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RECIPES | STRENGTH IN SUPERFOODS | Warming Winter Recipes

RECIPES | STRENGTH IN SUPERFOODS | Warming Winter Recipes

By Devon Chappell — How about a cup of joy, my friend? Through our senses, the changing of the seasons, love, and desire we have constant reminders that we are alive. But if we are not soulfully connected to each aspect of life, we can end up in conflict within ourselves and with our bodies. With […]

COMMUNITY | RECIPES | Immigration and Multicultural Services Society: Holiday Recipes Homemade with Love

COMMUNITY | RECIPES | Immigration and Multicultural Services Society: Holiday Recipes Homemade with Love

By LeRae Haynes — Food is one thing that brings people together no matter what the celebration. Celebrating the holiday season, as well as the incredible cultural diversity that defines Canada, a group of six clients at Immigration and Multicultural Services Society in Williams Lake gathered to talk about food and share recipes from their childhood. […]

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | Nov – Jan 15/16

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | Nov – Jan 15/16

By Jasmin Schellenberg —   HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY High Protein Energy Snacks (makes 30) 1/2 cup almonds 1 can chickpeas, rinsed & drained 3/4 cup natural peanut butter 1/4 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup chocolate chips tablespoon (optional) Line a tray with parchment paper. In a food processor, mix almonds until they are a fine […]

LOCAL FOODS | Winter Delights at the Cariboo Growers Market

LOCAL FOODS | Winter Delights at the Cariboo Growers Market

By LeRae Haynes — The Cariboo Growers Market in Williams Lake is a source of community pride as well as high-quality, naturally-produced local food. Farmers, ranchers, and producers fill the market year round with local, healthy, responsibly-grown seasonal food: a one-stop shop for great taste and peace of mind. “It feels great to show that we […]

ARTS & CULTURE | Winter Carnival Returning to Williams Lake January 30 & 31

ARTS & CULTURE | Winter Carnival Returning to Williams Lake January 30 & 31

By LeRae Haynes — A small group of community members responded to complaints last fall that there was nothing to do in the winter in Williams Lake. In a few short weeks they succeeded in leaving that complaint behind in a dirty snow bank, and brought a community together in the process. They created a unique, […]

ARTS & CULTURE | The Writer’s Art and Craft: Author Steven Hunter

ARTS & CULTURE | The Writer’s Art and Craft: Author Steven Hunter

By Venta Rutkauskas — Stories, like song, lie deep in the consciousness of our humanity. The storyteller opens up to the world of imagination and crafts a tale to suit the time. Some stories teach while others entertain; each author’s style is a unique fingerprint. When the storyteller chooses the novel as a form, the breadth […]

SCIENCE MATTERS | ENVIRONMENT | Sustainable Development Goals Offer a Path to Prosperity

SCIENCE MATTERS | ENVIRONMENT | Sustainable Development Goals Offer a Path to Prosperity

By David Suzuki — Sustainable development means different things to different people. The concept was popularized in 1987 by the groundbreaking Brundtland Commission report to the United Nations, “Our Common Future.” Over the past three decades it has entered conversations around global poverty, health, environmental quality, and social justice. It’s even been used to rationalize the […]

COMMUNITY | Shopping Local: Why it’s (Still) Great

COMMUNITY | Shopping Local: Why it’s (Still) Great

By Brianna van de Wijngaard — Food Action Coordinator Williams Lake Food Policy  Just about every year for the last decade or two, we have been encouraged to shop local for the holidays. And most of those reading this editorial likely already do: you’re reading TheGreenGazette, and you’re awesome! But, as the holidays approach yet again, […]

RAISING AMADEUS

RAISING AMADEUS

By Terri Smith — As we come back around towards winter, Amadeus is becoming fluffier by the day. I love sinking my fingers into his warm, soft coat of cashmere. He loves it, too. Of all the goats, he is obviously the most interested in human attention and companionship. He comes over to be scratched whenever […]

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | Making a Difference: Paying it back and paying it forward

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | Making a Difference: Paying it back and paying it forward

By LeRae Haynes — Kane Fraser is partner and team member at FBB Chartered Professional Accountants LLP. He also competes in extreme off-road racing events in Canada, the US, and Mexico, recently attended an Association of Research and Enlightenment conference to be certified in hypnosis and past-life regression, and regularly commits random acts of profound kindness.   […]

OPINION | On Voting for Change

OPINION | On Voting for Change

By Sage Birchwater — For many of us, the October 19 Canadian federal election was all about voting for change—to get rid of Stephen Harper. We took a lot of flak for this because our critics felt our stance was too negative. They argued we should be voting FOR something, not against someone. That may […]

RECYCLING | No Time Left to Waste: New Year’s Resolutions – Littering and …

RECYCLING | No Time Left to Waste: New Year’s Resolutions – Littering and …

By Oliver Berger — Earlier this summer I was heading home when I noticed stuffed garbage bags on the side of the road. One after the other, on the left side, then on the right side, then on the left side again. All of a sudden, there was some movement bobbing around in the ditch. It […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY | New Jobs and a Thriving Economy Ahead for B.C. with Strong Climate Action

RENEWABLE ENERGY | New Jobs and a Thriving Economy Ahead for B.C. with Strong Climate Action

By Julia Kilpatrick, Clean Energy Canada — With revisions by TheGreenGazette   Economic analysis finds steady GDP growth and 900,000 new jobs by 2050 as British Columbia cuts carbon pollution Renewing British Columbia’s commitment to climate leadership would create jobs and bolster the province’s economy, new analysis from Clean Energy Canada shows. A Clean Economy and Jobs Plan […]

HEALTH ISSUES | Message to Public Schools and Parents about Wireless Devices and Health

HEALTH ISSUES | Message to Public Schools and Parents about Wireless Devices and Health

By Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D   — If wireless devices, such as WiFi, are used in your schools, then the health of your staff, your teachers, and your students can be at risk. But this problem can be successfully addressed, and with benefit to all. Background: Wireless devices transmit information using radiofrequency/microwave radiation. The international biomedical […]

ARTS & EDUCATION | CHILDREN | Shopping Local with Kids

ARTS & EDUCATION | CHILDREN | Shopping Local with Kids

By Jessica Kirby   — If you happen to be on Vancouver Island this winter and bump into a friendly, economically fiscal ten year old at one of the local craft fairs, don’t worry: he isn’t lost or abandoned. That’s my son, Kaeden, possibly the most spend conscious and simultaneously generous kid on the planet, who […]

COMMUNITY | Keeping It Local: Are you Participating?

COMMUNITY | Keeping It Local: Are you Participating?

By Chanti Holtl   — This is an opportune time to create new norms, habits, and ways we show up in, and care for the natural world and our local community. It is time to re-evaluate how we engage in our spending. The fear of lack keeps us stuck in our patterns of scarcity and separation. […]

SPIRITUALITY | In a Time of Abundance

SPIRITUALITY | In a Time of Abundance

By Margaret-Anne Enders   — In our house, we recently celebrated a sunny fall Saturday with a garage sale. It felt so good to purge stuff from the house that I haven’t used in years. When I was doing the big clear-out, some items were easy to put into the get-rid-of pile, while others took a […]

HEALTH ISSUES | Immunotherapy vs Chemotherapy

HEALTH ISSUES | Immunotherapy vs Chemotherapy

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc   — There has been a recent surge of interest in immunotherapies and cancer care. These therapies are a major paradigm shift from conventional chemotherapy. In the past, cytotoxic chemotherapy was the only option available to many patients. This involves the use of compounds that are toxic to both cancerous cells and […]

RECYCLING | Earth-Friendly and Waste-Less Holidays

RECYCLING | Earth-Friendly and Waste-Less Holidays

By Oliver Berger — It’s that time of year again, when we see the leaves turn to awesome golden-yellows and fiery reds, when we see the first frosts layering the Earth with crisp, sharp crystals, and when we see our first snowflakes of the season as Mother Nature blankets the land with a pure, white covering. […]

FARM & GARDEN | Confessions of a Farmer: Everyone Wins when we Support Local

FARM & GARDEN | Confessions of a Farmer: Everyone Wins when we Support Local

By Terri Smith — I have had the most difficult time getting started on this article. I know what I want to say, but delicate phrasing isn’t exactly one of my strengths and I don’t actually want to offend anyone. It doesn’t seem like I should have such a hard time being nice when the […]

FITNESS | Bull Mountain Cross Country Skiing in the Cariboo

FITNESS | Bull Mountain Cross Country Skiing in the Cariboo

By LeRae Haynes — People looking for outdoor, winter family fun in the Cariboo can find the perfect answer close to home at the Bull Mountain Ski area just 16 km north of Williams Lake. Cross country skiing, one of the fastest-growing sports in Canada, is not only a top-notch cardio workout, it’s accessible to […]

COMMUNITY | Bikes for All: Another way to be Waste Wise

COMMUNITY | Bikes for All: Another way to be Waste Wise

By Mary Forbes — Williams Lake has a bike recycling program called Bikes for All provided by Waste Wise, a program of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Conservation Society. It started simply enough: in my role as Community Waste Educator, I spend a  lot of time at the Share Sheds and Transfer Stations and was noticing there were […]

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | Social Enterprise: Worth Every Penny

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | Social Enterprise: Worth Every Penny

By LeRae Haynes — Improving and enriching the lives of women, their families, and their communities is at the heart of Worth Every Penny, a social enterprise created by Penny Hutchinson, the driving force and the caring heart behind this innovative, non-profit start-up organization.  She describes herself as a lifetime social entrepreneur who has been […]

