Cowichan Conversations: The BC Liberal Government Is Foolishly Moving To Allow Fracking On Farmland-Videos

Long time Cowichan activist Bill Woollam has offered this guest post critical of fracking and David Black’s refinery proposal. Bill has his own blog that covers wide-ranging issues. It can be found here. Bill Woollam Guest Post I recently wrote to David Black, newspaper owner/manager, in response to his support for the oil/gas pipelines and ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Bill 24 – Agricultural Land Commission Amendment Act: Undermining BC’s Food Security

Thursday, April 10, 2014 Following hot on the heels of the controversial Park Amendment Act (Bill 4), the BC government has introduced another bill that would open up some of the province’s most publicly valuable lands – in this case, its farmlands – to industrial development. Bill 24, the Agricultural Land Commission Amendment Act, weakens legal ...

Cowichan Conversations: Act Now To Save The ALR

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger The message below arrived via email this morning and I am reproducing it for you. News of the unthinkable has become the norm as the corporate handmaidens that run Canada and certainly BC accelerate their quest to serve the oil and gas thugs that dominate the agenda these days. Dave Barrett Premier ...

Cowichan Conversations: Thrifty Foods Has Established Their Central Warehouse on the Mainland

Don Maroc-Cowichan Conversations Contributor Based on a statement at the Regional Agricultural Commission’s February meeting “it was noted that Thrifty Foods has established their central warehouse on the mainland and island producers must go through this channel.” At last Wednesday’s CVRD Board meeting it seemed to District E (Glenora/Sahtlam) Director Loren Duncan that such a ...

Cowichan Conversations: Save our BC Farmland-Kindred Spirits Speak Out!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Political life and involvement has its’ ups and downs , but between the garbage and the flowers I have been fortunate meeting and being inspired by ‘fellow travellers’ of many dimensions and persuasions. I am grateful for these kindred spirits whose paths I have crossed and was reminded of the common thread that ...

Cowichan Conversations: The CVRD Should Work With the Community This Time

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger BCTV took a look at the latest CVRD Eco Depot Advenures and you have to wonder why actually working with the community is such a difficult concept for the CVRD politicans to grasp? Cobble Hill community activst Dara Quast and Shawnigan CVRD Director Bruce Fraser offer their take on the latest CVRD ...