About Donald Lovegrove

Publisher, editor, the voice behind BritishColumbia.com and VancouverIsland.com.

A Fyke Net, Steve, Killer Whales and the Bella Rose

A fyke net, Steve, killer whales and the Bella Rose

It takes this and more to locate, capture, sample, release and analyze the results from our juvenile salmon field research in the Fraser River estuary near Vancouver, BC. On the Fraser’s shallow saltmarsh, a specialized fyke net is designed with wings that guide the fish toward the trap. Temporarily fixed to the channel bottom, this type of net is perfect for the delta’s tidal habitat.

One fyke net – $2,500

Even more important are Steve and the Bella Rose. Steven Stark, […]

BC Oil Tanker Ban won’t actually ban Tankers Full of Oil Products

The Nathan E. Stewart, a sunken fuel barge tug that leaked fuel into shellfish harvest grounds near Bella Bella, British Columbia. Photo: April Bencze/Heiltsuk Tribal Council

The Oil Tanker Ban won’t actually ban Tankers Full of Oil products on British Columbia’s North Coast

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s November proposal to ban oil tanker traffic from B.C.’s north coast received kind reception on the west coast of Canada where the Heiltsuk First Nation was still busy responding to a devastating diesel spill from the Nathan E. Stewart, a sunken fuel barge tug that was leaking […]

By | February 9th, 2017|Top Stories|0 Comments

“Hunt” grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest with Raincoast

Grizzly bear and cubs in British Columbia, Canada

What is it like to go on a “grizzly hunt” in the Great Bear Rainforest aboard Raincoast’s 70-foot research vessel the Achiever? This year, why not join us and find out.

Having now acquired three commercial hunting tenures in the Great Bear Rainforest that cover 30,000 km2, we need to conduct annual “hunts” within these areas. But the only trophies you’ll return with are fantastic memories and photos. We shoot only with cameras.

Your days will be spent hunting for grizzly bears in coastal estuaries and rainforest […]

Justice Minister: Ottawa Can’t Force Kinder Morgan on B.C.

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould: Ottawa Can’t Force Kinder Morgan on B.C.

In the lead-up to the 2015 federal election, Dogwood Initiative collected survey responses from candidates in every B.C. riding. They asked for their positions on key B.C. issues, so constituents could hold them to their word if elected.

Canadian Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, in her own words

Here’s what Jody Wilson-Raybould wrote in response to this question: “Who do you believe should make the final decision on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion?”

The question, “Who should make the final decision on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain […]

By | December 1st, 2016|Top Stories|0 Comments

The Look of Love in Tofino

The Look of Love Package at Lodge Beach Lodge Resort in Tofino on Vancouver Island, BC.

Look of Love…

The perfect romantic getaway for two at Long Beach Lodge Resort in Tofino! This package is ideal for the celebration of an anniversary, honeymoon, engagement, or just because…

Our Look of Love Package Includes…

  • Two nights accommodation in a Deluxe Beachfront Room
  • A romantic 3-course gourmet dinner for two in the Great Room with West Coast decor and spectacular views of Cox Bay beach and the wild Pacific surf. Customized wine pairings available upon […]
By | August 29th, 2016|Top Stories|0 Comments

Stay Funky in Kelowna British Columbia

Hotel Zed, Kelowna, Okanagan, British Columbia

The city of Kelowna in the Okanagan is now home to the second super-funky Hotel Zed in British Columbia, following the outrageous splash of vibrant colours and designs providing comfortable and ‘unordinary’ hotel accommodation in Victoria, BC.

Hotel Zed, Kelowna, Okanagan, British Columbia Aerial view of Hotel Zed, Kelowna, BC

Hotel Zed Kelowna is perfectly situated across the street from Okanagan Lake, City Park, the lakes beaches, the boardwalk and waterpark, and endless watersport […]

By | August 11th, 2016|Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, Top Stories|0 Comments

Protecting coastal British Columbia through Ecotourism

Grizzly Hunter departs BC with Rich Array of Trophies, British Columbia, Canada. Grizzly cub nuzzling its mother. Photo Rebecca Boyd

Coastal Revival is a five-part documentary series by Canadian filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk that tells the story of how passionate conservationists, environmentalists, researchers and First Nations people are protecting BC’s coastal wildlife, promoting tourism, and using the power of ecotourism to preserve the majestic animals that live on the coast of beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

Meet the people who are using ecotourism to keep British Columbia’s coast alive.

Coastal Revival – Episode 1 – […]

By | May 4th, 2016|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories|0 Comments