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West Kelowna council adopts new agriculture plan for district

District of West Kelowna council unanimously adopted its first ever agricultural plan on Tuesday.

The purpose of the plan is to define the district’s role with respect to agriculture and identify actions to support the viability of farming.

“Overall, I’m tickled pink that this is done,” said Mayor Doug Findlater.

“It is a comprehensive and very complete plan to support and enhance agriculture in our community.”

Findlater said that the process of developing an agricultural plan started during council’s first year of existence.

“Some of us were meeting with the Agricultural Land Commission, basically showing support for the proposal for the Interior Health Project.

“We did get the ALC support on that, but two things that they wanted to see us do were (develop) an agricultural advisory committee and do an agricultural plan.

“Good for them, they got us going on it and we have fulfilled that.”

 

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