Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford is home to a large, well used and well loved network of mountain bike trails. These trails are part of a larger set of outdoor recreation activities that take place both in and outside of the Interregional Park. The Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association (FVMBA) is the legal steward of most of the trails on Sumas - having a Partnership Agreement with the Province of BC under Section 56 of the FRPA. While the trails are constructed and maintained by mountain bikers, they are loved and used by a wide-range of outdoor enthusiasts. This includes hikers, trail runners and other non-motorized activities that are permitted on these trails.
This petition is an outreach to the community of trail users to express their position on the proposal and communicate the size of our user group to the Ministry of Energy and Mines, alongside the local and regional governments who are also opposed to this plan at the Fraser Valley Regional District, Metro Vancouver and the City of Abbotsford.
Quite simply - if you love the trails on Sumas Mountain and want to see them preserved against an industrial activity that would destroy them, please add your name to this petition and join the initiative. Link in bio. 👆#savesumas#sumasmountain#abbotsfordbc#hellobc#biking
Just me and a sunset and 15,000 km. I took this photo on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Was hanging out with some locals at a campfire so I missed the actual sun and went with a silhouette photo instead. So here I am, 15,000 km later. Some people have asked me in the last couple days if I would do it again and the current answer is no, at least not for myself. But I’m glad I did it and I’m glad I could hold that @vanhawksinc bike in the sky and know where I had been. It’s my birthday in three hours and so I’m celebrating by saying bucket list item no. 1 complete. ✊🏻 #astheravenflies#explorebc#hellobc#vancouverisland
While commercial whaling was banned in 1986, a remote village on the island of Lembata in Indonesia is legally allowed to kill two whales per year under the International Whaling Commission (IWC) aboriginal subsistence whaling law. However this week, fisherman illegally hunted and killed an entire family of orca, consisting of an adult male, female and juvenile (@dolphin_project). It is important to note the village is exempt from the IWC whaling ban due to cultural & food providing significance with the use of traditional methods, including simple sailboats/canoes and fisherman following ancient beliefs and honoring age-old taboos. The line between tradition and exploitation has become blurred though, as to hunt a group of orca would take much more than hand paddled canoes, not to mention the extremely toxic chemicals contained in orca "meat" making them dangerous for human consumption. Scientific advice on the sustainability of proposed hunts is provided by the IWC’s Scientific Committee, specifically through its Standing Working Group on aboriginal subsistence whaling. It is reviewed every 6 years with the next coming up in 2018 (IWC 2017). Education and understanding of indigenous cultural traditions is vital in encouraging positive changes towards a sustainable fishing practice for this remote community. Nonetheless, this is a heartbreaking event to have occurred when orca populations worldwide are already suffering from human induced pressures. #keepthemwild
Hope your week is as fierce as my armpits... Because I definitely forgot to put deodorant on when I ran outta the house this morning but like, don’t worry cuz I didn’t stink but man was this hike makin’ me sweat! 💪🏼🕺🏻
Push forward, work hard, smile, don’t give up on yourself; seize the day (week), fam.
Absolutely looooved our time in Alberta, and this drive to BC was unreal! Who wants to move to the mountains with us?
Thanks for joining us and cooking for us @thehogtowntable
“It’s amazing that your DNA contains all of the genetic information necessary to make you into the lazy piece of shit you are today” I think to myself, as I post a latergram, while I lay in bed trying to force myself to get up and go to the gym. #mondaymood#hopeless
Want tickets to The @whitecapsfc Playoff game on Wednesday?
Join us for lunch or happy hour tomorrow and enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the 'Caps + a $25 gift card and table at The Pint before the game.
Sometimes you've just got to shake it off!
It's always good to see this beautiful male spirit bear whilst guiding photography tours in Gitga'at Territory in the Great Bear Rainforest. He's such a performer!
Fall is in the air! We hope everyone is having a great #MooseMonday !⠀
Did you know? Only the male, called a bull moose grow antlers. Moose antlers start their growth in the spring of the year, during the period of growth which lasts until the autumn the antlers are covered in what is commonly known as felt. 📸: @western_exposures