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Alisa Smith

Vancouver based Alisa Smith has written for the Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen and Vancouver Sun.

Stories by Alisa Smith

opinion

A Tyee Series

The Three Times a Day Manifesto

A 17-point exhortation to local food consciousness, from the authors of 'The 100-Mile Diet.'

By Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon, 26 Apr 2011


opinion

Slurping Prawns, Sizing Up Organic Miles

Hand-picked entries from 100-Mile Diet blog.

By J.B. MacKinnon and Alisa Smith, 19 Jun 2007


opinion

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100-Mile Diet: Hand Picked from the Blog

'Food mile' foibles. And eating beluga whales.

By J.B. MacKinnon and Alisa Smith, 7 May 2007


opinion

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Local Eating's Unlikely Capital

Devoted Powell River shrinks the 100-Mile Diet to fit its isolation.

By J.B. MacKinnon and Alisa Smith, 8 Aug 2006


opinion

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End of Road for 100-Mile Diet?

In search of a happy ending for our local eating sojourn.

By Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon, 25 Apr 2006


opinion

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The Incredible Expanding 100-Mile Diet

No, we're not gaining weight. We're gaining allies.

By J.B. MacKinnon and Alisa Smith, 25 Jan 2006


opinion

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With the Grain on the 100-Mile Diet

Stalking barley and wheat, some of it 9,000 years old.

By J.B. MacKinnon and Alisa Smith, 2 Dec 2005


opinion

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Thanksgiving on the 100-Mile Diet

Friends in Vernon take to heart the ideals of local feasting.

By Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon, 10 Oct 2005


opinion

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Getting Canned

The 100-Mile dieters stock up, and wish for a legion of grandmas.

By J.B. MacKinnon and Alisa Smith, 29 Sep 2005


opinion

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In Praise of the Lowly Pink Salmon

The 100-Milers pursue guilt-free fish for the winter stockpile.

By Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon, 9 Sep 2005


opinion

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The 100-Mile Diet Goes North

Wish you were here.

By J.B. MacKinnon and Alisa Smith, 23 Aug 2005


opinion

A Tyee Series

Why We Pay Too Little for Well Travelled Food

Charging the true cost of "food miles" could change the way people eat. Fourth in a series

By Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon, 12 Aug 2005


opinion

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A Local Eating Rhapsody

Why not try a 100-Mile Meal? Third in a series.

By J.B. MacKinnon and Alisa Smith, 27 Jul 2005


opinion

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Wanted: A Perfectly Local Chicken

For a truly sustainable breakfast, which comes first? The tofu or the egg?

By Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon, 13 Jul 2005


opinion

A Tyee Series

Living on the 100-Mile Diet

Eating a truly local diet for a year poses some tricky questions. First in a series.

By Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon, 28 Jun 2005


news

Where Will Green Voters Go?

Green Party support has slipped and a top eco-activist went NDP. But the critical ‘enviro’ swing vote is still up for grabs.

By Alisa Smith, 10 Dec 2004


news

Why Are U.S. Drug Cops in Vancouver?

Despite slams from a Supreme Court judge and civil liberties advocates, America’s DEA calls B.C. home.

By Alisa Smith, 27 Oct 2004


news

Vancouver's Drug Experiment Winning Converts

Kamloops, Victoria and other cities are getting serious about safe injection sites. Top salesmen: Vancouver mayors Owen and Campbell.

By Alisa Smith, 26 Oct 2004


news

Kids on the Job: Who pushed lower standards?

Child advocates left out of loop as Liberals trim youth labour regulations

By Alisa Smith, 25 Nov 2003


news

Kids on the Job: Back to Old Days?

B.C.'s child labour standards are slated to become the weakest in Canada. That has the former official in charge worried for kids' safety.

By Alisa Smith, 23 Nov 2003