Thursday, December 21, 2017

Goodbye to 4085 Quadra Street

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Today marks the end of an era as we say a very nostalgic goodbye to 4085 Quadra Street after almost 9 years.

Our Constituency Office is moving!

An enormous thank you to Neil and Michele Salmond – our wonderful landlords who have become part of our office family, stopping by to share Saanich updates and to check up on us and ask how former staff are doing. Thank you for your kindness, generosity and fabulous sense of humour. We will miss you dearly.

To our Constituents, we anticipate to be moving into our new location in March. Please stay tuned for our new office address location which we will be posting asap! 

And don't worry, you can continue to reach us by phone at 250-479-4154 or email at Lana.Popham.MLA@leg.bc.ca, and schedule meetings. 

Goodbyes are always hard but we look forward to what the future brings in our new location! 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunting Ban



Last summer, our government began a consultation process asking British Columbians for their opinions on grizzly bear trophy hunting. You responded with passion to protect these amazing animals from all forms of hunting. This overwhelming consensus will now protect the 15,000 grizzlies in this province. Yesterday morning, Minister Doug Donaldson and Minister George Heyman announced our government's full ban on grizzly bear hunting, with the exception of First Nations traditional rights and purposes.

Here is a link to further explain our decision on the ban:
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017FLNR0372-002065

Thursday, December 7, 2017

2017 Saanich South Constituency Report

It's that time of year again! The SHAW TV Constituency Report is here for your viewing pleasure (with a couple of tasty Saanich South inspired recipes).

This time with a bit of a twist, my first Constituency Report in Government! In the link below, we discuss what I have been up to across the province as the Minister of Agriculture and all things constituency related.

Link to video: MLA Lana Popham, Saanich South 2017 Constituency Report

PS - Here is the wonderful recipe for the Japanese dressing I used on the 'Shred Salad'

1 BC apple peeled and diced (any type of apple)
3/4 cup oil (a light oil like vegetable or grapeseed works well)
2/3 cup Japanese Rice Vinegar (unseasoned)
2/3 Japanese Soy Sauce (Yamasa) 
1 garlic clove 
1/2 tsp regular mustard
Pinch of salt
Pinch of white pepper
Add oil and diced apple into the blender and puree 
Add remaining ingredients and blend until thoroughly mixed
Can store in your fridge for up to 2 weeks

See pictures of our fun day below!


Getting ready for taping with my co-host Meagan and constituency assistants Maureen and Kim: 

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Meagan and I celebrating our culinary successes:

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Behind the scenes look at the SHAW TV filming studio:

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