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    Farmland and Food Security
    Peace River Valley farmland (Damien Gillis)

    Agricultural Land Commission CEO fired by BC Liberal govt

    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.


    New interactive map reveals largest farmland exclusion in ALR history for Site C Dam

    New interactive map reveals largest farmland exclusion in ALR history for Site C Dam

    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.



    California-drought

    As California drought drives up BC food prices…a dam to flood our best farmland?

    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 vastly underestimates loss of farmland to Site C Dam

    BC Hydro vastly underestimates loss of farmland to Site C Dam

    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- Food for thought

    Site C Dam: Food for thought

    Site C Dam would flood or disrupt 30,000 acres of high quality farmland - enough, say expert agrologists, to feed a million people.


    Site C- Damning the Peace Valley

    Site C: Damning the Peace…while US decommissions hydro projects

    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.



    Peace Valley farmland, ecosystems worth $8 Billion a year-study

    Peace Valley farmland, ecosystems worth $8 Billion a year: study

    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 reveal plan to plow ALR, disdain for First Nations

    Leaked emails reveal old plan to plow ALR, disdain for First Nations

    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.



    Corky Evans-How you can help save the ALR

    Corky Evans: How YOU can help save the ALR in 5 min

    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.


    Rapper plants seeds of food security awakening

    Rapper plants seeds of food security awakening

    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.