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2019: Paul Stamets’ Anti-dote for Colony Collapse Disorder

[From the Archives: June 29, 2019]

There was an upside to this summer’s long ferry waits at the Whaletown terminal on Cortes island. One of North America’s leading fungi experts, Paul Stamets, was in the car in front of me.  While we were waiting for a second ferry, he told me about his discovery of an anti-dote for colony collapse disorder.

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Garden Vision to bloom in a west coast First Nation

qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Indigenous forest gardens will soon be sprouting once again in Tla’amin, according to Erik Blaney, Tla’amin executive council member, and housepost of lands and resources. 

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Getting above ground: rural mushroom business dreams big

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

After toiling away in North Vancouver, Farhad Zahir made the move to Cortes Island in 2020 to escape the city and try rural life. He brought with him a passion to grow mushrooms for food and medicine and an ambition to do it commercially.

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Searching for solutions in the Kispiox Valley

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Clear plastic bags hang from small spigots plugged into birch trunks in a  mixed stand of deciduous and coniferous trees on a hillside above the  Kispiox River in northwest B.C. Denzel Sutherland-Wilson and his  19-year-old niece, Hailey Wilson, pour the birch water collected  overnight from five trees into a 20-litre bucket, explaining they’ve  been doing this every day for a couple of weeks. 

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Environmental issues in small Vancouver Island communities

In this edition of the Folk U Radio’s Reporters Roundtable, our journalists talk about environmental issues in some small Vancouver Island communities. 

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