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Mushrooms in Stanley Park


Sunday, September 11th, 2016 — 10:14am PDT
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This post has been contributed by Michael Murray, Communications Volunteer with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”). I have been following SPES since I moved into the West End over a decade ago and I have been a member for four years. I wanted to offer the team an opportunity to share their news, events, […]

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Iona Beach


Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 — 10:15am PDT
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The Vancouver Airport Authority in partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium will be holding the annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Iona Beach on Sunday, September 18th. Last year the volunteer-driven event had over 300 people show up to help remove over 700kg of waste from the shorelines! Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at Iona Beach Where: […]

Never Flush Wipes: My Morning at a Metro Vancouver Wastewater Pump Station


Thursday, July 14th, 2016 — 9:14am PDT
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It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it! On a bright and sunny summer morning I met up with a team of Metro Vancouver workers and engineers at Metro Vancouver’s Port Moody Pump Station and I’m not going to lie; I expected it to smell a lot worse than it did. The station, […]

Alpine Blossom Festival at Sun Peaks


Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 — 9:41am PDT
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Sun Peaks is hosting one of the most Instagrammable festivals around at the end of the month. The Alpine Blossom Festival combines music, entertainment, yoga, outdoor movies, and those wonderful bouncy castles, with the enjoyment of the natural beauty that springs to life in the alpine at this time of year. Alpine Blossom Festival at […]

The Big and the Small of It in Stanley Park


Sunday, July 10th, 2016 — 11:11am PDT
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This post has been contributed by Kathleen Stormont, Communications Specialist with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”). I have been following SPES since I moved into the West End over a decade ago and I have been a member for four years. I wanted to offer the team an opportunity to share their news, events, […]

Burns Bog Fire


Monday, July 4th, 2016 — 9:38am PDT
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On Sunday afternoon, smoke billowed from Burns Bog, a 3,500 hectare ombrotrophic peat bog in Delta. It could be seen from the Fraser Valley to the North Shore, with ash falling in Delta and Surrey, and many Vancouverites (myself included) woke in the wee hours of the morning due to an overwhelming wildfire smell Downtown. […]