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Food for Thought: The challenges in bringing meals to your table

British Columbians eat more food than they produce. According to governments statistics, food produced annually in B.C. amounts to a little more than half of what residents consume. “That figure is probably not going to get any better,” former Ministry of Agriculture agrologist Graham Strachan said. “It’ll probably get...

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B.C.’s low-income people to be hardest hit by food price spike, advocate warns

Advocates for low-income and homeless people are sounding the alarm about the effect of climbing food prices on B.C.’s most vulnerable. The annual Canada Food Price Report, produced by Dalhousie and Guelph universities, says the average Canadian family will spend an extra $487 on food next year. The...

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Without help, people living in B.C.’s ‘food deserts’ face ‘very bleak’ nutrition

Food banks serve people who might otherwise land on the wrong side of the ‘food gap’ Joyce Kennay, 79, makes her way around the tables covered in food at the Surrey Food Bank. Toward the end, the bags on her cart are nearly filled, and a volunteer has to...

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B.C. court reduces sale price of blueberry farm after former owners poison crop

A “vindictive” and “malicious” decision by two British Columbia blueberry farmers to poison their fields rather than hand over the farm in a court-ordered sale has cost the two men almost $3-million. A decision from B.C. Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Gomery finds the damage to the farm in Langley...

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Restaurant experts say big-chain closures in Edmonton not surprising as consumers push local

This week’s announcement that burger chain Red Robin will be pulling out of Alberta has fans of the franchise reeling, but local restaurant experts say it shouldn’t come as a surprise. “With the economy being the way it is, things are definitely slower,” said Mary Bailey, editor of The...

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General Meeting – November 2019

The general meeting was very successful with multiple important announcements for BCPMA. First of all, two awards were given out during the meeting. One was the Produce Person of The Year which goes to Walt Breeden from OPPR. The other one was the Life Time Achievement Award which goes...

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Fall Golf Tournament – 2019

The fall golf tournament at Tsawwassen Springs was a great success. Sponsors had plenty of time and opportunity to promote their brand, services, and products. Producers, growers, and importers had the chance to present their amazing products to buyers, distributors, retailers, and wholesalers. Golfers had chances to meet new...

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