Archive for Month: November

B.C. court reduces sale price of blueberry farm after former owners poison crop

A “vindictive” and “malicious” decision by two British Columbia blueberry farmers to poison their fields rather than hand over the farm in a court-ordered sale has cost the two men almost $3-million. A decision from B.C. Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Gomery finds the damage to the farm in Langley...

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Restaurant experts say big-chain closures in Edmonton not surprising as consumers push local

This week’s announcement that burger chain Red Robin will be pulling out of Alberta has fans of the franchise reeling, but local restaurant experts say it shouldn’t come as a surprise. “With the economy being the way it is, things are definitely slower,” said Mary Bailey, editor of The...

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General Meeting – November 2019

The general meeting was very successful with multiple important announcements for BCPMA. First of all, two awards were given out during the meeting. One was the Produce Person of The Year which goes to Walt Breeden from OPPR. The other one was the Life Time Achievement Award which goes...

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Fall Golf Tournament – 2019

The fall golf tournament at Tsawwassen Springs was a great success. Sponsors had plenty of time and opportunity to promote their brand, services, and products. Producers, growers, and importers had the chance to present their amazing products to buyers, distributors, retailers, and wholesalers. Golfers had chances to meet new...

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Market coupons aim to give less fortunate local food access

The system, to be administered by Direct Farm Manitoba, is modelled on a system British Columbia has had since 2007 A program that would give farmers’ market coupons to low-income families will help people and build a market for small food producers, Direct Farm Manitoba says. “I believe this...

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Summerland’s Sharing Stand takes in more than 2,700 kilograms of produce

Activity at weekly stand shows 49 per cent increase from 2018 figures The Summerland Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Sharing Stand was created through a partnership between Alex Kondor and Linda Van Alphen as members of the Summerland Healthy Community Initiative. The last day of the stand’s season this year...

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