NATURAL HEALTH | The Art of Getting Sick: Becoming a Mindful & Empowered Patient

NATURAL HEALTH | The Art of Getting Sick: Becoming a Mindful & Empowered Patient

By Ciel Patenaude — It’ s not likely that many of us will escape the winter season without getting the cold and/or flu at some point. Maybe it hits us early (and hard, as it has been for some people locally already), or maybe we will make it almost to spring before getting knocked out, but it’s […]

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | Corporations for the Planet: MEC and Patagonia

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | Corporations for the Planet: MEC and Patagonia

By Jessica Kirby — In the midst of “shop local” messages it can be easy to forget or overlook corporate efforts toward sustainability and responsible environmental practices. Corporations, big box stores, and global economic powers are curse words in crowds trying to pay homage to hometown communities and contribute positively to a greener future. It isn’t […]

COMMUNITY | Giving without Measure: The Sharing Economy

COMMUNITY | Giving without Measure: The Sharing Economy

By Lisa Bland — The season of giving is upon us, and as we transition into winter mode, it can be a busy time of preparation on many fronts. The winter may bring a welcome respite from our relentless pace—a time to spend enjoying the treasures of community and connection to friends and family. Here […]

ARTS & CULTURE | Medieval Market in Williams Lake Nov. 21 and 22

ARTS & CULTURE | Medieval Market in Williams Lake Nov. 21 and 22

It’s Christmas craft fair season and the Medieval Market will return to Williams Lake on November 21 and 22.The Market will continue to offer unique handcrafted gifts from artisans from around British Columbia, as well as fresh produce from local growers. There will be live entertainers all day and a full concession to make it a […]

INDUSTRY | Beautiful Destruction

INDUSTRY | Beautiful Destruction

By Brandon Hoffman — Working at the Arts Centre a couple weeks ago, I was visited by Louis Helbig, Kristin Reimer, and their son Oscar. They were looking for a venue on extremely short notice to host a discussion about Louis’ new book Beautiful Destruction. I thought the title seemed familiar and, after hearing their description […]

Cast Your Vote for Strong Environmental Laws

Cast Your Vote for Strong Environmental Laws

By Devon Page — Executive Director Ecojustice    Do you believe in the rule of law? If you are reading this, you would likely say you do. You may not know exactly how to put your belief into words, but it might fall along the lines of—everyone, from people to corporations to governments, must act […]

FIRST NATIONS | Crazy Horse Energy Drink: Developed and owned by Alexis Creek First Nation

FIRST NATIONS | Crazy Horse Energy Drink: Developed and owned by Alexis Creek First Nation

By Sage Birchwater — Tall red cans in gasbars and retail outlets across the Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast and throughout the BC Interior promise you a refreshing, energetic pick-me-up on a hot day. Crazy Horse energy drink, emblazoned with the words “Go Wild! Go West!” and the image of a horse with a backdrop of mountains, resonates […]

FARM & GARDEN | Extending Local Food Production: Possibilities in a milder Cariboo climate

FARM & GARDEN | Extending Local Food Production: Possibilities in a milder Cariboo climate

By Brianna van de Wijngaard — Food Action Coordinator Williams Lake Food Policy Council   This article is largely a how-to on extending your gardening season. Unfortunately, it’s coming out a wee bit late for 2015, but hopefully you still have a number of crops in the ground or raised garden bed that can be […]

ARTS & CULTURE | Halloween Traditions

ARTS & CULTURE | Halloween Traditions

By Jessica Kirby — It is the time of year when the neighbourhood ghosts and goblins venture out into the early evening hours and wander the streets in search of tricks, treats, and all around good times of the family, friend, and sometimes frightening varieties. Halloween is a much-loved tradition for many and like everything important […]

RECIPES | Kimchi & Fermented Veggies

RECIPES | Kimchi & Fermented Veggies

From Slow Train Farm — Fall is here on Slow Train Farm and it is time to ferment. We keep a variety of different fermented pickles for winter and they are all very easy to prepare. They keep for a minimum of six months in our root cellar and they are a much cheaper and […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Ginger Tea for Cancer

NATURAL HEALTH | Ginger Tea for Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc — Often when looking for natural therapies patients turn to complicated exotic treatments. By doing this it is easy to forget about some of the more basic treatments that are also effective. A more complicated treatment plan is not necessarily more effective. A simple yet relatively unknown cancer treatment is […]

HEALTH ISSUES | International Appeal: Scientists call for Protection from Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Field Exposure

HEALTH ISSUES | International Appeal: Scientists call for Protection from Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Field Exposure

Two hundred and seven International scientists including EMF researchers, university professors, and medical doctors from 40 countries have signed an appeal which calls upon the United Nations (UN), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the UN Member States to address the emerging public health crisis related to cellphones, wireless devices, wireless utility meters, and wireless […]

ARTS & CULTURE | Love and Discord in the Second Worst City in Canada

ARTS & CULTURE | Love and Discord in the Second Worst City in Canada

By Margaret-Anne Enders — Back in May, Williams Lake was designated by MoneySense magazine as the second worst city in Canada in which to live. This is not the first time Williams Lake has made the list, so it may seem like old news, but I still get riled up about it for a few different […]

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | Maintaining Diversity Below the Species Level: Key to long-term survival of BC’s freshwater fish

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | Maintaining Diversity Below the Species Level: Key to long-term survival of BC’s freshwater fish

By Mike Stamford — In his book, Freshwater Fishes of British Columbia, Don McPhail elegantly describes how glaciation events have influenced the diversity and distribution of our freshwater fishes. Upwards of 20 glaciations are thought to have occurred during the two and half million years of the Pleistocene, each separated by a warm interglacial period, similar […]

STEWARDSHIP | Salmon Dream

STEWARDSHIP | Salmon Dream

    Salmon Dream   Last night I had the strangest dream I ever had before I dreamed the salmon all over the world Were coming home no more   And the river no longer ran with red When the aspens turned to gold The children no longer leaned over the bridge A miracle to behold   Like the miracle of the mystery Of […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods: Wheatgrass Love

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods: Wheatgrass Love

By Devon Chappell Grass: it cushions bare feet, the games of children, and sometimes even lovers. We all recognize the external enjoyment we get from that lovely, green, growing carpet, but what can it do for you internally? Ever wanted to roll around on that freshly cut lawn just to have that lovely scent surround your […]

ARTS & CULTURE | The Lifelong Learner

ARTS & CULTURE | The Lifelong Learner

By Ciel Patenaude — Along with the turning leaves and cooler days, September is synonymous with schooling for millions of children in the northern hemisphere. With that feeling we can all likely remember – a confusing combination of anticipation, excitement and dread – kids will be back in the classrooms this month, getting ready for learning […]

YOUTH PERSPECTIVES | Optimism for the Future

YOUTH PERSPECTIVES | Optimism for the Future

By Donavan Shaw — As a very involved 17-year-old within the community, I am often asked, “What are your plans for the future?” Most young people (including myself) instinctively jump to what they plan to do after they graduate high school: college or university, their dream jobs, and the kind of person they want to meet […]

WILD HARVESTING | The Pharmacy is Just Outside Our Door

WILD HARVESTING | The Pharmacy is Just Outside Our Door

By Douglas Gook — I’m propped up in my bivi/sleeping bag cover as I finish off this article. It was dark when I hiked up to this semi-familiar spot where I had camped at previous Robson Valley Music Festivals. When I woke up I had High bush cranberries and thimbleberries within reach. Across the small […]

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Sept – Oct 2015

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Sept – Oct 2015

By Jasmin Schellenberg —   HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Almond Crackers with Garlic & Rosemary 2 cups almond flour/meal ¾ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon chopped, dried rosemary 1 large egg 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees C. Grease baking sheet liberally. Mix all dry ingredients […]

RECIPES | Zucchini Recipes from Road’s End Farm

RECIPES | Zucchini Recipes from Road’s End Farm

  Zucchini Crust Pizza Ingredients 3 cups shredded zucchini (or pattypan) 3 eggs, beaten 1/3 cup flour ½ tsp salt 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated ½ cup onion, chopped ½ cup green pepper, julienned 1 tsp dried oregano ½ tsp dried basil 3 Tbsp grated parmesan Method In a bowl, combine zucchini and egg. Add […]

CHILDREN | Chickadee Early Childhood and Learning Centre: Education making a difference

CHILDREN | Chickadee Early Childhood and Learning Centre: Education making a difference

By Erin Hitchcock — It feels like one is stepping back in time to a simpler, gentler era when entering the Chickadee Early Childhood and Learning Centre. There are no computers, no modern-day technological devices. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to find anything plastic. Instead, wooden furniture and toys made from natural fibres such as wood, […]

NEWS | ACTIVISM | GMO Salmon

NEWS | ACTIVISM | GMO Salmon

By Erin Hitchcock — Though hundreds of thousands of Sockeye salmon are anticipated to reach the spawning grounds in the Quesnel rivershed this fall, the future of this mighty fish is on the minds of many. Fish farms, sea lice, over fishing, habitat destruction, climate change, and ocean acidification are some of the concerns expressed among […]

CHILDREN | Scout Island Connects All Ages to Nature

CHILDREN | Scout Island Connects All Ages to Nature

By Erin Hitchcock — “I found one!” calls out one enthusiastic boy to another after discovering a large beetle crawling past a rock. “I never knew they were so hairy,” remarks a girl peering at a caterpillar through the lens of a magnifying glass. These are common responses from children enrolled in Scout Island’s programs in […]

