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May 2018 Films For Change: Modified

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in At Issue, Other | 0 comments

GE Free Kamloops presents Modified as part of Films For Change Coming up on May 30, 2018.  Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7 pm. Panel discussion following the film. Admission is free but donations gratefully accepted. Popcorn by donation. Modified is a first-person documentary-memoir that questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in Canada and the United States, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. Check out the...

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The International Language of Food: A Dialogue on Culture, Community and Sustainability

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in Food/Agriculture | 0 comments

Grand Hall, TRU Campus Activity Centre FREE but Registration is Required Panelists bring an international perspective to the issue of food sources and how they can impact our lives and our world. Panelists include: • Chef Ned Bell, who founded Chefs for Oceans to advocate for responsible seafood choices and the future of our oceans. He was named executive chef for Ocean Wise and is currently a member of Seafood Watch’s blue ribbon task force. • Rebecca Kneen, organic farmer and owner of Crannog Ales and Left Fields in Sorrento. Crannog Ales is the first certified organic on-farm microbrewer in Canada. Kneen is a member of a certified organic co-op farm and she has served with various organic associations. • Taras Grescoe is an award-winning Canadian non-fiction writer and freelance journalist who is also a public speaker who explores topics such as urbanism and sustainable transportation. • Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer is a Hawaiian keynote speaker and author with an extensive background in food sovereignty and wilderness education. She works in the field of Indigenous knowledge. • Dawn Morrison is an ethnobotanist and internationally recognized author of Secwepemc ancestry who also serves as director on the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty. She has been involved with the Wild Salmon Caravan and Indigenous Food and Farm...

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Group supports electoral reform

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in At Issue | 0 comments

Link to CBC radio interview: There’s change in the air! A group of Kamloopsians has formed a grassroots, non-partisan organization to engage local voters in advance of this year’s referendum on proportional representation (PR). British Columbians will be asked to make a choice on a voting system this year, and Fair Vote Kamloops is encouraging people to embrace change. “We are just a bunch of ordinary people who all agree that First Past The Post is long past...

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Join the Repair Café!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Other, Reskilling | 0 comments

Repair Café Kamloops is a neighbourhood initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to tossing things out. Transition Kamloops has partnered with Kamloops Makerspace to host a Repair Café at the Green Living Expo on April 28, 2018. Residents of Kamloops and area can bring their broken items and fix them on the spot with the help of voluntary repairers. We could use more handy volunteers in the area. Join us!   Repair Café Kamloops is looking for local...

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Artisan Farm Village (Kamloops)

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Eco Village | 0 comments

It is exciting to see the Artisan Farm Village taking shape in Kamloops. The group has a vision of designing, building and living in an inspiring, sustainable, farm village that nurtures creative, social, physical, intellectual & spiritual potential, in harmony with the earth and all its inhabitants   The group values are centred on the three ethics of permaculture, community, well being, sustainability, self-sufficiency, and collaborative communication and decision making. 3 Ethics of Permaculture Earth Care – planting, building...

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