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What’s It Like Helibiking Revelstoke, BC?

by Vince Hempsall, July 25, 2015

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“Leonardo da Vinci sketched the first helicopter design in the late 1400s. Three hundred years later Comte Mede de Sivrac of France invented the celerifere, the precursor to the modern-day bicycle. Then, in July 2015, a Revelstoke-based company threw the two vehicles together and brought heli-biking to the masses. Selkirk-Tangiers has spent almost 40 years […]

I Saw a Dinosaur Then Wrote This Story

by Vince Hempsall, June 14, 2015

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“Big fish do weird things to people. And by big fish I mean really big fish. They affect some part of our limbic brain and account for the bordering on manic popularity of Shark Week, River Monsters and Jaws(not so sure about this one, how about how people google giant catfish wrangling (magazines or movies?). […]

The Ugliest Story Ever

by Vince Hempsall, November 10, 2014

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My fiancé is a fish biologist and I have to admit there are occasions when it’s difficult for me to keep up with her day-to-day activities, which could include “ion regulation,” “Parr-Smolt transformation,” or “Leptocephali.” (I think that’s how it’s spelled.) One day, though, she started describing a local sustainability movement to save this ugly […]