A CBC News crew was in Vancouver for a special event to mark the 20th anniversary of the International Year of Bamboo.
It was the first time since 1989 that the city was shown a video of a city in crisis.
Bamboo is a popular and important resource for many Chinese families in Canada.
The story starts with a group of students in Nanaimo, B.C., taking a class on how to grow bamboo.
They’re told to use only bamboo scraps, and to keep them in a safe place.
When the students go to the school for a class, the teachers are surprised to find that they don’t have any bamboo.
“When I saw it, I thought that we’re the only ones who use bamboo in this province,” said Nanaimos teacher Marie-Christine Houde.
Houde said she was shocked when she saw the video.
“[It’s] really shocking, I’m really shocked,” she said.
She said it’s a common misconception that the only bamboo used in China is used for clothing and other household items.
In fact, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, most bamboo is used in industrial applications like clothing and the production of bamboo products.
At the end of the day, Houdes said, the people who work in this industry use bamboo to make things.
Some people say that it’s good that the bamboo is harvested for their livelihood, while others say that’s a waste of time and resources.
After a meeting with the Chinese Ministry of Education and Culture, the students are told that they can go back to the workshop, where they can grow bamboo again.