According to groundbreaking research published in the Southwest B.C. Bioregion Food System Design Project, we have only 40 per cent food self-reliance — and that’s using imported feed for livestock. Without imported feed, that self-reliance drops to just 12 per cent. Source: Langley Times | March 21, 2017
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British Columbians spend more money on food than the average Canadian household and more than every other province except Alberta, according to a recent Statistics Canada survey. Source: Pique | February 2, 2017
When Jack Regan bought his ranch in a remote area north of Lillooet seven years ago, the B.C. government was responsible for plowing snow from the forest service road leading into it. He wouldn’t have moved there if that wasn’t the case. Source: Times Colonist | January 30, 2017
Close your eyes and imagine you’re standing in the fertile earth of a farmer’s field. It smells healthy and rich. You see harvested rows of large, perfect potatoes and orange carrots lying in the soil like nuggets of gold. It’s such good land, in fact, that it’s now home to one of the country’s most innovative new agriculture training programs. Now open your eyes. Would you be surprised to find yourself just shy of the Arctic Circle? Source: MacLean’s | December 12, 2016
There is growing interest in having both backyard chickens and bees in Chilliwack’s residential areas — but city council has been treading carefully. Source: Chilliwack Progress | December 12, 2016
The Tsawwassen Springs development could get a bit bigger. Shato Holdings owner Ron Toigo has purchased an adjacent property at 4800 Springs Boulevard with the intent of taking most of it out of the Agricultural Land Reserve to build 60 townhomes. Source: Delta Optimist | December 12, 2016