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The peacock moon

The month of May is PENÁW̱EṈ for the W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) and Lekwungen (Songhees and Esquimalt) people – the month for the camas harvest; the month of the camas moon. Camas bulbs, ḰȽO,EL, were a traditional staple food, carefully grown in plots that were passed down within families and across generations. It was the day after …

Leaf Life

On Monday, I wound my way up the peninsula in the morning light, with a lazy fog licking at the cars peeking over the horizon before they murmured past me in a procession that snaked back towards the city. Just south of the village of Brentwood Bay, I passed a gated trailhead. Familiar figures were …