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Drought-resistant. Photo © Yutaka Seki, via flickr and Creative Commons

We’ll pay for summer drought for years

The hottest, driest summer on record for British Columbia ends this week, three weeks after the first substantial rains in months cleared the air. We will, however, be paying for this past summer for years to come. Wildfires cost the province more than $260 million so far this year, well Read more →

Photo © Ray Frances Ong, via flickr and Creative Commons

Organic, by definition, includes contradictory meanings

  I hope the organic food I purchase is “organic,” even though I KNOW all the food I eat is organic. I realise that sounds confusing, but the word organic has many definitions. The B.C. Government recently announced it would introduce regulations to govern the word’s use by food producers. Read more →

Bottled water. Photo © Steven Depolo, creative commons

Water resources require careful handling
even on the Wet Coast

We can relax. The Sooke Reservoir is filled to capacity—once again, and at last. The series of storms that recently charged across the region did the honours. Together, they dropped 83 per cent of the rainfall we typically see in all of a March in the month’s first nine days, Read more →