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Might as well jump, and jump, and jump …

When serving as a marine naturalist, one of the questions I am most often asked about whales is: “Why do they jump?”

Harmony tips for backcountry travel

Human presence in many of our natural areas has had negative impacts on the landscape.

Kids’ course sets sail

A small group of Malcolm Island kids are a little wiser about the ways of the sea after they participated in an inaugural sailing course hosted by a former Calgary cop.

A small group of Malcolm Island kids are a little wiser about the ways of the sea after they participated in an inaugural sailing course hosted by a former Calgary cop.

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    Former champ wants back in ring

    George Foreman regained his world championship belt when he was 45-year-old.

    Now, at a year older than that, local boxer and former Canadian heavyweight champ Ben Perlini’s hoping to do the same.

    Big catch

    Taurus Willis of Port Hardy, 10, watches his catch flop on the line before he released it off the Seagate Dock in Port Hardy Friday.

    Don’t be afraid to step onto the Ledge

    For those readers who don’t know where Ledge Point is, it is the point of land directly across the bay from Port McNeill.

    Simply prawntastic

    I was inspired by a magazine for this recipe.

    Fresh off the boat — when cultures meet

    ALERT BAY—Alert Bay was blessed with an incredible group of Maori exchange students recently thanks to organizer Massoud Moslehi and Jamie Hunt.

    I’m trailing away …

    It’s odd, isn’t it, how many of us don’t take advantage of what’s in our own back yards.

    • Jul 21st, 2011

    Leftovers to spicy masterpiece

    If you like a little spice in your life you’re going to love this recipe!

    Big bad bear stories dubious

    Listening to the media the last couple of weeks, you’d think B.C. was under siege by big bad bears. The media definitely loves to blow scenarios out of proportion.

    Identifying jumping giants

    Many local readers likely took note of a remarkable photograph of a humpback whale breaching in front of Campbell River.

    Grousing about stupid chickens

    Have you ever wondered why there are so many grouse?

    Ride on!

    Michael MacDonald on his unicycle watches Devon Gullachersignal at a stop sign during Eagle View school's first bike rodeo Thursday. Twenty-eight kids registered and had a grand time with the figure-eight course, balance test and slow poke race — where the last bike across the finish line wins.

    • Jul 1st, 2011

    Rantings of a mad canoeist

    Praise the high heavens, the Bowron Lake Circuit has returned to a common sense contractor with knowledgeable staff the last couple of years, that isn’t dictated by senseless, clueless bureaucrats operating out of Hello BC in Vancouver.

    Museums up North

    Vancouver Island North boasts a surprisingly diverse range of cultural treasure boxes packed with colorful displays and exhibits

    Great Scott!

    The windswept northern tip of Vancouver Island is home to Cape Scott Provincial Park

    Alert Bay – home of the Killer Whale

    Alert Bay is said to be the last authentic fishing village on Canada's west coast

    You won’t have to look hard for gold in Coal Harbour

    Pretty Coal Harbour has been a mining town, military base and whaling station at various times over the past century

    North Island caving

    There is no shortage of sea level and higher thrills in and around Port Hardy