Ralph Shaw

Outdoor thoughts on Vancouver Island

When Elaine and I retired from our professional careers in Kamloops almost…

New Year resolutions for 2016

For starters this column wishes you and yours a happy and prosperous…

Before stepping into the future, reflect on the past

Experienced travellers on the journey of life take time to look back…

Adaptation to climate change affects many life forms

Over the next few years I predict we will  hear a great…

Maj Birch was a true champion of Comox Valley wildlife

It is with sadness and a sense of deep loss that I…

BCWF Region 1 meeting a busy affair

It was refreshing to spend a day in the company of members…

The changing of the seasons

The changing of the seasons in the Comox Valley is not usually…

Three-generation hunting trip was a great excursion

 Our three-generation hunting trip involved our daughter Leanne Farrell of Port Hardy…

Time to harvest wild B.C. meat

Hunting season officially started in August and depending on the species of…

Restoring Field Sawmill site is important

When I was at the Puntledge Hatchery Open House I picked up…

Puntledge Hatchery open house a great nature show

Sunday was open house at the Puntledge River Hatchery run by Fisheries…

Little fish had a big appetite

And a reminder to all outdoorsmen that it is important to vote in Oct. 19 federal election

An early autumn day on Spider Lake

Thursday, Oct. 1 was one of those beautiful fall days we have…

It’s time for climate change to become a federal election issue

Comox Glacier visible proof of the validity of the issue

Vancouver Island the best place on the planet

It is somewhat trite to write about what I and many others…

Looking at the future of the Comox Valley outdoors scene

ure hold for the Courtenay and District Fish and Game Protective Association…

Autumn is the most generous season for outdoorsmen

t natural signals of fall is the gathering of significant numbers of…

Family fishing trip nets lingcod

Grandchildren enjoyed exploring local beaches and discovering nature

Visitors enjoying pink salmon in Comox Valley

We sometimes take for granted the marvellous recreational fishing opportunities we have…

Taking care of fish in hot weather

We are in the middle of summer and much of the time…