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Orange Bordered Beetle on Tibetan Gentian ( Qin Jiao )

Most web listings I found on-line, list Tibetan Gentian as very rare plant, this one grows happily outside the gift shop at the farm. Originating from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains of Western China and Tibet, ” Qin Jiao ” has been used in eastern medicine for centuries. 37 more words

Folk Medicinal Herbs

Reverse Cultural Shock - Returning Exchange Students

Last week when I attended the Richmond Hospital Foundation Gala, I sat beside Carol, a woman with 1 son and 1 daughter, both of whom studied abroad in Japan six years ago. 190 more words

British Columbia

Return to the Chilko_part V: Wayward

I rise while dawn is still darker than the moonlit night. Crystals line the inside of my tent, gathered in corners like snowdrift. I reach for a drink bottle. 951 more words

Non-Fiction

Hunkering Down

The internet has returned. After scaling trees, swapping transmitters, and bushwhacking a new trail through a jungle that would do the Jurassic period proud, we have returned to the 21st century. 571 more words

B.C. mosque not the locale for Ottawa gunman's radicalization, says Muslim association

BURNABY, B.C. – The B.C. Muslim Association says it is troubled to learn that the man who killed a soldier at the National War Memorial once attended one of its mosques. 129 more words

News

New on 500px : Mount Robson Sunrise by majchrowicz by majchrowicz

Sunrise over Mount Robson, highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, elevation 3,954m (12,972ft), seen from Mumm Basin, Mount Robson Provincial Park British Columbia

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