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Food sustainability strategies for the West Coast’s weird weather

Four articles from qathet Living, via the Local Journalism Initiative

By Pieta Woolley

Even though she lives on a shallow well, Cathy Ickringill kept her garden going strong last summer. It flourished through the record-setting June heat dome and even the drought that followed. 

It helps, of course, that Cathy is the nursery manager at Mother Nature – so she knows a thing or two about gardening in weird weather. One key, she said, is shade cloth. The black, see-through fabric is suspended above the outdoor nursery at the gardening store, partially covering the plants. This year, the store will add more, to protect the whole nursery. 

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BC’s First Commercial Solar Project is Operational

By Roy L Hales

This is going to be what some of my colleagues call a “puff piece.” More critical evaluations may follow; this is a time to celebrate. Though SunMine has actually been feeding the grid since June 22nd, the city of Kimberley just made the official announcement. BC’s First Commercial Solar Project is operational.

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