Category Archives: Xtra: News and Reviews

News, reviews, updates and announcements.

The Weather Outside is Frightful

Nanaimo has been hit with some pretty heavy snowstorms this week, which is okay, as I’ve been tucked inside writing like a madman. As the deadline approaches to submit the manuscript for the Haunting of Vancouver Island, my excitement to share … Continue reading

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Mushrooms of the West Coast

Mushrooms of the West Coast was an introductory identification and foraging class taught by Andy MacKinnon and Erin Feldman out of the Tofino Botanical Garden Ecolodge. These annual workshops are hosted by Raincoast Education Society and have now been offered … Continue reading

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My Social Media Fast and the I Digher

This summer, I spent my time in Tofino on a social media fast working on the I Digher, a 1961 decommissioned gillnetter with a built-in living space. I purchased the old boat last summer, with the intention of using it primarily … Continue reading

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Campfire Ghost Story: Keeha Beach Vancouver Island

Campfire Ghost Story: Keeha Beach Vancouver Island This is a personal account of an unexplained experience I had on Keeha Beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island during the late 90s. Keeha (sometimes Keaha) Beach is part of “the … Continue reading

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CTVVI News (video): Our Investigation of the Heriot Bay Inn on Quadra Island

CTVVI News Video: Heriot Bay Inn Ghost Hunters See Future in Ghost Tourism In late February, travel blogger Sean Enns and myself conducted a two-night investigation of the Heriot Bay Inn on Quadra Island. Reports of the inn being haunted had … Continue reading

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