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    Developers winning battle for BC's farmland-UNBC professor

    Developers winning battle for BC farmland: UNBC professor

    A new study at UNBC is digging into the way BC farmland is managed. Lead researcher David Connell says developers are trumping efforts to preserve the province's food security.


    Fort-St.-John-landowner-built-rodeo-against-Commission-ruling

    Fort St. John landowner built rodeo on farmland, against Commission ruling

    Northeast BC landowner Terry McLeod has built part of a rodeo ground on his agricultural property near Fort St. John, BC, in contravention of a recent ruling.



    Minister Pat Pimm should resign for meddling in farmland hearing, says group

    Minister Pat Pimm should resign for meddling in farmland hearing, says group

    IntegrityBC says Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm should resign for meddling in a Land Commission hearing.


    Delta Council OK's Southlands development - proposal now goes to Metro

    Delta Council OK’s Southlands development – proposal now goes to Metro

    Delta council has approved the controversial Southlands development in Tsawwassen, but the 30-year-old battle is far from over as the project's opponents are already lobbying the Metro Vancouver board to reject it.



    Farmland advocates fire back at secret plan to gut ALR

    Farmland advocates fire back at secret plan to gut ALR

    Farmland advocates - from the Cattlemen's Association to the NDP Opposition and the founder of the Agricultural Land Reserve - are decrying a leaked strategy to gut protections for agricultural land in BC.


    Delta's Southlands: Canada's longest, least democratic farmland battle

    Southlands: Canada’s longest, least democratic farmland battle

    Canada's most contentious piece of farmland is back on the chopping block as the Corporation of Delta held another in a long line of public hearings into the Southlands property in recent weeks.



    BC's Agricultural Land Commission to be plowed under for gas industry

    BC’s Agricultural Land Commission to be plowed under for gas industry

    Documents obtained by The Globe and Mail suggest the BC Liberal Government is planning to dismantle the regulator in charge of protecting farmland in the province.


    Canada mulls crackdown on pesticide suspected of killing bees

    Canada mulls crackdown on pesticide suspected of killing bees

    The federal Health Department is proposing tighter rules for the use of a pesticide that is suspected of killing honey bees.



    Slocan Valley resident recounts disaster in paradise

    Slocan Valley resident recounts disaster in paradise

    by Nelle Maxey It was a beautiful day. The day was Friday July 26. It was just like any other sunny summer day in the Slocan Valley, located in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia 650 kilometres east of Vancouver. It w...


    GMO whistleblower- Canadian federal scientist speaks out

    GMO whistleblower: Canadian federal scientist speaks out

    by Tsiporah Grignon An interview with a whistle-blower doesn’t happen every day. I spoke with Dr. Thierry Vrain, a former soil biologist and genetic scientist who for 30 years worked for Agriculture Canada, and was the design...