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CBC - North by Northwest North by Northwest is heard on CBC Radio One Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6-9 am. North by Northwest, hosted by Sheryl MacKay, is the No.1 weekend radio program in the province.

The show looks at arts and culture in BC and features conversations with people from all around the province who are engaged in creative endeavours. It's a great way to start the morning on a weekend and find out about things happening all over BC. Thank you for finding us on Facebook and liking CBC North by Northwest. This page is about getting to know our fans a little better, and also for you t

The show looks at arts and culture in BC and features conversations with people from all around the province who are engaged in creative endeavours. It's a great way to start the morning on a weekend and find out about things happening all over BC. Thank you for finding us on Facebook and liking CBC North by Northwest. This page is about getting to know our fans a little better, and also for you t

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Excellent article about the lead diver in Moonless Oasis!  These delicate glass sponge reefs are so deep in Howe Sound, ...
30/10/2020
Delicate and 'otherworldly' reefs off B.C. featured in new documentary | CBC News

Excellent article about the lead diver in Moonless Oasis! These delicate glass sponge reefs are so deep in Howe Sound, you have to be an extremely skilled diver to go down there safely. Hamish Tweed is part of the tiny group working to understand and preserve these super important eco systems. He'll be Sheryl's guest on North by Northwest tomorrow morning after the 7:30 am News...

Deep beneath the surface of Howe Sound, northwest of Vancouver, there are 17 rare glass sponge reefs — rich ecosystems created by the sponges over thousands of years. The reefs were thought to be extinct until they were discovered off B.C.'s coast in the late 1980s.

I enjoyed talking to artist Deborah Leigh this morning about her art and about starting as an artist later in life.You c...
18/10/2020
Art Gallery | Deborah Leigh Art

I enjoyed talking to artist Deborah Leigh this morning about her art and about starting as an artist later in life.
You can see a show of her work at the Outsiders and Others Gallery in Vancouver, 716 East Hastings, until Oct. 25.

17/10/2020

Here are the reading suggestions from Kelly McKinnon from Kidsbooks in Vancouver.

Raven Squawk, Orca Squeak
Roy Henry Vickers, illustrator
Robert Budd

Your House, My House
Marianne Dubuc

Skunk and Badger
Amy Timberlake
Jon Klassen, illustrator

Girl on a Motorcycle
Amy Noveskly
Julie Morstad, illustrator

Sparks: Double Dog Dare
Ian Boothby
Nina Matsumoto

The Barren Grounds
David A Robertson

Here's the link to Tai Amy Grauman's video with the Bard on the Beach series My Thoughts I'll Character
17/10/2020
MY THOUGHTS I'LL CHARACTER | Bard on the Beach

Here's the link to Tai Amy Grauman's video with the Bard on the Beach series My Thoughts I'll Character

We're proud to launch Bard's BMO Virtual Mainstage! We've commissioned theatre artists from across Canada to create original Shakespeare-inspired video features, in their own voice. The

Here's the link to the podcast series produced by Steve Dawson featuring the stories of Jim Byrnes.
17/10/2020
"One Life" Podcast — Music Makers And Soul Shakers Podcast

Here's the link to the podcast series produced by Steve Dawson featuring the stories of Jim Byrnes.

All of us here at Music Makers And Soul Shakers, Inc., a bustling mega-corporation here in Nashville (actually, it’s just me and my pup Ringo), are excited to bring you a new podcast called “One Life”. The concept is simple and unique; get one fascinating person (Jim Byrnes) to grab a drink, p...

11/10/2020

Here are the books suggested by Adam Craik at Russell Books in Victoria.
1. Monkey Beach – Eden Robinson
2. Soap and Water & Common Sense – Dr. Bonnie Henry
3. The One with the Scraggly Beard - Elizabeth Withey
4. All That the Rain Promises and More - David Arora
5. The E. J. Hughes Book of Boats - Robert Amos

04/10/2020

Here is the German Plum Cake recipe from Haley Landa. Remember the second rise after the plums go on the dough. Haley says 30 - 60 minutes for that one.

German Plum Cake
o 3+ pounds Italian plums, cut into quarters, pits removed
o ¾ C. Warm Milk (+ ¼ C. extra)
o 1 1/2 T. dry active yeast
o 4 C. All-Purpose Flour
o 3/4 C. Sugar
o 1/2 t. salt
o 1/2 C. Unsalted Butter (melted but not hot)
o 2 Large Eggs
o 1 t. Vanilla Extract
For the Streusel:
o 1 C. All-Purpose Flour
o 1 C. Sugar
o 1 t. Ground Cinnamon
o 1/2 C. Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Clean, halve and pit all plums. Slice them into quarters and set aside.
2. Dissolve the yeast into the 3/4 cup warm milk and let is sit for 5-10 minutes until frothy.
3. Place the flour, sugar and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and pour in the yeast mixture, melted warm (not hot) butter,
eggs and vanilla extract. Give it an initial stir to combine the ingredients and then attach a dough hook and knead it on the
bread setting ("2") for 4-5 minutes. IF NEEDED: add in 1/4 C. milk as necessary. The dough will be sticky but should hold
together fairly well. It will not be firm enough to knead into a ball, think of it more as a thick batter. Cover it loosely with
plastic wrap and set it in a warm, draft free place to rise for an hour or until about doubled in size.
4. Generously butter a casserole dish or sheet pan (at least 18 inches in length and 1-inch sides). Use your hands to spread
the dough out across the full length of the pan, pressing it up against the sides. It's yeast dough so it will resist, but just
keep pushing it back into position the best you can. Once you put the plums on it, those will help keep it in place. Lay the
plums close together in rows over the whole length of the dough.
5. To make the streusel: Place all the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and use your fingers to bring it all together. Work
with the mixture until it's thoroughly combined and forms a rough sand and clumpy texture. Sprinkle the streusel over the
top of the cake.
6. Bake the cake on the middle rack of the oven preheated to 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden.
7. Let the cake sit for at least 10 minutes before slicing to let some of the liquid set. Slice the cake into squares and serve.

Here's the link to Shira Gold's site.
04/10/2020
Shira Gold is a Vancouver based fine art photographer creating emotive, intimate environmental portrait imagery on delicate but powerfully human subjects of grief, identity and life transitions. Photographic Art Photography Grief Landscape...

Here's the link to Shira Gold's site.

Shira Gold is a Vancouver based fine art photographer creating emotive, intimate environmental portrait imagery on delicate but powerfully human subjects of grief, identity and life transitions. Photographic Art Photography Grief Landscape Healing Contemporary Canadian Photographer

Starting tonight on CBC TV and Gem, The Short Film Face Off.  You can vote for your favourite.
03/10/2020
Short Film Face Off Season 13 | CBC News

Starting tonight on CBC TV and Gem, The Short Film Face Off. You can vote for your favourite.

Short Film Face Off is a television series on CBC that showcases emerging filmmakers from all across Canada.

03/10/2020

It's been great to explore the world of Dungeons and Dragons with Natalie Lim over the past few weeks!

https://www.natalielim.ca/

03/10/2020
danielle krysa

Here's a link to Danielle Krysa's site. This morning we talked about her book for children titled How to Spot and Artist.

From listener Dara Rosenzvieg:
27/09/2020
Hike for Healing

From listener Dara Rosenzvieg:

Hike for Healing : Make a donation today to support Hike for Healing

It was great to talk to director Loretta Todd and actor Grace Dove about this film! It's premiering at VIFF.
27/09/2020
VIFF | Monkey Beach

It was great to talk to director Loretta Todd and actor Grace Dove about this film! It's premiering at VIFF.

