Cornelia Oberlander, a Farsighted Landscape Architect, Dies at 99

Her acclaimed modernist but naturalist designs recognized the fragility of the climate and the social effects of parks and playgrounds.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #erickson-arthur-v, #gardens-and-gardening, #harvard-university, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #oberlander-cornelia-hahn, #playgrounds

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How Thousands of Indigenous Children Vanished in Canada

The discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of a defunct boarding school in British Columbia has rekindled discussion of a sinister time in Canada’s history.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-fatalities, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #trudeau-justin, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

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Mass Grave of Indigenous Children Is Reported in British Columbia

An Indigenous community says it has found evidence that 215 children were buried on the grounds of one of the many Canadian schools set up to forcibly assimilate them.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #indigenous-people, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

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10 Queer Indigenous Artists on Where Their Inspirations Have Led Them

While wide-ranging in scope and style, these pieces are alike in their power and depth.

#alaska, #art, #british-columbia-canada, #gender, #hawaii, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #indigenous-people, #mexico, #new-mexico, #spokane-wash, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Weddings: Believe It. They Met in Person.

Kaitlin Ruby Brinkerhoff met Ian McCann, a Canadian, on a mountain biking trip in her Utah hometown. They then maintained a challenging cross-border relationship through the pandemic.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #british-columbia-canada, #canada, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #st-george-utah, #weddings-and-engagements

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Too Much on the Bottom and Not Enough in the Middle: Nanaimo Bar Outrage

An online post of a Nanaimo bar photo swiftly prompted criticism in Canada and discussion about the treat’s ideal proportions.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #instagram-inc, #northwest-territories-canada, #photography, #social-media

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Where Do the Dead Go in Our Imaginations?

My friend was gone. I needed to do something to honor the person she was.

#books-and-literature, #british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #death-and-dying, #euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide

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Two Years After Legalizing Cannabis, Has Canada Kept Its Promises?

Legal pot has made Canadian justice a little fairer, with “heavily racialized” arrests for possession mostly ending. But vows on amnesty, illicit sales and Indigenous inclusion are works in progress.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #black-people, #british-columbia-canada, #canada, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #ontario-canada, #statistics-canada, #toronto-ontario, #trudeau-justin

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Teenager’s Snow Cave Enters Canadian Survival Lore

The tale of a British Columbia teenager’s canny survival instincts during a snowmobile outing has brought some pandemic cheer to Canada.

#british-columbia-canada, #rescues, #robert-waldner, #snowmobiles

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She Was Stranded in Canada. A Stranger Drove Her 1,000 Miles to Alaska.

Lynn Marchessault was driving her children and pets from Georgia to Alaska when she got stuck in whiteout conditions in British Columbia. Gary Bath, a Canadian veteran, came to the rescue.

#alaska, #british-columbia-canada, #canada, #canadian-armed-forces, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #yukon-territory

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2 Women Charged With Train Terror Near Canadian Border

Ellen Brennan Reiche, 23, and Samantha Frances Brooks, 27, were accused of tampering with train tracks to disrupt signals and possibly cause derailments, according to a criminal complaint.

#bellingham-wash, #bnsf-railway, #british-columbia-canada, #indigenous-people, #natural-gas, #pipelines, #railroads, #terrorism

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The Spirits of Abandoned Ambitions

In this original short story, a couple flees the bustle of the city for Desolation Sound, British Columbia. Their urges to do and be more, though, prove harder to shake.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #travel-and-vacations

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Training Facial Recognition on Some New Furry Friends: Bears

In their spare time, two Silicon Valley developers aided conservationists in developing artificial intelligence to help keep track of individual bears.

#alaska, #artificial-intelligence, #bears, #british-columbia-canada, #computer-vision, #computers-and-the-internet, #conservation-of-resources, #ecology-and-evolution-journal, #facial-recognition-software, #katmai-national-park-alaska, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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A Francophile’s Unexpected Love Affair With Canadian Wine

Our Montreal-based Canada correspondent, Dan Bilefsky, was seduced by British Columbia’s picturesque wine region. There was just one problem: Finding the wine back home.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #wines

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Dogs Once Made Pretty Nice Wool Blankets, Too

Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest once bred dogs in large numbers and sheared them for wool.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #british-columbia-canada, #dogs, #fashion-and-apparel, #indigenous-people, #journal-of-anthropological-archaeology, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #research, #textiles, #vancouver-island-british-columbia, #washington-state, #wool-and-woolen-goods, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Canada’s Napa Valley Seeks Elusive Audience: Canadian Wine Drinkers

British Columbia’s wines are improbably being embraced by wine snobs around the world. But legal restrictions, and regional biases, are getting in the way at home.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #okanagan-british-columbia, #robinson-jancis, #wines

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Wildfire Smoke Over Vancouver Prompts Air Quality Concerns

Residents retreated indoors after smoke from wildfires in the U.S. descended on Vancouver and other communities in British Columbia.

#air-pollution, #british-columbia-canada, #environment-canada, #forests-and-forestry, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #vancouver-british-columbia, #victoria-british-columbia, #wildfires

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‘I Am Stuck Until That Border Opens’: Marooned in Paradise

This geographically isolated community in Washington State has avoided the coronavirus, but at a considerable cost.

#british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #point-roberts-wash, #quarantines

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How to Cycle Up ‘Mount Everest’

A biking challenge known as “Everesting” — hill repeats equal in distance to the climb up the mountain — is catching on, with records rapidly falling.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #british-columbia-canada, #contador-alberto, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cycling-road, #mount-everest, #mountains, #vancouver-british-columbia

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This Border Town Was on the Rise. Then the Pandemic Hit.

How the closure of the U.S.-Canada border in March devastated the economy of a Washington town.

#blaine-wash, #british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #shutdowns-institutional

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For Cross-Border Couples, Plans to Reunite Are Still On Hold

Some couples separated by the U.S.-Canada border since the closure in March, managed to meet at a border-straddling park, while others are uncertain about when they will see each other again.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #weddings-and-engagements

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Spirit Bears’ Hair Helps Reveal New Genetic Secrets

First Nations peoples along British Columbia’s Central Coast led research to help preserve the area’s white-furred Spirit bears.

#bears, #british-columbia-canada, #eco-tourism, #fur, #genetics-and-heredity, #indigenous-people, #kitasoo-xaixais-first-nation, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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The Top Doctor Who Aced the Coronavirus Test

Dr. Bonnie Henry kept the disease in check in British Columbia without harsh enforcement methods. Now, she is leading the way out of lockdown.

#british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #doctors, #government-employees, #henry-bonnie-physician, #quarantines

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The Giant ‘Murder Hornet’ Resurfaces in British Columbia

The large invasive insect, sometimes known as the “murder hornet,” has reappeared in British Columbia, miles away from traps placed to contain it.

#asian-giant-hornet, #british-columbia-canada, #hornets-insects, #invasive-species, #washington-state

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Canadian Snowbirds Jet Crashes During Tribute to Coronavirus Workers

The jet crashed into a house in Kamloops, British Columbia. There was no immediate word on deaths or injuries.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #british-columbia-canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #military-aircraft, #snowbirds, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Tracking the Asian Giant ‘Murder’ Hornet as It Reaches North America

Sightings of the Asian giant hornet have prompted fears that the vicious insect could establish itself in the United States and devastate bee populations.

#asian-giant-hornet, #bees, #british-columbia-canada, #hornets-insects, #washington-state

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