FARM & GARDEN | RAISING AMADEUS

FARM & GARDEN | RAISING AMADEUS

  By Terri Smith — Every time I go to market at least five people ask, “Where’s Amadeus?” It makes me laugh. This silly little goat has no idea what an icon he’s become. He loves his public appearances because he gets lots of petting and even more sunflower seeds. He also really does enjoy […]

COUNTRY LIVING | CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | WWOOFing the World a Smaller Place

COUNTRY LIVING | CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | WWOOFing the World a Smaller Place

  By Terri Smith — It was raining and 8:30 before I remembered that I hadn’t yet tucked in the garden for the night. I tried to get Curtis to come with me, but he had already showered. I looked at Amelie, happily dressed in pajamas and checking her email and then at Johanne reading […]

NEWS | HEALTH ISSUES | Better at Home ~ Truly caring for seniors

NEWS | HEALTH ISSUES | Better at Home ~ Truly caring for seniors

  By LeRae Haynes — Being able to live comfortably and safely in their own home as long as possible is an enormous benefit for seniors, according to Better at Home co-ordinator Carrie Sundahl. She says the emotional, mental, and physical well-being of seniors can be greatly enhanced with a mix of practical in-home services […]

NEWS | SCIENCE | Celebrating BC Rivers Day in light of Mt. Polley Mine Breach

NEWS | SCIENCE | Celebrating BC Rivers Day in light of Mt. Polley Mine Breach

  By LeRae Haynes — Strategically located to provide immediate and ongoing data on the Mt. Polley Mine breach, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) Quesnel River Research Centre has been a source of important information on the breach for the past year. Research scientists at the facility include centre manager Sam Albers, who […]

NEWS | BC Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium in Williams Lake

NEWS | BC Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium in Williams Lake

  By LeRae Haynes — The City of Williams Lake has been chosen to host an upcoming BC Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium October 2 – 4, thanks to the vision and hard work of people like Thomas Schoen and Mark Savard from the Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium. The symposium, a gathering of creative minds from […]

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | Alternative Kids Clothing and Accessories | Buying ‘Green’ for Kids

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | Alternative Kids Clothing and Accessories | Buying ‘Green’ for Kids

  By LeRae Haynes — Lisa Buhler and Jennifer Earnshaw at Alternative Kids Clothing and Accessories have six children between them, and know what it’s like to try to find kids’ clothes that are unique and practical, responsible and affordable. Buhler says they started Alternative Kids Clothing and Accessories last fall because they heard so […]

SCIENCE | STEWARDSHIP | I SEA Change: 5 Gyres Ocean Plastic Research

SCIENCE | STEWARDSHIP | I SEA Change: 5 Gyres Ocean Plastic Research

By Lisa Bland — Anyone who has spent time on or near the ocean knows its power and beauty, and has probably been touched by its mystery. Seeing first hand a whale breaching from the depths, schools of dolphins and swirling silver fish, or discovering tide pools filled with urchins, anemones, and hermit crabs, inspires […]

INDUSTRY | Atlantic Power Seeks 10-Year Contract Extension with BC Hydro

INDUSTRY | Atlantic Power Seeks 10-Year Contract Extension with BC Hydro

By Sage Birchwater — Atlantic Power Corporation, owner of the biomass-fuelled electricity generation plant in Williams Lake, wants to burn old railway ties to fuel its 66-megawatt facility. The plant, which can burn up to 600,000 tons of wood fibre per year, has been in operation since 1993 on the strength of a 25-year energy […]

ARTS & EDUCATION | FraserFEST Xat’sull: Everyone lives in a watershed…. Come celebrate yours

ARTS & EDUCATION | FraserFEST Xat’sull: Everyone lives in a watershed…. Come celebrate yours

By Jenny Noble, Scout Island Nature Centre — Rivershed Society of BC (RSBC) is hosting a family-friendly celebration at the Xatśūll Heritage Village on September 7 to honour the Fraser River’s history and culture, to raise awareness of issues threatening its health, and to explore solutions for change At 3 p.m., there will be a […]

ARTS & CULTURE | Global Peace: Can seven billion people stand together?

ARTS & CULTURE | Global Peace: Can seven billion people stand together?

By Jessica Kirby — Over the next 100 days, let us stand with the millions of people across the world who are suffering the devastating impact of violence and conflict. Let us share ideas and plans for helping and supporting them in their time of dire need. – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The world began […]

SCIENCE MATTERS | David Suzuki | One year later, BC must heed Mount Polley disaster’s lessons

SCIENCE MATTERS | David Suzuki | One year later, BC must heed Mount Polley disaster’s lessons

By David Suzuki — It was a dramatic image: millions of cubic metres of waste cascading from the Mount Polley mine breach into the Quesnel watershed in BC’ s Interior. Besides destroying a nine-kilometre creek and endangering salmon and the neighbouring community of Likely, the catastrophe damaged the mining industry’s reputation. In the months following, […]

STEWARDSHIP | ACTIVISM | On How to Change the World

STEWARDSHIP | ACTIVISM | On How to Change the World

By Rod Marining — When someone comes up to you and says, “I want to spend over $400,000 doing a documentary of you and your friends’ lives, and we are going to call the documentary How to Change the World, it is somewhat unbelievable. “Why would you spend such a horrendous amount of money on […]

ARTS & CULTURE | Creativity and Play Makes my Day

ARTS & CULTURE | Creativity and Play Makes my Day

  By Danielea Castell — It turned out to be my last campaign as an activist. The world was preparing for Y2K and I was living on Salt Spring Island when Texada Corporation became the new owners of 40,000 hectares of pristine forest which they promptly announced they were going to clear cut. Every cell […]

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | Green and Natural Balance at Zirnhelt Timber Frames

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | Green and Natural Balance at Zirnhelt Timber Frames

  By LeRae Haynes — Zirnhelt Timber Frames designs, engineers, and builds sustainable hand-crafted timber frame homes, cottages, and commercial buildings, achieving balance between natural products and energy efficiency. The company’s staff builds complete homes from foundations through to finished cabinetry, or supply custom timber work and lock-up packages. Zirnhelt Timber Frames is newly located […]

CHILDREN | BC Family Day: Face time trumps screen time

CHILDREN | BC Family Day: Face time trumps screen time

  By LeRae Haynes — Mary Forbes, teacher naturalist at Scout Island and mother of two, says it’s great that B.C. has declared Family Day a holiday, but that every day’s a good day to ‘unplug’ your kids from electronics and technology and get them outside to play. “February is a great time of the […]

ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | Encounters with the Unknown

ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | Encounters with the Unknown

  By Ciel Patenaude — A happy new year to you all! I hope that the holidays were a peaceful yet transformative time. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend this past December in the southern hemisphere, exploring the city and jungle wilds of Peru and Bolivia with a good friend. The trip […]

ARTS & CULTURE | Love Note: A Valentine’s Invitation

ARTS & CULTURE | Love Note: A Valentine’s Invitation

By Jack Adam Weber — Some months ago a friend sought my support for her relationship heartbreak, and during that conversation a voice in my head said, “We should be putting all this love energy into our relationship with the natural world and the condition of the biosphere, not into our private love affairs.” If you […]

FARM & GARDEN | Successful Seed Starting Tips for the 2015 Growing Season

FARM & GARDEN | Successful Seed Starting Tips for the 2015 Growing Season

  By Brianna van de Wijngaard —   It’s always fun to start thinking about gardening this time of year: our energy returns as we think of new beginnings and yet another season of growth. By the time March rolls around, it will be time to start thinking about planting. And that isn’t too far […]

NEWS IN REVIEW| Mount Polley Mine Update

NEWS IN REVIEW| Mount Polley Mine Update

By Sage Birchwater — The water flowing out of Quesnel Lake under the bridge at Likely is murky six months after the Mount Polley Mine disaster sent millions of tons of mining effluent down Hazeltine Creek and into Quesnel Lake on August 4, 2014. Historically, the water in Quesnel River is clear at this time […]

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | Dec 2014 – Jan 2015

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | Dec 2014 – Jan 2015

By Jasmin Schellenberg —   HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Holiday Pecans Ingredients: 4 cups pecan halves 2 tsp sea salt 3 eggs pinch of salt 1 Tbsp vanilla 1/2 cup maple syrup Directions: Cover pecans with water and soak overnight. Bake the next day at 150 degrees F until crisp. This could take 12 or […]

CONSERVATION | Secretly Hoping to be Wrong

CONSERVATION | Secretly Hoping to be Wrong

By Ray Grigg — Anyone who gives serious consideration to environmental issues these days secretly hopes to be wrong. This curious contradiction stems from the stark realization that almost all the credible information coming repeatedly from multiple objective sources has identified the inability of our planet’s essential ecologies to absorb the impact of the materialistic […]

CARIBOO-CHILCOTIN CONSERVATION SOCIETY | Water Wise Reflections

CARIBOO-CHILCOTIN CONSERVATION SOCIETY | Water Wise Reflections

  By Jenny Howell, CCCS —   Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society | Here we are again at the end of one year and the beginning of a new one. The time to reflect and assess then look ahead and plan. For Water Wise that includes looking at the Williams Lake water records to see how […]

CLIMATE CHANGE | In the Shadow of Global Warming

CLIMATE CHANGE | In the Shadow of Global Warming

  By Van Andruss — We go along nowadays as if things were relatively normal, but things are not normal. The current world is a radically different world from the one we used to know. Our present situation is not only “post-modern”; it is “post-holocene,” in that the accumulated biological treasury of the planet is […]

Communities and Schools Together: Building a positive culture for children, youth, and families

Communities and Schools Together: Building a positive culture for children, youth, and families

