Category Archives: Food

A Truly awesome Cortes community Christmas Dinner

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

Cortes Island had its annual community Christmas Dinner on December 25th.

As a result of the COVID shutdown, close to a third of the island’s population turned out. It was truly a gourmet delight. 

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China wants more oysters from BC growers

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

China wants more oysters than are grown in BC.

“No discussion about seafood markets can go anywhere without talking about China. It is just the number one driver of seafood consumption. It is their market,” said Erik Lyon, owner operator of Rising Tide Shellfish on Cortes Island.

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Think meat is expensive? What about the environmental impact?

By Cloe Logan, National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Meat is expensive — but we’re still paying far less for it than the cost of its environmental impact, according to a study released this week. 

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BC Meat production crisis: shut down or scale back operations

By Morgan Hampton, Merrit Herald, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The situation has become critical for small scale and midsize ranchers around the province as a lack of processing options for their livestock forces many of them to shut down or scale back their operations.

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5.1 million Canadians experience food insecurity

By Marc Fawcett-Atkinson, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

About 5.1 million Canadians are food insecure, and many of them are struggling with mental health issues. And the pandemic has made the situation worse, according to a report released Wednesday by Statistics Canada.

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