Old boomers bring new glow to Sunshine Coast

Throw in better weather and swimming from May to early October and it's hard to see the Vancouver or Calgary advantage

Old boomers bring new glow to Sunshine CoastDriving the Sunshine Coast highway this time of the year is becoming an interesting indicator of Vancouver and Alberta flight.Counting ‘for sale’ signs with ‘sold’ stickers is certainly compulsive behaviour (29 were tallied last Sunday), but it’s also an indicator of change, availability and promise. As someone who now lives close to Powell River, I…

A crackling sign of spring in the air

On the northwest part of the B.C. coast, the Northwester, leaving twigs, limbs and severed treetops in its wake, is a harbinger of spring

A crackling sign of spring in the airA howler of a Northwester blew through recently. It was as if a storm cell settled over the house like an alien spacecraft. Twigs, limbs and severed treetops were swirling outside the windows. Sticky pine needles were soon plastered all over the glass. The trees visible from the house literally danced from side to side…