Farmland and Food Security
The head of the Agricultural Land Commission has been fired by the BC Liberal government after pushing back on its plans to erode farmland protections.
A new interactive map visualizes the largest removal of agricultural land in the history of BC's ALR - including some of its best farmland - in order to build the $9 Billion proposed Site C Dam.
While BC faces skyrocketing food prices thanks to its dependence on imports from drought-stricken California, what are we thinking flooding our best remaining farmland for a dam we don't need?
BC Hydro is substantially downplaying the scale and quality of the farmland its proposed Site C Dam would flood or disrupt, charge a renowned agrologist and a lifelong Peace Valley farmer.
Site C Dam would flood or disrupt 30,000 acres of high quality farmland - enough, say expert agrologists, to feed a million people.
Damien Gillis and Kootenay Co-op Radio's Suzy Hamilton discuss Canada's plan to build a massive new hydroelectric project on the Peace River, while America is busy decommissioning dams.
Keeping the Peace Valley’s farmland and ecosystems intact - instead of ramping up fracking and building Site C dam - would be worth some $8B/year, a new study finds.
Leaked emails involving former Liberal Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm and Energy Minister Bill Bennett reveal longstanding plans to open up the ALR to the energy industry and disdain for First Nations.
Former Agriculture Minister Corky Evans on what you can do in 5 min to help stave off the dismantling of BC's historic farmland protection: The Agricultural Land Reserve.
Vancouver Island's Jeremy Loveday finds a creative way to express a growing problem - Canada's withering food security. Check out his 3 min spoken word call to action.