Farm certification in the Kootenays…

Kootenay Mountain Grown Farm Certification is now simpler than ever with new application forms, pay-what-you-can fees (as low as $30), and an expanded region stretching from Rock Creek to Revelstoke to Fernie. APPLY NOW and help us create a bigger and more vibrant community of sustainable, ethical, earth-friendly farms than ever before!

Details in the newsletter… https://mailchi.mp/81d752bd0831/klas-agm-1270365

MAY DAYS curious? May 20, 21st and 22nd 2018

 This year marks the 125th Bday of Kaslo and we hope to make this one heck of a great May Days celebration. Information on events, vendors, entertainment etc can all be found at: http://www.kaslochamber.com/May-Days-Events.      We still have a few spots for non-profit groups to have a table during that weekend. contact kaslomaydays@gmail.com

As always we are in desparate need of volunteers for:
* helping to pick up trash in the park
* putting recyclables in the proper places
* street closers on the Monday for the Parade

AND… there is still lots of time to get your floats and costurmes together for this years parade;

Naturally, the theme is KASLO 125 years, so that leaves lots of ideas for birthday outfits, mining, logging and all the other wonderful things that have gone into making Kaslo, what it is today.

So come out and support May Days 2018. and yes, Saturday of May Days is still Kid Centric!!

for more info. http://www.kaslochamber.com/May-Days-Events or kaslomaydays@gmail.com

Message from Director Watson…

Dear Farmers of Area D:
I am sorry and discouraged to report that once again, Rural Dividend declined our Agriculture Innovation Program.

I tried very hard, spending three solid weeks ensuring the application met all criteria and was backed by both research and designed to meet the needs of our remote region. My impression is that our region still doesn’t register as important enough to support. Boils my blood considering Duncan Dam and all the resources pulled from the area.

I won’t give up. Requesting a meeting with Minister of Agriculture directly.

Rural Affairs info. from Director Watson

Hello residents, I have a few updates for you. To start, here is the RDCK Rural Affairs committee agenda. I am chair of this committee and will be bringing forward a proposal on small water systems along with a discussion on how our (RDCK) and outside (Crown) referrals in our planning process work.
Here is the agenda:
http://www.rdck.ca/…/committee…/rural-affairs-committee.html

Field Technician: Lardeau Valley

Field Technician
Contract job
We are looking for several motivated staff to work in the Fraser Valley, Golden, Meadow Creek, and Grand Forks this summer. Field positions for mosquito and invasive plant control are now open, with employment running from May 7 until July 31, possibly longer (depending on the mosquito season). If you are interested and feel you may be a good fit for our organization, then please send a detailed resume AND cover letter to resumes@morrowbioscience.com. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about aquatic biology, mobile GIS data collection, invasive plants, and more.
2187 Columbia Ave
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