Fiddleheads – Delicious and Nutritious

Karl Blossfelt spiral fiddleheads, Adiantum pedatum, Maidenhair fern, young unfurling fronds, 12x
Are you a fan of eating wild? British Columbia and the western states have many interesting wild dining options…

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Pine Beetle Impact 2016

Mountain Pine beetle larvae (Dendroctonus ponderosae)

The Mountain Pine Beetle has been the scourge of the BC forest for over 10 years – now it is moving towards Alberta and Saskatchewan for its prefered meal of mature trees (trees over 80 years old). Learn more about the spread of the beetle, and what you should know about what’s coming in 2016…

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Connection, Social Media & Health

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Connection is a crucial part of emotional health…

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Golf: Grooming Leaders of the Future

aerial view of golfcourse - Portland Oregon, USA
The stereotype of golfing is executives or doctors cutting out on a day of work to hit the course. But what if instead of being a hobby or a pastime, golf is instead a powerful training ground for skills that are needed for leadership?…

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The Zika Virus: What is it?

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Have you heard of the Zika Virus? Travellers take note!…

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New Blooms: Start your own Flowers from Seed

Are you a flower fanatic?…

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Konmari: Spring Clean to Find Your Dream Home

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably at least heard of “Konmari”….

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Jelly Beans – Peasant or King?

Jelly Beans, copyright Bill Frymire Dec. 2004

Jelly Beans have an air of mystery around their origin…

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Allergies or a Cold?


Do you have a cold? Or is it seasonal allergies?…

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Our Snow Pack

Snowflake copyright Bill Frymire Mar, 2004 Has it snowed enough this year?…

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Yearly Medical Checkups: Necessity or Outmoded Tradition?

Do you really need to schedule that annual checkup? As health care costs increase, and family doctors become less common, should we be checking healthy people for disease?…

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Night Vision

Driving vehicle through city traffic at night - model released Night Vision not as good as it used to be?…

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Global Transport

Transport Trucks near La Grande. Oregon, USA. Interstate 84 - up hill
We used to watch The Jetsons and assume that by 2016 we would all be whizzing around in our own personal spaceships – but transport, of people and goods, hasn’t changed as much as we thought it would…

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2016: Set Goals, not Resolutions

Do you make a list of resolutions every year…and then find last year’s list and realize it is exactly the same?! No more!…

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A jolly holiday

young girl making a snow angel Are you making the time to have a jolly holiday? Hopefully!…

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Too Much on Your Plate?

white glove holding world on a platterThe holidays can be very stressful and can often seem overwhelming. From buying gifts, decorating the …

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Coffee: Addiction or Pleasant Diversion?

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In our cooling northern climate, we often bribe ourselves out of bed with a hot cup of coffee.  Have you had someone tell you that you drink too much coffee?  Are you useless without that morning pick-me-up that fires up your brain and gets your toes tapping? Let’s look at whether coffee is an addiction or not…

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Great Horned Owls: Nature’s Best Night Predator?

Great Horned Owl

Do you love the look of this wise owl?  He might look so smug because he is one of the most adaptable predators in the night.  Although other birds of prey seem to be on the decline, these Great Horned Owls, second largest species of owl in Canada, have kept a stable population despite human encroachment and disturbance of their territory…

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Need more sunshine in your life?

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Lest we Forget: Changing world boundaries

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Today in Canada is Remembrance Day…

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