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B.C.’s Sunshine Coast gets a taste of the raging wildfires

ROBINSON (Troy Media) 70 years of Smokey the Bear and aggressive wildfire suppression efforts filled the forests with a tinder load just waiting to blow

Learning about life from my first real boss

POLITICS (Troy Media) What we think of as progress doesn’t cut it for someone who actually remembers when it took hard work and skills training to make a living

Drawn once again by the siren of politics and service

ROBINSON (Troy Media) I first ran for public office as a provincial Liberal candidate in 2007. Ten years later, almost to the day, it’s happening again

Exploring the islands of B.C.’s Nuchatlitz lagoon

This is part 4 in our series Paddling along B.C's outer edge

TRAVEL (Troy Media) From sublime beauty to mysteries of an unknown world tucked away at the edge of the Pacific ocean

Discovering an island of mummucknees in Nuchatlitz

This is part 3 in our series Paddling along B.C's outer edge

TRAVEL (Troy Media) When Capt. James Cook first arrived in this region, the Mowachaht were also surprised that the white men lived without women. “How was that, people wondered?”

Paddling along B.C’s outer edge

This is part 2 in our series Paddling along B.C's outer edge

TRAVEL (Troy Media) Nuchatlitz offers a shallow lagoon system, dotted with islands, encircled by rocks and pinnacles with names like Danger Rock, Nuchatlitz Reef and Blind Reef

Reliving our past, aboard kayaks

This is part 1 in our series Paddling along B.C's outer edge

TRAVEL (Troy Media) We’re heading out on a lengthy kayaking expedition once again, 20 years after our paddles last broke water and we slept under canvas on a remote beach

A BC coastal community orchestrates a new role in the global economy

ARTS (Troy Media) Powell River’s PRISMA on the Beach is part of a global movement of summer music festivals in towns that love to organize, fundraise and volunteer for the arts

Bridging the gap that Trump has created

ROBINSON (Troy Media) Let’s try to do what Trump doesn’t. Let’s open our hearts and minds and try to grow together

Fado’s heartfelt strains infuse Portuguese life

TRAVEL (Troy Media) The wistful working people’s music traces its roots to class struggles, but is now widely embraced – and is a soundtrack for everything, including haircuts

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