June - July 2106




In This Issue



Free Trees and Wild Bees

In the olden days, I used to double-dig my small garden every Victoria Day weekend.

👤Charlynn Toews


Opal ridge: No semi-precious stones, but still a hidden gem

The valley of Silvern Creek cuts deliciously into the heart of a mountain knot just west of Smithers

👤Morgan Hite


Mapping My Way Home

Among the land-knowledge holders of northern BC, Neil J. Sterritt is a central one, both culturally and geographically.

👤Rob Budde


A Town for all Colours:  Smithers gets a rainbow crosswalk

There’s something inherently cheerful about a rainbow, which is why it’s so often associated with happy things.

👤Matt J Simmons


Boundary Lake: A quiet family getaway north of Prince George

Fly fishing can take you to some of the most beautiful places in our great outdoors

👤Brian Smith


Find your Groove:  Make music festivals your summer vacation destination

This summer, we challenge you to plan a musical road trip to somewhere new

👤Tania Millen


Mobile Eateries Drive Home Local Food Movement

When you tuck in behind the wheel on your next journey along a northern BC highway, there’s a pretty good chance you will already have your favourite pit stops planned out.

👤Diandra Oliver


Cultural Conservation:  A Tahltan fights to preserve his first nation’s language

It’s a well-worn cliché that the Inuit have dozens of words for snow.

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood


Growing the Northern Tomato

If a northern gardener is going to be caught bragging, chances are good that it will be about their tomatoes.

👤Emily Bulmer


Connecting the dots: Being on the lookout for melanoma could save your life

I’m not blonde, nor a natural redhead. I don’t have freckles or blue eyes. I grew up in the desert sun of the Okanagan Valley and spent most of my winter vacations in Maui or Mexico.

👤Kate Daniels-Howard


Peaveys, Pickaxes & other Perfect-for-the-Job Implements: Nostalgia for heritage gardening equipment

With amazing vigour, the rootstock for my Montmorency pie cherry sent suckers across the yard into the garden.

👤Norma Kerby


Time to Put Me Out to Pasture

On days when work and life and everything that’s crazy in the universe converge at a singularity inside my head, I get overwhelmed to the point of having trouble speaking.

👤Joanne Campbell