Farming

Tom Michell says Michell’s Farm Market has been extremely busy, even with social distancing protocols in place. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Greater Victoria farmers hopeful despite strain of COVID-19 pandemic

Farmers face foreign worker shortage, physical distancing challenges

Tom Michell says Michell’s Farm Market has been extremely busy, even with social distancing protocols in place. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
North Vancouver Island communities join in to ‘squash the curve’

North Vancouver Island communities join in to ‘squash the curve’

Residents from Cumberland , Tahsis and Quadra Island are volunteering to grow winter squash on their lawns in a move towards sustainable food security

North Vancouver Island communities join in to ‘squash the curve’
Farm Credit Canada is receiving a $5-billion lending increase. (File)

COVID-19: Help for agriculture industry as Farm Credit Canada receives $5B increase

The increase will give the agriculture industry more flexibility to tackle coming challenges

Farm Credit Canada is receiving a $5-billion lending increase. (File)
VIDEO: Saanich farm converts vegetable stand into veggie drive-thru as COVID-19 spreads

VIDEO: Saanich farm converts vegetable stand into veggie drive-thru as COVID-19 spreads

‘We’re evolving to meet the current times,’ Madrona Farms operator says

VIDEO: Saanich farm converts vegetable stand into veggie drive-thru as COVID-19 spreads
A ram escaped from a farm in Brentwood Bay on Sunday, slowing traffic on Benvenuto Avenue, but was captured by a local and returned home. (Tristan Chamings)

Escaped ram causes traffic delays in Brentwood Bay Sunday morning

The ram was captured and returned home by local farmer, police

  • Nov 24, 2019
A ram escaped from a farm in Brentwood Bay on Sunday, slowing traffic on Benvenuto Avenue, but was captured by a local and returned home. (Tristan Chamings)
Black Press Media files

$2.9 million judgment in B.C. blueberry farm sabotage lawsuit

The new owners saw most of their farm ruined just as they took possession

Black Press Media files
Some of the produce grown at Newman Farm, a community farm in the CRD. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

$50,000 feasibility study coming for CRD food–processing hub

Community groups hope hub will lead to jobs, increased revenue, more sustainability

Some of the produce grown at Newman Farm, a community farm in the CRD. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Newman Farm feeds the hungry and intrigues political decision makers

Newman Farm feeds the hungry and intrigues political decision makers

Local politicians tour the Central Saanich operation

Newman Farm feeds the hungry and intrigues political decision makers
A map of the Sandown lands. (Courtesy of District of North Saanich)

North Saanich extends search for Sandown operator after only one credible proposal

District extends deadline for operator bids to Aug. 30 at 3 p.m.

A map of the Sandown lands. (Courtesy of District of North Saanich)
A 2010 report suggests 80 per cent of farmers in the Cowichan Valley grossed less than $25,000 and 90 per cent less than $100,000. (Black Press File)

Seeds of dissent growing on Peninsula farms

Some farmers question CRD consultants’ report and disagree with aim to support first-time growers

A 2010 report suggests 80 per cent of farmers in the Cowichan Valley grossed less than $25,000 and 90 per cent less than $100,000. (Black Press File)
Langley East MLA Rich Coleman has apologized for comments he made in the B.C. Legislature Thursday.

Rich Coleman apologizes for comparing ALR rule changes to Nazi oppression

Rich Coleman was speaking on a bill that changes farmland regulations

Langley East MLA Rich Coleman has apologized for comments he made in the B.C. Legislature Thursday.
The Farmland Trust Society are seeking work party volunteers to help on two weekends on Newman Farm. (Peninsula News Review File)

Weekend volunteers needed on Newman Farm in Central Saanich

Farm prep day on May 11, veggie and flower planting day on May 25

The Farmland Trust Society are seeking work party volunteers to help on two weekends on Newman Farm. (Peninsula News Review File)
Glyphosate has been accused of causing cancer by a number of environmental groups, including Friends of the Earth. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Groups target Health Canada approval of weed killer

Despite pressure from environmentalists, glyphosate continues to be used

Glyphosate has been accused of causing cancer by a number of environmental groups, including Friends of the Earth. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Happy at Home on the Farm

Happy at Home on the Farm

Violane Mitchell and Tom Henry at Stillmeadow Farm

  • Feb 1, 2019
Happy at Home on the Farm
B.C. dairy farmers say milk cup is half full in new Canada Food Guide

B.C. dairy farmers say milk cup is half full in new Canada Food Guide

Despite what seems like a demotion, B.C. Dairy Association insists its inclusion is still integral

B.C. dairy farmers say milk cup is half full in new Canada Food Guide