One of the Nelson area residents came out to the rally for local food in front of the Kootenay Co-Op on Saturday afternoon.

Rally in Nelson focusses on changes to definition local food

More than 40 people turned out Saturday afternoon for a rally in front of the Kootenay Co-Op



More than 40 people turned out Saturday afternoon for a rally in front of the Kootenay Co-Op aimed at raising awareness for changes in the definition of local food.

The local grocery store is on the leading edge of a movement to stop the Canadian Food Inspection Agency from making changes to the definition of local food.

The agency is proposing to define it as food sourced anywhere in the province and extends 50 kilometres across provincial borders. The co-op says the definition allows marketers and retailers to brand products as local that were grown in markets that can be further than 2,000 kilometres away and is a radical departure from the old official definition.

Local farmer Colleen Ross, Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko and Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall all spoke to the crowd.

Just Posted

Castlegar daycare selected for univeral child care pilot program

MLA Katrine Conroy presents letter of acceptance to the program to the Children’s Centre at Selkirk College

Kootenay region posts 10-per-cent return rate on electoral reform ballots

As of Nov. 13, only 5.3 per cent of ballots had been returned province-wide

Talking transgender issues with Nelson advocate

Nov. 20 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Leafs Roundup: Nelson adds a win and a tie on two-game road trip

Nelson native Reid Vulcano scored in his KIJHL debut

Over 120 people to lend a hand at Community Connect

The annual event offers free services at Central School

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Kuhnhackl scores 2 odd goals as Isles dump Canucks 5-2

Vancouver drops second game in two nights

Stink at B.C. school prompts complaints of headaches, nausea

Smell at Abbotsford school comes from unauthorized composting operation

Fear of constitutional crisis escalates in U.S.; Canadians can relate

Some say President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. towards a crisis

B.C.-based pot producer Tilray reports revenue surge, net loss

Company remains excited about ‘robust’ cannabis industry

Canada stands pat on Saudi arms sales, even after hearing Khashoggi tape

Khashoggi’s death at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul further strained Riyadh’s already difficult relationship with Ottawa

Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Canada’s spending on science is up almost 10 per cent since the Liberals took office, but spending on in-house research is actually down

Disabled boy has ‘forgiven’ bullies who walked on him in stream, mom says

A Cape Breton teen who has cerebral palsy was told to lie in a stream as other kids walked over him

Letters shed light on state of mind of B.C. mom accused of daughter’s murder

Trial of South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone begins in BC Supreme Court

Most Read