food security

A traditional salmon barbecue on Newcastle Island near Nanaimo. Black Press File Photo

Indigenous food sovereignty movement reclaiming wellness, sense of identity

Indigenous health dietitian says goal is to restore decision making power through food supply

 

Vernon’s James Woller reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in 2008. Now the executive director of Thrive for Good is leading a virtual climb of the mountain’s height in a worldwide effort to raise $500,000 to produce healthy and sustainable gardens. Thrive on Kilimanjaro runs from Sept. 17-23, 2021. (Submitted photo)

Vernon man to lead virtual climb of Mount Kilimanjaro to fight poverty

The Sept. 17-23 event will coincide with an in-person climb of Africa’s highest mountain

 

Nathan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, right, looks on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, addresses members of his cabinet and members of the ICPC Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee, in Ottawa on Friday, March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

National strategy calls on Canada to address Inuit food security crisis

Strategy specifically looks at support for families and children, food security programs and interventions

 

A customer shops at a meat counter in a grocery store in Montreal, on Thursday, April 30, 2020. A new report from Statistics Canada suggests Canadians who dealt with food insecurity at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to perceive their mental health as poor and report anxiety symptoms than those who did not. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Food insecurity during COVID-19 pandemic linked to poor mental health: StatCan

‘Food insecurity in itself can be a stressful experience’

A customer shops at a meat counter in a grocery store in Montreal, on Thursday, April 30, 2020. A new report from Statistics Canada suggests Canadians who dealt with food insecurity at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to perceive their mental health as poor and report anxiety symptoms than those who did not. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Clarence Fulton students collect cash and non-perishable food donations for families in need in their community Friday, Nov. 27. (Jennifer Smith  - Morning Star)

North Okanagan students collect food for families in need

Annual event to support nine school families this year

Clarence Fulton students collect cash and non-perishable food donations for families in need in their community Friday, Nov. 27. (Jennifer Smith  - Morning Star)
First Light Farm crowdfunded $1,000 and donated that amount in produce to Revelstoke’s food bank this year. (Submitted/First Light Farm)

Bumper crop this year in Revelstoke

In the spring farmers ramped up production, and people ate it up

  • Nov 22, 2020
First Light Farm crowdfunded $1,000 and donated that amount in produce to Revelstoke’s food bank this year. (Submitted/First Light Farm)
Chris Rubens and Jesse Johnston-Hill started First Light Farm this spring. Here, they’re tending to their tomatoes. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

COVID-19 motivates Revelstoke couple to start farming

Owners say First Light Farm will strengthen local food production

Chris Rubens and Jesse Johnston-Hill started First Light Farm this spring. Here, they’re tending to their tomatoes. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
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Food insecurity hits laid off workers, households with kids harder amid pandemic: StatsCan

Number of Canadians having trouble getting enough food went up during COVID-19

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A Cargill meat processing plant is shown in Chambly, Que., south of Montreal, Sunday, May 10, 2020. The plant is closing temporarily after at least 64 workers tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Another Cargill meat-processing plant closes after COVID-19 outbreak

171 workers were sent home last week as a preventative measure

A Cargill meat processing plant is shown in Chambly, Que., south of Montreal, Sunday, May 10, 2020. The plant is closing temporarily after at least 64 workers tested positive for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A pop up garden is under construction at Komasket Park, with 60 boxes, for the Okanagan Indian Band’s Food Security Initiative. (OKIB photo)

Okanagan Indian band lends a hand with food amid pandemic

COVID-19 prompts food security concerns, and action, among First Nations

A pop up garden is under construction at Komasket Park, with 60 boxes, for the Okanagan Indian Band’s Food Security Initiative. (OKIB photo)
Food support continues for Okanagan students despite school closures

Food support continues for Okanagan students despite school closures

Kids aren’t going hungry thanks to Kal Rotary and Starfish Backpack program

Food support continues for Okanagan students despite school closures
Land to Table presents a forum on food access in Enderby Feb. 8. (Event poster)

Food access examined in North Okanagan

Event aims to bridge gaps

Land to Table presents a forum on food access in Enderby Feb. 8. (Event poster)
Elora Adamson shows off some recovered food. (Courtesy @dumpstermealz Instagram)

B.C. university students dumpster dive to shed light on food waste

Eating only from dumpsters, the students hope to raise money for food banks in Northern Canada

  • Jan 18, 2019
Elora Adamson shows off some recovered food. (Courtesy @dumpstermealz Instagram)
Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul

Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul

Daisy and Adam Orser have a passion for local, quality food at the Root Cellar in Victoria

  • Aug 23, 2018
Vancouver Island’s Green Grocers with Soul
Sarah Harper (left) of Track Street Growers will give a talk about turning your gardening hobby into a business on June 8. She’s pictured here with her partner Stu Smith. ~ Revelstoke Review file photo

Revelstoke Farmers (un)Plugged series announced

Community Connections hosting series on how to turn your gardening hobby to the next level

  • Jun 6, 2017
Sarah Harper (left) of Track Street Growers will give a talk about turning your gardening hobby into a business on June 8. She’s pictured here with her partner Stu Smith. ~ Revelstoke Review file photo