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Basic income and child benefits are the best bet to reduce poverty

March 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Basic income and child benefits are the best bet to reduce poverty)

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pfr-banner-post-1In Canada, a strong social safety net plus growth have been the factors in poverty reduction. Despite this progress, we hear repeated calls for continued poverty reduction

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Local Farmers Markets launch new season, team up to better serve customers

May 23rd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Local Farmers Markets launch new season, team up to better serve customers)

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picture 689aabanner pfrIsland Roots Market Co-operative has partnered with Bowen Road Farmers Market and there are plans for a single indoor year-round market open 5 or 6 days each week in Nanaimo

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Tokens for meals: A simple idea that is generating business and community support

April 18th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Tokens for meals: A simple idea that is generating business and community support)

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picture 684bbanner pfr“We can’t just look at look at people who are homeless and say that is not my problem…we have a lot of homelessness here in Nanaimo and a lot of people that are hungry.”

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Food bank use in B.C., across Canada remains stubbornly high

November 22nd, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Food bank use in B.C., across Canada remains stubbornly high)

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picture 656_01pfr banner workingThe need for food banks spiked drastically in 2009 and has hovered at record levels ever since. Food Banks Canada says that’s unacceptable [image: food banks canada]

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Local farmers work to improve, deepen connections with customers, community

June 30th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Local farmers work to improve, deepen connections with customers, community)

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picture 638pfr banner workingThe demand on Vancouver Island for locally-grown food continues to rise — but the challenge now is getting that food to the people who want it

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Workers earning minimum wage cannot make ends meet in B.C.

February 16th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Workers earning minimum wage cannot make ends meet in B.C.)

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picture 612The B.C. Federation of Labour is calling on British Columbia’s government to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour

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