Revised Posts

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: February 7, 2017 2:41 pm

For a period of time from November 2013 through April 2014,  I was using a slideshow program to display photos.   That program (plugin) became incompatible with Word Press and the theme I was using, shutting down the entire site.  After some detective work I found the problem and disabled the plugin. This left a few dozen posts …

Winter Beach Walk

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: February 6, 2017 4:50 pm

By the beginning of February we often see snow start to disappear in the bottom of the Thompson River Valley.   The lowest elevations and the most exposed south-facing areas are the first to clear and the expanded beaches along the river offer hikers an opportunity to walk on the sand.   There are a number of shorter walks along …

Waihee Ridge

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: February 4, 2017 8:48 am

The trail up Waihee Ridge starts on a side road off the Kahekili “Highway” (at mile 6.9) on the north side of the West Maui Mountain Range.  A good road leads to a parking area and a signed trail.   The trail is in good shape, well-signed, and brushed out.   There were a couple of muddy spots on north-facing slopes, but t …

Snowshoeing in Kamloops

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: February 2, 2017 1:39 pm

An article written for Tourism Kamloops:   The post Snowshoeing in Kamloops appeared first on Kamloops Trails.

Indigenous people are fighting for us all

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: February 2, 2017 5:30 am

Protesters at Standing Rock (Credit: Joe Brusky via Flickr) In the 1990s, the David Suzuki Foundation embarked on a program to develop community economic projects with coastal First Nations. Between 1998 and 2003, my wife and foundation co-founder, Tara Cullis, established relationships with 11 coastal communities from the tip of Vancouver Island t …

A Winter of Snowshoeing in the Dogwood Marshes

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: February 1, 2017 4:55 pm

Each winter we try to snowshoe in a different place each time for the whole season, going back to the most reliable spots first and when conditions are ready, heading to the hills for new routes, to the tops of hills, and to routes only visited every few years.   When we take out novices, family members, or groups, we find that the Bush L …

Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: January 30, 2017 5:05 pm

The only Hawaiian island that has navigable rivers is Kauai.   The Hanalei River is the second largest (in flow) on the island,  descending from the upper slopes of Mt. Wai’ale’ale to the ocean in 15.7 miles.  The lower part of the river flows slowly through dense forests, past taro fields, and then it winds through a fla …

The Upper Goose Lake Hills

by: Doug Smith
Posted on: January 27, 2017 4:48 pm

All of the side roads and tracks off the Lac le Jeune Road have areas to snowshoe.   Most are explorations, but as more people venture out, tracks are set for others to follow.   One area that has many hours of snowshoeing for explorers is the Upper Goose Lake Hills.   This is crown land adjacent to the upper end of th …

We need to work less to live better

by: David Suzuki
Posted on: January 26, 2017 5:30 am

(Credit: Justin Lynham via Flickr) Since the 1950s, almost everything about work in the developed world has changed dramatically. Rapid technological advances continue to render many jobs obsolete. Globalization has shifted employment to parts of the world with the lowest costs and standards. Most households have gone from one income-earner to at l …

How was the Year at the North Shore Business Improvement Association?

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: January 25, 2017 11:28 pm

At city hall on tuesday, the Executive Director of the North Shore Business Improvement Association (NSBIA), Steven Puhallo, stated that 2016 was a great year for the association. There has been a lot of recent and significant road and bridge upgrades / repairs that made it more difficult for some to access North Kamloops commercial areas. In 2016, …