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Forgoing pesticides for soil health on Bowen

Forgoing pesticides for soil health on Bowen

For the past several months, a subcommittee of the Bowen Island FoodResilience Society (BIFS) has been meeting to discuss the possibility of a ban on the use of pesticides and herbicides for cosmetic purposes on Bowen Island.
What's the Agricultural Land Reserve and why should we care?

What's the Agricultural Land Reserve and why should we care?

Founded in the 1970s, the ALR was to preserve land for agricultural purposes, did it work?
Migrant labour: systemic racism on Canadian farms

Migrant labour: systemic racism on Canadian farms

Canadians have been witnessing, talking about, and maybe even participating in the demonstrations about race and inequality that have been rocking the globe.
Ruddy has sold

Ruddy has sold

Dear Editor: It was with mixed emotions that I announced to staff last week that the Ruddy Potato has entered into an agreement of purchase to sell all of its assets and undertakings to Summer Equinox Fine Foods Inc.

I wish they had rioted then

'This would have made the difference for my maternal family and 100,000 Dutch Jews,' writes Anton van Walraven
PREST: I will never forget what Dr. Bonnie Henry has done for B.C.

PREST: I will never forget what Dr. Bonnie Henry has done for B.C.

It was about a month ago that it fully hit me just how important Dr. Bonnie Henry has been to our province during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When cleaning, keep the long-term toxic effects of many disinfecting products in mind: BIFS

When cleaning, keep the long-term toxic effects of many disinfecting products in mind: BIFS

We’ve been trapped in our homes with the threat of a devastating virus hanging over our heads. We’re all washing our hands more, cleaning doorknobs, food packaging and anything else that might have come in contact with COVID-19.
OPINION: Woodfibre doesn’t align with climate emergency

OPINION: Woodfibre doesn’t align with climate emergency

Just yesterday at the dinner table, one of my family members brought up they had watched a climate change documentary and that it was “pretty depressing.
Who are the Bowen Islanders on the front lines? A donor offers a thank-you

Who are the Bowen Islanders on the front lines? A donor offers a thank-you

Many Bowen people and organizations have been doing their part to recognize essential service workers (for example, Catching Stars has been delivering gift baskets, Tell Your Friends did their gift basket nominations) and another Bowen Islander wants

From our publisher: how you can help the Undercurrent

I want to start this column with a great big thank you to all our advertisers who have continued to run your ads. A second big call-out and thank youto the dozens of readers that have made a direct financial contribution over the past three days.