Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Farmers Market in Calgary

First off, the parking is a nightmare. An absolute gong show.

Secondly, it still bemuses me how in all other places on this GLOBE, Farmer's markets are a place for people to get their food from local sources. Generally poor people go to the market where richies go and buy from the 'supermarket' for their spinach marked 'Spain'.

Not so here. In rich countries, mostly a North American phenomenom, the market is for foodies and the wealthy. Some really interesting gourmet snacks at the food court market, I mean farmer's market. But apart from the glorified food court and overpriced local berries, it's an overall disappointment.

This city could use a real market where real farmers show up without the intent on gouging customers at 200% mark up. It IS possible and a food revolution is well underway. We just need a system where the least among us aren't stuck buying up the latest in TV tray dinners and only the wealthiest can afford hot house bell peppers.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hello Unnecessary Jails- Goodbye Environment

Canada's crime rate has fallen 17% in a decade, yet the Conservatives want to increase correctional services' budget 21% (500Million).. Oh and while they're at it, they're cutting Environment Canada's budget by $200 million... +2 points for Prison industrial complex, -2 points for the air we breath.. Way to go Canada, real good choice this last election. ( and (

And heres' the thing> i don't believe that because there's a Conservative majority that the majority of Canadians agree with the Republican style spending this govt will be doing. In fact, the majority of Canadians who voted did NOT vote for right-wing fear politics.

Let's not forget about the 6.5 Billion (of your money) Harper's spending on war toys which if not purchased could erase 1/5 of our deficit.....

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Shame on You Husky Calgary

Just saw an employee at Husky who was checking the gas tanks underground take his test sample of about a litre of dirty oil/gas and dump it right down the drain.

Husky in Calgary near Westbrook. What a fail. They should be charged.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My How a Day Changes Things

Yesterday the country looked like this:

Today it looks like this.

If you're big on the environment, and you're big on say, social services, well you just pooped your pants a bit.

What's interesting, although we're not a two party system, if we were, the Conservatives would not hold power. THe popular vote went to the left-wing with about 50%.

Is a united left-wing on the horizon? If not the right will continue running away with victories.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Boycott Shark Fin Soup

Shark finning only exists because people (Asians) demand shark fin soup. You can make a difference by making a direct impact on shark fin deman by not eating it.

Seems so simple.

If you know some people who are into the fin soup, then have a dialogue about the 'harvesting' of these fins.

Then check out this website for more info on restaurants near you that sell the 'good stuff'.