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Metro responds to growth strategy criticism (in All)

Metro Vancouver has issued a response to a West Coast Environmental Law analysis that claims the region’s new growth strategy plan could cause legal problems. At the heart of this argument are parcels of land in the Agricultural Land Reserve, in Alde…

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Metro’s growth strategy likely to cause legal problems: lawyer (in All)

Metro Vancouver's regional growth strategy, released earlier this month, identifies two areas of land in Aldergrove and Richmond as being available for urban residential development, even though these

Radical changes required to feed the world: report (in Food + Farming)

A new report commissioned by the British government argues for a return to more small-scale, sustainable agriculture in order to feed a projected population of 9 billion by

Agriculture council wants food, farming on the leadership agenda (in BC Politics)

Encouraged by the release of Liberal leadership contender George Abbott's recent position statement on agriculture in the province, the B.C. Agriculture Council (BCAC) is encouraging the other NDP

Board approves growth plan for Metro Vancouver (in Municipal Politics)

Metro Vancouver's Regional Growth Strategy, officially approved by the board this morning aims to create more compact, walkable communities close to transit and jobs -- but critics worry

In Mexico, citizens create DIY bike lanes (in All)

Tired of waiting for the government to take action on bike infrastructure, residents of Guadalajara, Mexico are taking matters into their own hands.

Proposed gas plant too close to homes, farms say Peace residents (in Food + Farming)

A natural gas processing plant proposed on 40 acres of Agricultural Land Reserve near Dawson Creek has residents in the region concerned about what will happen to their

Province needs to invest in protecting water supply: Auditor General (in All)

The provincial government doesn't know enough about B.C.'s water supply or who is using it, putting this "valuable treasure" at risk, according to B.C.'s Auditor General John Doyle,

BC delegation makes case for federal tanker ban (in All)

A delegation of B.C. First Nations, commercial fishers and environmental NGOs are in Ottawa today to argue their case for a ban on tanker traffic off the B.C.

Kevin Falcon enters Liberal leadership race (in All)

The health minister and long-time Liberal cabinet member has officially joined the race for the BC Liberal leadership.

MP Ujjal Dosanjh accused of defamation (in All)

A 25-year-old has brought defamation charges against Ujjal Dosanjh, the Liberal MP for Vancouver South, for remarks he allegedly made at a press conference in India while promoting

BC company seeks approval for ‘non-browning’ apple (in Blogs)

An B.C. biotech company is seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture for a genetically-modified, non-browning apple.

BC company seeks approval for ‘non-browning’ apple (in Food + Farming)

An B.C. biotech company is seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture for a genetically-modified, non-browning apple.

Migrant workers win historic contract (in Labour + Industry)

A group of seasonal workers in Abbotsford have won what their union calls a precedent setting contract that includes higher wages and benefits like overtime pay and statutory

New ‘Craigslist’ for local food launches in BC (in Food + Farming)

Non-profit organization Farm Folk/City Folk launched a new website that provides free online classifieds for locally produced food and agricultural products. It's aimed at strengthening local food networks

New ‘Craigslist’ for local food launches in BC (in Food + Farming)

Non-profit organization Farm Folk/City Folk launched a new website that provides free online classifieds for locally produced food and agricultural products. It's aimed at strengthening local food networks

Flooded farmers desperate for supplies (in Food + Farming)

Farm animals in Bella Coola are at risk of starving to death after recent floods washed away or soaked tonnes of stored winter feed and hay -- but

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