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Montezuma-Life’s a Jungle!

Montezuma-Life’s a Jungle!

by Nancy Van Veen “Pura vida” ~ Costa Rican expression meaning ‘Pure life’ Having survived the perilous journey on an insanely narrow road, along an impossibly steep cliff, packed like sardines in an airless, rickety bus, the violent thunder storm th
Seniors and their vintage cars: Jerry and Vicky Wallin

Seniors and their vintage cars: Jerry and Vicky Wallin

Story submitted by Dick Parkes.

Calling the salmon home

By Bonnie Klohn, KFPC Food Policy Lead The Wild Salmon Caravan is an Indigenous-led event where participants travel from the Salish Seas to the Adam’s River.
Made in B.C. bucket list

Made in B.C. bucket list

By Teresa the Traveler When I was asked to write a bucket list for British Columbia I thought how could I possibly reduce all the incredible things to see in B.C. into a short list? Finding a hidden gem in B.C.
Nomad Nan's Trippy Tales: Bratislava & Devin Castle

Nomad Nan's Trippy Tales: Bratislava & Devin Castle

By Nancy Van Veen It was stressful arriving at the hectic train station in Bratislava. No taxis were available and few people spoke English. The eventual taxi ride made it all worthwhile.
Polling the pollinators: How citizen science informs beneficial garden planning

Polling the pollinators: How citizen science informs beneficial garden planning

By Elaine Sedgman, KFPC Guest Writer I peer into a rose blossom to see whether there might be a hairy belly or a pollen pants bee foraging on the pollen. Ah! It’s a honeybee, a non-native bee to North America.

Happy 100th Gerry Glover!

By Moneca Jantzen Canada isn’t the only one celebrating a birthday this July 1st weekend. Longtime Kamloops resident Gerry Glover is preparing to celebrate her 100th birthday alongside family and friends from all over the nation.

Wildlife Express Volunteer Society celebrates 40 years

Submitted by Victoria Bentley, The Wildlife Express Volunteer Society Who in Kamloops and through the surrounding area has not had a ride on the “Wildlife Express” miniature train at the Kamloops Wildlife Park? Do you know how long the train has been
Nomad Nan's Trippy Tales: Glorious Galapagos

Nomad Nan's Trippy Tales: Glorious Galapagos

By Nancy Van Veen “In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” - Charles Darwin Arriving on the Galapagos Islands feels like landing on another planet.

Weather forecasters don’t feel anyone’s pain

By Trudy Frisk “I’d shoot the TV,” stated my sister, “if I wasn’t afraid of the flying glass!” She was reacting to the nightly weather report and she’s not alone.