BC author Eden Robinson's novel shape-shifts smoothly to the big screen in this potent modern fable about a young Haisli woman (Grace Dove) reconnecting with family, navigating ghosts and spirits as she tries to save her brother from her darkest fear.

It was great to talk to Ann Marie Fleming about animated film Old Dog.
20/09/2020
viff.org

It was great to talk to Ann Marie Fleming about animated film Old Dog.

Yesterday I talked to Jennifer Aboott about her new film which has its Canadian  premier as part of VIFF.  There are sti...
20/09/2020
The Magnitude of All Things

Yesterday I talked to Jennifer Aboott about her new film which has its Canadian premier as part of VIFF. There are still on line tickets left.

  Watch Trailer   A cinematic exploration of the emotional and psychological dimensions of climate change. About When Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown, drawing intimate parallels between the experiences of grief—both...

Here is a link to artist Edward Fu-Chen Juan's website.  He's one of the Culture Day ambassadors in BC this year.
20/09/2020
Edward Juan draws

Here is a link to artist Edward Fu-Chen Juan's website. He's one of the Culture Day ambassadors in BC this year.

Edward Juan the illustrator and designer based in Vancouver, BC Canada.

13/09/2020

Here's the grand list of BC books from Evelyn Gillespie at Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay.

Board Books by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd (Harbour Publishing)all beautiful Vickers images, embossed, brightly coloured
Hello Humpback – First words
One Eagle Soaring – counting
Sockeye Silver, Saltchuck Blues – colours
Raven Squawk Orca Squeak – sounds

Hideaway Cove and A Night at Hideaway Cove by Brenda Boreham, illustrated by Laure Timmermans (Strong Nations Publishing) – beautifully illustrated non fiction books introducing the flora and fauna of a sandy cove and changes over the course of a day and a night.

Pine Island Home – Polly Horvath (Penguin RandomHouse) – and Everything on a Waffle and A Year in Coal Harbour

The Curve of Time by M. Wylie Blanchet (50th Anniversary edition published in 2001 by Whitecap) continues to be a best selling account of the summer travels and adventures on the BC Coast of Blanchet and her five children through the 1920s and 30s

Son of a Trickster and Trickster Drift by Eden Robinson (Fall CBC television series) published by Vintage Canada

San Josef by Harold Macy (Tidewater Press) – refugee of American Civil War encounters Danish intentional community of San Josef on northern Vancouver Island.

Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel (Harper Collins Canada) – Luxury wilderness resort on Northern Vancouver Island meets Ponzi scheme, meets international shipping – a haunting and thought provoking novel. Long listed for the Giller Prize.

On my next to read pile – Nanaimo Girl by Prudence Emery (Cormorant Books) – and you have interviewed her! What a life.

Crossing the Divide by Wayne Sawchuk (Creekstone Press) – Growing up in the area we now call the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area – an area of North Eastern BC the size of Ireland. Sawchuk transformed from clearcut logger to conservationist – working to protect and establish management practices for the area. Inspiring storytelling, photographs.

And I missed the opportunity to introduce Mark Warrior and his poetry collection Disappearing Minglewood Blues (Mother Tongue Publishing). Mark worked in logging and the commercial fishing industry – like Kate Braid and Tom Wayman these are poems that reflect the hard and sweaty work through the eyes of a classics scholar.

