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Can B.C.’s new government make the dream of food security a reality? By Sarah Hughes Farmers in British Columbia—or anyone who wants to buy farmland—still follow land-use policies written four decades ago. But times are a changin’. The newly appointed minister of agriculture, Lana Popham, plans to bring the Agricultural Land Reserve into the 21st […]

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Labour Pains

Canada is failing its seasonal migrant farm workers by Stephanie Harrington A SHORT DRIVE NORTH of Kelowna, as my car rounded a bend in the highway, the purple heads of thousands of echinacea flowers shimmered in neat rows, a pulse of colour among otherwise monochromatic grain fields. The temperature had tipped into the 30s on […]

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Spotlight on Sustainability: Easter Weekend

Easter weekend is finally here! Celebrate the holiday and the beautiful weather at one of these great Easter events. Easter at the Gardens – Sunday April 1 The Gardens at HCP 505 Quayle Road, Victoria, British Columbia V9E 2J7 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Spend Easter event at The Gardens. Admission by donation with family […]

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