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"British Columbians from all walks of life are coming together to demand that Premier Christy Clark and her government respect the autonomy of the Agricultural Land Reserve, strengthen the Agricultural Land Commission, and uphold the spirit and the letter of the Land Commission Act," says Nathalie Chambers, a Saanich farmer and co-chair of the Farmland Protection Coalition.
"We need farmland to grow food for the future," says Chambers, who spearheaded the successful effort to save Madrona Farm in the Capital Region's Blenkinsop Valley in perpetuity.
"The ALR protects the soils that are essential to agricultural as well as to the health, economy and security of British Columbians. Even on so-called 'marginal' ALR lands, soils can be improved through sustainable farming practices. The ALR really is a key to the future in our mountainous province."Add a comment Add a comment Read more: Rally Round the Family to Save BC's Agricultural Land Reserve
An exchange in January with Paul Farhi, Washington Post columnist, about coverage of US foreign policy:“Bias in favor of the orthodox is frequently mistaken for ‘objectivity’. Departures from this ideological orthodoxy are themselves dismissed as ideological.” – Michael Parenti
Dear Mr. Farhi,
I think you’re conflating news coverage with editorial policy. They are not the same. What a newspaper advocates on its editorial page (the Vietnam example you cite) isn’t the same as what or how the story is covered in the news columns. News MAY have some advocacy in it, but it’s not supposed to, and not nearly as overt or blatant as an editorial or opinion column. Go back over all of your ODE examples and ask yourself if the news coverage was the same as the opinions about those ODEs. In most cases. I doubt it was.Add a comment Add a comment Read more: Knocking on the Media's Closed Doors
The president offered those homeowners debt relief through banks. Now he's offering health care through insurance companies.
Let me stop here and say that I consider all Olympic games a titanic waste of money that leave behind white elephant buildings and debts that never get paid off. Bread and circuses.
Russia is blowing over $3 billion on this extravaganza. The games are just a huge commercial jamboree with faux patriotic overtones.Second, there is the big security scare facing Russia from violent militants in the North Caucasus. The US government, trying to rain on Vlad Putin’s parade, actually warned American visitors to take extreme caution or just not go to Sochi because of the dangers of “terrorism.”
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/