Friday, February 21, 2014

BC Government Kills Ferry Routes: Fresh Produce is Not Available. Coastal residents rescued by the Veterinarian Health Minister: Grow your own.

The BC Liberals: cut Ferry service to save money, and all because the Duke to Delta route, is a BUST.

Then the Veterinarian Health Minister gives the okay to have a book written that shows the Coastal Residents growing their own fresh food.

Government of British Columbia,
Heart Stroke Foundation,
Transport Minister Todd Stone: 

  The Story of the Produce Availability Initiative 

Imagine you are in the grocery store and in the fresh produce section you find only one onion and a withered head of garlic.

There are no apples, no carrots; not a single head of lettuce.

For many of British Columbia’s remote communities, this is a daily reality.   Tucked in isolated northern corners of the province and along rugged coastlines, people have to travel hundreds of kilometres down rough roads just to buy a bag of oranges or a bunch of carrots.  And when the only road in and out of the community is closed due to floods or fires, or when ferries are cancelled during the storm season, finding fresh vegetables and fruits becomes impossible.
If ferries are cancelled for a Storm, a three day Storm at that, what happens when the "Storm" is in a political teapot that lasts all year long?  Vet to the Rescue!
Harvesting change in B.C.'s remote Coastal Communities

Fresh vegetables all summer; but for the other three seasons, starve


 From our Haida Gwaii Galvania Post:

Daylight to Night, Summer to Fall and back to Summer,at the Equator (Galapagos), is an almost even split of 12 hours on, 12 hours off

Daylight to Night, at Haida Gwaii, in the Winter .... :

Being as far north as we are (above 54 deg N), the Winter daylight is very short with the Sun (if we see it at all) after 8:30AM local, and Setting shortly after 3:00 PM. The sun doesn't Rise more than about 20 degrees above the horizon.   Six and half Hours!
..... the middle of summer, the Sun rises before 5:00am with Sunset not until after 10:00pm.  Seventeen Hours!     DX is ham radio shorthand for "distance"

Haida Gwaii  Temperature range   32°-64.4°F  /  0°-18°C
 Haida Gwaii has .... Four Seasons


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