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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 →

Gaps remain between provincial and municipal
hazardous-spill proposals

The B.C. government is seeking public comment on a proposed preparation and response system to protect the province’s environment from land-based hazardous spills. It’s all part of Premier Christy Clark’s five conditions for blessing any new pipeline development through the province. As such, the proposed initiative currently focuses on industrial-scale Read more →

Undersea Gardens no longer operates in Victoria, B.C.'s Inner Harbour. Photo © Brian Chow, via flickr & creative commons

Our heritage sites need love, attention and money

Picture a community hall on a weekday evening. About 40 people sit in rows. Official-looking sorts look back over the audience. The people have gathered at this fictitious meeting to discuss the fate of a nearby fictitious historic site/nature centre/community museum/natural or cultural heritage site. Like so many real sites Read more →

Nurse practitioner. Photo © Doug McIntosh, creative commons via Flickr

Province’s nurse practitioners speak out for patients,
need to speak out for the profession, too

  The B.C. government sometimes seems to suffer from attention deficit disorder. Take the case of B.C.’s nurse practitioners. The province began regulating these health-care professionals in 2005. The goal was to increase patient access to health care in an affordable, effective manner. Many studies show this happens when nurse Read more →

dead salmon, by Christopher Porter

Cowichan River woes foreshadow future climate effects

Victoria Times Colonist, November 17, 2012—October’s turn in weather, bringing rain after months of sun and heat, has at last raised water levels  on the Cowichan River and cleared the way for the salmon. How nice that something can enjoy the end to the glorious summer we had. Just six weeks Read more →