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    Farmland and Food Security

    Southlands: ALR public hearing on hold until April

    Fromt he Vancouver Sun – March 8, 2011 by Sandor Gyarmati METRO VANCOUVER — There’s yet another twist in the seemingly never-ending debate over the future of the Southlands in Delta. Mayor Lois Jackson announc...


    Southlands public hearing to continue Monday

    From the Vancouver Sun – March 4, 2011 by Sandor Gyarmati METRO VANCOUVER — Three days of a public hearing this week have shown how the Southlands is still as divisive an issue as ever for Tsawwassen. The third even...



    Global unrest, rising fuel prices expected to trigger 5% food price hike in B.C.

    From The Province – March .6, 2011 by Susan Lazaruk & Glenda Luymes Expect to pay more per mouthful as global unrest and rising fuel prices drive up the cost of food both internationally and at home. That’s the mess...


    Banned Video on Southlands Battle!

    A new 13 min documentary – produced by filmmaker Damien Gillis in partnership with a number of Tsawwassen groups and citizens – is now available online, after having been banned by Delta Council from public hearings...



    Paul Krugman in New York Times: Droughts, Floods & Food Crisis

    From New York Times – Feb 7, 2011 by Paul Krugman We’re in the midst of a global food crisis — the second in three years. World food prices hit a record in January, driven by huge increases in the prices of wheat, cor...


    Bruce Swift of BC-based Swift Aquaculture discusses his closed-containment salmon famring business at the recent global Seafood Summit

    Closed-Containment Salmon Farming Highlighted at Seafood Summit

    Last week Vancouver played host to the annual Seafood Summit, a global conference that brings together fishermen, seafood buyers, chefs, scientists, conservationists, and just about anyone interested in discussing the future of...



    Metro vs. mansions: Province asked to help curb sprawl on ALR land

    From the Vancouver Sun – Feb 4, 2011 by Kelly Sinoski Mega-sized homes could eat into land reserved for food production, officials fear How much did the value of your Metro Vancouver home rise in the last five years? Find...


    Greenpeace Canada ranks canned tuna brands

    From CBC.ca – Feb 1, 2011 Greenpeace Canada says a survey of 14 major tuna fish brands sold in the country suggests most of them come from destructive fishery practices. A report by the environmental organization gives a ...



    Systemic Thinking and Big Pictures

    We are please to begin publishing at TheCanadian.org Ray Grigg’s weekly Shades of Green series. A warm welcome to Ray from The Common Sense Canadian. Systemic thinking reveals the complexity of almost everything. A carefu...


    Site C dam “not required”, NDP leadership hopeful John Horgan says

    From Straight.com – Jan 18, 2011 by Matthew Burrows The B.C. NDP’s only Vancouver Island–based leadership candidate has said he believes the proposed Site C hydroelectric dam is unnecessary at this point in time. “E...