  The halls are alive with light, laughter, positive energy, and lots of interaction. This is how we used to describe Horsefly Elementary, Junior, Secondary School—not just during the day, but in the evenings as well. If you want something to happen in a small community, you need to do it yourself. We don’t have […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Heat: The Achilles Heel of Cancer

NATURAL HEALTH | Heat: The Achilles Heel of Cancer

  By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc —  It is a well established fact that cancer cells are vulnerable to heat. On a cellular level it makes intuitive sense that cancer cells would be sensitive to heat. Normal cells are spatially arranged so that heat can be distributed evenly and they will not divide if they […]

RAISING AMADEUS | FARM & GARDEN | Dec 2014 /Jan 2015

RAISING AMADEUS | FARM & GARDEN | Dec 2014 /Jan 2015

  By Terri Smith — It was cold last night. We wake up to a world blanketed in snow at last. It is beautiful, but my first thought is of Amadeus. I quickly pull on long johns, wool socks, sweater, boots, toque, gloves, and scarf and even still when I walk outside the air feels […]

RECIPES | Squashed Bread

RECIPES | Squashed Bread

  By Pat Teti — Autumn brings an abundance of apples, potatoes, corn, squash, and other produce begging to be canned, frozen, or dried if not eaten fresh. This can put more demands on our time just when it’s back to work, school, and other community activities. Among the late season products is the pumpkin […]

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Metal Waste

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Metal Waste

  Part of the Cariboo Regional District’s Solid Waste Info Series: In 2013, Encorp Pacific (the stewardship agency responsible for beverage container recycling in BC) recovered almost 5,000 tonnes of aluminum across the province. This equates to an 84 per cent recovery of aluminum beverage containers when compared to the amount sold in BC for […]

HEALTH ISSUES | Microwave Electromagnetic Fields Produce Health Effects by VGCC Activation

HEALTH ISSUES | Microwave Electromagnetic Fields Produce Health Effects by VGCC Activation

By Martin Pall, Ph.D – Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington State University — Canadian and U.S. safety standards for microwave radiation are entirely based on the assumption that the only important thing microwave EMFs (electromagnetic fields) can do is to heat things, like heating food in a microwave oven. The belief […]

SCIENCE MATTERS | IPCC Report is Clear: We must clean up our act

SCIENCE MATTERS | IPCC Report is Clear: We must clean up our act

    By David Suzuki — It’s become a cliché to say that out of crisis comes opportunity. But there’s no denying that when faced with crises, we have choices. The opportunity depends on what we decide to do. What choices will we make when confronted with the fact that 2014 will likely be the […]

SPIRITUALITY | The Tough Road of Compassion

SPIRITUALITY | The Tough Road of Compassion

  By Margaret-Anne Enders — Compassion was our November theme for the Women’s Spirituality Circle. It is a core value in each of the world religions and has had sticking power as a virtue throughout the ages. Despite its longevity, compassion is one of those enigmatic words: hard to define, hard to understand, and even […]

FIRST NATIONS | Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians

FIRST NATIONS | Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians

  FILM CHRONICLES THE MOVEMENT TO SAVE A SACRED LAND AND A VISIONARY CULTURE — When Argentine filmmaker Hernán Vílchez made his way up into the remote Wixarika community of San Andrés Cohamiata Tateikie high in the Western Sierra Madre of Mexico, he knew he would be entering another world. What he didn’t know was […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Cooking for Dragons: Not for the faint of heart, but quite an adventure

NATURAL HEALTH | Cooking for Dragons: Not for the faint of heart, but quite an adventure

  By Corinne Stromsten — Our adventures began many years ago when my children were just wee babes. My daughter Emily suffered from colic, eczema, and digestive issues. With the help of a naturopath the causes were pinpointed. She was found to have many food intolerances. I, too, was tested, and much to my surprise […]

CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | FARM & GARDEN | “Rippy” the Redneck Hippy

CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | FARM & GARDEN | “Rippy” the Redneck Hippy

  By Terri Smith — It’s not easy coming up with public confessions on a regular basis. I usually sit in front of my laptop until the screen turns black trying to think of just what I’m willing to share. Today is no exception. I always try to think of things that maybe you yourself […]

CLIMATE CHANGE | The Five Most Important Climate Solutions for Small Towns in BC

CLIMATE CHANGE | The Five Most Important Climate Solutions for Small Towns in BC

  By Guy Dauncey —   1. Make a Sustainable Transportation Commitment Aim for zero-carbon future local transportation by creating a walkable downtown community with a great local cycling environment, and by adopting the best policies for ridesharing, car-sharing, transit, transportation demand management, and electric vehicles. Island Rideshare, Pender Island Car Stops, Kootenay Rideshare, and […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Stepping Up or Numbing Out: The importance of self-discovery

NATURAL HEALTH | Stepping Up or Numbing Out: The importance of self-discovery

  By Ciel Patenaude– We human beings will do just about anything to avoid really looking at ourselves, at our true selves. We will go to no ends to avoid really seeing and understanding our emotional damages and how they shape our lives—and what we can do about them. We will shop, eat, drink, drug, […]

Why Jian Ghomeshi Reminds Me of Mount Polley

Why Jian Ghomeshi Reminds Me of Mount Polley

  “For us to maintain our way of living, we must tell lies to each other and especially to ourselves. The lies are necessary because, without them, many deplorable acts would become impossibilities.” ― Derrick Jensen, A Language Older Than Words This culture we live in is based on aggression and destruction. Unfortunately, now that […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | Pele: Volcano Goddess of Hawai`i

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | Pele: Volcano Goddess of Hawai`i

  Some years back, I left the Cariboo winter far behind and journeyed to a place of passion and unpredictability in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, perched on the edge of a living volcano. Today this tiny island is making international headlines for the lava that threatens to disrupt a community and change a […]

ARTS & CULTURE | SPIRITUALITY | Water Gratitude: Giving back with a grateful act

ARTS & CULTURE | SPIRITUALITY | Water Gratitude: Giving back with a grateful act

  By Danielea Castell — There are many ways people talk about Water these days—their concerns about it, how to manage it, how to share it. The 2014 RBC Water Attitudes Study found, “Canadians share a deep connection to Water.” In my life and my work as a Water Gratitude artist and founder of the […]

ARTS & CULTURE | FITNESS | Skijoring and Ice Sailing: Outdoor winter fun in the Cariboo

ARTS & CULTURE | FITNESS | Skijoring and Ice Sailing: Outdoor winter fun in the Cariboo

  By LeRae Haynes — One gloriously unique winter activity in the Cariboo is skijoring. Dog lovers, nature enthusiasts, and outdoor adventurers can find fun and satisfaction in a fast-paced activity that combines cross-country skiing with taking your dog for a run. Animal Care Hospital veterinarian Bianca Scheidt loves the sport. She has volunteered as […]

NEWS IN REVIEW | FIRST NATIONS | 2014 – A Year of Change for First Nations and All Canadians

NEWS IN REVIEW | FIRST NATIONS | 2014 – A Year of Change for First Nations and All Canadians

  By Sage Birchwater — It’s hard to see the forest for the trees sometimes, but in a decade or two, or maybe some time in the next century, we’ll look back on 2014 as the year Canada finally came of age. The year Canada finally did the right thing by First Nations. The June […]

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | Kinikinik: Beauty, ethics, and delectable food in the west Chilcotin

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | Kinikinik: Beauty, ethics, and delectable food in the west Chilcotin

  By LeRae Haynes — One unique and unforgettable destination in the beautiful west Chilcotin is the Kinikinik Restaurant and store, part of a sustainable, natural enterprise that includes rental cabins and a conference centre, Pasture to Plate ranching, the Chilcotin Harvest abattoir, a feed store, and a butcher shop. Owners Felix and Jasmin Schellenberg […]

ARTS & CULTURE | Green-ify Your New Year

ARTS & CULTURE | Green-ify Your New Year

  By Jessica Kirby — The first New Years celebrations date back 4,000 years to the Babylonian religious festival called Akitu, which coincided with the Spring Equinox, honoured barley cutting and the victory of the sky god Merduk over the evil sea goddess Tiamat, and saw a new king crowned or the old king’s rule […]

The Culture of Tea: Elixirs of life

The Culture of Tea: Elixirs of life

 — By Lisa Bland – Numerous studies in humans and animals suggest health benefits from consuming of all forms of tea include the prevention of cancer and heart disease. These benefits are attributed to their polyphenolic constituents. Some of these include Catechins, antioxidants associated with tea’s anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, thermogenic, and antimicrobial properties.  As the fallen […]

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Reuse, Redesign and Repair

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Reuse, Redesign and Repair

  Part of the Cariboo Regional District’s Solid Waste Info Series: Ever feel like there just isn’t enough time in the day? Life is so busy for so many people that finding the time to deal with waste can be a challenge. Day-to-day waste that is generated in the kitchen must be dealt with weekly, […]

CHILDREN | Celebrating Children at Sacred Heart

CHILDREN | Celebrating Children at Sacred Heart

By LeRae Haynes — Canada celebrates National Child Day on November 20 in recognition of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child. One place in Williams Lake where children are celebrated year round is Sacred Heart Preschool where 47 kids are currently enrolled in various sessions throughout the week. Sacred Heart Preschool […]

ARTS & CULTURE | Natural Dyes: Lasting beauty

ARTS & CULTURE | Natural Dyes: Lasting beauty

By Maureen LeBourdais — Since antiquity, fabrics have been dyed with extracts from minerals, plants, and animals. In fact, historically, dyeing was a secretive art form. The most beautiful and exotic pigments were reserved for those who had the status to wear them. Things began to change around 1856 when scientists discovered how to make […]

