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If this wasn't bad enough the federal government is subsidizing companies up to 10 cents per litre, which oddly enough puts you the taxpayer in the precarious position of paying for gas twice!
When are the politicians going to get it? Farms are for food not fuel.
The future of food
I am writing to express my concern about the development pressures facing agricultural land in Pemberton. Are we so confident in our current food system (near complete reliance on food that is well-travelled, cheap, heavily subsidized and of questionable nutritional value) that we are willing to sacrifice our future foodlands for short term individual profit and an incrementally larger tax base?
Currently, the only requirement for buying farmland is money. Until this changes, let’s protect and preserve our precious soil. What lies beneath a scrub alder-cottonwood forest on Agricultural Land Reserve is rich Pemberton dirt, and Whistler’s future breadbasket.
If you would like to hear more about the future of food in Whistler and Pemberton, and want to talk about it, attend Anything Grows on Aug. 14th at 7 p.m. at Millennium Place.
Slow Food Cycle Sunday Society, Pemberton
Gems would be
I was very
excited to hear about the Gems School proposal to be located in Pemberton. As
parents of two school age boys (ages 8 and 6), we feel it is imperative to give
them the very best education available. From what we can discern, the Gems
School would provide our children an A1 education without us having to send our
children away. Obviously, we are in full support of this initiative both
personally and from a community economic perspective.
to relocate from the Turks & Caicos Islands in the Caribbean to Pemberton
one of our main concerns was education, as our children attended an excellent
British private school in the TCI. We are in full and total support of the Gems
School, as we feel it would be nothing short of a grand success in Pemberton
for both our children and the community at large.
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