Ice Pigging

[divider] This post is not about farm animal rights, or some cruel porcine-based Japanese reality TV game-show. Check out the video above for a glimpse of the power of a technology recently introduced into the North American Market from the UK. It’s not hard to see from the video above that the pipes are getting […]

Local Food Banks

In the past couple of days I’ve received two emails regarding the level of supplies at local food banks in the Kootenays. These organizations fill in the gap between government assistance and a diet that is healthy, and are usually staffed by volunteers and supplied through donations. The Kerr Apartment fire in Nelson likely drained […]

Influenced Wishes and Manufactured Happiness

What do you long for? What are your dreams? What influences these ideas? Would you feel fulfilled if your lifelong dream actually came true? Or would your lifelong dream seem somewhat dulled by the actual experience of having it fulfilled, like the toy that was so desired the week before Christmas, but after opening lies […]

Food Inflation

While pundits and economists everywhere welcome in the “recovery”, a different story is brewing in the US produce sector, from the Producer Price Index (PPI) report for March 2010, it seems that the price of food rose 2.4% in March alone – the largest monthly jump in over 26 years. Some of the startling food price […]

Peak Health

Health Care services are entirely dependent on petroleum products – just about every book on the subject of our energy situation has pointed this out, and acknowledged that the level of health care we enjoy today is not sustainable without plentiful oil.

Kootenay Grain Community Supported Agriculture

The following post was written by my wife Robyn, hopefully we’ll see more posts on her perspective of local food and sustainability. Looking forward to the harvest… As I gaze across my flourishing garden my mouth begins to water as I imagine the taste of buttery-baked buttercup squash on a cold winter evening.   I ponder […]

Monsanto’s Roundup is Confirmed to Kill Human Cells

Image via Wikipedia Does the City of Castlegar use Roundup? Almost a year ago, a motion was brought forward to council to stop using pesticides – the motion was not seconded by any of the other councillors, so the issue wasn’t even discussed to hear why the council was happy with the current use of […]