Category Archives: Agriculture

Site C Dam – How Valuable is Farmland?

Site C Dam – How Valuable is Farmland?

How valuable is farmland? Site C dam, a proposal by BC Hydro to build a third dam on the Peace River will flood over 8000 acres of prime farm land with capabilities found nowhere else in Canada. This unique valley has a micro climate that could provide food security for this region and beyond. CanadaContinue Reading

The Canadian Horse

The Canadian Horse

In 1665, Louis XlV, the Sun King, ordered the shipment of 14 royal horses to New France for use as mounts and breeding stock. Similar shipments were made every year until 1671. While the breeds brought to New France are not known for certain, they probably included Normans, Bretons, Arabians, Barbs, Friesians and Andalusians. Under harshContinue Reading

Re-Purposing Will it Become Habit?

  How to Look at Minimizing Our Impact on the Environment In a Different Way     RE-PURPOSING – Can re-purposing  become a habit? Here are some ways you may want to try: fabric softener sheets – use them to gently clean the lint from the dryer screen, remove pet hairs from upholstery & clothing, sewContinue Reading

Groundwater

Groundwater

Groundwater – A Convenor Report The bulk of this report is based on an October 9, 2010, CBC – Radio 1 “Quirks and Quarks” interview with Dr. Marc Bierkens, Chair of the Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht University. 95% of the world’s fresh water is stored deep in rock layers as  groundwater, or aquifers. ItContinue Reading

Agriculture in B.C.

We are extremely fortunate to live in the province of B.C., its size along with areas of different geography and climate facilitate the growing of many diverse, unique products.  This industry includes, farming, livestock, field crops such as vegetables, berries, fruit trees, seafood, commercial fishing, and food processing.  Many people are involved in agriculture, truckingContinue Reading

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