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Tongue of the Sea

Judy Williams

The Gitga’at Nation residents of Hartley Bay, BC, spent June 20, 2014 stringing a 20,000 foot crocheted “Chain of Hope” across the 11,544 foot entrance to Douglas Channel from Hawkesbury Island to their home village. The Chain of Hope marks the proposed exit route for tankers carrying Alberta tar sands bitumen from Kitimat to Asia. […]

The Naming Nightmare

Norm Gibbons

Feature image above by Christian Gronau ============================ In Passage to Juneau, Jonathan Raban comments on why Captain George Vancouver – one of Britain’s greatest explorers, navigators and map makers – fabricated such a colossal misrepresentation of a renowned inland sea considered today the most beautiful marine park in all of creation: “The turbulence and disorder of this place brought […]

Lake with a Thousand Faces

Rex Weyler

I live on a lake with a thousand faces. Its personality changes not only day-to-day, but moment to moment, one minute menacing and dark, then ethereal with silver light dancing everywhere, and then solemn again, like glass, then lively with trout feeding at the surface. Hague Lake, near the centre of southern Cortes Island, is […]