A report released Tuesday by the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture and the Ecology Action Centre set out to answer two questions… “How far is our food traveling to get from farms to food retail outlets?” and “What percentage of our food is locally grown?” After compiling the data from various reports and statistics over the past 3 years, it …

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National data on household food insecurity in Canada collected through the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) in 2007-2008 is now available. The CCHS is a cross-sectional survey that collects information related to health status, health care utilization and health determinants for the Canadian population on an annual basis (prior to 2007, data collection was every two years). It relies upon …

New Estimates of Household Food Insecurity in Canada Released Read more »

On July 1st, 2010 the province of Nova Scotia became home to the highest combined provincial and federal tax rate in the country.  The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is administered by the federal government and applies to all goods and services with some exceptions. It combines the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5 percent and Nova Scotia’s value-added …

Nova Scotia Families Begin Receiving Affordable Living Tax Credit Read more »

Select Nova Scotia will be presenting a number of Incredible Picnics across the province throughout the month of August! The Incredible Picnic is a province wide initiative celebrating local food and community spirit.    The Incredible Picnic aims to connect this good feelingto the benefits of selecting Nova Scotia products –benefits for farm families, the provincial economy, the environment.Plus buying …

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From the official press release: Canadians are looking to their government for a comprehensive food strategy to protect our food security and sovereignty, says a report released Tuesday by New Democrats.  Over the past two years in public forums in 28 communities across the country, Agriculture Critic Alex Atamanenko led the New Democrat Food for Thought Tour, and spoke to …

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A new organization has been formed in the valley to help preserve our valuable farmland. If we can’t make food, we can’t eat. From the No Farms No Food website: No Farms No Food is a community coalition located in Kings County, Nova Scotia. Our volunteer work aims to preserve farmland from residential, commercial and/or industrial development. We are farmers, tourism and business operators, wild life …

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