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | Red Shreds Bike and Board Shed: Plugging you in to the great outdoors

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | Red Shreds Bike and Board Shed: Plugging you in to the great outdoors

By LeRae Haynes — For 27 years Red Shreds Bike and Board Shed has been a source of outdoor gear for all ages in a wide range of activities. But besides bikes and boards, owner Mark Savard and his staff also provide information and inspiration to the community when it comes to getting out and […]

RECIPES | Fermenting Vegetables

RECIPES | Fermenting Vegetables

By Vera Lehar — People in Europe and all over the world have fermented vegetables for millennia, as it was and still is one of the best ways to preserve food for winter. Sauerkraut from Europe and kimchi from Korea are two common examples of traditional fermented cabbage that are still very popular today. Fermenting, […]

FARM & GARDEN | Dark Days and Cold Nights: Prepping for garden hibernation

FARM & GARDEN | Dark Days and Cold Nights: Prepping for garden hibernation

By Brianna van de Wijngaard — As winter approaches, it is a good idea to prepare your garden for the harsh weather ahead, to ensure it is healthy and vigorous in the early spring. Low temperatures are hard on sensitive soil organisms, and adding certain nutrients, amendments, and protection now can give those populations the […]

CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | The Reluctant Riser

CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | The Reluctant Riser

By Terri Smith — Today we are enjoying yet another beautiful, sunny, September day. I was worried for awhile that the weather was going to skip September altogether and move right on into October. It’s nice to see the sun again, but I’ve got to admit, I’m not sad to be entering fall. It’s a […]

RAISING AMADEUS | FARM & GARDEN | Oct /Nov 2015

RAISING AMADEUS | FARM & GARDEN | Oct /Nov 2015

By Terri Smith — As Amadeus has gotten older, he has filled out somewhat. He’s looking much more like just another member of the herd now. But I hadn’t really realized that his looking like one of the herd would also lead to him to actually becoming one of the herd. You see, now that […]

AGRICULTURE | Bill-24: Disabling the Agricultural Land Reserve

AGRICULTURE | Bill-24: Disabling the Agricultural Land Reserve

By Van Andruss — The original ALR, or Agricultural Land Reserve, came into effect in 1973 under the influence of Dave Barrett and the NDP government. It was obvious to the Barrett government that prime farmland in BC was vanishing at an alarming rate under the pressure of “development,” for instance, 6,000 hectares per year […]

INDUSTRY | Political Economics

INDUSTRY | Political Economics

By Ray Grigg — Most economists like to think that economics is a science. So they advance economic theories, governments confidently design economic policies, politicians vigorously justify their economic action plans, and the lives of countless people are guided by strategies that are presented as necessities. Success is guaranteed by assiduously following the rules. This, […]

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | Oct – Nov 2014

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | Oct – Nov 2014

By Jasmin Schellenberg —   HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Popcorn (makes 8 cups) ¼ cup organic popcorn 2 Tbsp coconut oil ¼ – ½ cup melted butter or coconut oil sea salt, to taste In a skillet, heat the oil and popcorn over medium heat shaking constantly until popping starts. On lower heat, cook, shaking, […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Exercise and Cancer

NATURAL HEALTH | Exercise and Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc —  Everyone has heard that exercise is good for your well being. Exercise has been shown to boost mood and increase energy levels. Patients who regularly exercise are statistically less likely to develop a number of very serious health conditions. The effectiveness of exercise is not debated in the medical […]

AGRICULTURE | Agriculture Bill (C-18) will Undermine Canada’s Food Sovereignty

AGRICULTURE | Agriculture Bill (C-18) will Undermine Canada’s Food Sovereignty

Food Secure Canada (FSC) is expressing strong concern about the orientation of Bill C-18, the Agriculture Growth Act. Introduced by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Bill C-18 is a wide-ranging piece of legislation that would modify many other laws. Overall, the proposed changes would further undermine the resilience of our farming sector and entrench corporate control […]

FARM & GARDEN | World Animal Day: Loving our furred and feathered friends

FARM & GARDEN | World Animal Day: Loving our furred and feathered friends

By Beatrix Linde — World Animal Day was on October 4 and countries all over the world held events to honour, remember, and pay tribute to animals. World Animal Day came into existence at a convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy in 1931. The idea was a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. […]

Spending Less and Making More out of Christmas with the 2014 Earth Friendly Holiday Event

Spending Less and Making More out of Christmas with the 2014 Earth Friendly Holiday Event

By Brianna van de Wijngaard — Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society We say this every year, but when you return from a busy summer, frolicking at the beach, avoiding work, and barbequing the 20 pounds of zucchini squash that your garden manages to dump on you every week, it’s amazing how quickly the Christmas holidays can […]

SPIRITUALITY | The Tools and Possibilities of Shamanic Practice

SPIRITUALITY | The Tools and Possibilities of Shamanic Practice

By Ciel Patenaude — Shamanism is the oldest known system of healing practice on Earth, and yet it offers great wisdom to our contemporary challenges. Deeply connected to and reflective of nature and the oneness of all things, this practice seeks to reconnect an individual with their spiritual path within the context of the whole. […]

CONSERVATION | The Poet Place in the Klinaklini Valley Expands Nature Conservancy Footprint

CONSERVATION | The Poet Place in the Klinaklini Valley Expands Nature Conservancy Footprint

By Sage Birchwater — Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) made a key acquisition in the Chilcotin this spring, with the purchase of the picturesque 470-acre Poet Place in the Klinaklini Valley. The property, located 250 km west of Williams Lake and a dozen kilometres down the Klinaklini Valley from Highway 20, is book-ended by two […]

NEWS IN REVIEW | INDUSTRY | Mount Polley: Two months later

NEWS IN REVIEW | INDUSTRY | Mount Polley: Two months later

By Sage Birchwater — It’s been a long two months since August 4 when a breach of Mount Polley Mine’s tailings storage facility near Likely dumped 17 million cubic meters of effluent and eight million cubic meters of mine tailings solids into the pristine, salmon-bearing waters of Quesnel Lake. In a matter of hours one […]

ARTS & CULTURE | Halloween Vs. The Day of the Dead

ARTS & CULTURE | Halloween Vs. The Day of the Dead

By Teena Clipston — I grew up celebrating Halloween, and, like many other children, never understanding the meaning of the day. All I knew was I was getting candy, and if I had the stamina to walk for blocks in the cold, it could very well mean lots of candy. Now in those days, we […]

SPIRITUALITY | Reconciliation: Joining hearts, stepping forward

SPIRITUALITY | Reconciliation: Joining hearts, stepping forward

By Margaret-Anne Enders — This is an article about relationships and about our personal and collective work of building, maintaining, repairing, and honouring relationships. As one of the co-ordinators of the Women’s Spirituality Circle, I am blessed to have a job where relationships are the cornerstone of my work. Our Circle was formed just over […]

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | Endangered Animals: Our choices make a difference

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | Endangered Animals: Our choices make a difference

By Jessica Kirby — According to a report authored by Rodolfo Dirzo, Hillary S. Young, et al, called “Defaunation in the Anthropocene,” the world is right in the middle of its sixth extinction. We owe the last and most famous extinction to the asteroid that took out the dinosaurs, but we have no naturally disastrous […]

ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | Adventures in Spanish Kitchens

ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | Adventures in Spanish Kitchens

By Pat Teti — Two weeks living and working with a middle-aged couple in a small town in northeastern Spain sounded like a great way to sample a distinctive culture outside the normal tourism envelope.” “Pat, could you sing Happy Birthday to my mother”? Pep asked from the other end of the large dinner table. […]

NEWS IN REVIEW | INDUSTRY | Mt. Polley Mine Disaster: More Questions than Answers

NEWS IN REVIEW | INDUSTRY | Mt. Polley Mine Disaster: More Questions than Answers

By Sage Birchwater — There are more questions than answers concerning the August 4 breach of Mount Polley Mine’s tailings facility near Likely, BC. It’s being called the single worst environmental disaster in British Columbia’s history. And that’s before all the details are in. The full impact of millions of tons of toxic mining waste […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Quesnel River Watershed Tragedy

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Quesnel River Watershed Tragedy

Dear Readers, It’s hard to find words to express the scale of the impact of Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley Mine tailings pond breach and spill into Quesnel Lake on August 4. The magnitude of this disaster is staggering. For those who live and work in the area and treasure the pristine gem of the Quesnel […]

CHILDREN | Peace Talks Resume … at Bedtime  

By Jessica Kirby — So, what is peace? I ask him, brushing the hair away from his forehead as we lay on his bed, spooning, his back to me. What does peace look like? Quiet, he says. Quiet and no fighting. What about fear? I ask. Some people say peace is the absence of fear […]

RECIPES | Grainy Griddle Flatbread

RECIPES | Grainy Griddle Flatbread

By Pat Teti — Like eggs, beer, wine, and cheese, “bread” refers to a single food category while encompassing endless variety. Part of the variety comes from using different ingredients but altering the proofing, loaf size and shape, and baking conditions can also add great diversity to the finished product. When you are following a […]

WILD HARVESTING | Five Sure-fire Fall Mushrooms for the Beginning Fungivore

WILD HARVESTING | Five Sure-fire Fall Mushrooms for the Beginning Fungivore

By Bill Chapman — Familiarize yourself with these mushrooms in a good book or online and you could have a great fall mushrooming season this year There are many reasons to take part in the free bounty of wild mushrooms we have in the Cariboo. First and foremost is that wild mushrooms are to the […]

CHILDREN | Nature’s Classroom

CHILDREN | Nature’s Classroom

By Jessica Kirby, Senior Editor of TheGreenGazette — When September rolls around, many families head to the mall to stock up on school supplies, backpacks, and lunchboxes, not to mention the yearly closet full of clothing meant to help kick off a new school year with a sense of newness and a fresh start. Us? We […]

STEWARDSHIP | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | The Pull of a River

STEWARDSHIP | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | The Pull of a River

By Jacquie Lanthier —  Rivers have a way of calling us back to ourselves. The river cradles us, and in the carrying shows us who we are. We have come from all across the Fraser Basin, travelling from the outskirts of the city, meeting for the very first time on the overnight Greyhound bus. We […]

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | Don’t Give Away Our Forest Lands!

