Issue 29 Contents: Jenna Stuart- The Forest Walk Jon Blais- The Plight of Plants Aleya Silk- Stop the Spray Lynn Perrin- Saving West Creek Headwater Wetlands: Canoe Journey and Coastal Jam Tracy Lyster- Sprawl report: Practices leading to rapid deforestation in Mission and other BC communities Val Pack- Red Frog Blues Nicole Marie Giesbrecht- The Raven’s Tree Original artwork by Nicole Marie Giesbrecht, Peter Gong, Jenna Stuart, Carrielynn Victor, and Aliah Wall. Courtesy photos: Nicholas Anderton, Jon Blais, Roxanna Kooistra, Caroline Langbroek, and Mike Stefiuk. Cover photo: Pacific Tree Frog by Mike Stefiuk
Issue 28 Contents: Andrea Sadowski- Rewilding: The low maintenance, low-cost way to attract more wildlife to your yard and increase biodiversity in your neighborhood David Hancock- Why would you wish to become a Raptor Nest Monitor? Tracy Lyster, CAUSS- Sprawl report: A call for protection of wild salmon habitat in the Lower Stave River estuary, Mission Rebecca McMurray- The rare and amazing Pacific water shrew Patricia Marlowe- Amazing and beautiful Hair Ice Cairn McArthur- From Grief to Activism- Original artwork by Carl Chaplin, Brenna Maag and Carrielynn Victor. Courtesy photos: Caroline Langbroek, Sharon Palmer-Hunt, Rick Skerry and Mike Stefiuk. Cover photo: Bald eagle and nestlings by Sharron Palmer-Hunt.
Issue 27 Contents: Camille Coray- The Creation and Continued Nurturing of the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve: The Process of Rewilding After Habitat Destruction Torrance Coste- It’s time to let our best defence against climate change protect us Kristy Montan- Mission’s Ill-Fated Tree Protection Bylaw Marc Lee- The values of the forest and the value of the trees Yvette John (P’eq sq’oyes Slha’:li’)- Coast Salish Weaving Lifestyle Original artwork by Yvette John, Ellen Sereda and Peter Wayne Gong. Courtesy photos: Ellen Sereda, Mike Stefiuk, Kayla Sullivan, and TJ Watt. Cover photo: Pacific Wren, Bruce Klassen, Silverdale.
Issue 26 Contents:
Peter Wayne Gong- Orca in the Fraser River
Dr. Marvin L. Rosenau- Importance of beaver dams to Coho Salmon
Jolene Andrew- Returning to the Fire-side for the Salmon and the People
Danielle Courcelles- A Drop in the Bucket: Coastal Tailed Frogs
Angela Zimmerling- The Spawning Grounds
Original artwork by Ronnie Dean Harris, Peter Wayne Gong, Riley Charters, Jolene Andrew, Rocky LaRock, Gary Haggquist, and Leanne Hodges.
Courtesy photos: Mike Stefiuk
Cover photo: Female Pink Salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in spawning coloration, by Sharron Palmer-Hunt.
Issue 25 Contents:
Lina Azeez, Watershed Watch Salmon Society- Connected Waters, Connected people: Flood control that works for people and fish.
Tracy Lyster, CAUSS- The heavy economic and environmental footprint of Silverdale sprawl.
Vanessa Isnardy & Erin Patrick- WildSafeBC: How to be a leader on the path to coexisting with wildlife.
Rebecca McMurray – The rare and amazing Pacific water shrew.
Sasha Tuttle, UFV Wildlife Protection Club- Lessons about Climate Change amongst the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Christina Toth, Fraser Valley Illegal Dumping Alliance- A community movement to keep nature clean. Original artwork by Leanne Hodges, Carrielynn Victor and Peter Gong.
Courtesy photos: Rick Skerry, Christina Toth and Lisa Reid.
Cover photo: Black bear, Bruce Klassen, Silverdale.
Issue 24 Contents: Taylor Buckman & Elia Pym- Climate Action Now! Jon Blais, Fraser Valley Conservancy – Our Cedars are Dying and We Need to Listen. Siyamiyateliot Elizabeth Phillips & Lolehawk Laura Buker- Looking Out for the River, the People, and the Salmon. Tracy Lyster, CAUSS- Sprawl report: How protecting and enhancing our forests can save us all. Dr.Eoin Finn- “Clean LNG” is a myth, a bridge to climate nowhere and a dangerous fossil fuel. Original artwork and poetry by Angela Zimmerling, Vinny Ferrario, Una-Ann, Betty Joe & Peter Gong. Courtesy photos: Rick Skerry, Gary Haggquist, & Peter McCartney, Wilderness Committee. Cover photo: Cooper’s hawk, Bruce Klassen, Silverdale.
Issue 22 Contents: Carrie Besko- Lessons from our local wildcats Tracy Lyster- Sprawl report-Mission needs a tree protection bylaw! Dr. Marvin Roseau- Heart of the Fraser being destroyed by development Dr. Claudette Bethune- Antibiotic resistance in open-net salmon farms and the threat to human health Our Routes- Rob Taylor Ann Murdoch- Interesting facts about the native trees of the Fraser Valley Original artwork by: Ronnie Dean Harris, Corinne Devi (Corinne Donnelly), Rocky LaRock. Courtesy photos: Rick Skerry, Mike Stefiuk, Nick Lanfear, Andrew Wright c/o Watershed Watch Salmon society, Dr. Marvin Roseau, Sarah Doyle. Cover photo: Bald eagle in the winter by guest photographer Rick Skerry, Mission.
Contents: Rebecca McMurray- Getting to know our local Species-at-Risk: The Western Toad
Lynn Perrin, PIPEUP- Kinder Morgan’s spawning deterrent assault on BC salmon
Robert Martens- toad
Dr. Claudette Bethune- Sea lice and treatment resistance in open-net salmon farms
Ian Stephen, WaterWealth- Chilliwack’s concerns with the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Project
Carl R. Koehler- Helping our local Swallows (is simple and easy)
Ann Murdoch- Baby Animal Names
Original artwork by: Carrielynn Victor, Leanne Hodges, and Peter Wayne Gong.
Courtesy photos: Mike Stefiuk, South Coast Conservation Program, Dogwood BC, Nick Lanfear and Ian Stephen (WaterWealth).
Cover photo: Great Blue Herons, Bruce Klassen.
Contents: Rebecca McMurray- Hummingbirds in the winter?
Gordon Mohs- Mission’s unique 10,000-year-old archeological heritage
Tracy Lyster- Sprawl report: Who will protect the Stave river?
Eddie Gardner- Operation virus hunter: Fish farm violations exposed!
Michael Gildersleeve- Site C: Why should we care?
Kathryn Shaw-Â The owl and the fir tree
Val Pack- Getting to know our local species at risk: Snowshoe hare.
Original artwork by: Amber Silver, Peter Gong, Kathryn Shaw, Gary Haggquist, Carrielynn Victor, Kristi Bridgeman & Lisa Shepherd.
Courtesy photos: Rick Skerry, Mike Stefiuk, Gary Haggquist, Gordon Mohs, Joe Foy, Mission Museum and ACT art gallery.
Cover photo: Barred owl in a snowstorm, Bruce Klassen, Silverdale.