Raw notes from NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s speech at FCM 2019

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: June 2, 2019 6:22 pm

        (Not comprehensive) – live in an incredible country – municipal leaders are fabric of country  – deserve a federal partner who will work with you on big challlenges  – 2 challenges : climate change and growing inequality – outdated funding system for municipalities – need true federal partner who will stand up with you and give you tools yo …


Connolly Lake Loop – Kamloops Trails

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: May 31, 2019 10:16 pm

I have been exploring the area around Kamloops for 43 years and each year I look for new routes.   Some work out, some lead to new discoveries, some end up as good exercise but nothing to report, and some are just difficult going.   I had been up the Connolly Lake Road before and had explored some of the backroads and motorcycle trails on the flank …


Raw notes from Canada’s leader of the opposition Andrew Scheer at FCM 2919

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: May 31, 2019 6:22 pm

(Not necessarily comprehensive) .- helping Cdns get ahead, not just get by  – FCM very important – less than 13% of infrastructure funds have gone out under Liberals – infrastructure program not well managed – unplanned and unmanaged deficits . Conservatives will get this fixed  – will work with provinces AND municipalities – invest in programs tha …


Climate change and biodiversity should be top headline news

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: May 31, 2019 5:32 pm

No one likes bad news, but we can’t turn away from reality if we want to avoid catastrophe. (Photo: Bill Lapp via Flickr) When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report in October warning of how quickly we’re advancing toward irreversible climate chaos, it led the news — for a day. A massive study in May by the Intergo …


Sinclair Canyon Loop – Kamloops Trails

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: May 29, 2019 10:14 pm

The parkway from Radium Hot Springs through Kootenay National Park extends for 105 km into Banff National Park at Castle Junction.   There are a number of excellent hiking trails along the route which we have done – Floe Lake, the Rockwall, Stanley Glacier, Marble Canyon, Ball Pass, Hermit Falls, and Goodsir Pass.   But there are also some shorter …


Sunrise in Valleyview Nature Park

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: May 27, 2019 10:07 pm

We got up for sunrise for a photo shoot on the Valleyview Nature Trails.  At just past 5 am, the sun’s glow was showing behind the hills to our east. Some video footage and some photos were taken in the golden light, then the first rays broke over the ridge. A drone was also used on this morning shoot, seen here looking west. The low-angled light s …


Stein River Day Hike – Kamloops Trails

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: May 24, 2019 10:03 pm

We drove down to Lytton, crossed the Fraser River on the reaction ferry, then drive up the Spencer Road South Road on the west side of the river to the Stein River Road and parked at the trailhead parking area.   We hiked up the Stein Valley Trail for about 10.5 km where we had lunch on the rocky banks of the river before returning the way we came. …


True leaders work for us, not the fossil fuel industry

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: May 23, 2019 5:25 pm

Politicians often justify their undying support for the fossil fuel industry by claiming they’re looking out for jobs and the economy — but those claims don’t hold up. (Photo: Kris Krüg via Flickr) Some politicians believe protecting a sunset industry’s interests is more important than looking out for the citizens who elected them. In Australia, th …


Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk – Kamloops Trails

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: May 22, 2019 10:00 pm

While on our way to the East Kootenays, we stopped at the Skunk Cabbage Trail in Revelstoke National Park.   The gate was closed but we walked down the roadway to the trailhead, then did the Boardwalk Loop.   Although we had done this walk a few times, we had not done it in early May when the skunk cabbage first emerges.   The route is only km, a g …


Lower Rose Trails (Loop) – Kamloops Trails

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: May 20, 2019 9:56 pm

About KamloopsTrails I started exploring this area in 1976 and I continue to follow tracks and routes wherever they lead, with the aid of map, compass, GPSr and camera. After many dead-ends, but also many discoveries, I chose to share this information. Getting out 12 months each year, I continue to explore trails, tracks, routes, and waterways of t …