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Ladysmith - So it's wet and rainy, dull and gray. Tried some low light, night landscape and reflections, that's what I did! Wifey says I'm nuts!😊
Hiking around Belcara yesterday
Well hanging our Christmas decorations in our window hasn't kept our daily friends from visiting, thank goodness!🥰
Saturday Nov 14, 2020 Sunshine Coast Mount Elphinstone Snow. Snow was half way down the front ridge and a skiff of snow and frost down to about 110 m elevation, during the week. Ocean water temp a balmy 8C, evidently cold water swimming increases your interferon levels, triggers a human adaptive response that changes your cognition and boosts your immune system for a few hours among other things : ) Data gathered over the last 20 years or so swimming off 6 person outrigger canoes and beaches at the mouth of Howe Sound. Gibsons Paddle Club.
As another Remembrance Day is upon on us it brings to my mind a somewhat different perspective on this day. I silently remember the young men who gave up their lives in war, thinking that war is a solution to conflict, which of course it’s not. How many times in conflict situations do governments think of Peace as the first step in the effort to resolve a conflict. Hardly if any...why...because war is a huge business machine and cannot be objective or capable of sober thought and is part of governments ways of create revenue. “Lest we forget” should now be ‘We have forgotten’ if we did choose to remember the horrors of war, the Federal Government of Canada would not be selling arms to Saudi Arabia which will be part of armoutments used against the innocent people of Yemen. I thought Canada was a peace loving nation. We can’t be when we sell arms to a country whose human rights record is abysmal at best. On Remembrance Day I also choose to remember all of the young men who fought for the freedom of Ireland where we endured 300 years of British Colonialism, during which time the divided and conquered, crushed our beautiful language and created a famine situation that result in our population being decimated. That regime crushed the spirit of the Irish, very much like was done here in Canada and anyplace else Colonizers have gone. I Will remember my compatriots who died fighting to get back what rightfully belonged to them. Part of Ireland is still colonized but Ireland has a strong culture and has come back, but much has been lost. Let us keep and open mind d and and look deeply and objectively at what War really means which is usually wanting something that belongs to someone else and agressors feel justified in taking by force.
How could I hear the segment from Nov 7 about the high school drama teacher who has her students perform in back yards/ public spaces in her city?
Dear Sheryl, I am contributing some photos of what I believe is a 1930s era so-called 'pressed wood' rocking chair. It was my maternal grandparents' (Winkler, Manitoba) and when my wife and I, perhaps as I was the eldest grandson, had our first child, our grandparents gifted it t us. That was 1979 and it has since rocked both of our children to sleep plus served as a comfy chair for nursing them, reading, phone conversations and even for our grand nieces to try out ( we have no grandchildren). As you can see, my DIY grandfather was not averse to strengthening it as he deemed necessary with some screws, no doubt decreasing its antique value, but I'm not looking to sell it anyway. Cushions on the seat and back were removed for the photo.
My morning visitor listening and celebrating with me as CBC radio announced that the election had been called for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. On Mayne Island.
Birthdays come around only once every long year. Everyone deserves to be celebrated on their birthday, even pets. Pets are spiritually inclined and more moral than some twisted humans. Jesus is moral agent. We should focus on saving humans and especially little innocent, frightened, suffering unimaginably) children. Health system was underfunded for a long time. If you ask me wars are overfunded and education is underfunded immeasurably. The sky is the limit. what do we love? the things we love are the things we lavish money on. i detest weapons and plutocracy and hypocrisy, lies, deception, autocracy and fake democracy. Jesus justified all our lives and the littlest matter to him. we should too. Militarized drones and extrajudicial killings is NOT the way of Christ but is the way of the anti-Christ. god is intelligent and brilliant, humans not so much. The human ego or will gets in the way. Paradise will be regained through us knowing Jesus. There may be many paths but there is one Saviour who is the son of God and our risen from the dead mighty Messiah. This Christmas, after we pay respects to the fallen comrades, I will celebrate my Saviour's birth. Hallelujah! Our God lives! Our God saves. He is miracle maker. He adds the super to our natural. Ask in his name and request will be granted if ask fits God's divine and holy plan/vision. Following Jesus keeps me in God's safe hands. C'est tout. Merci pour m'entendre. Je veux rester a maison.
I know you used to play MarkBerube’s music when he lived here and wondered if you’d seen/ heard Outside of Cool. It’s brilliant! https://youtu.be/7xmhMMqGy9Y.
Six years young! Despite ravages of consumerism I have strong urge to spoil grandgirls.