Category Archives: Environment

Revitalization of ALR

Presentation to the Minister’s Advisory Committee  regarding the Revitalization of ALR and ALC: Peace River District Women’s Institute represented by Jill Copes, Katharina Keuth and Ruby McBeth Thank you for giving us the opportunity to express some of our concerns regarding the revitalization of the Agriculture Land Commission and the Agriculture Land Reserve. One ofContinue Reading

“Women of Conscience United”

A modern day salute to the Women’s Institute is reprinted here with the permission of the author, Laurie Gourlay, Nick Longo, as well as the magazines Take 5 and Island Woman. We thank them for their cooperation.                              Ruth Fenner, BC Women’sContinue Reading

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

Save the Peace River Valley

BC Women’s Institute is opposed to the construction of any further hydro-electric dams such as the proposed Site C on the Peace River.  Even though the resolution regarding Site C was adopted by the membership in 2008, it is still an on-going concern for the following reasons: human health, environmental impact and loss of valuableContinue 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

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