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A wonderful sampling of some of beautiful British Columbia's finest musicologist's mixed brews! Featuring all types and all kinds of DJs mixing up their own special blend of sonic pleasures for you. All of them from the province BC in Canada. Featuring: Craig Mullin, DJ K-Tel, Steamboat Fattie, DJ Hebegebe, DJ Czech Olympics, Podrunner, Breaks, House, Electro, Punk, Funk, Soul, Techno, Boogaloo
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This episode, a conversation with farmer Paddy Doherty of West Enderby Farm. Paddy and his partner Elaine retired last year, but for close to fifteen years they grew organic carrots and a couple other crops in the North Okanagan. Paddy and Elaine's reputation as solid farmers would have been enough to fill a whole interview, but there was a lot mor…
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This episode returns to the subject of drought and how the government manages water scarcity. This time: an interview with Nicole Pyett, a hydrogeologist and Water Resources Section Head, Authorizations for the Thompson Okanagan region with BC's Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship. Scroll down to find a bunch of resources NIcole mentio…
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My guest today is Wylie Bystedt, a farmer based in Quesnel and the current board chair of the British Columbia Association of Farmers Markets. Wylie joined me on the phone to trumpet a recent study conducted at the University of Northern British Columbia that confirms what Wylie already knew: that farmers markets in BC are growing in popularity and…
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My guest today is Brody Bolen. He's 28 years old and a third generation rancher and butcher based in Jaffrey, in the southeast corner of BC. Brody's grandparents established the ranch in 1957 as a commercial cattle operation. Brody and his wife Kashtyn now live there and operate a farm-to-table business model in which they're directly involved in e…
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This episode I speak with Tom Walker of Country Life Magazine and BC Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship Nathan Cullen. Much of BC has experienced various stages of drought in the last few years, with each successive year of drought compounding the issue of water scarcity in numerous parts of the province. In some areas, water scarcity…
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This episode: a conversation with apple grower and cider maker Mike Harris of Dominion Cider Company in Summerland. You'll learn how a guy went from an oil & gas job and no farming experience to managing an apple orchard and producing good cider in just a few years, why the snobs who say you can't make good cider with dessert apples are totally rig…
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Zak Vescera just wrapped up a stint at The Tyee as its labour reporter, and last August he launched a series focused on the housing and working conditions of BC's migrant farm workers. Here's a link to the first article in the series. The series was deeply reported, and went beyond specific allegations to look at the value of seasonal farm worker p…
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Welcome to a new podcast about farming in BC! This first episode, a conversation with Emily Huxter, a beekeeper based in Armstrong. In our conversation, Emily contrasts honey production on the prairies and the Okanagan, why the economics of beekeeping is probably not what you have assumed, and why 50% of a jar of 100% Canadian Honey may actually be…
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Vancouver police say the death of 24-year-old Chelsea Poorman was "not suspicious," but Union of BC Indian Chiefs president Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says their "callous" handling of the case -- in which Poorman's body was found 15 months after she first went missing -- is another illustration of the VPD's "dismissive" attitude toward Indigenous …
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While Canadians are paying record prices at the pumps, oil companies like Suncor, Enbridge and Imperial Oil are making billions of dollars in profits. Jim Stanford of the Centre for Future Work says it's the result of pinning Canadian oil prices to those in foreign markets, and that it may be time to reconsider that decision.…
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In a ceremony today, White Rock's Totem Plaza will be renamed Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza, in honour of the late chief of the Semiahmoo First Nation. Current chief Harley Chappell tells us about the legacy of Grand Chief Charles -- who also happens to be Chappell's uncle.
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