Tag: vancouver island

  • New Short Documentary: Growing Opportunities

    Aaron Morin  Growing Opportunities is a film by five VIU Media Studies students about Vancouver Island dispensaries and how municipalities there are dealing with them, so to speak. The proliferation of medical cannabis dispensaries in Nanaimo prompted police action early in December last year. Nanaimo city hall was approached by those in the city’s medical […]

  • Ted Smith Interviews Owen Smith and Kirk Tousaw

    Owen Smith Ted Smith and I are known largely for our work in British Columbia’s capital, Victoria, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.  However we both now live north of Victoria, amongst the temperate rainforest near unassuming Duncan. This is also the home of our constitutional lawyer and Supreme Court champion Kirk Tousaw. This […]

  • Planting My First Hemp Crop

    By Ted Smith This spring I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon on a tractor helping Blake Hunter plant hemp seeds on Vancouver Island.  His family has been growing hemp in Saskatchewan since 2006 when he started his company, Good Seed Hemp.  Though my family has been farming in Canada for 7 generations on […]

  • High Artists: The Hicks

    By Andrew Brown They’re rude, crude, funny, and shocking—so offensive that the plug was pulled during a gig at a local gay bar. And they are proud of that. They are The Hicks, and indeed they are. Some folks just don’t enjoy satire on this level, and take it too much at face value, in […]