Life

Mount Cain: back country beauty

The average snow fall on Mt. Cain is 1500-cm. or 35-ft.!

Oh Buoy — smoked salmon!

This recipe is in honour of Hardy Buoys’ BIG Community Event

Where are the whales? is the endless question

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked that question,

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    Ice scapes

    Brett Meredith hoists five-year-old granddaughter, Madelyn Meredith, near some frozen water along Hardy Bay Road that someone coloured.

    Orange you glad for ham recipes?

    was totally flying by the seat of my pants when I came up with this idea.

    Hot cakes a hot Christmas breakfast

    I’ve come up with a sure-fire way to have your kids eat breakfast on Christmas morning

    On the roof! Roof!

    Zeus catches some sun while keeping watch on the neighbourhood from the roof of Vadim Stavrikov and Tanya Kellar’s home in Port McNeill.

    Tsitika River tranquility

    The Tsitika River has been a study in controversy.

    Have a shot at this cake

    I came up with this recipe in direct relation to my need to bake for my husband every week

    Ceepeecee nothing but a memory now

    In 1925 a small oily fish, known as sardines or pilchard, started to appear off of the west coast of Vancouver Island

    • Nov 6th, 2011

    Scouting new blood

    lec Nielson and Joshua Estlin were welcomed into the Canadian Scouting movement

    • Nov 3rd, 2011

    Multi Juno award-winner to play Port Hardy

    f winning multiple Juno Awards didn’t convince David Francey he’d hit the big time, his hockey teammates brought the point home.

    From Port McNeill: Destination Istanbul

    I’m at 30,000 feet and the rising sun is casting lines of red, orange and yellow on the world below.

    • Oct 28th, 2011

    Don’t let the cold hearted killer get you

    Staggering forth, shivering, soaked to the bone and exhausted, my body plummeted performing a face plant into a stream.

    Ride for inner peace

    It took a 6,200-km bicycle ride to do it, but Klaus Lüttgen finally made peace with his estranged dad.

    Earthquake means ‘drop, cover, hold on’

    The best way to protect yourself from falling objects in an earthquake is ducking under a desk or sturdy table until one minute after the shaking stops.

    Seven up on Johnstone Strait

    The wild salmon runs emanating from our west coast rivers during the last few years have been anything but predictable.

    How to cook the perfect turkey 

    When I was asked earlier this week to write this column, I immediately responded with a: “Sure! No problem.”

    • Oct 6th, 2011

    Be prepared, get lost, but be safe and happy

    Day tripping can be lots of fun, but stats show over 80 per cent of all back country emergencies arise because people are under-equipped.

    Play dead and you could be dead

    There’s a recent incident in Campbell River where a 19-year-old played dead when a black bear emerged from a trail.