The Gift of Good Food keeps on giving

What does it mean to feel connected to your community?

›› JJ Ford

What does it mean to be ­nourished, fed, and ­supported by the people around you? How do we connect through food to a wider network of human and non-human relationships? What does it mean to be accountable in these relationships? As we enter the […]

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Good Food Feature: Addressing food aid

›› Ariel Reyes Antuan

Our ancestors taught us that supporting each other with kindness and compassion is the best way to enhance our human ­experience. Food is a connector, however many of us agree that food aid is not ­sustainable as it is reliant on the surplus of industrial food systems. We need a food justice […]

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Editorial: What’s a food bank?

›› Chantille Viaud

Growing up, my family would give cans of food to our local food bank each year, and I assumed that this was normal. But then one year, friends from Sweden visited us for Christmas. I remember telling them, with pride, that we were gathering cans of food to give to the local food […]

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Resilience in trying times

›› Kayla Siefried

From heat waves to forest fires to floods, the chaos that has ensued this past year from climate change is stark. What inspiration and lessons can we garner from the seemingly dark and gloomy climate news we see on the regular? How can we become more resilient as humans living through these wild […]

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Every Canadian should have access to affordable, fresh, and ­nutritious food

›› Laurel Collins, MP

In a country as prosperous as ­Canada, ­people shouldn’t be left to struggle ­without the food they need. Every Canadian should have access to affordable, fresh, and ­nutritious food, yet 4.4 million people ­continue to face barriers due to rising food insecurity.

Food banks, while necessary in our ­current context, are a sign […]

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Inside the doors of 7 Rays

A store with spirit and the woman behind the counter

›› Hannah Seaton

Tucked away in the heart of Fernwood Square is a glass door with a round sign hanging overhead, reading, “7 Rays New Age Store.” Climbing the steep wooden steps up a story to the main floor, ­customers are greeted with a long table covered […]

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Join the Fernwood Art Stroll – Applications now open for 2022

Calling all artists and artisans, applications now open

›› Fernwood Art Stroll

We are now taking membership ­applications for artists and artisans for the 2022 Fernwood Art Stroll (FAS). The early bird discount fee is available if received by December 31, 2021. No applications will be considered after March 1, 2022.

The dates for the 2022 Stroll are […]

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