This powerful annual conference about Indigenous food has built relationships between generations and between communities across Vancouver Island.Read More
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In the last election campaign, the B.C. NDP promised to revitalize the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). A public engagement is currently underway about the future of the reserve, where agriculture is the priority use. Source: The Georgia Straight | February 5, 2018Read More
The B.C. government’s consultation on the future of the Agricultural Land Reserve will have more than opinions to weigh this spring, as Kwantlen University’s Institute for Sustainable Food Systems has released a white paper detailing the forces that continue to chip away at the province’s farmland. Source: Times Colonist | March 7, 2018Read More
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.Read More
Metro Vancouver’s shortage of industrial land has reached a critical stage and the government must consider drawing more land from B.C.’s agricultural land reserve (ALR) to cope, says a senior vice-president at CBRE. Source: Real Estate News Exchange | February 20, 2018Read More
We are in the process of losing an estimated 16,000 acres of agricultural land in the Peace River valley with the Site C dam. Each remaining parcel should be treated like gold. Source: Alaska Highway News | February 8, 2018Read More