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | Don’t Give Away Our Forest Lands!

By Van Andruss — This year the BC government carried out an online public inquiry called an “Area Based Forest Tenure Consultation,” which ended May 30, 2014. Advertised as a response to a dwindling timber supply and particularly to the devastating beetle kill of the past decade, the Consultation invited comment on a proposal regarding […]

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | What’s Brewing in BC?

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | What’s Brewing in BC?

By Jessica Kirby, Senior Editor of TheGreenGazette — It may come as a surprise—and a source of great pride—that modern day Canadian craft brewing has roots in British Columbia. According to Ken Beattie, executive director of the BC Craft Brewers Guild, it all began in 1982 when John Mitchell, who owned the Troller Pub in […]

HEALTH ISSUES | SCIENCE | Little Bodies Out of Sync?

HEALTH ISSUES | SCIENCE | Little Bodies Out of Sync?

Why Electromagnetic Fields and Wireless Radiofrequency Radiation Exposures Matter for People with Autism Spectrum Conditions — By Cindy Sage, MA, Sage Associates, Santa Barbara, CA USA: Co-Editor, BioInitiative Reports (2007 and 2012) — Ask any parent-to-be about their top concerns for a new baby or for their young children and they will often say autism. Parents […]

FIRST NATIONS | Upper Fraser Salmon Sustainability

FIRST NATIONS | Upper Fraser Salmon Sustainability

By LeRae Haynes — Protecting and conserving sustainable salmon stocks and supporting First Nations in becoming re-engaged with their traditional economy is the mission and the primary goal of the Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFFCA). In partnership with the Tsilhqot’in National Government, Xeni Gwet’in, and the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council (NSTC), the alliance is […]

Life was a Bowl of Cherries before Polley Mine Disaster

Life was a Bowl of Cherries before Polley Mine Disaster

BC Holiday weekend: “Life is a bowl full of cherries,” I announced at a family gathering. We were all having a beautiful time. We were at the family cabin at Quesnel Lake. Early Monday morning, I got up to pee at 3:00 am and I was sleeping on my boat, which was docked in front of the cabin. I […]

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | SCIENCE MATTERS | It’s Time to Save the Bees and Ban Neonic Pesticides

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | SCIENCE MATTERS | It’s Time to Save the Bees and Ban Neonic Pesticides

By David Suzuki — Bees may be small, but they play a big role in human health and survival. Some experts say one of every three bites of food we eat depends on them. The insects pollinate everything from apples and zucchini to blueberries and almonds. If bees and other pollinators are at risk, entire […]

CLIMATE CHANGE | Changing Course

By Jenny Howell, CCCS — Going through some old magazines last week, I picked up a 2002 copy of Harper’s magazine, with an article by Tom Bissall about the demise of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan. The Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth largest lake, half the size of England, and supported a thriving […]

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Wood Waste

BECOMING WASTE WISE | Wood Waste

Part of the Cariboo Regional District’s Solid Waste Info Series: Ever wonder what happens to your wood waste? It all depends on where you drop it off. If it’s not segregated out of your household waste, it will be transported to your regional landfill and landfilled. If you dispose of it in your local transfer […]

HOME EFFICIENCY | Simple Green Home Design

HOME EFFICIENCY | Simple Green Home Design

By Wilf Geier — We recently finished building a house. Before we started, it seemed like the ideas and options were endless. In order of importance, we felt that a solid, well-built house was the most important. Following that we wanted it to be comfortable, highly efficient, unique, and well finished. The original designs were […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Naturopathic Medicine and Cancer

NATURAL HEALTH | Naturopathic Medicine and Cancer

By Adam McLeod, ND, BSc — Naturopathic medicine has a wide range of tools that can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine to effectively treat cancer. Many people have this underlying assumption that naturopathic treatments are not “evidence based” because otherwise their oncologist would have recommended them. The truth is that many of these […]

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | Adorn and Beauty Naturally: Loving the planet and being your most beautiful ‘you’

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | Adorn and Beauty Naturally: Loving the planet and being your most beautiful ‘you’

By LeRae Haynes — Health and beauty treatments go hand in hand with protecting the environment at Adorn and Beauty Naturally. The salon offers pedicures, manicures, facials, waxing, reflexology, a range of massage treatments, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, gel nails and polish, and more. What sets the salon apart, according to owner Jo-Anne Lang, is […]

CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | The Story of Baby Goat

CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | The Story of Baby Goat

By Terri Smith — It would seem that readers miss Amadeus. I know, I know: I have said goodbye to that article half a dozen times and then started it up again, but what can I say about popular demand? Starting next issue, I will be submitting a short Amadeus article for each edition as […]

ARTS & CULTURE | YOUTH PERSPECTIVES | It’s All About the Music

ARTS & CULTURE | YOUTH PERSPECTIVES | It’s All About the Music

Without music, life would be a mistake” — Friedrich Nietzsche By Jenna Sipponen — Sometimes your body responds to good music with goose bumps, sometimes you just can’t help but sing along, and sometimes it’s proper to just quietly listen. Depending on your music choice, you may have a combination of these experiences. Music keeps […]

SCIENCE | What’s in your well? Part 4

SCIENCE | What’s in your well? Part 4

— How do I fix the problem with my well? By A. K. (Sandy) Amy — You’ve had your well water tested, and have received a report from your water testing service provider or laboratory. The report shows that one or more of the parameters tested for does not meet the Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines. […]

LOCAL FOODS | Growing the Seeds of Change for Healthy Communities: The Williams Lake Food Policy Council

LOCAL FOODS | Growing the Seeds of Change for Healthy Communities: The Williams Lake Food Policy Council

By Michelle Daymond — As Food Action Co-ordinator, I have been writing articles on behalf of the Williams Lake Food Policy Council (WLFPC) for a number of years now (and it still amazes me that I have actually been in the Cariboo that long!). As I was thinking about what to write this month, I […]

CLIMATE CHANGE | Choices:  Selecting the Climate We Want

CLIMATE CHANGE | Choices: Selecting the Climate We Want

By Ray Grigg — Choices are one of the many benefits provided by our modern, affluent, consumer culture. A television universe of 500 channels should provide something for everyone’s viewing preferences. Toothpaste? More different kinds than can be imagined. Breakfast cereal? The varieties are overwhelming. Cars? A model with specifications for every possible need. Don’t […]

LOCAL FOODS | A Thousand Jars of Salmon

LOCAL FOODS | A Thousand Jars of Salmon

By LeRae Haynes — When my children were born I learned to cook with meat. I came from several generations of vegetarians, and wanted my kids to have a choice, moral and otherwise, about what they ate. I’m not squeamish and I love to cook, so I started pestering my friends for their favourite carnivore […]

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | The Future of Tourism is Green

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | The Future of Tourism is Green

By Jessica Kirby — Thirty years ago, there was no ecotourism. There was tourism, which meant going to unfamiliar places in a recreational state of mind, but the prefix “eco” was reserved for more traditional concepts like “ecology” and “economy,” and not at all for a gentler, and greener way of interacting with nature. Ecotourism […]

FARM & GARDEN | Horsefly’s StoneRich Farm

FARM & GARDEN | Horsefly’s StoneRich Farm

By Paul Hearsey and Sandy McNie — We have been organic gardeners for many years with as much self-sufficiency as possible as our goal. Our five-acre farm on the coast had large vegetable gardens and fruit orchards. Cash crops of berries and tree fruits provided much of the income we needed to make a go […]

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | ECO TOURISM AND TRAVEL | Hidden Gold: History, art, and adventure in Wells and Barkerville, BC

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | ECO TOURISM AND TRAVEL | Hidden Gold: History, art, and adventure in Wells and Barkerville, BC

By Lisa Bland — This summer, if you fancy heading out on a road trip with stunning scenery and extra ordinary adventure, why not follow a section of the old Cariboo Waggon Road, a route of days gone by that leads to hidden historical tourism gems tucked in the Cariboo Mountains. Taking a right-hand turn […]

SCIENCE | A Report on Precarious Civilizations

SCIENCE | A Report on Precarious Civilizations

By Ray Grigg — Anthropologists such as Ronald Wright in his book, A Short History of Progress, and physiologist Jared Diamond in his, Collapse, are not the only ones noting the precarious condition of civilizations. Now, a report by a multi-disciplinary team of natural and social scientists from the University of Maryland, led by an […]

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | WILD HARVESTING | Inviting Wild Mushrooms into your Kitchen

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | WILD HARVESTING | Inviting Wild Mushrooms into your Kitchen

By Bill Chapman — As the snow of another stubborn winter finally recedes, one cry that won’t be heard across the Cariboo is, “Time to watch for the snowbank mushrooms,” or “Hark, morel mushroom season fast approaches; find the baskets!” Sadly these are not common thoughts in spring in the Cariboo and more is the pity […]

