Compassion Farm Update – May 2012

Daily, people ask us “What’s going on with your situation?”, “Is everything okay now?” Lets get right to it, shall we? On April 2nd we received an email telling us: “…that Council, at its in-camera meeting held Monday, March 26th, 2012, directed that staff have our bylaw enforcement officer attend to your property and conduct […]

Rumors Abound Despite Water Testing at Compassion Farm

MEDIA RELEASE: Sept. 28, 2011, Lantzville, BC The situation in Lantzville that has polarized four council members and one neighbour against a local small-plot vegetable farm run by Dirk Becker and Nicole Shaw has taken a turn after one year. Despite water testing by the Vancouver Island Health Authority and an investigation by the Ministry […]

Lantzville’s Council… Biased?

As a brief background, Dirk and I received our first letter from the RDN/District of Lantzville in September of 2010 telling us to “remove all piles of soil from our property”. In October, we received a second letter ordering us to “cease all agricultural activity” on our 2.5 acre property. For the story, see www.synergymag.ca/a-lantzville-couple’s-fight-for-the-right-to-grow-food […]

A Lantzville Couple’s Fight for the Right to Grow Food

“You have 90 days to cease all agricultural activity…” read the letter from the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN), on behalf of the District of Lantzville. “Your property is zoned Residential 1, which allows residential use and Home Based Business only.” With the subsequent public outcry and media storm across Canada, we’ve witnessed how important […]

Book Revew: Living Safely with Electromagnetic Radiation

“Living Safely with Electromagnetic Radiation” by Jim Waugh, Castle Mountain Publishing, ISBN 978-0-9865099-0-2 This is a very complete and comprehensive “how-to” guide on the EMR’s that one encounters in life. Complete with extensive references, illustrations, photographs and case studies, you’re equipped and armed with understanding that encourages action. At first, I felt overwhelmed by the […]