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Loss of North Okanagan Good Food Box program a concern for low-income residents

At a time when she was on disability and her husband had just lost his job, the box of cheap, fresh produce that came every month made things a little easier for Lumby resident Julia Richardson. The Good Food Box has been helping residents of the North Okanagan access affordable, healthy food for roughly 17 years, ever since an Interior Health nutritionist came up with the idea. At the time, it was pretty cutting edge; now, you’ll find Good Food Box programs in most major cities. Source: Kamloops Info News | March 9, 2018

Federal Court denies B.C. First Nation’s request for more salmon

A Federal Court judge has denied a B.C. First Nation’s attempt to get its allocation of sockeye salmon increased, saying it failed to show why such an increase was necessary and why other species of fish were not adequate to meet its needs. Source: The Lawyer’s Daily | January 12, 2018