The quest of morrels

Imagine finding yourself alone in a burned forest where grizzlies live, a 50 poounds bag, your car 5 km away and some 500 meters lower; you must surely be a mushroom picker. In 1858, British Columbia was founded as a result of the Fraser Valley Gold Rush, but the forest industry is now the heart of its business. In between the Rockies and the coast, this Canadian province is a huge forest. A boreal forest …

Salt Spring Dollar, a local currency in Canada

On the road, we tried to meet local currency projects, unfortunately time made its effect and older projects have not resisted. The Toronto Dollars ended in 2012 due to lack of use, the one in Vancouver did not meet great interest, while the Calgary Dollars we met ran out of steam and tried to redefine itself in order to find users. It is therefore with great interest that we headed to this small island which …

Our visit with the Cowichan Valley transition group, Vancouver Island, Canada

Saturday 13 of October, we meet Sandy and Jane, two engage women who are involved in the Cowichan Valley Transition Group. Sitting at the table of a small local café, next to the farmer’s market which takes place every Saturday morning, we explore through various questions the development of this transition group. Presentation of Sandy and Jane No weather condition scares Sandy, at 67, to travel year-round by bike in the Cowichan Valley. Even when …

(Français) “Trees planting” explication d’un métier et retour sur expérience

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. La Colombie-Britannique, province la plus à l’ouest du Canada, est la terre des montagnes Rocheuses et des forêts à perte de vue. Une grande partie de son économie est basée sur l’industrie forestière ; bois de construction, papiers, etc. Tout ce qui peut …

(Français) Barkerville; la création de la Colombie-Britannique

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. C’est à cause de son attrait que la conquête de l’Ouest américain s’est faite. Il valait tellement la peine que ça a permis d’avoir la construction d’une ligne de chemin de fer à travers tout le pays, cela a même suscité l’intérêt …

(Français) Arrivée en Colombie-Britannique

Sorry, this entry is only available in French. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Drôle de journée qui commença le mardi 25 avril dernier. Nous étions arrivés à Calgary la veille, fraîche température, maussade, nous avons décidé de nous poser dans un petit café pour nous réchauffer avant de trouver l’emplacement pour la nuit, au Walmart …