Author Archives: Jarrett Teague

Indifference; what is the value or worth?

BROOM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SUCCESSION | 2021-22 ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean Provincial Park 2021 exceptionalism has made the park broom-free. The result is the way ahead for new volunteers has been eased (fresh starts). 11 of 11 broom zones are mint; End-2021 the broom zones were totally cleared; 55 hrs per year is required to maintain the achievement. […]

Menetiye on CBC

Beaches and Mountains, 16:00 – 23:00 Wonderfully shares and explains: Saanich / W̱SÁNEĆ Mount Newton / ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ Ancient stories How the mountain received its name 13 moons and teaching through songs The relationship to the homeland Beaches and Mountains | Live Radio | CBC Listen

me-si’-ka Illahie

Today (2 Aug 21) on CBC’s the Early Edition, a panel discussed renaming British Columbia. Me-si’-ka Illahie (Our land) or Illahie Chuck (Land and Water)   An excerpt from the parks 100th book, John Dean 21: ILLAHIE TRANSLATES FROM CHINOOK AS COUNTRY, LAND, EARTH AND SOIL Today at Ƚ/JDP, the Chinook name Illahie is prominently […]

JOHN DEAN 21

The centennial of ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ / John Dean 1st Donated BC Park Established: December 9, 1921 | 2021 Centennial Contact Jarrett for a complementary copy PDF or Epub jarrettteague@yahoo.ca CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF THE PARK, the ancient history of ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ (Place of Refuge) is explored and the centenary of John Dean’s unique gift is contemplated. Only […]

Forest Fuel Load Treatment

East Boundary, Oct-Nov 21 BC Forest Service Wild Fire Branch at ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean Provincial Park – to reduce the fuel loads within the forest along the eastern boundary and along the entrance road, this October and November, the BC Forest Service Wild Fire Branch will undertake a Fuel Management Prescription. Fifteen areas along the park’s […]

West Viewpoint Trailhead 2021

Great news for everyone; access improvement and trail upgrades are underway. The 1995 staircase infrastructure will be removed (June 2021) and replaced with a new 15% trailhead that will serve as an accessible and sustainable trailhead route. Over the past two years, BC Parks staff and experienced trail volunteers have located the most appropriate trail […]

JOHN DEAN’S 1921 DECISION

The Creation of a Flagship Provincial Park In 1921, John Dean protected his amazing untouched property by creating Dean Park (80 acres). At this time, the slopes of ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/Mount Newton had not been logged or touched by mankind. There were no highways, airport or ferries and the nearby population was very small. The ecosystem of […]

Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Smith Mitchell, 28 Jul 47 – 6 Nov 20 https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/18885816/Andrew-Smith-MITCHELL Andrew Mitchell Obituary (2020) – The Times Colonist (legacy.com)   Andrew has been visiting the park since the mid-80s. I first met Andrew in September 2002, shortly after he retired from the Forest Service. Within a few years he became a regular walker on […]

Pronunciation and Definition

ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ (Clay will nook) ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ is the traditional name for Mount Newton ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ means Place of Refuge/Escape/Healing ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ is best pronounced as Clay will nook 1921-1936 DEAN PARK 1936-1957 JOHN DEAN PARK 1957-2019 JOHN DEAN PROVINCIAL PARK 2019-current ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/JOHN DEAN PROVINCIAL PARK  

The Mt. Rainier Sign, 25 Aug 20

L/JDP 100 – We’re now experiencing the 100th anniversary of ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean Provincial Park. The scope of this anniversary ranges between 2018 and 2021. 100 Years ago today, John Dean created a sign for those visiting the summit… Mt. Rainier >>> 150 miles away, 14,408 Ft. High A century later, the trail signs throughout the park shine… […]

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