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BC Food Systems Network’s Gathering: Reconnecting and Reconciling on Syilx Land

This year’s BC Food Systems Network (BCFSN) Gathering brought together 123 participants, plus children, to the En’owkin Centre on Syilx land near Penticton, BC. The theme of this year’s gathering, the network’s 18th annual, was Reconciling Cultures and Re-connecting Foodscapes and marked the 10th anniversary of the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty.

The Gathering was an opportunity for various cultures to come together with the Syilx and other Indigenous people to explore what it means to truly reconcile with the first peoples and to honour the lands and waters that are so vital to our food systems and community well-being.

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B.C. names new chair of Agricultural Land Commission

The Agricultural Land Commission has a new chair on the eve of what could be some serious changes to the agency. Jennifer Dyson, who owns a water buffalo dairy farm in Port Alberni, B.C., has been named to the position, replacing Frank Leonard. Source: CBC News | May 14, 2018

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Lack of security: why Vancouver Island food production is on the decline

Vancouver Island boasts ideal conditions for growing a variety of food. We have a mild climate, plenty of water and lots of arable land. Yet over the last 100 years, there has been a shift away from people choosing farming as an occupation and producing food locally. Source: Tofino Ucluelet Westerly News | April 21, 2018

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