Our Columns

48 weeks 4 days ago

March/April 2016

Read Joe Foy's Wild Times column in the Watershed Sentinel, as he examines the wilderness roots of BC Sasquatch stories.

49 weeks 4 days ago

By Peter McCartney
The Georgia Straight
March 4, 2016

I’ve had a lot of inspiring moments around Howe Sound: taking in stunning mountain views from the top of the Stawamus Chief or dipping my feet in Browning Lake after a long hike. But my experience this past weekend blew them all away.

1 year 4 weeks ago
January/February 2016
 
Read Joe Foy's Wild Times column in the Watershed Sentinel, as he writes about how people's interest in human monuments and Nature's monuments are all about our facination with time.

1 year 13 weeks ago
November/December 2015
 
Read Joe Foy's Wild Times column in the Watershed Sentinel, as he calls for new laws to prevent BC mining companies from submerging their toxic tailings in the province's salmon headwaters. 

1 year 14 weeks ago

By Eoin Madden
Huffington Post
November, 11 2015

I remember standing beside a festering pool of "processed" water from a fracking drill site outside Hudson's Hope in northeast British Columbia. It was toxic water that was used by the gas industry to smash shale rock at high pressure and extract the fuel. My eyes hurt and my lungs burned from the oppressive air surrounding the pool (watch the video here). This isn't the natural gas from your grandparents' era -- we are in a new and extreme energy age.

1 year 22 weeks ago
September/October 2015
 
Read Joe Foy's Wild Times column in the Watershed Sentinel, as he considers the benifits of the Tsilhqot'in Nation's Dasiqox Tribal Park.

1 year 24 weeks ago

By Torrance Coste
Times Colonist
September 2, 2015

The rain that arrived last weekend was a welcome relief for the rivers and streams on Vancouver Island. But for one valley, the wet weather could be a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

1 year 29 weeks ago

By Torrance Coste
Rabble.ca
July 28, 2015

On July 5, 2015, I woke up just after dawn. It was early, but I didn't feel tired or disoriented. I stepped out on my deck and saw it wasn't 5 a.m.-dim at all.

It was cloudy, and the clouds were orange.

I grabbed my phone, and after noticing the time -- 9:30 -- I saw my Twitter and Facebook feeds lighting up with "Smoke Posts."

1 year 31 weeks ago
July/August 2015
 
Read Joe Foy's Wild Times column in the Watershed Sentinel, as he makes the case that the Site C dam project is one of many crimes against First Nations.

1 year 32 weeks ago

By Eoin Madden
The Georgia Straight
July 10, 2015

This summer, B.C.’s forest fire season arrived a month early—and with a ferocity not witnessed in our lifetime. While struggling to breathe the smoke-filled air in Metro Vancouver this week, I’ve been reminded of the predictions made by experts who say that climate change will make this “freak” situation the new normal.