Gone to Weed

Will the need for weed disrupt the Agricultural Land Reserve’s roots in food production? by Sarah Hughes For something as cool as a cucumber, the production of recreational marijuana on B.C.’s Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) has turned into a blazing source of controversy. As legalization in Canada looms, farmers, cannabis growers, and food-security advocates all […]

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Island of Plenty

YOU’VE LIKELY HEARD by now that Vancouver Island only has a three-day supply of food. Keep that number in mind—and your cupboards stocked—in case there’s an emergency and the ferries stop running. It’s why we talk so much about food security. But do you remember where you first heard that figure? Like most “common-sense” theories, […]

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Happenings – Duncan’s 39 Days of July

When: June 30 – August 7 Where: Duncan, B.C. What began as a 10-day celebration of the city of Duncan’s centennial has turned into a free annual 39-day music festival—aptly named “39 Days of July.” Organized by the Duncan Cowichan Festival Society, the event runs from June 30 to August 7, or “long weekend to […]

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