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To help Howe Sound: be curious, and appreciate its gifts

To help Howe Sound: be curious, and appreciate its gifts

Something happened in early January that still thrills me. I am out for a paddle in my kayak on Deep Bay and spy a flock of wheeling gulls just off of Pebbly Beach. So, I quietly approach and tie up to a mooring buoy about 10 metres away.
In the kitchen with Lisa Rainbird from Bowen Island Herb Salts

In the kitchen with Lisa Rainbird from Bowen Island Herb Salts

Lisa Rainbird brought Bowen Island Herb Salts into being in 2015, after a visit to a salt mine in Germany. “They had some salt blends, but there were things that put me off - like the plastic containers, for example.
A journey that began in grief, and ended with a gift

A journey that began in grief, and ended with a gift

This particular journey began almost twenty years ago, on New Year’s Eve 1998. I took my wife Marianne into Lions Gate Hospital for an MRI scan to find out what was causing nagging back pains.
In the kitchen with Maureen Sawasy

In the kitchen with Maureen Sawasy

Welcome to the season of over-indulgence. For those of us who like get creative in the kitchen, we will likely be spending more time there in the coming month. Maureen Sawasy is one of these Bowen Islanders.
Stream walkers and salmon health

Stream walkers and salmon health

Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw territory (the Broughton archipelago), near Northern Vancouver Island is a stunning and remote area where grizzlies roam, humpbacks are commonplace, and cougars are the chicken-threatening equivalent to minks on Bowen.
Designer fights fast fashion, one stitch at a time

Designer fights fast fashion, one stitch at a time

If you want to stitch up your favorite, worn-through pair of jeans, all you really need is an embroidery hoop, a thread, a needle and a little love.
Amsterdam: a travel story

Amsterdam: a travel story

I rarely travel for vacations, but this summer en-route for a training session near Dusseldorf, I threw myself into the wonders and travails of travel by deciding to stop off in Amsterdam each way.
Community-owned Thermal Imaging Camera helps Bowen homeowners take first step towards lower heating

Community-owned Thermal Imaging Camera helps Bowen homeowners take first step towards lower heating

Bowen Island is the only community in Canada where a member of the public can check-out a thermal imaging camera from the local library.
Travel notes from islanders’ journeys (PART 2)

Travel notes from islanders’ journeys (PART 2)

Heidi Kuhrt, David Demner, Robyn and Ryan land in Peru
Travel notes from islanders’ journeys

Travel notes from islanders’ journeys

India through the eyes of an eight-year-old
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