Learning Carbs

INGREDIENTS:  Dough:60 ml pumpkin purée25 ml half & half cream½ egg250 ml all-purpose flour50 ml white sugar7 ml baking powder1 ml salt1 ml cinnamon1 ml nutmega pinch of ground clovesa pinch of ground ginger (optional)45 ml cold butter Spiced Glaze:150 ml icing sugar15 ml milka pinch of ground cloves1 ml cinnamon1 ml nutmega pinch of…

Wild Animal Safety in BC

BC’s beautiful natural landscape is a vast playground for those who love exploring the outdoors, but it’s also home to diverse wildlife such as bears, wolves, and mountain lions. You may encounter these animals on a trail, near a camping site, or even in your communities.   To ensure the safety of all involved, it’s important…

What to Do in an Earthquake

As the Geological Survey of Canada previously reported, more than 4000 earthquakes are recorded in the nation each year. Around a quarter of those happens in the western areas alone.   While only 1.3% of the 4000 earthquakes are big enough to be felt, most occur along the Cascadia subduction zone just off the coast of…

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The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

When we don’t know a word, we look it up in the dictionary. There’s usually a word for most things, and we’ll often come out of our search with a word we didn’t know existed. And yet, it just so happens that our dictionaries don’t define all the things we experience, no matter the language.…

A forest fire

“This isn’t what we signed up for.” Two BCIT international students speak on the harsh reality of living here

THE FORESTS ARE LITERALLY BURNING Beautiful BC is on fire. Last year, temperatures reached 50 degrees Celsius and the province recorded over 1,600 fires. Karim Raafat, a BCIT student from Egypt, is deciding to go back home for the summer to experience more temperate weather. “We thought we’d get beautiful mountains, forests, and crystal-clear lakes.…