Category Archives: Nature

Lemon Creek class action lawsuit certified by judge

Judge Masuhara rejects defendants’ arguments The wheels of justice grind on at a glacial pace, but sometimes they do the right thing. It’s taken four years, but the BC Supreme Court has finally certified that the class action lawsuit may proceed … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Story–Mama Duck Gets a Helping Hand

This year my mother has not had the best of Mother’s Days. After suffering from chronic bronchitis that progressed to pneumonia, followed by fluid on the heart that caused a heart attack, she was rushed to Williams Lake hospital. It … Continue reading

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The Price of Transcendence: poetry launch

INTRODUCTION: To set the scene for the launch of my new book of poems, The Price of Transcendence, I got thinking about just what that word meant and how it might inform the impulse that went into the poems. The … Continue reading

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UPDATE #8: Residents not convinced by test data

A late evening interview with biologist Jennifer Yeow of Passmore Labs comes clean about water testing, long-term monitoring, and fuel levels in the Slocan Valley watershed. Yeow is a microbiologist with a degree in biology who has worked as a … Continue reading

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UPDATE #4: Fuel spill disaster spawns class action suit

The Shit Hits the Fan: Class Action Suit Word has been received from lawyer David Aaron that he has been engaged by Slocan Valley resident Robert Kirk to press a class action suit for damages created by the jet fuel … Continue reading

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Mohawk the Starling—Part 2

2. Breaking the Language Barrier and The Wisdom of Play Mohawk the Starling basks in Carol Pettigrew’s almost round-the-clock care, even as Carol herself struggles with emphysema. Determined soul that she is, the oxygen tank she’s forced to drag around … Continue reading

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Mohawk the Starling—Contact Across the Veil

1. Mohawk the Starling Gets Personal Today I met Mohawk the Starling.* He lives at Carol Pettigrew’s BEAKS (Bird Emergency and Kare Society) in a small neighbourhood known as Blueberry, just steps away from the banks of the Columbia River … Continue reading

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