Outdoors

Kale. (AStoko/Pixabay image)

Column: Kale, a vegetable worthy of admiration

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Jan 20, 2021

 

Christmas tree ornaments. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Column: Origin of tin angel ornament a Christmas mystery

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Dec 24, 2020

 

(hunt-er/Pixabay photo)

Column: Reflecting on Christmases, and Christmas trees past

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Dec 16, 2020
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While knowing how to cast a line is important, for columnist James Murray it's second to the experience of being outdoors. (Lovetotakephotos/Pixabay)

Column: If gifting a rod, don’t guess, ask questsions first

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Dec 9, 2020
While knowing how to cast a line is important, for columnist James Murray it's second to the experience of being outdoors. (Lovetotakephotos/Pixabay)
The Walking Curriculum gets students outside and connecting with nature. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

‘Walking Curriculum’ crafted by SFU professor 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 Great Outdoors by James Murray

Column: When several anglers get talking over coffee

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Nov 25, 2020
The Great Outdoors by James Murray
Métis carver and elder John Sayer works at the Storefront School in Salmon Arm on Thursday, Nov. 19, helping students learn to carve and sharing his culture, while, in background, student William Dicer hones his carving skills. The masks pictured will be placed on trees in Little Mountain Park as part of a student project. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Video: New faces to emerge from the forest in Salmon Arm’s Little Mountain Park

Students at Storefront School join M├ętis elder in project that will add small carvings to trees

Métis carver and elder John Sayer works at the Storefront School in Salmon Arm on Thursday, Nov. 19, helping students learn to carve and sharing his culture, while, in background, student William Dicer hones his carving skills. The masks pictured will be placed on trees in Little Mountain Park as part of a student project. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The bicycle is a brand new black Raleigh Sprite IE Electric. (VicPD)

Column: Notion of seniors bike gang inspires neighbourhood ride

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Nov 3, 2020
The bicycle is a brand new black Raleigh Sprite IE Electric. (VicPD)
The Adams River Salmon society wants to see a ban enforced on trout anglers wading in the river during the sockeye salmon's spawning season. (File Photo)

Column: Trout anglers on the Adams, think about what you’re doing

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Oct 28, 2020
The Adams River Salmon society wants to see a ban enforced on trout anglers wading in the river during the sockeye salmon's spawning season. (File Photo)
James Murray (File photo)

Column: Planning projects to keep busy with over winter

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Oct 14, 2020
James Murray (File photo)
Column: Preparing the perfect stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner

Column: Preparing the perfect stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Oct 7, 2020
Column: Preparing the perfect stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner
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

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Sep 2, 2020
Several Kid’s Don’t Float PFD stations are located throughout the Shuswap. (File photo)
Jim Cooperman recently found a specimen of black henbane, also called stinking nightshade, growing on his North Shuswap property. The invasive species has only been found in five locations in British Columbia. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Column: Black henbane, a Shuswap botanical phenomena

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Aug 27, 2020
Jim Cooperman recently found a specimen of black henbane, also called stinking nightshade, growing on his North Shuswap property. The invasive species has only been found in five locations in British Columbia. (Jim Cooperman photo)
Jim Cooperman recently found a specimen of black henbane, also called stinking nightshade, growing on his North Shuswap property. The invasive species has only been found in five locations in British Columbia. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Column: Black henbane: Shuswap botanical phenomena

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Aug 27, 2020
Jim Cooperman recently found a specimen of black henbane, also called stinking nightshade, growing on his North Shuswap property. The invasive species has only been found in five locations in British Columbia. (Jim Cooperman photo)
Column: Pikeminnows a rewarding pursuit for young anglers

Column: Pikeminnows a rewarding pursuit for young anglers

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Aug 19, 2020
Column: Pikeminnows a rewarding pursuit for young anglers
Column: High-tech tackle takes romance out of fishing

Column: High-tech tackle takes romance out of fishing

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Aug 5, 2020
Column: High-tech tackle takes romance out of fishing
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 Penticton

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)
Sunday hike to Twin Lakes in the Monashee Mountains out of Cherryville. (Colin Baxter photo)

COVID-19 curbs North Okanagan outdoors club

Group looking forward to new faces once it can resume activities

Sunday hike to Twin Lakes in the Monashee Mountains out of Cherryville. (Colin Baxter photo)