Outdoors

The full moon sets over Cohen Island, foreground, Shelter Island, left, and the Chilkat Mountain Range in this November 2013 photo. A fishing vessel sank Tuesday night near Shelter Island, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. People are advised to steer clear of the area of the sinking. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Column: Good fishing to be done at night

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Jul 7, 2021

 

The annual Father’s Day Kids’ Fishing Derby at the Marine Park wharf in Salmon Arm was cancelled for 2020 and again in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (James Murray photo)

Column: Remembering the link between fishing, a father and son

The Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Jun 19, 2021

 

A hummingbird gives its wings a rare rest while feeding in a North Okanagan garden. (Karen Siemens/North Okanagan Naturalists Club)

Hummingbirds back for another Okanagan season

North America’s littlest birds return, and they’re hungry

 

The pink supermoon rises over the Shuswap on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (File photo)

Column: Looking forward to May supermoon, June solar eclipse

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Apr 29, 2021
The pink supermoon rises over the Shuswap on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (File photo)
The pink supermoon rises over the Shuswap on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (File photo)

Column: Looking forward to May supermoon, June solar eclipse

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Apr 28, 2021
The pink supermoon rises over the Shuswap on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. (File photo)
Now anglers can use what Davies describes as a quick and convenient electronic method to record their catch, under NRLS.

New digital recording tool available for fishing licence sales in B.C.

Anglers can now use an online system to take note of fish they have caught, as per DFO rules

  • Apr 3, 2021
Now anglers can use what Davies describes as a quick and convenient electronic method to record their catch, under NRLS.
The dark sky preserve could become a reality in as little as a year. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
The dark sky preserve could become a reality in as little as a year. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Kale. (AStoko/Pixabay image)

Column: Kale, a vegetable worthy of admiration

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Jan 20, 2021
Kale. (AStoko/Pixabay image)
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
Christmas tree ornaments. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
(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 Métis 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)