Community Gardens & Disease from Fish Farms

In the coming weeks lawyers at the Cohen Commission will be cross-examining witnesses on the themes of aquaculture and disease. Ian Mackenzie spoke to one witness — Catherine Stewart of the Living Oceans Society — to learn more about the issues that her organization hopes to address at the inquiry and some of the underlying concerns that salmon farms may be linked to wild salmon declines.

All across the country people are getting their hands dirty. Vacant lots, old rail right-of-ways, and unused corners of city land are getting a make over as community gardens reclaim the lost space. These days just about every major city in the country has a garden, and they’re so popular that many are struggling just to find room for all their new members. What’s all the fuss about? Tune in today to find out.

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Collapse of the BC Salmon Run

10 million salmon were expected to return to BC´s rivers this fall, but in the end only a fraction of that ever materialized. On Saturday hundreds of people gathered in Vancouver to protest what they see as government inaction on the issue. To find out more, Steve talked to Rick Glumac, one of the rally´s organizers. Alex Hindle interviewed Canadian documentary film maker Shannon Walsh about her new film H2Oil which looks at the resource behind Alberta´s latest boom. John has your wrap up of the week´s headlines and Rebekah hosts.

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