October - November 2014


“Ho! for the leaves that eddy down, Crumpled yellow and withered brown, Hither and yonder and up the street And trampled under the passing feet; Swirling, billowing, drifting by, With a whisper soft and a rustling sigh, Starting aloft to windy ways, Telling the coming of bonfire days.” Words: Grace Strickler Dawson. Photo: Tammy Luciow



In This Issue



Cranbrook Hill Greenway: Prince George’s greener transportation corridor

Greenways—a vegetation belt intended to maintain foliage while encouraging pedestrian use—are increasingly common in urban areas.

👤Nancy Alexander


The bitter side of sweetness: Struggling with obsessive eating disorder

Lisa sits across from me in a Smithers coffee shop, sipping a caramel macchiato.

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood


Up the Clore: Shifting landscapes on a projected pipeline route

“Let’s go up the Clore,” one of the boys suggested one evening at yacht club—an informal weekly gathering at Terrace’s Back Eddy Pub.

👤Al Lehmann


Northern landscapes on the big screen:  Local filmmakers raise awareness through imagery

In a place where our day-to-day lives are lived between a vast network of grand landscapes, it’s easy to appreciate the North’s natural environment.

👤Alicia Bridges


Artists put creative talent toward social justice

A crowd files through the narrow entrance to the Old Church in Smithers, one by one unpeeling layers of sweaters and coats that protected them from the cold.

👤Alicia Bridges


Winterizing northern gardens:  Pull ’em out, turn ’em over, tuck ’em in.

“Farmer’s Almanac says it’s going to be a cold winter.”

👤Norma Kerby


The poetry of politics

The activities of university English departments used to be to hunker down and study the classics: to read and analyze literature.

👤Rob Budde


Brian’s fly pattern for landing steelhead

To many fly fishers, steelheads are the ultimate quarry.

👤Brian Smith


Ten years already? We couldn’t have done it without you!

Light the candles and roll out the cake: Northword Magazine is celebrating its 10th anniversary as BC’s top read!

👤Joanne Campbell


Oil-by-rail terminal in Rupert could jeopardize salmon and seafood

We northerners fought for and achieved a de facto north coast ban on oil tankers.

👤Louanne Roth