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Flash Back Fridays


The Dewars started a homestead in 1979. My dad, Wallace Baikie, had sold them forty acres up behind the Lodge property. Penny was Wallace’s niece. The Dewars had been studying cougars at Northwest Bay, near Nanoose. They wanted to move up Island to be near Strathcona Park because it was an excellent area in which to study cougars. They built a magnificent 4,000 sq. ft. house, all without any heavy equipment, and using recycled materials from a building that they had torn down in Northwest Bay. p_dewar Read more

Flash Back Fridays


Campbell River newspaper, 1979

It was the first time Jim Boulding delivered a baby, but it didn’t seem too difficult because he’d seen it done before.

Armed with nothing but a few blankets and the experience of spending 22 years training people to be leaders in the bush, Boulding recently played midwife on a rainy road miles from anywhere.

Mother and child are fine and Boulding said it’s no big deal. He’s spent years helping victims of accidents which tend to happen near his wilderness training lodge at Strathcona Park, about 45 kilometres southwest of this Vancouver Island community. Read more