STEWARDSHIP | CHILDREN | The Horsefly Green Team | Youth Healthy Inquiry Project: Reducing our carbon footprint

STEWARDSHIP | CHILDREN | The Horsefly Green Team | Youth Healthy Inquiry Project: Reducing our carbon footprint

By Calvin Dubray and the Horsefly Green Team — This endeavour started with adult mentors posing a challenge to the Student Leadership Team at Horsefly Elementary Junior Secondary. The challenge was to propose a question that would form the foundation of a Youth Healthy Inquiry Project. Students came up with the following: What is your question? […]

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | National Wildlife Week: Seeking the Soul in Nature

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | National Wildlife Week: Seeking the Soul in Nature

By Ciel Patenaude —  What is often seen as the “childlike” tendency to attribute human qualities to animals and the rest of the nonhuman world has long been criticized as undeveloped thinking by many so-called sophisticated realists and philosophers. Viewed as a process of immature “psychological projection”—the process through which a person unconsciously rejects his […]

FARM & GARDEN | CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | At Road’s End: Farming by Numbers

FARM & GARDEN | CONFESSIONS OF A FARMER | At Road’s End: Farming by Numbers

By Terri Smith — As spring starts to feel like it actually is just around the corner, I realize that I know a lot more now than I did at the end of last season; and thank goodness for that since the following is an only somewhat embellished account of where I was at in […]

AGRICULTURE | All is Fair in Love and… Fairtrade

AGRICULTURE | All is Fair in Love and… Fairtrade

By Jessica Kirby — There are many ways to ring in spring, but none that will have the same global impact as Fair Trade Fortnight – Fairtrade Canada’s two-week, all out celebration of reigning fairness and decency down on the global marketplace. We’ve all seen the stickers and fingered through the pamphlets, but what do […]

FIRST NATIONS | ARTS & CULTURE | Winter Storytelling

FIRST NATIONS | ARTS & CULTURE | Winter Storytelling

By Jessica Kirby — After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” — Philip Pullman These are the coldest months of the year. They spread out grey before us with the sparkle of Christmas left behind and the promise of spring just out of reach. As we hunker […]

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | The Marsh Book

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | The Marsh Book

By Ray Grigg — A unique kind of book is being written at Edgewood Blue in British Columbia’s Upper Clearwater Valley. Instead of using words, paragraphs, and pages, Trevor Goward has been using water, soil, and plants. His ideas are not expressed with phrases, sentences, or punctuation but in channels, islands, and stones. Goward’s “book” […]

HEALTH ISSUES | CHILDREN | Strangers in Our Homes: TV and Our Children’s Minds

HEALTH ISSUES | CHILDREN | Strangers in Our Homes: TV and Our Children’s Minds

    By Susan R. Johnson, M.D. — This is a condensed version of a paper that was presented at the Waldorf School of San Francisco on 5/1/99 as part of a senior project. The full version can be found at thelizlibrary.org. It may be freely copied and distributed. TV rots the senses in the head! It […]

FARM & GARDEN | Getting Garden Ready for the 2014 Season

FARM & GARDEN | Getting Garden Ready for the 2014 Season

Image source: www.soilsensor.com   By Brianna van de Wijngaard — It’s amazing how close spring can feel once the holidays are done and gone. There is a period of relief once the garden is put to bed in the fall, then relaxation as there seems no end in sight to the winter months. Then January […]

ARTS & CULTURE | Featured Artist: Living in the Flow with Al-Lisa Tresierra McKay

ARTS & CULTURE | Featured Artist: Living in the Flow with Al-Lisa Tresierra McKay

By Lisa Bland — Artists and visionaries throughout the ages have stood at the edges of worlds unseen—gatekeepers to parallel universes, reminding us of the myths, dreamscapes, and mysteries that exist within and around us in every moment, yet lie just beyond our reach. The trust and courage required to stand fully and authentically in […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Carbon Conscious Travel

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Carbon Conscious Travel

By Lisa Bland — Dear Readers, The darkest days of winter are gone and although there’s no sign of green life stirring under the heavy blanket of snow, the light is returning. I notice my plants reaching higher towards the window, seeking the sun, waiting out the days until they’ll be transported outside. In the […]

SCIENCE MATTERS | Philippines Tragedy Shows Urgency of Warsaw Climate Summit

SCIENCE MATTERS | Philippines Tragedy Shows Urgency of Warsaw Climate Summit

By David Suzuki — As people in the Philippines struggle with devastation and death from the worst storm to hit land in recorded history, world leaders met in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss the climate crisis. “What my country is going through as a result of this extreme climate event is madness. The climate crisis is […]

LOCAL FOODS | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | Life with Honey Bees: We’re in this Together

LOCAL FOODS | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | Life with Honey Bees: We’re in this Together

By Diane Dunaway — The relationship between humans and honey bees goes back a long way. Cave art from an estimated 8,000 years ago shows a honey-gatherer risking life and limb in pursuit of a sweet reward. Bees and flowers go back even further in their connection. They’ve co-evolved for over 10 million years. The […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Dreamhealer: Quantum Realities

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Dreamhealer: Quantum Realities

By Lisa Bland — Dear Readers, I can’t believe we’ve already entered the heart of winter and the shortest, darkest days of the year. Although it’s been fairly moderate so far, it still seems like the change in the weather dropped in out of the blue. The scramble for winter tires, snow shovels, snow scrapers, […]

POLICY | CETA is a Bad Deal for Canada

POLICY | CETA is a Bad Deal for Canada

By Van Andruss — On October 18, after four years of negotiations, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, signed a “tentative” CETA agreement in Brussels. CETA stands for Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, and is said by Harper to be the biggest trade deal Canada has ever made, […]

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | LOCAL FOODS | Working Partners at Bella Coola Seafoods add Value to Local Fish

FEATURED GREEN BUSINESS | LOCAL FOODS | Working Partners at Bella Coola Seafoods add Value to Local Fish

By Sage Birchwater — Tucked away in the specialty fish section of Margetts Meats in Williams Lake are the delectable salmon products of Bella Coola Seafoods. One taste of half-smoked spring salmon fillets will have you hooked. However, the other products like regular spring or chum fillets and steaks or ready-to-eat hot-smoked salmon will have […]

SCIENCE MATTERS | IPCC Report Shows Action on Climate Change is Critical

SCIENCE MATTERS | IPCC Report Shows Action on Climate Change is Critical

 By David Suzuki — The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just released the first of four chapters of its Fifth Assessment Report. It shows scientists are more certain now than in 2007 when the Fourth Assessment was released that humans are largely responsible for global warming – mainly by burning fossil fuels and cutting down […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | HEALTH ISSUES | SPIRITUALITY | Healing Mysteries

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | HEALTH ISSUES | SPIRITUALITY | Healing Mysteries

By Lisa Bland — Dear Readers, Fall is but a memory now, and with it the spectacular display of colour and beauty around us. As the cool breath of winter creeps across the countryside, mist rises from lakes and forests and morning frost covers the ground for longer each day. It’s time to get used […]

CHILDREN | Celebrating Children on Universal Children’s Day

CHILDREN | Celebrating Children on Universal Children’s Day

By Jessica Kirby — If we want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” – Abigail Van Buren November 20 marks Universal Children’s Day, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954 to encourage global recognition and understanding of issues that compromise the emotional, physical, and spiritual […]

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | An Interview with Herb Hammond on Changes in Forest Policy

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | An Interview with Herb Hammond on Changes in Forest Policy

By Van Andruss — Over the years it has been my privilege to know Herb Hammond. Herb has devoted his career to promoting ecosystem-based forestry. In 1992, he and Susan Hammond created the Silva Forest Foundation. Since then the Foundation has worked to create ecosystem-based conservation plans and ecosystem maps with many communities throughout Canada. […]

ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | SHARK ATTACK !?!

ECO TOURISM & TRAVEL | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | SHARK ATTACK !?!

By Chuck Handy — I don’t know about you, but I grew up with a fear of sharks. In my mind they were all voracious eaters of human beings. There is just something about the way I was brought up that made it all true in my mind. So the first time I went on […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Fall Mushroom Foraging

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Fall Mushroom Foraging

By Lisa Bland — Dear Readers, Fall is a wonderful time of year. Although the glorious summer days are hard to say goodbye to, as the mornings get cooler and frost lingers on the ground, there is the cozy feeling of retreat from heightened activity that comes with the shortening of the days. Thoughts turn […]

BECOMING WASTE WISE | The Williams Lake and Area Regional Landfill

BECOMING WASTE WISE | The Williams Lake and Area Regional Landfill

By Tera Grady — Part of the Cariboo Regional District’s Solid Waste Info Series: The garbage from Williams Lake and area, including 150 Mile House, Horsefly, Wildwood, McLeese, Frost Creek, Chimney Lake, Alexis Creek, and Riske Creek, is disposed of at the Cariboo Regional District’s (CRD) Gibraltar Landfill. Two to four loads of waste are […]

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | Wild Forests

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | Wild Forests

By Ray Grigg — Real forests are wild. The forests of human contrivance are tree farms, plantations, monocultures, timber supply areas. Such clusters of trees may superficially appear to be real forests, but they are less complex, less organic, less living, and therefore, less enduring. And they were handicapped by their beginnings. Instead of originating […]

FITNESS | CHILDREN | HEALTH ISSUES | Creating Change for the Future: Why Movement Matters

FITNESS | CHILDREN | HEALTH ISSUES | Creating Change for the Future: Why Movement Matters

