Win a Ski Trip To Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke Pic 1Monday, December 1, 2014

Today is the first day of our big “Win A Trip to Revelstoke Mountain Resort” contest.

Shop in person between December 1st and December 24th and drop a ballot in our Super Prize draw box and you could win a ski trip for two to Revelstoke BC! Includes airfare, shuttle connections, 5 nights accommodation at The Pines B&B and 4 days ski passes at Revelstoke Mountain Resort – dates to be confirmed and some restrictions apply. Read the rest of this entry

Troubleshooting – Wet Sleeping Bag

Nothing to do with this article really, but interesting.

This is an Exped Waterbloc sleeping bag just floating in a pond.

Ok, so you’ve managed to completely soak your sleeping bag while on a trip … it fell in the river, got left out in the rain, a moose pee’d on it or whatever. What do you do now?

One of the first things to consider is what you’re going to do tonight, at bed time. That soaked bag isn’t going to do you much good I’m afraid. Hopefully you have a sleeping pad and tent still available. Dress up in all Read the rest of this entry

Nikwax Tent & Gear Solarproofing

NIK TentNikwax concentrated Tent & Gear Solarproof improves water repellency and increases fabrics protection against UV degradation. Use it this spring for a summer of care-free camping.

Maintains the water repellency of tents and outdoor gear.  Protects tents and gear against UV degradation
One application can double the effective life of gear
Gear dries quickly for packing away

Easy to use. 150ml of this concentrate makes 350ml. $15.95

New and Returning Titles from Lone Pine Publishing

How do Lake and Rivers impact our Health?

ImageNew research has found that ‘blue space’ including sea, rivers, lakes and even urban water features can have a positive impact on well-being, writes Tim Smedley

Most of us recognize the calming effect of a walk by the river or along a beach. Victorian doctors used to prescribe the “sea air” as a cure for an assortment of agues and ailments. Read the rest of this entry

Sitting is the new Smoking …

 

Richard LouvRichard Louv is Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network. He is the author of eight books, including “The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age” and “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder” which have been translated into 12 languages and published in 17 countries.

Sitting is the new smoking. That’s a useful new buzz-phrase for what some health experts are calling the “pandemic of inactivity.” Read the rest of this entry

Staying Warm and Safe in Canadian Winters

Red CrossThere’s a snowstorm today, and I’m fighting off a bit of a cold at home.  My thoughts have turned to staying warm while enjoying winter activities.  I did a quick scan of the web and found some good information from the Canadian Red Cross and I’ve reproduced it here for your benefit ~ Ed. Read the rest of this entry

Pale Blue Blobs Invade, Freeze, Then Vanish

January 30, 2013 2:11 PM

It’s a lake, yes. But it’s also a bomb. Those pale blue blobs, stacked like floating pancakes down at the bottom of this photograph? They’re astonishingly beautiful, yes, but they can be dangerous.

Abraham Lake Full

Courtesy of Emmanuel Coupe Kalomiris

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Beyond BIAs in the Beach

 

East York Mirror

by Joanna Lavoie

While there are three BIAs in the Beach-Riverdale area, there are also a number of pockets where local business owners and residents have come together to support their local business communities through a range of grassroots models.

KRVBC Pic

Members of the KRVBC executive committee are treasurer Carolyn Pitre, left, president Norm Spence, secretary Ginny Huebsch and vice president Ellen Braganca.

For instance, merchants along Kingston Road from Hannaford Street to Fallingbrook Road have decided that a BIA isn’t for them.

About 12 years ago, area retailers who have set up shop along a charming retail strip made up of mostly independent stores and restaurants came together to form their own business group, known as the Kingston Road Village Business Association (KRVBA). Read the rest of this entry

Interesting Benefits of Outdoor Play For Children

Louise-Hart

Play times were good times when I was a kid whether I was roller skating, chasing my playmates, or exploring my surroundings. One of my favorite memories is of a snake hunt; not many girls knew how to catch garter snakes with their bare hands!

Summertime meant being outdoors for hours on end-climbing trees, swinging on vines, entertaining ourselves, and finding solace in nature. We improvised our own play and made up our own rules. It was a magical time of freedom, exploration, and make-believe. Read the rest of this entry

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