• Sep
  • 15
  • 2015

Chef Brian Smith Talks About the Importance of Educating Kids on Fresh Local Foods

Some have painted boxes embellished with action heroes, while others simply bring the iconic brown paper bag however, it’s not so much what your kid brings their lunch in that’s important, but rather what’s in it. Statistics from the Canadian Childhood Obesity Foundation show that obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. One program in BC wants to change that.

  • Aug
  • 28
  • 2015

Water-Smart Food

It’s been around for centuries, but only recently has this technology garnered renewed attention in both commercial and research sectors. Aquaponics, a type of integrated food production system, is a method of growing fish and plants in the same water. What makes aquaponics special? These fully contained, 100% re-circulating water systems set the standard for maximizing local water resources.

  • Aug
  • 11
  • 2015

Salmon Farming’s Second-Generation

Farming has long-since been understood as a generational business, and this sentiment is no different for salmon farming in B.C. In just 30 years, companies are starting to see the children of salmon farming pioneers passionate and eager to get involved in B.C.’s most profitable aquaculture industry.

  • Jul
  • 31
  • 2015

Golden Eagle Aquaculture Impresses Agassiz Farm Cycle Tour Participants

Fraser Valley farms were bustling with activity last weekend as cyclists from across the lower mainland participated in the annual Agassiz Farm Cycle Tour. Unique to more traditional dairy farms and berry fields on the tour was a stop at the Golden Eagle Aquaculture Coho Farm.

  • Jul
  • 21
  • 2015

Eyes on the water

The sun breaks through patches in the overcast sky as you speed across the gentle waves of the Okisollo Channel. The salty breeze whips through your hair, and you travel further into blissful seclusion. Imagine this on a beautiful spring day in April. Now, imagine this careless feeling disintegrate with the shocking impact of a rock smashing into the bottom of the boat.