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Queen Mary Front, Mary Ann Behind

When I learnt to knit my Nan always reminded me the back should be as neat as the front. This principle is something that has always stayed with me and I tend to be just as fascinated with the rear of buildings as the front. 673 more words


First Post. Second Year

So, it has been a while since my last post. The start of this year was difficult.

We came back in September and started working on our first projects. 370 more words


fireplace screen renewed

Tonight we’re claiming the shed of another project that lingered long on our to-do list: repainting the fireplace screen. (Disclosure: its dull, rusty appearance bothered Nimue more than me, so she took lead and did most of the work.) Washing and wire-brushing preceded spray-painting. 33 more words

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Volunteering at Squamish ReBuild

As part of the class I took this month, Democracy and Justice, we were required to complete a service-learning project. We had several different options to fulfill the service requirement, including volunteering for Sea-to-Sky Community Services (helping out at the Squamish municipal candidates forum this month), or volunteering with Lead Now (canvassing the neighborhood regarding LNG development). 525 more words


Interview: Freya Jobbins | Sculptor, Plastic Surgeon

When I first saw a Freya Jobbins’ sculpture, I couldn’t take my eyes off it and this was looking at it online – on the… 1,398 more words


European Week of Waste Reduction: Re-use our 6 ideas for waste reduction

It’s that time of the year! No, not Christmas, but The European Week of Waste Reduction! In its very words: “The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is an initiative aiming to promote the implementation of awareness-raising actions about sustainable resource and waste management during a single week”. 1,231 more words

One’s man trash. That’s another man’s getup

by Evonne Baath 

Too old, too small, too big, torn, broken, old-fashioned, not in season, damaged, ugly, itchy, discolored, out of style, passé, used– at least one of those amongst many others is what comes to mind when you think of second-hand. 1,004 more words