A future for old growth?
The Creston Valley Bird Fest, held on May 10th and 11th, 2013, will be a major event for naturalists and nature lovers from Western Canada, the Pacific NW and further afield. Birding is one of the fastest growing recreational activities in the world. The Creston Valley Bird Fest celebrates the remarkable avian diversity of this … Continued
Federal Coal Block in Flathead not included in B.C. mining ban B.C.’s Flathead River Valley is still open to mountain top removal coal mining and coalbed methane development because a federal coal block is not included in a provincial ban on energy and mining development, conservation groups warned today. “The Flathead is not protected from … Continued
This summer was my first full summer as a first time home owner and consequently my first summer as a first time gardener! I have dipped my not-so-green fingers into house plants and kitchen herbs with really dismal results so my expectations for my first outdoor garden were really low. In late winter/early spring I … Continued
I have had the pleasure of joining a garden tour. While looking at how different everyone decorated their relaxing backyard space with a touch of refreshing water, a bath for birds, an attractive outdoor cooking oven, and vibrant flowers and then incorporated fresh picked berries into an ever so delicious cake, it made me realize … Continued
Those who have tried their hand at growing fruit and vegetables in our community know it presents a number of challenges. So where to turn with questions or a thirst for knowledge? Books and internet forums offer a great starting point, but what better way to learn than visiting some successful gardens in your … Continued
Last summer, Swarms of bloodthirsty mosquitoes may not be a summer reality in all parts of the East Kootenay-Columbia, but where the mosquitoes prevail, outdoor life can be an ongoing challenge. Up here in the Golden area, mosquitoes are an unpleasant but unavoidable reality of July and August. The Regional district and the town of … Continued