Halloween is one of my favorite celebrations. A day were you get to show off your creativity by dressing up, setting up spooky decorations, and carving pumpkins. It is also the time of year when the leaves start falling, everything is pumpkin or pumpkin spice, and your diet goes out the window with the start … More Carving watermelons or pumpkins
It is that time of year again when the daylight hours are slowly growing shorter and the wildlife is roaming nearer to residences and roads. In all of my years of driving, I have been lucky not to collide with any wildlife…there were many occasions growing up in the Cariboo, central British Columbia (yes that is the correct spelling of the area) and … More Caution Wildlife – Drive with Care
We had a late start to gardening this year as we wanted to make raised garden beds. By the time by hubby and I agreed on the design, purchased all of the material we needed, and set out a day we were both off from work it was June and we still didn’t have the soil … More Harvesting the Garden Patch
The Big Bam Slip & Slide took place this past weekend at the Big Bam Ski Hill. The minute my husband found out about the slide he wanted to go, so off we went. The day turned out to be perfect with temperatures over 27 degrees celsius! For $5 you got 10 slides down the 1,000 foot … More Slip Sliding down Big Bam
Did you stay up last night to watch the Perseid meteor show? I did, it was amazing, but I am paying for it this morning at work. Two espresso shots later and I still feel like I want to curl up in bed for a few more hours. The Peace Region is an excellent area in British … More Meteor Shower
The District of Taylor held the 44th Annual Worlds Invitational Gold Panning Championships July 29-31st at Peace Island Park. The event took place at the Rocky Mountain Fort which was established in 1794 as a trading post for the Beaver and Sikanni First Nations and as a supply depot to further expeditions. If you are driving … More Struck Gold!
I have been living in a city for a large part of my life. Over a year ago, my husband (who grew up in a very large city his whole life) decided that not only did he want to live in the Northern part of Canada, but he wanted the “True Canadian Lifestyle”. Read about our … More Where does your water come from?
Did you get a chance to go on the North Peace Horticultural Society Garden Tour on Sunday? I did and it was fantastic! Every year, garden owners open their green spaces to the public during the North Peace Horticultural Society’s Fort St John Garden Tour. For $10 you get a map and self-drive to the marked locations to … More North Peace Garden Tour
The organization I work for, NPEDC, was a partner host of the unveiling of the Williston Reservoir dinosaur trackway event that happened last Friday July 8, so I got to assist with the event coordination. It’s a tough job getting everyone registered and informed for the day especially with over 100 attendees from different organizations from across Canada! We … More Dinosaur Trackway at Williston Reservoir
My husband and I like exploring and on Sunday we decided to take a drive up the Alaska Highway. He wanted to show me his current work site and I wanted to see what the area looked like. It has been a year since we moved to the North Peace region and the furthest North I have gone on the … More Gone Fishing!