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Black Oystercatchers

The screaming meemies-Black Oystercatchers-are back. Their irritating shrill trill sounds like they’re in a continuous flap about something. Before I was able to match the sound with the bird, I was always put on edge by their cries. The call escalates and falls much like their fluttery flight path low over the water. Actually Oystercatcher […]

Goldeneyes

The most common waterfowl seen during winter in Sargeant Bay are the rafts of Goldeneyes congregating sometimes in the hundreds especially on a nice sunny day. Their everchanging swimming formations look like a masterfully choreographed water ballet. Both Barrows and Common Goldeneyes hang out here though the Barrows predominate. Estimates indicate that the BC coast […]

Electric Car Sunshine Coast Road Trip

Electric vehicle owners visiting the Sunshine Coast can plug in for a fast charge at one of four locations, with at least 9 more coming in 2013.  Here is a list of the 4 locations and some things to do while you wait for your car to charge: Sechelt Library – 5797 Cowrie Street, Sechelt WHILE […]

Bed & breakfast keeping ag history alive

By Brenda Birley, Peace Country Sun Some might consider a luxury granary to be one filled to the top with golden grain, but for Heather Newman of Dawson Creek and her many guests, a luxury granary is a honeymoon paradise or a relaxing get-away. The Granaries on Bear Mountain offer the weary traveller or the […]

Bird and Breakfast

At this northern B.C. getaway, nature is the star attraction. by Nancy Payne Canada is full of destinations where visitors can catch a glimpse of wildlife and enjoy nature, and they’re not necessarily remote, hard-to-get-to areas.In the case of The Granaries on Bear Mountain, near Dawson Creek, B.C., you don’t even have to leave your […]

Miniature Granaries

The Granaries on Bear Mountain is being recreated in miniature. The Mirror The Granaries on Bear Mountain, a unique local Bed and Breakfast, is being immortalized in quarter inch scale complete with tiny artwork , furniture, and fittings. Even mini pots of flowers. An Alaskan resident, Megan Kirkingburg,  stayed at the Granaries on her journey […]

Destination Dawson Creek

Dawson Creek – Mile Zero, where the buffalo roam. by J.B. MacKinnon With its roaming buffalo and unpretentious Wild West ways, Dawson Creek is much more than a Mile Zero pit stop .- “Whoa, now,” says Garry Loiselle, sounding just like the rancher he is, a man who pronounces his French family name loy-Zel, as […]

The Comfort Zone

Euro Country meets Cape Cod A relaxing haven bridges B.C. history and french country style By Tanya Linton, photos by Janis Nicolay Your house is your comfort zone “I call it Euro Country meets Cape Cod meets Little House on the Prairie,” Heather Newman says with a laugh of her picturesque guest retreat in Dawson […]

The peace of the Granaries

B&B’s of B.C. Each week throughout the summer the Vancouver Sun will visit one of the province’s unique lodgings. Today we visit Dawson Creek in the Peace River. by Jeff Lukovich, special to the Sun Bed and breakfasts have come a long way in the last few years. Many boast amenities that rival the most […]

College instructor’s “fine” work highlighted at unveiling

The picturesque, well composed new addition at The Granaries Bed and Breakfast encompasses the entire circumference of the day room and is close to the crown of the ceiling, where a sunroof illuminates the piece. By Susan Michau, The Mirror A small gathering of friends and family was privileged to see the unveiling of a […]