Spring Gillard

Pool Weather

Every May long weekend I celebrate the opening of the Kitsilano pool. Then it rains til July. I still swim during the rainy months, alongside the triathletes, all cozy in their wet suits. But the crowds don’t roll in til the weather warms. The second Sunday in September, I mourn the closing […]

Farming & Climate Change

Here in BC we are already feeling the effects of climate change. One example, mountain pine beetles are devastating BC’s pine forests; the beetle larvae used to be killed off when the winters were colder.

Currently global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG’s) are about 39 billion metric tons per year. Just over 25 percent of that […]