April 25th, 2017

Permaculture Farm Stay on Denman Island

Farm Stay by Lindsay Graf As I bump towards a barn shaped-home in the shadow of Denman Island’s steepest ridge, a friendly strong man gives a saluting wave; must be Shayne Barker. Tracy Horovatin, the matron of Ruby Slipper Ranch, approaches and makes a joke about not being in…

August 8th, 2016

Visions of Abundance: Denman Island Saturday Market

Saturday at the market is a feast for the eyes. The market has grown to become so much more than simply THE best place for grocery-shopping, stopping in for a fast- or slow-food lunch, or discovering sweet treats for elevenses, although the humble beet, carrot, turnip, zucchini, berry, and…

February 17th, 2016

Herring Run, Herring Fun

Every year in late February or early March the waters off Denman Island turn into a churning, noisy mash-up of marine and bird life. It’s a phenomenon that’s been going on for 3.5 million years and it’s all because of a small, silvery fish: the herring.

February 7th, 2016

Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival

Every July, Denman Island hosts a busy and festive literary weekend. The Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival is poised to launch its 14th festival in 2016 with a line-up of 10 Canadian writers who include Bruce Cockburn and Miriam Toews.