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    Wake up Call: California Drought & B.C.’s Food Security

    Prices for a variety of fruits and vegetables in B.C. could increase up to 34 per cent this year due to the drought in California. According to the report Wake up Call: California Drought & B.C.’s Food Security, which was commissioned by Vancity, drought has persisted in California over the past three years, with the majority of the state in “extreme” or “exceptional” drought. With the last 30 months being the driest on record, the state’s dependence on moving water is making it and British Columbian’s vulnerable to price spikes for fruits and vegetables. Highlights The current drought levels in California are a wake up call that B.C. needs to…

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    A third of global food supply is wasted- Globe and Mail

      Patrick Toupin of Metro Plus grocery store, packages extra food into a Moisson Montreal box, in Montreal, October 9, 2014. Metro is among grocers that have a program where food that may otherwise go to waste is donated to Moisson Montreal, one of the country’s largest food drive organizers, and Metro is also considering expanding the program including to Ontario. This article is part of Globe B.C.’s eight-part weekly series on food security in Canada. Visit this page for the rest of the series so far. At home and at work, waste-conscious Canadians such as Debra Lawson and Diana Chard have little tolerance for letting food go bad and…

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    Food Faddism Leads to Food Waste

    Food faddism leads to food waste CALGARY AB, Sep 15, 2014/ Troy Media/ Is your grocery money going to the landfill? It may be your ‘healthy lifestyle” that’s to blame. According to the Value Change Management Centre, over $27 billion worth of Canadian food winds up in the garbage instead of in our stomachs. Every year. We like to blame people with penchants for 24/7 fast food and the minority of grocery chains which still throw out food as it nears its expiry date instead of donating it to local food banks. But it’s not all their fault. Poor kitchen management is often to blame for food waste. The David…

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    From the Ground Up North Shore Table Matters Network Plants Seed for Change – North Shore News

    Vancouver Coastal Health provides about $40,000 a year to further community food security on the North Shore and support Table Matters. “We stretch it a long way,” says Broughton. The network’s work is guided by a steering committee, comprised of local leaders involved in a variety of food securityfocused initiatives, and volunteers at large. Table Matters also has strong support from local government. A staff member from each of the North Shore municipalities sits on the committee. “It’s great that our municipal leaders recognize food as a local issue.” says Broughton. Alex Kurnicki, a streetscape planner in the engineering, parks and environment department of the City of North Vancouver, has…

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    Just Eat It- a food waste story.

    We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images…

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    Lion’s Bay Candidate Survey Results

    Download a pdf compilation of the Lion’s Bay Council responses here:  LionsBay_council_responses Candidate Responses: (CLICK ON IMAGE TO MAKE IT LARGER) Download a pdf compilation of all the West Vancouver School District (#45) responses here: West_van_SD_responses Trustee Candidate Rating Responses: Trustee Candidate Written Responses:  

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    Bowen Island Candidate Survey Responses

    Download a pdf compilation of all the Bowen Council responses here: BowenIs_council_responses Candidate Rating Responses: (CLICK ON IMAGE TO MAKE IT LARGER)   Candidate Written Responses: Download a pdf compilation of all the West Vancouver School District (#45) responses here: West_van_SD_responses Trustee Candidate Rating Responses: Trustee Candidate Written Responses:  

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    West Vancouver Candidate Survey Responses

    Download a pdf compilation of all the West Vancouver Council responses here:  West_Van_council_responses Candidate Rating Responses: (CLICK ON IMAGE TO MAKE IT LARGER) Candidate Written Responses: Download a pdf compilation of all the West Vancouver School District (#45) responses here: West_van_SD_responses Trustee Candidate Rating Responses: Trustee Candidate Written Responses:

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    City of North Vancouver Mayor and Council Candidate Survey Responses

    Download a pdf compilation of all the CNV Mayor and Council responses here: CNV_council_responses Candidate Rating Responses: (CLICK ON IMAGE TO MAKE IT LARGER) Candidate Written Responses: Download a pdf compilation of all the North Vancouver School District (#44) responses here: North_van_SD_responses Trustee Candidate Rating Responses: Trustee Candidate Written Responses: