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October 30 - November 12


The Post-Modern Pizza

Pizza is a peasant food with an ancient, strong grip on the hearts - and stomachs - of the world. There’s even a World Pizza Championship in Italy every year. And a new Salish Sea recipe.

on page 3 | also single article 'Reprint' in Farms + Food archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Peace in the Forest

For the first time on Galiano in 22 years, the dispute about forest land development is no longer a hot-button issue in the local elections. Suzanne Fournier tells us why and takes a look at recent solutions.

on page 10 | also single article 'Reprint' in Island Trust Matters archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Cleaner air, anyone?

Bruce Boland takes a ride in Greenpower’s super quiet electric bus and explains its technology. Could a mini version work on the Gulf Islands?

on page 7 | also single article 'Reprint' in Green Energy archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Home builders anxious not to lose another season

Galiano Green is still waiting for a public hearing. Will the affordable housing project be okayed before builders lose another season?

on page 16 | also single article 'Reprint' in Island Trust Matters archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


‘Lock your office door and stay away from the windows...’

October 22nd was a day of tragedy in Ottawa when a gunman killed a guard at the War Memorial and then went on to enter the Parliament Buildings. Elizabeth May tells us about being in lock-down and warns against a shock-and-awe over-reaction.

on page 12 | also single article 'Reprint' in Canadian Politics archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Pender’s Tim Frick inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Tim Frick, world-class wheelchair basketball coach, was the first paralympic coach to be inducted into Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame. Tim spends time as a volunteer coach for Pender Island youth.

on page 14 | also single article 'Reprint' in Salish Sea Goodlife archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


Near grounding on Haida Gwaii luckily averted by a US tug

When a Russian container ship lost power near Haida Gwaii and drifted dangerously towards the rocky shoreline, it was towed to safety by a US tug. Why were there no Canadian vessels available that could tow the ship, which was one-third the size of an oil or LNG tanker?

on page 15 | also single article 'Reprint' in Transportation archive (Back Issues & Reprints)


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