The triple-headed serpent is one of several intricate carvings artists have made for the Bighouse ZOE DUCKLOW, LOCAL JOURNALISM INITIATIVE REPORTER Jan. 28, 2021, 5:30 a.m. In the carving shed on the Tsulquate reserve there are four house posts and two cross beams, carved and painted. Lying flat they are like slumbering monsters, each measuring […]
Human-altered Landscapes: Visions of the Anthropocene
It was two years ago, while hovering over the Niger Delta in a two-dollar-per-second rented helicopter that Edward Burtynsky saw an oil-soaked scene of apocalyptic scale. Images of oily waterways flicker in dull rainbow hues; landscapes shine black and are littered with scorched trees; a boat speeds away from the helicopter. He had heard about […]
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 […]
Pemmican Days a contest and culture filled extravaganza
Pemmican Days at Saulteau First Nation was three hot days of contests, games, food and friends. Two moose were cut up to be roasted or smoked. “They’re just volunteering because they want to eat moose meat,” Vern Lalonde joked as people swarmed the butcher’s table. Two low fires smoked away with drying racks over top […]
Brewing coffee from a tent
Coffee while camping is essential. Here I talked with Quesnel-based roaster Ian Mason about how to best brew coffee without electricity or running water. This story aired on CBC Daybreak North on June 3, 2016.
Vaisakhi celebration starts well before the parade
Youth at the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh temple in Prince George spend the week leading up to Vaisakhi at the temple, learning from Bhai Harinder Singh. Singh travels from England with his band to lead worship and preach in the week leading up to the Vaisakhi parade. Elders at the Prince George temple are glad for his influence […]
The business of knitting
Hipsters do it. Students do it. Boys do it. Activists do it. Lovers of sustainability do it. The nooks and the crannies of Vancouver are united in their love of knitting. Experts praise the mental health benefits from knitting. The Vancouver School Board has promoted its’ success in helping a kindergarten student work through his […]
The story of Melvin Berry, an aspiring fighter at the All Star Wrestling league out of Surrey, B.C.
Changing Their Fate: A Movement Among India’s Untouchables
Kumar Swamy speaks confidently to a large crowd of wealthy Canadians. Wearing a sharp white dress shirt and sport coat, he fits right in with these business owners, professionals and teachers. He could easily be part of their circles. But he’s telling a story of a different life, as a boy from a Dalit background. […]