By Melissa LaPointe — Movement is vital to life. Yes, there are the more obvious health benefits of exercise – combating obesity, heart disease and diabetes; building strength, balance, and flexibility; improved breathing, and increased circulation that aids digestion and keeps the organs healthy. But there’s so much more. When we move using large muscle […]

STEWARDSHIP | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | The Mighty Fraser: A River to Experience

STEWARDSHIP | ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | The Mighty Fraser: A River to Experience

By Lisa Bland — The Fraser River, designated a Canadian Heritage River in 1998, is the largest river in BC and has the most productive salmon fishery in the world. Its headwaters begin at Mount Robson in the Rocky Mountains and it empties some 1400 km later into the Strait of Georgia in Vancouver. BC’s […]

SPIRITUALITY | Giving Thanks in Abundance

SPIRITUALITY | Giving Thanks in Abundance

By Jessica Kirby — Long before Martin Forbisher and the Forbisher Expedition celebrated Canada’s first Thanksgiving to commemorate successfully reaching what is now Newfoundland during attempts to find the Northwest Passage in 1578, native people held ceremonies in honour of the harvest and a sense of security heading into winter. In Europe, ancient festivities celebrated […]

SCIENCE | HEALTH ISSUES | Cellphones and Health

SCIENCE | HEALTH ISSUES | Cellphones and Health

By Dr. Joel Moskowitz — In the last issue we explored the potential hazards of electromagnetic radiation from iPad use. We learned about warnings from the European parliaments and doctors’ associations in various countries, and discussed the differences between pulsed digital wireless signals and continuous analogue radio waves. This time we are pleased to invite […]

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Zirnhelt Ranch

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Zirnhelt Ranch

Zirnhelt Ranch • Producers of Grassfed & Finished Beef • Pasture Raised Pork • Welcome to the Zirnhelt Ranch, a family owned and operated ranch located in Beaver Valley BC.  Beaver Valley is a lush agricultural oasis located in the western foothills of the Cariboo Mountains near the city of Williams Lake.   The climate is ideally suited for grazing cattle […]

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Williams Lake Food Policy Council

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Williams Lake Food Policy Council

Williams Lake Food Policy Council • Growing The Seeds Of Change! • Building a strong local food economy and promoting a healthy and sustainable community – Increase access to local food, build food growing skills, support local farmers & producers grow healthy communities, support Sustainable Community Planning. Mission – To develop food security policies and a strategic action plan […]

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | The Williams Lake Water Factory

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | The Williams Lake Water Factory

The Williams Lake Water Factory • Pure Bottled Water, Home & Office Delivery  Come see us on Toonie Tuesday! Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm   Phone: 250 398-5201 Facebook: The Williams Lake Water Factory   Address: 955 S. Mackenzie Ave Williams Lake, BC.  V2G 3X9  

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Sta-Well Health Foods

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Sta-Well Health Foods

Sta-Well Health Foods • Organic Foods • Water Distillers • Natural Medicines • Emergency Freeze Dried Foods • Whether you need supplements for health or organic food for dinner, Sta Well Health Foods Store has the items you need. We service Williams Lake and surrounding and are the only health food store that services the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. We drive […]

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Smashin’ Smoothies

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Smashin’ Smoothies

Smashin’ Smoothies • Smoothie & Juice Bar • Fast Food • Vegan & Vegetarian • Smashin’ Smoothies provides a fast and healthy alternative to most fast food restuarants. Organic Smoothies, fresh made juices, espresso and coffee and of course some snacks Hours: Mon – Fri: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm Sat: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Facebook: Smashin’ Smoothies Address: 102-41, […]

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | The Scout Island Nature Centre

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | The Scout Island Nature Centre

The Scout Island Nature Centre • Nature on the city’s doorstep:  Bird sanctuary, arboretum, trails, Nature House, natural history programs for children and adults. The Scout Island Nature Centre is a community centre for people and wildlife. It is a nature sanctuary where living things and their habitat are protected. Considered an important wildlife viewing area in […]

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | San Jose Cattle Company

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | San Jose Cattle Company

San Jose Cattle Company • Sustainable Agriculture, Raised Naturally/Local Beef, No antibiotics, hormones, chemical fertilizers or herbicides. Phone: 250 296-4592 Clint and Karen Thompson

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Rona Home Centre

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Rona Home Centre

Rona Home Centre • Home Improvement “ECO” cleaning & gardening products, LED bulbs & energy-efficient building products.  Responsible disposal available for recycling of paint, stain, CFLs, batteries, saw blades & more. Website: rona.ca Address: 298 Proctor St, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1S1 Phone:(250) 392-7767   BUSINESS HOURS Monday – Friday: 07:30 – 18:00 Saturday: 08:00 – 18:00 Sunday: 09:00 […]

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Potato House Sustainable Community Society

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Potato House Sustainable Community Society

Potato House Sustainable Community Society · The Potato House Project is a community initiative to rehabilitate one of the last standing downtown heritage houses at 48 Borland Street in Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada. Starting as a coffeehouse meeting of entrepreneurs, only 6 months later we are working towards purchasing the building to create a Centre for […]

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | The Hobbit House

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | The Hobbit House

The Hobbit House • Shopping & Retail Juice Bar, Natural Products, Essential Oils, Teas, Crystals, Gemstones, and more. Unique Things for Unique Souls. Hours: Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm   Phone:(250) 392-7599 Facebook: The Hobbit House   Address:  71 1 Ave S Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H4        

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Halls Organics

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Halls Organics

Halls Organics · Since 1997 Garden Center · Health Food Store · Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning Halls Organics was started 14 years ago to educate the public on how they can better themselves and lives in all sorts of ways whether it be emotionally, physically or mentally by going back to the traditional ways of […]

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | The Gecko Tree Cafe and Catering

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | The Gecko Tree Cafe and Catering

The Gecko Tree Cafe and Catering · Food, Cafe & Catering Breakfast, brunch, sandwiches, vegan and vegetarian. Coffee, live music, specialty baking, and special occasion cakes. Find us on Facebook here. Hours: Tue – Fri: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm Sat: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm   Address: 54 Mackenzie Ave N Williams Lake, BC V2G 4S8 […]

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Flying Coyote Ranch

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Flying Coyote Ranch

Flying Coyote Ranch • Grass-fed Angus beef – Ingrid Kallman and Troy Forcier. No shots, no hormones, organic fertilizer By the quarter or side, hamburger. Phone: 250 296-4755 

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | earthRight Solar

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | earthRight Solar

earthRight Solar · Renewable Energy Solutions, Eco-Friendly Products, Composting Toilets Solareagle offers several specially priced pre-packaged options for home power generation. We will walk you through the entire process including connection diagrams and schematics. We also offer full installation services anywhere in the Cariboo Region. Solareagle carries a full range of off the grid options including lighting, micro- hydro, water filters […]

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Debbie Irvine B.Sc. | Registered Holistic Nutritionist

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Debbie Irvine B.Sc. | Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Debbie Irvine B.Sc. (Agr.) RHN · Registered Holistic Nutritionist SPRINGHOUSE GARDENS Organically grown market garden veggies; Grass fed/finished beef – no hormones, no GMOs, no grain, no antibiotics. Enquiries welcome. Phone: 250-392-9418 Email: springhousedebbie@thelakebc.ca

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Day Spa Champagne

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Day Spa Champagne

Day Spa Champagne · Spa, Beauty, & Personal Care Quiet, relaxing, personalized atmosphere. A Zen experience. Four Types Massage, Reflexology, Manicures/Pedicures & More. Products: Aubrey Organics SoapWorks/SpaRitual. Local feather & semi-precious stone jewelry. Address: 124 2 Ave N, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z6 Phone:(250) 305-1249

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Dandelion Living

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Dandelion Living

Dandelion Living · Clothing & Home Local, Original, Fair Trade, Hand Made, Organic goodness for baby, home, gifts, and togs for humans and their offspring. Look Good. Feel Good. Be Good. All Dandelion Living products have been sourced from manufacturers that are committed to the environment and being fair with the people that produce their wares. […]

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Cleanway Supply Inc. Williams Lake

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Cleanway Supply Inc. Williams Lake

Cleanway Supply Inc · Williams Lake · Since 1983 our goal at Cleanway Supply Inc. has been to supply solutions to our customer’s problems while at the same time maintaining a level of service, quality and value unmatched in the industry. To achieve this, we are always improving our service and product choices. At Cleanway, we are […]

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Cariboo Growers Co-Op Stores

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Cariboo Growers Co-Op Stores

  Cariboo Growers Co-Op Stores · The store is operated by the Growers Co-operative of the Cariboo-Chilcotin, a not-for-profit Farmers Cooperative made up of local farmers and ranchers who live in the region.  As a Community Co-op, our purpose is to link local consumers with local producers to provide broader access to local foods on a […]

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Canadian Tire

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Canadian Tire

Canadian Tire · Williams Lake · Recycling Initiatives Renewable Energy Solutions Organic Cleaning Products: Blue Planet, Green Works, Method, Nature Clean, Seventh Generation     Address: 1050 South Lakeside Drive Williams Lake, BC V2G 3A6 Store: 250-392-3303 Auto Service:250-392-3697 Website: www.canadiantire.ca  

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Bean Counter Bistro and Coffee Bar

THE GREEN COLLECTIVE | Bean Counter Bistro and Coffee Bar

The Bean Counter Bistro and Coffee Bar · The Bean Counter Bistro is a cozy coffee house and food bar located in the heart of Williams Lake, British Columbia. We offer a wide variety of locally grown and harvested goodies, and serve beverages produced with ingredients local to British Columbia. Everything we make is made with […]

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