Monthly Archives: August 2009


Last goggle at google settlement

The Google Book Settlement opting-0ut deadline is upon us: by September 4 you must decide whether you’re in or out. Staying in means allowing Google to digitize and own (for distribution purposes) your copyrighted works, for which you will be … Continue reading

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Green development: Elkington Forest

Went on a field trip on the weekend, with the BC Sustainable Energy Association, to see the Elkington Forest development site, way up on Malahat Mountain. The site is not the easiest place to get to – steep windy roads … Continue reading

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Many apples

I have a quantity – indeed quantities – of yellow transparent apples to work with, so it has been apple everything of late. These apples are tart and soft in the cooking, and so sometimes give the illusion there’s been … Continue reading

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Picks & preservation

Lots of fruit to pick these days. I’ve been blackberrying, of course and then Judy connected me with the owner of a fig tree which was laden with green figs and I joined my first pick with the Fruit Tree … Continue reading

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“SmartStax” GM Corn

They’ve really done it this time. A new GM corn variety has been approved for planting in Canada by CFIA without being subjected to any safety testing. CBAN’s campaign asks us to let our government know this is not ok, … Continue reading