• EREN Plot Field Day
    • August 10, 2018 by

    EREN plot field day

    Last Friday (August 10th), Kidston, Brian, Chrissy, and I packed up MABRRI’s trusted Dodge caravan and hit the road with our coordinators Haley and Graham. Our destination? Englishman Falls Provincial Park. I want to say that the job we had to do was no easy walk in the park, but it did, in fact,...

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  • Campbellton Visioning Forum 1
    • July 24, 2018 by

    Campbellton Visioning Forum

    On Tuesday, July 24, MABRRI’s team of community planners held a Visioning Forum in Campbell River to consult with community members to get their opinions on the future of the Campbellton, one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods.  Together with the Campbellton Neighbourhood Association, the students...

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  • A New Season for Bull Kelp 1
    • July 20, 2018 by

    A New Season for Bull Kelp

    On Sunday, January 13th, 2019 the MABRRI team set out to drop new bull kelp lines on our established bull kelp plots located in the Northumberland Channel, as well as off the Winchelsea Islands. The day started bright and early, when Haley Tomlin (project coordinator), Chrissy Schellenberg (...

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  • Cameron Lake Monitoring and Mapping 1
    • July 19, 2018 by

    Cameron Lake Monitoring and Mapping

    I couldn’t ask for a better way to spend a Thursday then out on the boat on Cameron Lake. It was my very first time doing lake monitoring aboard ‘Big Red’ (a name I have given to the MABRRI zodiac). I’ve been hoping to take part in this project all summer, so needless to say, I was pumped to get...

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  • Mount Arrowsmith Helicopter Trip 1
    • July 19, 2018 by

    Mount Arrowsmith Helicopter Trip

    These past few days at MABRRI have been absolutely abuzz with energy, thanks to our wonderful visitors from the Striking Balance film crew! Striking Balance is an episodic documentary series aired on both the Knowledge Network and the TVOntario network that features a different Canadian UNESCO...

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  • Snaw-Naw-As Garden 1
    • July 16, 2018 by

    Snaw-Naw-As Garden

    This summer has been a good one for the Snaw-Naw-As Garden of Spiritual Healing. Located in Nanoose bay, a dedicated group of elders and community members have been hard at work growing a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as a number of traditional native plants such as Devil’s club....

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  • Gold River Trip 1
    • July 14, 2018 by

    Gold River trip

    The Village of Gold River, VIU's World Leisure Centre of Excellence, and MABRRI are working in collaboration to create a strategic tourism plan for the municipality. This plan is intended to help guide the Village of Gold River to develop their tourism sector in a way that helps the community...

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  • VIU Grandkids' University 1
    • July 6, 2018 by

    VIU Grandkids' University

    Roxanne: Who doesn’t love spending good ol’ quality time with their grandparents! Grandkids University – Earth Explorers 2.0 – was a huge success! On the first day, Thursday July 5th, we (Kayla, Alex, Larissa, the grandkids, the grandparents, and myself) had so much fun learning so much cool...

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  • Bull Kelp Monitoring 1
    • July 5, 2018 by

    Bull Kelp Monitoring

    This past Thursday the MABRRI team headed out on Captain Ryan Fredrickson’s boat, “The Silver Bullet”, to check on our recently transplanted bull kelp plots in the Northumberland Channel as well as on the Winchelsea Islands. The water was flat calm when we arrived at the Marina, and with binoculars...

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  • Minnow Trapping in Nanaimo 1
    • July 4, 2018 by

    Minnow Trapping in Nanaimo

    Did you know that there is a five acre farm in the middle of Harewood? This farm is actually one of the last historical five acre farm parcels left in Nanaimo, therefore, there is a lot of interest to protect it. In order to do this, we have to assess the ecological value of the farm and the...

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