Voices of the River – Film Premiere and Soundtrack LIVE Event

Voices of the River – Film Premiere and Soundtrack Live event September 21st. Local filmmaker Paul Manly is set to release his documentary film about the Nanaimo River watershed ‘Voices of the River’ at Nanaimo Centre Stage, 25 Victoria Road, on Sept 21st. There will be two screenings, one at 7pm and one at 9:30pm […]

Downspout Disconnection – What’s the Point?

By Dr. Dianne Saxe and Jackie Campbell A dinner guest recently grumbled about municipal requirements that he disconnect his downspouts. Why are they making us do such a stupid thing, he complained. What’s the point? Do we really have to do it? Yes, we told him, and it’s about time! But why? Most downspouts move storm […]

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 […]

Food: Prepare For Higher Food Prices  

The price of food is rising. Inflationary food prices have occurred in more than 60 countries over the past two years, and in many countries, people have taken to the streets to protest. Extreme weather is taking a huge toll on global food production. A frost hits Mexico. A heat wave in Russia causes wheat […]