December 2015 - January 2016

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In This Issue

Have Sticks, Will Travel: Exploring the North on skis

My breath hangs in frozen bursts and dissipates behind me

👤Emily Bulmer

The Unplanned Exodus: Smithers opens doors for refugee families

Every morning, Akram Khalil and Montaha Awil awake to social media.

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood

Winter Cities: Designing communities for whatever way the wind blows

Whoever built my former house did not know or understand the direction of the prevailing wind or how drifts are formed.

👤Norma Kerby

Forging Into the Past: Camp worker re-ignites a family tradition in blacksmithing

“Hey, does that smithy work?” Curtis Hampton asked a summer student at Terrace’s Heritage Park Museum three years ago.

👤Kelsey Wiebe

Winter blues and good hobbies

It’s happened to me every year for the past 50: that lonesome feeling I get when my favourite lakes and rivers have worn me out and gone to sleep for the winter.

👤Brian Smith

Petronas and Lelu Island: The cutting edge of LNG in BC? (Commentary/Op Ed)

Wrapped in north coast fog, a small island in the Skeena River estuary 15 km south of Prince Rupert has become a lightning rod for Christy Clark’s strained liquefied natural gas (LNG) ambitions.

👤Greg Horne

On the Wedzin Kwa

Indigenous solidarity begins with recognition of land rights and respect for the host culture.

👤Rob Budde

What brings you home?

What brought you here, to this place you call home?

👤Joanne Campbell

December 2015 Cartoon

​Oh, that? It's his 'El Nino' medallion. He's the patron saint of kids who don't want to wear their winter coats. it's supposed to ward off hypothermia.

👤Hans Saefkow

The stuff in stuffing: A health conundrum

Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book (1950) offers this recipe:

👤Charlynn Toews