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10 Homes Inspected By Pitt Saftey Team

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Mapleridge news The City of Pitt Meadows has inspected all 10 homes identified as having an abnormally high electricity consumption by B.C. Hydro. The homes were targeted as part of a three month pilot project to eliminate residential marijuana grow operations in the community. City bylaw inspector Leslie Elchuk said staff will be receiving more [...]

New Bid to Start Hemp Plant in Dauphin

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Will Process Fibres Into Green Insulation FOR the second time in almost 10 years, efforts are underway to develop a multimillion-dollar hemp processing plant in Dauphin. Parkland BioFibres Ltd. is looking to build a $14-million raw industrial hemp processing operation to make building insulation. The 50 members of the Parklands Industrial Hemp Growers Co-Op have [...]

Hemp,Flax could be used to Build Your Next Vehicle

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Compounds from crops on tap to replace plastics Christopher Maughan, The Canadian Press Published: Friday, March 02, 2007Auto manufacturers could be just three years away from replacing some of the plastics used in cars with compounds made from hemp, canola oil and flax fibres, says one of Canada’s top auto engineers.And the changes could significantly [...]

The Encore Presentation of Damage Done: A Drug War Odyssey Airs at 7 PM on Sat. March 03 as part of “Global Currents”; A new Series of Social Issue Documentaries.

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Instead of making sweeping statements about the drug war, Damage Done works on a human level — focusing on the transformation of former drug-fighting cops. Halifax-based imX Communications and the NFB’s Atlantic Studio have completed production on Damage Done: A Drug War Odyssey. The one-hour documentary, written and directed by Connie Littlefield, is the first [...]

Experts Urge Canada Not to Embrace U.S. Drug Policy During Czar Visit

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Drug Policy Alliance Feb 29, 2007 Drug Czar John Walters paid a visit to Canada on Thursday, February 22, talking up U.S.-style drug policies and thanking Canada for its increased cooperation on drug policy issues since a Conservative administration took power last year. Walters studiously avoided any debate but his comments were challenged in both [...]

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