The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to bikepackers

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring


Ted Beck, who is retiring after over 30 years as a teacher at Houston Secondary School, took the above photo on his first day of the 2020 year after deciding to retire at the end of the year. (Contributed photo)

‘They deserve our best’: HSS teacher retiring after over 30 years at school reflects on career

Ted Beck first began teaching at Houston Secondary in September of 1989


Reverend Andrea Brennan opens up about being a queer, female Anglican minister and how she came to be in the position at a pivotal time in the church’s history. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Openly queer, female priest of B.C. church defying norms

Andrea Brennan serves Fernie at pivotal time in church’s history