Rochelle Baker joins Canada's National Observer as a reporter, thanks to a grant from the Local Journalism Initiative of the Government of Canada. Rochelle has worked as a newspaper reporter and photographer in BC's Lower Mainland for over 7 years.
“I think that British Columbia could go down in medical history as being a reservoir for having fungi in the old-growth forests that could prevent pandemics — now and in the future,” says mycologist Paul Stamets.
The guidelines for long-term care facilities vary from province to province, said Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO of national seniors' advocacy group CanAge, but the anguish families and residents are experiencing due to visitor restrictions is nationwide.
First Nations cultivated clam gardens for millennia along the Pacific coast, modifying coastal beaches to create optimal habitat for the mollusks, boost production and feed their people, according to researchers.
Katie Wheeler, 17, is a youth mentor for the Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society, a charity formed in the hopes of buying 640 acres of forest from timber companies for future generations.