Community Feature: Woman of the Forest

Nicole DollCommunity Features, Featured


I have an inherent appreciation, love, and respect for Mother Earth, my indigenous ancestors travelled, worked, and lived in many of the same areas where I explore. I grew up in the boreal forest in Saskatchewan and I’ve recently reconnected with it. I feel very grateful to be exploring and living on Treaty 6 Territory.

Community Feature Matt Jacques, 2020 in Review

Stew ColesCommunity Features, Featured

Deer standing in a dense forest

But this crisis has created opportunity as well. In a rather roundabout way, 2020 has provided a chance to hit pause and re-centre our connection to the natural world around us. It didn’t take long for some to connect the dots between the pandemic and our fractured relationship with nature.

Community Feature: Matt Jacques

Stew ColesCommunity Features, Photography

Matt Jacques COVID19 portraits

By working on stories and projects like these, I have started to build a stronger sense of connection to my community. This is a process which I feel has direct parallels with my appreciation of the natural world too. How many ecological crises are the result of an artificial, unsustainable disconnect between humans and the natural world?