Prior to 1994, house finch numbers were estimated to be in the billions in North America. Then came an unknown but unfortunate event that somehow resulted in a parasitic bacterium found in chickens to jump to finches. Finch numbers crashed by about 50 per cent, and have never rebounded. The disease in finches, called Mycoplasma…
Who doesn’t love a good swing in a hammock? But finding suitably distanced trees in the right location—facing the right direction—is tough. The solution is a hammock stand, and if you elect to buy one, the choices are pretty straightforward: metal stands run about $150 and are consistently rated “flimsy.” More robust (and beautiful) laminated wood … Continued
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Being lulled to sleep by the light gurgle of the Chilliwack River in a custom A-frame cabin, fishing for sturgeon the size of cows in some of the west coast’s most famous rivers, and soaking your worries away in a natural hot spring—what else could you want in a vacation? British Columbia residents Emily McNally … Continued
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Whether you’re looking to supplement the spotty hydro service at your cottage, or you just need some portable power to tackle your to-do list, a generator offers extra on-site electricity. Here’s what you need to know about the different types of generators and how to operate them. Featured Video
If you’ve paddled across a placid lake, you’ve seen the ripple effect in action. But while ripples in water are easy to see, the distant consequences of our everyday actions aren’t always so clear. The truth is that, while we all care about the quality of our air, soil, and water in Canada, the lives … Continued
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Everyone’s idea of the dream cottage will be a little bit different, but here are seven potential deal-breakers to think about when shopping for a cottage so that it doesn’t become your worst nightmare. Featured Video
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