The Value of Place for Small Communities

While considering the history of Rossland, I was struck by the fact that at it’s peak population last century, there were about 6,000 people living in the mountain community, mainly because of the quantity of gold being extracted from under its feet and the surrounding mountains. Since that time, the community has waxed and waned, […]

Urban Chickens in Toronto

And Castlegar, BC? CBC covered a great story of an illegal chicken owner in Toronto who of course wanted to remain un-named. Check out the video here at CBC Sunday program. You can download the wmv file here. For those who doubt the support for urban hens, check out the comments on the CBC website […]

Community Energy and Emissions Inventory for BC

British Columbia has recently released the draft of the Province-wide community level Energy and Emissions Inventory. This is the first example of a large scale community-wide inventory in North America. This supports the commitment of communities under the Climate Action Charter to Measure and Report Community Green House Gas Emissions, and to develop targets, policies […]