Sad news came to me on Saturday…a man that I looked up to for many years has passed away. James Barber, known to many Canadians and people around the world as the Urban Peasant, died suddenly at age 84 in his home in the Cowichan Valley on Thursday, November 29th.
My condolences to his family. I am planning a tribute to James on my next All You Can Eat podcast. Check my website or blog for more details in the coming days. You can read a CBC News story about James here. I appeared on The Early Edition on CBC Vancouver this morning to talk about James, you can listen to my chat with Rick Cluff, and I’ve posted a Facebook photo album of some shots I have of James at various events. You can view it here, even if you don’t have a Facebook account.