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Outdoors on Vancouver Island

2011 Brant Wildlife Festival

Saturday, March 5th is the start of the 21st annual Brant Wildlife Festival which runs until April 19th with events held at Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay and Port Alberni. This festival heralds the stopover in the long flight of … Continue reading

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Island Movie Stars Local Hikers

Last summer a group of local hikers retraced the expedition that Price Ellison and his group took to reach the summit of Crown Mountain back on July 29, 1910. This group of history enthusiasts were a part of the Strathcona Centennial Expedition.  Next month … Continue reading

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Rare Sticklebacks of Nanoose Bay

Stickleback species pairs are small freshwater fish that are found nowhere else on earth but on Texada Island,  Misty Lake and Enos Lake on Vancouver Island.  Evidence indicates that the species pairs evolved independently in each watershed, meaning that this … Continue reading

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Nanoose’s Moorecroft Camp Ready for Leaky Condos

The Moorecroft property in Nanoose Bay is listed for sale at just under $8 million by Colliers International.  You can check out the listing yourself at the Unique Properties website: www.uniqueproperties.ca/properties/moorecroft-camp. NALT was unable to secure enough funding to purchase this … Continue reading

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Free tours by NALT and Yellow Point

Green and red are two colours that come to mind when thinking about these free events  this Saturday, October 9th: Join NALT (Nanaimo Area Land Trust) at 1:00pm for an hour long walk through the woods and ponds at the … Continue reading

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Clean Our Beaches (Sept 18-26)

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is on!  Let’s show the rest of Canada that midIslanders care about our beaches.  Starting Saturday, September 18th through September 26th, pick up garbage lying on our beaches. The fish, whales and turtles will thank you!  … Continue reading

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