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9 Ways to Eat the Rainbow this Fall

Oh autumn... The cool crisp air in the mornings, the warm sunny afternoons, the dancing leaves animating our streets... I love fall with all its sunshine, its rain and its vibrant combinations of colours as a result. We are so privileged to live in a place of changing seasons. There's nothing I love more than watching nature dress and undress with layers of pure beauty. Indeed, seasons bring excitement, something to look forward to. I'm excited for forest walks on crunchy leaves, muddy boots, cozy sweaters, warm beverages and yummy foods. Surely, fall is a wonderful and delicious time to cook. It's that transition time between summer and autumn when the farmers' markets are at their peak. Carrots, cabbages, beetroots, radishes, greens,...

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The Joys of Taking Your Dog Camping

The companionship of a dog can be one of the most wonderful and rewarding experiences for a camping enthusiast. Surely, bringing along Fido on a camping adventure improves camping dynamics, and makes the outdoors feel more like home without the usual domestic distractions. It is also a great opportunity for you to bond further with your furry best friend while providing them with the exercise they need to stay happy and healthy. Indeed, bringing your dog to spend a night under the stars has many benefits for everyone: They’ll get plenty of exercise, so will you Clearly, taking your dog along on an outdoor adventure can do wonders for their health. It is important that dogs stay active in order...

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8 Garden Plants That Repel Mosquitoes Naturally

As I sit outside on a bench, enjoying the brilliant spring sunshine and writing these words, a mosquito attacks my exposed skin, making me slap at myself while grumbling my annoyance. I need instant relief so I scratch away with great irritation to find myself with a brand new wound. I am inevitably and reluctantly adding this one to the collection. For those who think Whistler isn't an area much affected by mosquitoes, perhaps it's because you are one of those lucky 80% of the population who mosquitoes don't find highly irresistible. Or you're from back East. Or you hang out with me. As a result, I can hike for 8 hours with a friend only to come down the mountain...

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10 Local, Eco-Conscious Gift Ideas for the Special Mama in Your Life

Need some last-minute inspiration for Mother’s Day? How about treating your mother (or any special woman in your life) to something meaningful while also remembering Mother Earth? Surely, there’s nothing more rewarding than giving a gift that has a low impact on the planet, is ethically sourced, locally grown or gives back to the environment. Here are some local, eco-conscious gift ideas for the special mama in your life: 1. Indoor bulb gardens Indoor bulb gardens are an easy and fun gift! Inexpensive and versatile, they can be planted into pots for a simple gift. See the tutorial at World Market Where to find it: Whistler Garden Shop , Whistler Garden Center and Whistler Home Hardware 2. Yoga class package If your mama is into yoga, consider...

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Ways to Connect with Your Dog This Spring in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor

Here in the Sea-to-Sky corridor, we can enjoy year-round activities with our furry best friends. But when spring comes, and we finally get our long-awaited daylight and sunshine, we can’t be more excited to celebrate the beginning of warmer days to bond with our best pawl.   In honour to this pleasant weather, here are some pawsome ways to connect with your dog this spring in the Sea-to-Sky corridor:   Go canoeing  The Sea-to-Sky is home to a plethora of lakes accessible by vehicle. If your dog is well-behaved and calm enough to sit still, canoeing with your pup can be a treat for both of you.   WHERE TO GO:   Alta Lake, River of Golden Dreams to Green Lake,...

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