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Jul 20, 2017
B.C. kelp farming is untapped resource

Louis Druehl started farming kelp back in 1982, in the aptly named Kelp Bay, just west of Port Alberni. His was the first and, at the time, only commercial seaweed operation in North America. Druehl farmed a one-acre patch of...

May 27, 2016
How Carbon Engineering Ltd. is trying to put up a good fight against greenhouse gases

Carbon Engineering Ltd.’s facility doesn’t look much different from the handful of other industrial buildings scattered along Squamish’s waterfront. The company’s 80-metre-long blue warehouse sits alongside two white silos and a giant metal crate that resembles an oversized air conditioner. But while other industrial operations spew greenhouse gases out their...

Aug 9, 2013
The Rise of Bespoke Bicycles

It wasn’t long ago that building bicycles by hand was a nearly forgotten craft. But with more people than ever cycling, handmade bikes are enjoying a renaissance—and a few talented B.C. builders are leading the way. “We literally can’t keep up,” says Sam Whittingham, owner of Quadra Island-based Naked Bicycles, which...

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