Touring the Subarctic is amazing, though not for the faint-hearted! It’s nerve wracking, sitting in folding canvas seats in tiny planes tossed about in bad weather. But the people of NWT are warm and friendly, the children delightful and the communities fascinating. I was escorted along the great Mackenzie River, (the Sahtu area), by Janine Hoff and Adam Hill from Hay River Library system. Both know the north and were prepared for all variables—and variables we had. The B&B booked in Fort Good Hope had run out of fuel, so we couldn’t stay there. Strong […]
Director of Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute “buzzing” about Nicholas Read’s City Critters
Nicholas Read’s new Spring 2012 title, City Critters: Wildlife in the Urban Jungle, was mentioned in this week’s “Culture Vultures” recommendations list in the Chicago Reader! In the column, Seth Magle, director of the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute said,
We hope you’ll join fantastic local authors and illustrators Eva Campbell, Mary Elizabeth Nelson, Kari Jones, Robin Stevenson, Tom Ryan, John Wilson and Mark Zuehlke as they launch their new books tonight at Union Pacific Coffee Shop in Victoria.
What a great venue for a book launch! John Lekich will launch his new new novel, The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls, at Vancouver’s Books to Cooks on Friday, May 11, at 6:00pm. The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls follows fifteen-year-old Henry Holloway. Henry isn’t immoral, he’s just hungry. His mother died when he was nine, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Andy and his friends, all amiable small-time crooks. When Uncle Andy is sent to prison, Henry takes up residence in an abandoned tree house in order to escape the notice of Social Services. […]
Congratulations to the Orca pod! We have been awarded a LiveSmart BC Certificate for the actions we have taken to improve our energy efficiency in the office. Over the past year, we’ve started composting our kitchen waste and all paper towels, implemented a sustainable purchase plan for office supplies, developed a more comprehensive recycling program, switched to reusable mugs and committed to turning of lights and heat when they are not in use. And what’s next? Well, we’re planning to instal low-flow aerators on our taps, insulate our hot water pipes, hot water heaters and storage tanks […]
When drafting up a plan for your leisure time this weekend be sure to include some green activities because this Sunday is Earth Day 2012! Earth Day, an annual event celebrated worldwide every April 22, is an opportunity for people of all ages to take positive actions towards the preservation of our delicate natural environment.