About Donald Lovegrove

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

Saving Wolves With Compassionate Conservation: The Killing Must Stop

Saving Wolves With Compassionate Conservation: The Killing Must Stop in British Columbia, Canada.

North Americans are often quick to condemn the brutality of other cultures and countries, inserting ourselves, sometimes using violent force, to establish what we consider peace keeping and a “good life”. Why then, has this sense of empathy not reached the way that we treat and care for other magnificent and fascinating species with whom we share the North American landscape?

Wolves have been resurrected in Canada as the classic scapegoat. As the human population continues […]

Fall Salmon and Sturgeon Fishing in Vancouver, British Columbia

Fall Salmon and Sturgeon Fishing by Vic Carrao, STS Guiding Service in Vancouver, British Columbia

So far this season we have been experiencing some great salmon and sturgeon fishing. Last week we spent considerable time bar fishing for Harrison River and Fraser River run Chinook, as well as the last bit of Pink Salmon Fishing. Now that the pink salmon run is over, we are in a transition to Coho, Chum and Fall Chinook salmon.

Fraser River Sturgeon Fishing
The Fraser River has been fishing incredibly well for […]

By | October 14th, 2015|Fishing, Fraser Valley|0 Comments

Raincoast Conservation: Pam and Miley right about B.C. Wolf Cull

Resting Grey Wolves: Raincoast Conservation: Pam and Miley are right about B.C. Wolf Cull, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver Island-born actor Pamela Anderson and American singer Miley Cyrus have rightly weighed in on British Columbia’s wolf cull, resulting in a stage tantrum by our elected entertainers, i.e. provincial politicians.

Premier Christy Clark’s awkward and derisive response to Anderson and Cyrus for having called out the unscientific, unethical and unwarranted B.C. wolf cull was inappropriately personal toward the two celebrities, while being factually incorrect about the cull. Evidently, Clark’s B.C. Liberal […]

By | October 5th, 2015|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories, Wildlife|0 Comments

Mountain Caribou plan failed to Protect adequate inland Temperate Rainforest

Pacific Wild: Mountain caribou plan failed to protect adequate inland temperate rainforest, British Columbia, Canada

While the Province doles out tax dollars to kill wolves and pen caribou, logging continues to destroy the caribou’s habitat, putting many other species at risk

Valhalla Wilderness Society — Wolf Awareness Inc.— Save the Cedar League — Wilderness Committee — Pacific Wild — Raincoast Conservation Foundation — Bears Matter — Purcell Wilderness Alliance — Wildlife Defence League — Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals

Ten environmental groups, representing thousands of British Columbians, have […]

By | October 1st, 2015|Conservation, Environment, Top Stories, Wildlife|0 Comments

Hotel Zed Expands into Kelowna, British Columbia

Hotel Zed Expands into Kelowna, British Columbia

The phenomenally successful Hotel Zed brand will be adding its cool factor to downtown Kelowna next summer, announces Accent Inns/Hotel Zed CEO Mandy Farmer.

Since the first Hotel Zed launched two years ago on a busy street across from a Victoria suburban shopping mall, the new hospitality brand has exceeded all of Farmer and Tourism Victoria’s expectations. Hotel Zed is a completely unordinary, interactive, lively, and unique space that brings guests together to share the fun. A full transformation of a […]

By | September 14th, 2015|Kelowna, Okanagan, Top Stories|1 Comment

Winter Paddling Getaway: Kayak the Bahamas

Winter Paddling Getaway: Kayak the Bahamas with Spirit of the West Adventures, British Columbia

Sun, Sand and Fun!

Treat yourself with an escape from winter to the land of sunshine, crystal-clear waters, and deserted white-sand beaches. These relaxing getaways from the cold clutch of winter are just a short flight away from the east coast of the US.

Spirit of the West Adventures is excited to offer their fifth season of kayaking tours in the beautiful Bahamas! These expedition-style trips have been designed to provide the perfect balance between kayaking […]

By | September 14th, 2015|Kayaking, Top Stories|0 Comments

Brown Boobies, Warm Blobs and El Nino

Brown Boobies, Warm Blobs and El Nino in British Columbia, Canada

Trees started dropping their leaves in Southern BC during August, instead of October and deep into the fall season, a sure sign that our climate patterns are unstable and changing fast … perhaps faster than the most dire of predictions.

Halloween is in serious jeopardy this year, as the quintessential orange pumpkins are ripening too soon. Drive around Vancouver Island, and farmlands are already a blaze of bright-orange fields. Best you stick them in the freezer for […]

By | September 3rd, 2015|Climate and Weather, Environment, Top Stories|0 Comments