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Bravo! Coastal Rainforest in British Columbia Now Protected!

  This photo above from Pacific Wild shows only a part of what is being protected The title for this article comes from a news release by the Treehugger website on July 27, 2006. Their article from 2006 said: “The government of British Columbia has agreed to protect more than 5 million acres of the […]

Mise Tales Twenty-Eight

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. Has anyone seen the movie released in 2009 entitled The Lovely Bones? It features a fictitious lighthouse marking the entrance way to heaven in a thoroughly entertaining film. “Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family […]

Wildlife and Spirit Bear Adventures

When I wrote the story A Wolf At McInnes I never really explained how the wolf got on to McInnes Island, so today I am going to combine two stories into one. Firstly, the wolf swam from nearby Price Island over two (2) kilometers away, probably island hopping to catch its breath. Pictured below and […]

Where Bambi Goes Nothing Grows

In 1969 when I came on my first lighthouse at Pulteney Point it was a three man station. I was the new man on shift so I got the night shift. One of the first things I noticed when I came on shift were the number of deer on the lawn, even at eleven o’clock […]

What is Harper Afraid of? – by Franke James

The full content of this pictograph is available here on Franke James website. Please read it, send a letter, even if you live outside Canada, to let the Canadian Prime Minister know that what he is doing is WRONG! More –> (Possible)Related posts: For Sale – James Island, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada Reprint – “Stand” […]

Winter Visitors Come Flying In

In the winter time when it became very cold on the British Columbia coast we almost always had fly-in visitors from the far north land on Mcinnes Island. These were the large Snowy Owls from the Arctic. When the cold weather hit with lots of snow then the owls had no food available in the northern […]

Let’s Play Russian Roulette with the Spirit Bear

You all know my feelings about the Enbridge Pipeline project (aka Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines) currently being proposed for British Columbia. I am definitely against it. During my years on the BC lighthouses I saw many examples of poorly managed mines and fisheries. Let us stop this one before it gets started and one oil […]

Risking it All – Oil on Our Coast

  Risking it All – Oil on our Coast is a short film that outlines the plans for the pipeline and tanker route and what it means for our beautiful coast. It is produced by Twyla Roscovich in association with Hartley Bay & Gitga’at Nation, Oil on our Coast is meant to inspire, empower and help fuel the […]