The Sukunka Valley awakens

It’s prudent advice to keep an eye out for for wildlife at the Awakening Music Festival in Sukunka Valley, where unicorns, racoons, care-bears, one white lion, neon ninja-turtles, zebras, reindeer, and the odd superhero have said to roam. Being poorly camouflaged, they are quite easy to spot without the use of binoculars. One actual bear […]

After years of decline, caribou herd shows signs of recovery

A caribou cow in a pen near Chetwynd. The new mother was one of 17 animals released back into the wild July 15 as part of a program to restore caribou populations. Garrett Napoleon and Harley Davis walk up from their cabin with several bags of lichen, collected by community members from under the rock pines between Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge, where there are hoards of the food stuff.Over the last few weeks the herd has been weaned off a diet of pellets of fats, minerals and protein back to plain

Brewing a burgeoning business in Peace Region

GP Brewing president Matt Toni and head brewer Jim Lague in their newly opened tasting room.Grain Bin Beer and GP Brewing Company both opened early this year into a market previously untested for its appetite for local craft beer. Both teams did what research they could to make sure there was enough interest to sustain a business, but ultimately opened their doors on faith. Both have already surpassed early sales expectations.“We’re where we thought we’d be one to one and a half years in,” said

Paddle for the Peace takes on new political urgency

Green leader Elizabeth May calls Site C ‘a monstrosity,’ says Trudeau must seek new advice on damDipping a paddle in the Peace River, the red-orange canoe glides down the water. Hundreds of other boats float beside, behind and ahead towards Bear Flat, where BC Hydro is working to purchase farmland to realign Highway 29 in preparation for the Site C reservoir.It’s cold and quiet, this peaceful river, but powerful currents boil from under the surface, rushing from the Rocky Mountains all the way e

Motorcycle club raises cash for non-profit

Dawson Creek’s motorcycle club, the 97 Riders, has raised $1,929 for the South Peace Community Resources Society (SPCRS). Vice President Gordon Parker handed the cheque to SPCRS department managers Sharla Sullivan and Arden Smith on Wednesday. “They do good for the children in the community,” Parker said. “That’s good enough for me.” It’s the club’s […]