June 7th , 2013
By Laura Grant and Christina Service
Photos by Laura Grant
When we arrive home from long days in the field, we find comfort in a red floathouse on the community dock in Klemtu. This floathouse not only provides us with shelter, it integrates us into a small community of people who frequent the dock. Although we only feature a handful of them here, this blog is dedicated to all the wonderful folks who make our time in Klemtu so enjoyable.
Ernie Mason is the son of Charlie and Edna Mason. Ernie, his partner Sandy, and their daughter Jessie, have been instrumental in making our time in Klemtu comfortable.
This is Brandene Robinson, the youngest daughter of Brandon and Krista Robinson. Brandene likes to stop by the float and explore (i.e. chew) anything she can get her hands on.
Charlie Mason is a hereditary chief of the Xai’Xais and the leader of the local singing group. We are grateful that he docks his punt next to the red floathouse!
Meet Kadence (middle) and Darnelle (far right), Brandon and Krista Robinson’s two middle children. They find the act of pouring scent lure highly entertaining, which makes the task much more enjoyable!
Lou Neasloss works for fisheries management based out of the green floathouse next door. We’re lucky to have such a happy guy as a neighbour!
Ms. Colleen Starr works at Spirit Bear Lodge and is the first to offer a helping hand throughout the field season.
Meet Murray Barton; more commonly known as Moose. He’s a skipper, a jokester, and a singer, so we love when he visits the community dock.
Meet Art Timothy, another neighbour on the community dock. He’s always smiling so our morning chats are a great way to start the day!
When his Resource Stewardship and bear eco-tourism duties aren’t consuming him, Vernon Brown is an active member of the bear research team. Vern often visits the floathouse to share his wealth of bear knowledge with us.
*Persons photographed and featured have given their consent to be part of this blog.