Support creation of “National Local Food Day “

Agriculture Committee to study Bill C-281 on June 20th

We have exciting news! The House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food will study MP Wayne Stetski’s Private Member’s Bill C-281, An Act to establish a National Local Food Day on Wednesday, June 20th.

Bill C-281 would designate the Friday before Thanksgiving of each year as National Local Food Day. We need your help to ensure that Bill C-281 moves forward next week!

We know that National Local Food Day is something everyone can get behind. Send a letter telling the Agriculture Committee what local food means to you and your community, and why you support Bill C-281. Letters can be sent by email to the Committee Clerk at AGRI@parl.gc.ca.

With your support, we hope to be celebrating National Local Food Day this October!

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OTHER WAYS TO HELP MAKE NATIONAL LOCAL FOOD DAY A REALITY

// Contact your MP ask your MP to vote in support of C-281 and National Local Food Day at 3rd Reading.

// Spread the word visit our website to print a paper petition or postcards to share with your community.

// Celebrate – share pictures of what local food means to you using #CelebrateLocalFood.

 

Notice from Kaslo & District Community Forest:

The Kaslo & District Community Forest is upgrading the Cooper Face road and constructing 0.5km of new into CP 37 block 2 road this year. An additional 2-5km may be constructed this year as well in preparation for future harvesting.  We will keep you updated with our plans as they progress.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jeff at 250-354-9803 or manager@kaslocommunityforest.org.

Mosquitos….

 SPRING FLOODING IN MEADOW CREEK/LARDEAU VALLEY AREA MEANS BUSY MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAM

Nelson, BC: A mosquito control program operated by the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) in the Meadow Creek/Lardeau Valley area has detected higher than normal mosquito larval activity in the area. The program—which treats floodwaters—has applied treatment to an area more than twice the size of the whole of last year’s treatment.

“The mosquito control program is key to reducing mosquito populations to levels that are manageable for residents and livestock,” said Aimee Watson, Director of Electoral Area D. “We are seeing more mosquito larvae this year because of this spring’s flooding, but the treatment should bring those levels down so residents and visitors can enjoy less mosquito nuisance.”

The RDCK operates two mosquito control programs in Electoral Area D, in the Meadow Creek/Lardeau Valley area and Pine Ridge subdivision south of Kaslo. In both programs, mosquito larvae are regularly monitored throughout the area. Sampling in the Meadow Creek/Lardeau Valley area indicated extensive mosquito larval activity, requiring three widespread applications by helicopter, and a substantial amount of ground treatment.

Read more on the RDCK website: http://www.rdck.ca/…/spring-flooding-in-meadow-creek-lardea…

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information on flood insurance…..

Please find below good info about how to interpret insurance in regards to flooding issues…an informative article (written by previous LV resident Lorien Quattrocchi)  and printed in the Nelson Credit Union newsletter.

 

https://www.nelsoncu.com/SharedContent/documents/DollarsandSenseNewsletter/2018/SpringSummerNewsletter_2018June.pdf