Thursday, October 30, 2014

All-candidates' forum for Coldstream Candidates

The Coldstream council candidates will be the focus of a forum at the Greater Vernon Performing Arts Centre tonight.

It starts at 7 pm. 

There is no mayor's race in Coldstream with Jim Garlick acclaimed to a new four year term, but there are seven candidates running for the six council positions.

Meantime, a forum for the Vernon and Coldstream school trustee candidates will be held next Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Vernon Secondary School Theatre.

It's being put on by the Vernon Teachers Association and the District Parent Advisory Council
Lisa LaBoucane, First Vice President from the VTA, says the forum will provide the opportunity for the candidates to share their priorities and positions on issues facing Vernon and Coldstream schools.

It will also give the public the chance to ask questions of the candidates through a moderator.

"Change starts at the ballot box," says LaBoucane. "If parents, teachers, and informed citizens and their families vote, we can have a significant impact on our schools and our community."

The two Lumby area trustees on the District 22 board were acclaimed.


Monday, October 27, 2014

The Russians Prove Small Scale Organic CAN Feed the World

May 29th, 2013
Updated 05/07/2014

If you’ve already been through an economic collapse, you might know a thing or two about how to feed your family with little money. More importantly, you might know how to do it without pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and GMO seed. On a total of about 20 million acres managed by over 35 million Russian families, Russians are carrying on an old-world technique, which we Americans might learn from. They are growing their own organic crops - and it’s working.

According to some statistics, they grow 92% of the entire countries’ potatoes, 77% of its vegetables, 87% of its fruit, and feed 71% of the entire population from privately owned, organic farms or house gardens all across the country. These aren’t huge Agro-farms run by pharmaceutical companies; these are small family farms and less-than-an-acre gardens.

A recent report from Agro-ecology and the Right to Food says that organic and sustainable small-scale farming could double food production in the parts of the world where hunger is the biggest issue. Within five to 10 years we could see a big jump in crop cultivation. It could also take the teeth out of GMO business in the US. Read more: Small scale organic


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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Coldstream Council Meeting - October 27, 2014


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