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Holiday markets: the big calendar

Holiday markets: the big calendar

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December 3 in Salmon Arm
December 10 in Enderby
Open House December 17
All Organic Market: November 30, December 14

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We are hiring!

We are hiring!

Posted by Rebecca Kneen on

We are hiring a new head brewer for the spring of 2023. Canada's oldest organic, on-farm brewery is seeking a head brewer to take over daily operations. 

Our team of four works together to make consistently great beers in a supportive yet independent work environment. We're as passionate about equality and sustainability as we are about our product.

Position is full-time starting March 1 or sooner.

Application Deadline: Jan 30, 2023

 

 

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Can a commodity be a human right?

Can a commodity be a human right?

Posted by Rebecca Kneen on

What would it mean if housing were considered a human right? If taxes pay for infrastructure which facilitates our needs, shouldn’t shelter be one of those basic needs that our taxes provide for everyone? We pay for clean water, roads, hospitals, but we don’t include food and shelter, or heat for that matter. A universal basic income is often touted as the solution to lack of housing. It's an individualist solution however, doing nothing to address the commodification of basic needs. All it does is place the responsibility for acquiring basic needs back on the individual, while allowing profiteering on...

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Profit-driven inflation

Profit-driven inflation

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what's behind the rise, really? Is the war in Ukraine behind inflation in Canada? From Forbes business magazine – a conservative business voice, hardly given to criticism of the economic system: “(after 2019)...the average CEO to worker pay ratio was 324 to 1, up 23% from 2019, or nearly twice the rate of inflation. CEO earnings grew 18%, 4 times the rate of wage growth. S&P 500 profits rose by 17.6% in 2021. Profit margins crested at 15.5% in 2022, the most profitable year since 1950, while corporations issued more than $300 billion in stock buybacks to institutional shareholders like...

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Closed July 1

Closed July 1

Posted by Rebecca Kneen on

We'll be closed July 1, 2022. We will, as always, be taking time to think about Canada's history as a colonizer, a refuge, a country proud of its diversity yet intolerant in so many ways. Our willingness to face our history, be accountable and strive to do better is what makes us happy to live here. Our unwillingness to make real, grounded, paradigm-shifting change is what drives us crazy.  We are very thankful to be allowed to stay here in Secwepemculew, and we intend to uphold that trust by continuing to cherish this land and work to protect it.

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