Fraser-Fort George

🔍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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Northern BC’s other rainforest

👤Charlynn Toews 🕔Oct 03, 2016

With the rainy season coming to Terrace— October’s earlier and earlier sunsets and November’s gloomy days looming—I was googling Rupert’s average annual overcast days and Kitimat’s record snowfalls when I came upon a magical forest.

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🔍Read Full ArticleBoundary Lake: A quiet family getaway north of Prince George

Boundary Lake: A quiet family getaway north of Prince George

👤Brian Smith 🕔May 31, 2016

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

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🔍Read Full ArticleHave Sticks, Will Travel: Exploring the North on skis

Have Sticks, Will Travel: Exploring the North on skis

👤Emily Bulmer 🕔Nov 24, 2015

My breath hangs in frozen bursts and dissipates behind me

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🔍Read Full ArticleWinter Cities: Designing communities for whatever way the wind blows

Winter Cities: Designing communities for whatever way the wind blows

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Nov 24, 2015

Whoever built my former house did not know or understand the direction of the prevailing wind or how drifts are formed.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe straw playhouse:  Winter habitat for busy children

The straw playhouse:  Winter habitat for busy children

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Oct 09, 2015

“So what did your children do when it was minus forty?”

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🔍Read Full ArticleCows vs. Frogs:  Fort Fraser Ranch promotes amphibian biodiversity

Cows vs. Frogs:  Fort Fraser Ranch promotes amphibian biodiversity

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Jul 31, 2015

“Here’s something worthwhile. A rancher in the Fort Fraser area wants to monitor for us. He says that they have lots of amphibians and snakes on their ranch—at least five different species.”

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🔍Read Full ArticleOn the Fly: The Blackwater River

On the Fly: The Blackwater River

👤Brian Smith 🕔Jul 31, 2015

The Blackwater, or West Road River, is not only one of our Canadian heritage rivers, but is also a world-class trout fishery.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWolverine Range:  Unexplored  terrain, unparalleled views and untamed canines

Wolverine Range:  Unexplored terrain, unparalleled views and untamed canines

👤Hilary Crowley 🕔Jun 01, 2015

Last August, a helicopter picked up nine hikers, mostly seniors and all members of the Prince George Caledonia Ramblers, from Germansen Landing, 219 km north of Fort St. James.

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🔍Read Full ArticleHope for the Nechako Sturgeon

Hope for the Nechako Sturgeon

👤Tom Walker 🕔Jun 01, 2015

When fisheries biologist Cory Williamson tickles the water to simulate feeding, a two-metre dinosaur ghosts out of the shadows and glides across the brood-tank floor.

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🔍Read Full ArticleKakwa by Horse:  Region offers Banff’s beauty without the multitudes

Kakwa by Horse:  Region offers Banff’s beauty without the multitudes

👤Tania Millen 🕔Jun 01, 2015

Squish, slop, squelch. Blech. Three of us and our six horses were traversing a former mining road into Kakwa Provincial Park for a two-week horse pack trip.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Ancient Forest—A walk through BC’S hidden treasure

The Ancient Forest—A walk through BC’S hidden treasure

👤Nowell Senior 🕔Mar 27, 2015

The Ancient Forest is located 113 km east of Prince George off Highway 16, in one of the upper Fraser River Valley’s few remaining antique stands of western red cedar.

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🔍Read Full ArticleCranbrook Hill Greenway: Prince George’s greener transportation corridor

Cranbrook Hill Greenway: Prince George’s greener transportation corridor

👤Nancy Alexander 🕔Oct 09, 2014

Greenways—a vegetation belt intended to maintain foliage while encouraging pedestrian use—are increasingly common in urban areas.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWheelin’ in the North

Wheelin’ in the North

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔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 ArticleDiversity, adversity and prosperity:  A colourful history meant ups and downs for BC immigrants

Diversity, adversity and prosperity:  A colourful history meant ups and downs for BC immigrants

👤Josephine Boxwell 🕔Aug 04, 2014

In the mid- to late-1800s, northern BC’s non-aboriginal population exploded.

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🔍Read Full ArticleBug Bonanza: Is climate change impacting northern spiders and insects?

Bug Bonanza: Is climate change impacting northern spiders and insects?

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Aug 04, 2014

A slight movement on my sleeve catches my attention: A spider—the size of a nickel. Yeow!

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🔍Read Full ArticleWhere is here?

Where is here?

👤Rob Budde 🕔Aug 04, 2014

Lheidli-Prince George history is coming alive before our eyes.

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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 ArticleSticks, stumps, and twigs: The DIY lumberyard of the North

Sticks, stumps, and twigs: The DIY lumberyard of the North

👤Norma Kerby 🕔May 30, 2014

“How about this one?” The tide was low and we were looking for solid sticks to brace ourselves as we waded across the Tlell River.

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🔍Read Full ArticleDragon Lake an angler’s low-elevation, early-season dream

Dragon Lake an angler’s low-elevation, early-season dream

👤Brian Smith 🕔May 30, 2014

For central-interior fly-fishers, April ice-off at Dragon Lake is the surest remedy to shake cabin fevers and winter blues that have been festering since freeze-up last November.

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🔍Read Full ArticleDandelions:  An underrated northern delicacy

Dandelions:  An underrated northern delicacy

👤Michele Genest 🕔May 30, 2014

The dandelion is a plant that gives and gives...

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🔍Read Full ArticleSuper Spuds:  Heritage potatoes return to the North

Super Spuds:  Heritage potatoes return to the North

👤Norma Kerby 🕔May 30, 2014

No one was eating the mashed potatoes.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Stellako River: Short but sweet

The Stellako River: Short but sweet

👤Brian Smith 🕔Apr 04, 2014

Touted by Canadian Fly Fisher Magazine as number one on BC’s do-it-yourself fly fishing destinations list, the Stellako River rarely disappoints

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🔍Read Full ArticleSummit Lake sojourners: Stories of early settlement

Summit Lake sojourners: Stories of early settlement

👤Hilary Crowley 🕔Apr 04, 2014

The community of Summit Lake has a long and chequered history.

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🔍Read Full ArticleGillian Wigmore: strong, authentic and uniquely northern

Gillian Wigmore: strong, authentic and uniquely northern

👤Rob Budde 🕔Nov 25, 2013

In previous columns I have written my opinions about how important it is for a community to read and celebrate its own authors.

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🔍Read Full ArticleForests for the World: A bit of Nature, nestled in a northern city

Forests for the World: A bit of Nature, nestled in a northern city

👤Nancy Alexander 🕔Oct 02, 2013

Forests for the World is a tiny bit of wilderness park embedded in the city of Prince George.

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🔍Read Full ArticleExcavating Wu’dat

Excavating Wu’dat

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Oct 02, 2013

In 2010, the Lake Babine Nation and the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) joined forces to excavate an archaeological site at the north end of Babine Lake.

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Prince George literary heroes

👤Rob Budde 🕔Oct 02, 2013

One of the lessons I have learned in my travels through different cultural communities...

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🔍Read Full ArticleWalk low—Spring hikes in northern BC

Walk low—Spring hikes in northern BC

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Mar 28, 2013

The first hikes of spring in northern BC.

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🔍Read Full ArticlePurges and Pies: the strange story of northern rhubarb

Purges and Pies: the strange story of northern rhubarb

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Mar 28, 2013

How rhubarb came to northern BC.

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