Monthly Archives: July 2010


The future of fish

A convergence of schools of thought on fish, and some opportunities to make your views known: Alexandra Morton is inviting Canadians to take action on proposed federal Pacific aquaculture regulations, which have been offer a 60-day public input period (page … Continue reading

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War on local food

There’s an amazing exhibition of wartime posters about food and agriculture which you can enjoy virtually, if you are unable to visit the National Library of Agriculture in Beltsville, Maryland. Back here in nambypambyland, you’d think you were in some … Continue reading

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Summer on the farm stand

I’ve been spending a little time on the Haliburton farm stand, which has been a great opportunity to ogle seasonal produce. Braising greens have never looked so beautiful. Tayberries are about done now, but there are lots of raspberries, strawberries … Continue reading

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Folk festival

Last weekend’s Vancouver Island MusicFest was the usual mix of heat and song and generally friendly and happy crowds. Not the greatest music ever but as always, there were some highlights. Unfortunately the headliner – Roberta Flack – was at … Continue reading


Summer reading

Just a few items of interest before I disappear up to Courtenay to the Vancouver Island Music Festival where I will be cheering the likes of Roberta Flack and Nanci Griffith in the sweltering heat. Lots of thoughtful reading to … Continue reading

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