with the Estuary: Skeena mouth threatened by development near and far

Don’t Mess with the Estuary: Skeena mouth threatened by development near and far

👤Frances Riley 🕔Dec 01, 2012

Over the past few years, protection of the Skeena River has received a lot of attention.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSustainable Mining in BC: Does it really exist?

Sustainable Mining in BC: Does it really exist?

👤Anastasia Ledwon 🕔Dec 01, 2012

Sustainable is a word used everywhere these days, thrown around like a corporate-world Frisbee: sustainable agriculture, sustainable forestry, sustainable communities. But sustainable mining?

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🔍Read Full ArticleEnter the DJ: Electronic music in the North

Enter the DJ: Electronic music in the North

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Oct 01, 2012

The room is dark. It’s hot and humid from the combined body heat of hundreds of people crammed into a small space.

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🔍Read Full ArticleFishnets and kneepads: Derby’s unique style rolls north

Fishnets and kneepads: Derby’s unique style rolls north

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Oct 01, 2012

Booty blocking, fresh meat, fishnet burns: you’re unlikely to hear these terms in any other team sport. Then again, few athletic pursuits are quite like roller derby.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSurprise Home-birth: Baby Carter arrives in a hurry

Surprise Home-birth: Baby Carter arrives in a hurry

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Aug 01, 2012

Amanda Lewis never intended to have a homebirth.

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🔍Read Full ArticleDirty Dirt: The legacy of contaminated sites

Dirty Dirt: The legacy of contaminated sites

👤Tania Millen 🕔Jun 01, 2012

Have you ever driven by a vacant site in town and wondered why it was empty? Maybe the buildings have been torn down but nothing’s going on.

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🔍Read Full ArticleConfessions of a homeschooling geek

Confessions of a homeschooling geek

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Feb 01, 2012

People all over British Columbia homeschool their children, but here in the North it seems at times to be a bit of an epidemic. If you don’t homeschool, you might assume that the reason lies in some defect in the northern schools, or in the geography of remoteness, or even in a deeply-rooted religious fanaticism that you never noticed before. But none of these theories really proves out. Somewhat mundanely, in the end it’s just that the same qualities which draw a person to the north also draw him or her to homeschooling: independence, resilience, a kind of indifference to isolation, and a delight in making your own—well—entertainment.

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