Local MP Alex Atamanenko is bringing in a special guest this week.

Local MP Alex Atamanenko is bringing in a special guest this week.

Federal agriculture critic heading to Nelson area

BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko is bringing in federal NDP Agriculture Critic Malcolm Allen

BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko is bringing in federal NDP agriculture critic Malcolm Allen to spend some time in the Nelson area.

Atamanenko and Allen will attend the BC Fruit Growers Association symposium in Kelowna on Thursday. In addition they will be meeting with producers in Cawston, Rock Creek and Grand Forks on Friday.

“I am extremely pleased that Malcolm is able to join me in our riding for a few days,” said Atamanenko. “This will give him a chance to hear first hand about some of the issues our local producers are concerned about.”

On Saturday the NDP MPs will meet with representatives of the local food movement in Nelson and Kaslo.

“As federal ag critic it is important for me to see what our producers are saying right across the country,” said Allen. “I would like to thank Alex for giving me this opportunity.”