A Question of Progress – Sustainability in Castlegar

Much was said about progress, or the absence of it in Castlegar. Allowing chickens, it is feared, will return Castlegar to some time pre-1993 when the animal control bylaw was introduced. Apparently the price of progress is reduced control over our food supply and reliance on multi-national corporations to provide even the most basic product from somewhere in the world where they can convince them that they should be involved in this global economy swindle.

Corporate Mythologies

It’s hard to imagine a life without the comforts and conveniences of oil – yet we are told every day that there is a brighter future ahead, one where the sheets on the line glow white in the summer breeze, where cars will run on hydrogen, and where the flooring in you’re McMansion won’t give your children autism. We are being lied to folks – the people who are actually telling it how it is are being regarded as wackos, everyone else thinks that corporate America is the model that will save the world.

Economic Realities for Communities

Will this recession force communities to take responsibility for their own survival? Some Background On the economic front we are in the middle of what some dare to call a “rally” amid a recessionary mindset, but this news today should check some of that enthusiasm: Canada’s economic headache is set to explode into an agonizing […]