Okanagan Eco-Noggin

A burning crime

Dec 29, 2020 / 1:26 pm

There must be a better way. That's what I think every fall as I stare at multiple slash piles billowing smoke, particulate matter, volatile organic...

The turtles are happy

Aug 12, 2020 / 11:00 am

The painted turtles in the Mission Creek Regional Park turtle pond can rest easy. If you’ve been following the news on the turtle pond, you may recall...

Practise coastal distancing

Jul 20, 2020 / 1:00 pm

Now that Okanagan residents are mastering social distancing, it’s time for Okanagan boaters to practise coastal distancing. With high water levels in...

Disinfectants are not science experiments

May 8, 2020 / 6:00 am

During this pandemic, many of us are taking extra steps to disinfect our hands, countertops, tools and other objects. Not surprisingly, hoarders made this more...

Build a little free library

Apr 14, 2020 / 3:00 pm

If you’re looking for ways to pass the time while we’re all isolating and distancing in our homes, here’s an idea that harnesses creativity,...

Protecting our biodiversity

Feb 22, 2020 / 4:00 pm

Loss of wildlife habitat and biodiversity are unfortunate side effects of urban development globally. Biodiversity is an all-encompassing term that includes the...

'Bathing' in the forest

Nov 15, 2019 / 11:00 am

“Forest Bathing” to Improve Mental Health It probably comes as no surprise that a stroll in the woods is good for our mental state. However,...

The politics of water

Aug 12, 2019 / 11:00 am

NDP veteran MP Charlie Angus recently demonstrated everything that is wrong with Canadian politics and First Nations water issues. While speaking in the B.C....

Jump off plastic ban wagon

Jul 15, 2019 / 11:00 am

Single-use plastic has become the government’s straw-man villain. When a politician announces a ban on a product and promises science-based...

Smokanagan: New normal?

Jun 28, 2019 / 11:00 am

Given the smoky summers we’ve had for the past few years, it is reasonable to wonder whether we can expect more of the same every summer from now on: ...