Archive for Month: October

B.C. government invests $2.58 million towards creating food-processing innovation centre at UBC in Vancouver

In an effort to help local food and beverage industries advance, the B.C. government announced its progress in its plans to develop a science-based centre in Vancouver for this purpose. The B.C. government will contribute $2.58 million over three years for an endowment fund that will support a B.C....

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Digging into the mysteries of wild B.C. mushrooms

Cool, fall temperatures. Frequent rain. It’s fungi season. Fungi walks, fungi talks, fungi demonstrations, fungi festivals, fungi dinners — there are many opportunities at this time of year to learn about our neighbourhood mushrooms. And mushrooms are appearing throughout the neighbourhood. In one nearby streetside flowerbed, chanterelles have pushed...

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Munching moths infest Okanagan farms At least one moth activist said the insect is negatively impacting agriculture production

It’s not a flame that moths are attracted to in the Okanagan, it’s farms. That’s according to Melissa Tesche, general manager for the Okanagan-Kootenay Sterile Insect Release Program. She recently shared that information with West Kelowna city council as part of a larger presentation about the insect program, which...

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