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God’s food plan

God’s food plan

Sep 1, 2013

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot • “And God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” (Genesis 1:29) This bible quote runs through my head at harvest time as I gather in the seeds and fruit of my...

ENVIROBITES

ENVIROBITES

May 30, 2011

Alexandra Morton echoes distress call Following revelations at the Cohen Inquiry that government suppressed information on critical viral infections in Fraser sockeye, the Get Out Migration marched on with ‘Mayday for Wild Salmon.’ In April, Alexandra Morton and the Wild Salmon People travelled to communities asking people to lead government by...

My two-week water diet

My two-week water diet

May 30, 2011

NUTRISPEAK by Vesanto Melina I recently underwent a fascinating, life-altering three weeks. For two of those weeks, my diet consisted of bread and water – without the bread. And I am not someone who has experienced anorexia. Quite the contrary – I was drawn to the field of nutrition because of my love for food (nutritious or not) and snacking has...

Planting the garden

Planting the garden

May 30, 2011

ON THE GARDEN PATH by Carolyn Herriot When establishing a new garden, rototilling (or deep digging) is needed to initially incorporate organic amendments, but once the garden is established, there should be no need to cultivate deeply, which would destroy the soil food web. If soil becomes compacted, it may be necessary to turn soil amendments under with a...

Transcending dysfunction

Transcending dysfunction

May 30, 2011

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.  – Rachel Naomi Remen Sometimes it is hard to understand why we, or anyone, would stay in a dysfunctional relationship....

Doc May-hem

Doc May-hem

May 30, 2011

FILMS WORTH WATCHING by Robert Alstead DOXA, Vancouver’s purely documentary film festival, marks its 10th anniversary this year with 95 films showing between May 6 and 15, the festival’s biggest program yet. The festival opens with a film shadowing a group of Chicago area teens as they head for the world’s largest youth slam poetry...

Star scientists

Star scientists

May 30, 2011

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki Hedy Lamarr was once regarded as the most beautiful woman in Hollywood. In 1933, she scandalously appeared nude in a Czech film called Ecstasy, which brought her to the attention of US movie moguls. Through the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, she starred in some of Hollywood’s biggest hits alongside leading male...

Conservation Voters of BC announces federal endorsements

Conservation Voters of BC  announces federal endorsements

May 30, 2011

In April, the Conservation Voters of BC announced its endorsements for the upcoming May 2 federal election. Conservation Voters of BC has a proven track record of helping elect environmental champions across party lines. “Environmental issues will be decisive for many BC voters,” said Kevin Washbrook, director, Conservation Voters of BC. “Our endorsements...

Fair Trade on the move in Vancouver

Fair Trade on the move in Vancouver

May 30, 2011

  by Sasha Caldera Global trade in the 21st century is a continuous negotiation between people, governments, corporations and international law and its success rests upon being able to satisfy the interests of all players. The food we eat and the everyday products we use posses a global footprint. Cocoa is harvested in West Africa. Tea and cotton are...

Harper vs health

protection from dangerous drugs hangs by a thread   DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels Electing a government may be about a lot of things, but what seems to dominate the speeches of candidates is how they plan to spend our tax dollars. Those decisions determine our priorities and shape what kind of country we’ll have now and in the future so whatever underpins...