Regional food council formed

The council, which will begin meeting in January, will explore food system needs across the region.

The group will explore food system needs across the Central Kootenay

The first ever Central Kootenay Food Policy Council has been formed.

According to a news release, the council will meet for the first time in January, 2017, and approximately eight times throughout the year. The group will explore food system needs across the Central Kootenay, determine what initiatives need support, explore what can be done to help ensure that food producers can make a good living in the Kootenays, and ensure that residents have access to healthy food no matter where they live or what their income level.

The council consists of 26 people from a variety of sectors in the Kootenays. A full list can be found on the council’s website at

“The council’s strong links with local government will ensure that where public policy can be shifted or created to address the needs identified, we will have the necessary relationships in place to make it happen,” states the news release.

The council’s co-ordinator is Abra Brynne, who can be reached at

The council is funded by Real Estate Foundation of BC, Interior Health, the Osprey Foundation, Community Futures Central Kootenay, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

Just Posted

Logging protester arrested near Balfour

Jessica Ogden remains in custody until a hearing date is set

First Nations included in latest Columbia River Treaty talks

Seventh round of negotiations between Canada and U.S. wrap up in Washington D.C.

Close to 1000 people expected to hear international evangelist Angus Buchan this weekend

The Mighty Men’s Conference is taking place in Castlegar June 28-30.

Former Nelson swimmers competing in NCAA

Jordan and Kelsey Andrusak will be rivals in in the Western Athletic Conference

Video shows fireworks shot at swan in Alberta

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident in Grande Prairie

B.C. teen killed by fallen tree on field trip remembered as hero

13-year-old Tai Caverhill was the first to spot the tree falling and warned his friends

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

‘Text neck’ causing bone spurs to grow from millennials’ skulls, researchers say

Technology use from early childhood causing abnormal bone growths in 41 per cent of young adults

Should B.C. get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

The province wants to know, as state governments down south make the move

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

Two bear cubs saved near Revelstoke after mother hit by car

Conservation officers trapped the cubs and transported them to a wildlife sanctuary

Most Read