I'm about to give the old fingers a rest from the keyboard for the May long weekend - they're getting a bit claw like - but there are three more stories I wanted to bring to your attention for posterity. Readers who have been with me long enough know that while I feel strongly enough … Continue reading When wrong just doesn’t begin to describe it.
The winner of last week’s duel on the port strike was Laila with 79%. This week’s topic: Are changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve good for British Columbia? Despite the vast size of this amazing country, many would be surprised to learn that approximately 94% of all land across Canada is not suitable for any … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: New rules are alarmingly open to interpretation and political interference
In this week's Duel, Brent and I decided to take a look at this question: Is food security a valid goal for the Agricultural Land Reserve? Brent's wrote first this week and his column is a must read before you read mine below. http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2013/11/17/advocates-of-food-security-arent-doing-it-for-farmers There is just so much to be said about why food security should … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: “Protecting farmland ensures locals can produce their own food”
Columnists Laila Yuile and Brent Stafford battle over the issues of the day. The winner of last week’s duel on the proposed ‘urban resort’ in Vancouver was Brent with 71%. This week’s topic: Is it time to review and change the Agricultural Land Reserve? News flash for Brent: you don’t have to be from the … Continue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BC Needs to Strengthen local Food Supply
Please meet a fellow writer and new friend of mine, Debbie McBride. Debbie and I were only recently introduced by a mutual friend, and quickly learned we have a heck of a lot in common. Like telling the truth about what is happening in Delta. From the Delta Free Press : South Fraser Perimeter Road … Continue reading ” The shadow plan to industrialize what is left of arable farmland in Delta is very real… and it needs to be exposed.”
In my previous post I stated that the Gateway initiative and the construction of the SFPR, were crucial to opening up land development south of the Fraser. The new mandate given to BC Rail by former transportation minister Kevin Falcon is certainly assisting this venture. There have been numerous land deals that have taken place since 2005 that are worthy of a second look - land … Continue reading Falcon’s Follies: Part 2.
It was a very sunny day in September 2006, when Premier Gordon Campbell arrived for the grand opening of Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus, smack dab in the heart of Whalley. Despite the demands of his busy schedule, Campbell did make time to sit with local reporter, Tom Zytaruk... and what a revealing interview it was, indeed. Campbell, in … Continue reading Falcon’s follies: Gateway,SFPR and the Railgate connection.
Late out in yesterday's press releases from the government was the news that the Fraser Transportation Group came to an agreement with the province to complete the very contentious South Fraser Perimeter Road. You can read that press release HERE. " VICTORIA – The Province and the Fraser Transportation Group have entered into a design, build, … Continue reading South Fraser Perimeter Road moves ahead as revised Fraser Transportation Group signs agreement with Ministry of Transportation