Hopes for the upcoming federal budget include reinstatement of the prison farm system across Canada and ‘A National Food Policy for Canada’ that includes family farmers. Source: Rabble.ca | February 20, 2018
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The winery has applied to the B.C. Agricultural Land Commission and the City of Penticton for alternate use and zoning amendments. Source: Global News | February 18, 2018
Study looks at clients’ long-term reliance on the Greater Vancouver Food Bank — and why that’s probably never going to change. Source: Burnaby Now | February 18, 2018
Following an “amazing” test run in select U.S. markets, the B.C. creator of the genetically modified, non-browning Arctic apple says an aggressive company expansion is on the horizon, though it will take time for the product to come to Canada. Source: CBC News | February 17, 2018
B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham offered some hope of relief for Okanagan fruit growers concerning the minimum wage increases. Popham said she has heard “loud and clear” about the concerns of the minimum wage being increased beyond $15/hour as of June 2021. Source: Vernon Morning Star |
February 16, 2018
Three years after a local First Nation chief was charged with illegally fishing for ceremonial purposes, there is still no resolution. Source: BC Local News | February 16, 2018