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Something Smells Fishy

Posted by on Aug 3, 2010 in At Issue | 0 comments

The following is an article published originally by Marketwire – July 30, 2010: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA- – Conservation groups in British Columbia are warning consumers to avoid purchasing endangered sockeye salmon certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Today, the MSC granted sustainability certification to the Fraser River commercial sockeye fishery despite last year’s sockeye population collapse and an ongoing federal judicial inquiry into management of the fishery. “Given recent events it is both misleading and irresponsible to certify the Fraser fishery as sustainable,” said Greg Knox with SkeenaWild Conservation Trust. “We will be launching a new awareness campaign for European consumers advising that the certified salmon they are buying could come from B.C.’s endangered Fraser River sockeye population.” Scientists say the Fraser River sockeye fishery does not meet the criteria of a sustainable fishery because it continues to...

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Bike to Work Week 2009 – May 11-17

Posted by on May 12, 2009 in At Issue | 0 comments

In order to strengthen events across BC, Bike to Work Week will be held from Monday May 11 – Sunday May 17, 2009 in all communities.  Interestingly, this timeframe also coincides with National Bike to Work Day in the United States (May 16, 2009).  The combined efforts will reinforce how wonderful and satisfying biking to work...

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Nearby Cheese Producers

Posted by on May 8, 2009 in At Issue | 0 comments

Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm Village Cheese – home of squeaky cheese! Carmeli’s Goat Cheese OK Cheese – making soya cheese products Happy Days Goat Dairy Okanagan’s Choice Cheese 4227 25A Ave Vernon, BC V1T 7G8 (250) 545-8879 – great article about Okanagan Cheese production <!–  push2talk...

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gRAWnola Recipe

Posted by on May 2, 2009 in At Issue | 0 comments

I found this recipe on a wordpress blog the other day. I have been on the lookout for a good granola recipe and this one seems like it might be just that. If the method seems slightly odd and unfamiliar it is because this is a raw food recipe and you can read more about the raw food revolution here and for ingredients that are quite close to home you can source them at Real Raw Food in Naramata. gRAWnola recipe by Ellen Allard 1 cup buckwheat groats, soaked in water overnight 1/2 cup sunflower seed, soaked in water overnight 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, soaked in water overnight 1/4 cup walnuts, soaked in water overnight 1/4 cup almonds, soaked in water overnight 1 tbsp flax seeds 1 apple, cored 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 cup pitted dates, soaked for...

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Earthship Darfield

Posted by on Apr 12, 2009 in At Issue | 2 comments

Someone near us is building an earthship and they want you to come and see what they are doing! If you have seen the movie ‘The Garbage Warrior‘ then you know what the heck I am talking about. If you haven’t the movie begs the question what do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. The Burkholders are building an earthship in Darfield BC and are sharing their journey and the story on their blog. Also they could use some...

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