Highlights/grey owl

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Indigenous, International, Society

History: April 13, 1938-Death of Grey Owl: pioneer environmentalist

It was on this day April 13, 1938, that one of Canada’s best known aboriginal figures,  a best-selling author, lecturer, and a pioneer in the world’s conservation movement, died. Except, he wasn’t aboriginal at all. For several years the man» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Society

Frances Backhouse: Non-Fiction: “Once they were hats- in search of the mighty beaver”

Mighty, could seem like an odd word to describe the beaver, an odd, mostly nocturnal distant member of the rodent family.  However, words like fascinating, amazing, intriguing, would surely fit. Beavers earn their keystone species credentials by creating vital habitat»