If you want to keep cool while playing golf this summer, head to Sun Peaks. At 1,200 metres, the Sun Peaks Golf Course is currently the highest golf course in the province. At this elevation, the ball flies farther. “The elevation up here definitely makes a difference,” said golfer Brendon Slaney. “I’m from Nova Scotia and my golf course was...
For Australian social media stars Mark and his furry best friend Mya, a German Shepherd, a trip to the Canadian ski slopes was just the adventure they’d be waiting for. The duo landed in Canada Nov. 15 and have since traveled throughout British Columbia exploring some of the province’s top ski resorts. This past week they made their way...
Giant Hogweed (a.k.a. Heracleum Mantegazzianum, which sounds like the villain of a Roger Moore-era Bond film) is the dangerous invader from across the seas. The vile plant has stem hairs and leaves which contain a clear, highly toxic sap that can cause blisters, burns and external scarring. Internal scarring as well, if you’re feeling bold. The plant was first introduced...
Leslie Welch, advanced Master Gardener from Kamloops, has recently taken out her lawn. “It wasn’t a great lawn to begin with because I didn’t use Weed ‘N Feed,” she laughs. “I have beds in there and some xeriscape plants. I have incorporated some edibles in there as well,” said Welch. “That was kind of a fun thing to do.” Like Welch,...
The summer sun is almost here and "get-away season" is right around the corner. B.C.'s rugged mountains, pristine lakes, and dramatic landscapes provide the perfect backdrop to your favourite outdoor activities. From camping under the stars to exploring hidden glaciers - no matter where your adventures take you this season, "It's time to get out there and discover what...