food security

A volunteer assists with Greenways Land Trust’s fruit tree project 2020 in August in Campbell River. As part of Strathcona Good Food Box program, Greenways Land Trust will also look at incorporating produce from their fruit tree project in the boxes. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

Conservation organization launches ‘food boxes’ for northern Vancouver Island communities

With Strathcona Good Food Box program, Greenways Land Trust aims to increase accessibility to fresh produce in remote communities

 

Wickaninnish Community School student Priya Petch, 5, won a Chocolate Tofino gift card for her drawing centered on clean water. (Submitted photo)

Drawing contest showcases United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

“The SDGs are an important priority to keep in mind. They are all interconnected.”

 

Master gardener Pablo Vimos explaining vegetable production in planter boxes to Klemtu community members in 2019. (N-EAT image)

Growing food sovereignty at Klemtu

Greenhouse and grow boxes help create circular food economy for Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nations

 

(Pxfuel.com)

Food insecurity hits laid off workers, households with kids harder amid pandemic: StatsCan

Number of Canadians having trouble getting enough food went up during COVID-19

(Pxfuel.com)
Cattle graze in a field at Arrowvale Farm and Campground on Hector Road near Port Alberni, B.C. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)

Island region one of three granted small-scale slaughter licensing status

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District farmers can now apply for abattoir licence

Cattle graze in a field at Arrowvale Farm and Campground on Hector Road near Port Alberni, B.C. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the News)
A Cargill meat processing plant is shown in Chambly, Que., south of Montreal, Sunday, May 10, 2020. The plant is closing temporarily after at least 64 workers tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Another Cargill meat-processing plant closes after COVID-19 outbreak

171 workers were sent home last week as a preventative measure

A Cargill meat processing plant is shown in Chambly, Que., south of Montreal, Sunday, May 10, 2020. The plant is closing temporarily after at least 64 workers tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
North Vancouver Island communities join in to ‘squash the curve’

North Vancouver Island communities join in to ‘squash the curve’

Residents from Cumberland , Tahsis and Quadra Island are volunteering to grow winter squash on their lawns in a move towards sustainable food security

North Vancouver Island communities join in to ‘squash the curve’
Humble potatoes are one of the most valued food sources in war-time. (Pixabay photo)

COLUMN: Yes, in my backyard! Food security at home

Spuds are nutritional power packs and an easy grower in our coastal climate

  • Apr 10, 2020
Humble potatoes are one of the most valued food sources in war-time. (Pixabay photo)
Ucluelet Local Food Society president Jeanne Keith Ferris, right, helps beginner gardener Britny Scheuermann ready her garden plot for planting last week. (Nora O’Malley photo)

COLUMN: Gardening is balm for your soul

Some expert tips to help build your green-thumb this year

  • Apr 2, 2020
Ucluelet Local Food Society president Jeanne Keith Ferris, right, helps beginner gardener Britny Scheuermann ready her garden plot for planting last week. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Green Soul Organics team members Katrina Peters, left, and Melody Jerome share warm memories of their time spent at Tofino’s health food store. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Tofino health food store Green Soul Organics shuts down

“It was more than just a job. It was a lifestyle.”

Green Soul Organics team members Katrina Peters, left, and Melody Jerome share warm memories of their time spent at Tofino’s health food store. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
The newly elected 2019-2020 Tofino Co-op Board of Directors—Carol Schulz, Barbara Audet, Christine Michaud, Rosemarie Tranfield, Stephanie Hughes, Margaret Eady and Matin Gholami—smile for a group photo after reading their Oath of Affirmations at the Co-op’s 63rd AGM on May 22. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

220 Tofino Co-op members cast votes at 63rd AGM

“I am honoured to be elected.”

The newly elected 2019-2020 Tofino Co-op Board of Directors—Carol Schulz, Barbara Audet, Christine Michaud, Rosemarie Tranfield, Stephanie Hughes, Margaret Eady and Matin Gholami—smile for a group photo after reading their Oath of Affirmations at the Co-op’s 63rd AGM on May 22. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Food Bank on the Edge executive director Cris Martin believes a new facility is needed. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Food Bank on the Edge Society asks for new facility

“It’s gonna fall apart soon. It’s in major levels of disrepair.”

Food Bank on the Edge executive director Cris Martin believes a new facility is needed. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Elora Adamson shows off some recovered food. (Courtesy @dumpstermealz Instagram)

B.C. university students dumpster dive to shed light on food waste

Eating only from dumpsters, the students hope to raise money for food banks in Northern Canada

  • Jan 18, 2019
Elora Adamson shows off some recovered food. (Courtesy @dumpstermealz Instagram)
Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul

Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul

Daisy and Adam Orser have a passion for local, quality food at the Root Cellar in Victoria

  • Aug 23, 2018
Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul