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Living the Canadian Dream

BY NOÉMIE HOUVER AND GUILLAUME LE GALL
@ VOL 14 ON DEC 06, 2018

Noémie Houver and Guillaume Le Gall both hail from France and moved to British Columbia to live the Canadian Dream. Keen hikers and lovers of the great outdoors, in the last two years they have hiked places many Canadians will never visit in an entire lifetime. Welcome to their photo journey though some of Western Canada's most striking areas of natural beauty.

 

 
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Green Time, Not Screen Time

BY BOB PEART
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

Biologist Bob Peart muses on his love for the grasslands and nostalgia for a time when we used to send our kids outside to roam free. It's time to give kids more green time instead of screen time!

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A Bird in the Hand

BY SHARON MANSIERE
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

Biologist Sharon Mansiere flutters over the ins and outs of tiny-house birding at British Columbia's rustic Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory.

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The Human-Powered Birdathon

BY TANYA LUSZCZ
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

Biologist Tanya Luszcz talks about Okanagan Valley birders' revolutionary approach to spotting more birds than their competing teams at the Great Canadian Birdathon... using only human-powered transportation.

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Birds of the Okanagan

BY DICK CANNINGS
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

Dick Cannings has written over a dozen books on the natural history of British Columbia. In 2015 he moved from biology to politics and now serves as a Member of Parliament in Ottawa. Watch him warble about his four favourite birds of the Okanagan Valley.

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White Lake Through the Seasons

BY TERRY MCINTOSH
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

Botanical consutant and general lover of 'je ne sais quoi' Terry McIntosh is always keen to share his love for the wild flora and fauna of British Columbia's White Lake in hiis signature off-the-cuff style.

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The Shady Side of Cottonwood Trees

BY EVA ANTONIJEVIC
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

Registered professional biologist and xeriscaping expert Eva Antonijevic explains how cottonwood trees provide an invaluable riparian habitat for plants and wildlife in the arid environment of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley.

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Penticton Oxbows Wetlands Conservation

BY RICK MCKELVEY
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

Tour the wetlands between British Columbia's Okanagan and Skaha lakes with Rick McKelvey, a retired wildlife biologist who works with the Friends of the Oxbows to preserve and rejuvenate the oxbows along the Penticton river channel.

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Plein Air Painting

BY LORAINE STEPHANSON
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

Ever wanted to try plein air painting? You don't need an art degree, and you don't even have to show anyone your work! Loraine Stephanson takes artists outside every year at the Meadowlark Nature Festival in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley.

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Roads And Rattlesnakes Don't Mix

BY STEPHANIE WINTON
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

Roads are a serious threat to wildlife in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, an area where animals and people co-exist in close proximity. In her research, Stephanie Winton is addressing the effect of roads on the Western Rattlesnake population, and collaborating with local stakeholders to implement mitigation and ensure the future of the rattlesnake in the Okanagan.

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Get Your Kids Outside

BY LISA SCOTT
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

Registered Professional Biologist Lisa Scott had to move away to appreciate the natural beauty of her own backyard in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. She has come to realize that by giving our kids meaningful experiences outside is the key to getting them to care about the environment they will inherit from us.

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Trout Creek Ecological Reserve

BY DON GAYTON
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 17, 2018

"Nature doesn't give a damn whether we live or die," says Okanagan ecologist and author Don Gayton as we explore the unforgiving beauty of British Columbia's Trout Creek Ecological Reserve.

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