Outdoors

Campbell River Chef Jade Berg stars in the new series Chefs Vs. Wild, which was filmed on Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Hulu

Campbell River chef takes on the wild for Disney+ series

Four nights in the woods taught chef Jade Berg about ‘embracing the suck’

 

Police in Nanaimo are looking for the vehicle and driver that destroyed a wooden patio in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter early Wednesday, June 8. (Photo courtesy the Breakfast Nook)

Street-side patio destroyed at Breakfast Nook restaurant in Nanaimo

Debris field, but little evidence left behind after vehicle crashed through wooden patio

 

Police in Nanaimo are looking for the vehicle and driver that destroyed a wooden patio in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter early on June 8. (Photo courtesy the Breakfast Nook)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for the vehicle and driver that destroyed a wooden patio in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter early on June 8. (Photo courtesy the Breakfast Nook)
A man was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after falling from a cliff at Pipers Lagoon Park in Nanaimo on Monday, April 11. (News Bulletin file photo)

Senior airlifted to hospital after falling off cliff at Nanaimo’s Pipers Lagoon

Man fell 18 metres onto rocks, firefighters conducted rope rescue

A man was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after falling from a cliff at Pipers Lagoon Park in Nanaimo on Monday, April 11. (News Bulletin file photo)
School District 69 (Qualicum) sign at 100 Jensen Ave. in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)
School District 69 (Qualicum) sign at 100 Jensen Ave. in Parksville. (PQB News file photo)
Nanaimo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue were called by B.C. Ambulance for assistance to airlift an injured woman from the Nanaimo River to an ambulance Tuesday. (Photo: Holly Pulvermacher, Nanaimo Search and Rescue)

Woman with serious injuries airlifted from Nanaimo River

Nanaimo Search and Rescue assisted by North Shore Rescue Tuesday at swimming hole south of Nanaimo

Nanaimo Search and Rescue and North Shore Rescue were called by B.C. Ambulance for assistance to airlift an injured woman from the Nanaimo River to an ambulance Tuesday. (Photo: Holly Pulvermacher, Nanaimo Search and Rescue)
Now anglers can use what Davies describes as a quick and convenient electronic method to record their catch, under NRLS.

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

  • Apr 3, 2021
Now anglers can use what Davies describes as a quick and convenient electronic method to record their catch, under NRLS.
The Walking Curriculum gets students outside and connecting with nature. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

‘Walking Curriculum’ crafted by former Vancouver Islander surges in popularity

The outdoor curriculum encourages students to connect with the natural world

The Walking Curriculum gets students outside and connecting with nature. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Carihi Fly Fishing Club is touted as an example of incorporating the outdoors into the education curriculum in SD72. Photo submitted.

Vancouver Island educators embrace outdoor education and learning outdoors

SD72 schools taking students outside to learn what is normally taught in an indoor classroom

The Carihi Fly Fishing Club is touted as an example of incorporating the outdoors into the education curriculum in SD72. Photo submitted.
Several Kid’s Don’t Float PFD stations are located throughout the Shuswap. (File photo)

Column: No reason to not have life-jackets on board

The bottom line when it comes to life-jackets or PFDs is that they save lives

  • Sep 11, 2020
Several Kid’s Don’t Float PFD stations are located throughout the Shuswap. (File photo)
Benjamin Pinch passed through Penticton, on his west-east walk across Canada. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

700km in on a walk across Canada, B.C. man passes through Okanagan

Benjamin Pinch talks dropping everything to fulfill his lifelong dream of walking across the country

Benjamin Pinch passed through Penticton, on his west-east walk across Canada. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Adventure Smart BC is asking all British Columbians to explore within their own community, instead of venturing to other regions, as well as create space for users on trails in order to practise physical distancing and wear personal protective equipment – such as masks – when necessary. (BC SAR photo)

B.C. sees spike in search and rescue calls ahead of COVID-19 restrictions easing

Search and rescue groups, made up of volunteers, risk contracting COVID-19 when they rescue strangers

Adventure Smart BC is asking all British Columbians to explore within their own community, instead of venturing to other regions, as well as create space for users on trails in order to practise physical distancing and wear personal protective equipment – such as masks – when necessary. (BC SAR photo)
AdventureSmart outreach educators Natasha Penner and Eddie Fast speak with Tofino resident Dakota Cooney at the Tofino Public Market on June 1 as part of a week’s worth of AdventureSmart educational events that included visits to schools and workshops. (Andrew Bailey / Westerly News)

Are you ready for a safe adventure

Ambassadors breaching outdoor safety around Vancouver Island

AdventureSmart outreach educators Natasha Penner and Eddie Fast speak with Tofino resident Dakota Cooney at the Tofino Public Market on June 1 as part of a week’s worth of AdventureSmart educational events that included visits to schools and workshops. (Andrew Bailey / Westerly News)
Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films

Hobby becomes career with mountain biking videos at Revel Co.

  • Oct 1, 2018
Documentary Filmmaker Rupert Walker Creates Sports Action Films
Campbell River Search and Rescue has seen a change in the types of calls it responds to over the last few years. Their volunteers now spend more time rescuing people than searching for missing persons and many of the rescues are serious enough to require helicopters. Photo courtesy CRSAR

The Three T’s, the Ten Essentials and being prepared for the Great Outdoors

Be Prepared. It’s the old Scout motto and it should serve as…

Campbell River Search and Rescue has seen a change in the types of calls it responds to over the last few years. Their volunteers now spend more time rescuing people than searching for missing persons and many of the rescues are serious enough to require helicopters. Photo courtesy CRSAR