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April 2019 monthly Meeting

Thu, Apr 25, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Schubert Centre - 3505 30th Ave

Urban BeesUrban Beekeeping in Vernon

with Heather Clay: coordinator of Urban Bee Network, former Provincial Apiarist, retired CEO Canadian Honey Council

  • Changing Bylaws
  • Keeping bees
  • Getting started
  • Sourcing equipment
  • Meeting beekeepers

 

Curbside Giveaway

Sat, May 25 (All day) to Sun, May 26 (All day)
all over town

Give your unwanted items a new home, find new treasures and help reduce landfill.

Rules for setting out items:

  • All free items must be placed at the curb on your front street on Saturday morning
  • Label items with a ‘Free’ sign
  • Ensure items you do not want to give away are far away from the curb
  • Remove leftover/unclaimed items from the curb by dusk on Sunday
  • Giveaway items should still be in good condition for re-use
  • Unclaimed items left at the curb will not be picked up with regular garbage collection

March Monthly Meeting & AGM

Thu, Mar 28, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Schubert Centre - 3505 30th Ave
Preserving our Farmland for Food
— a Conversation with Richard Bullock —
Audience

Richard BullockRichard Bullock is a Kelowna agriculturalist. He has served as president of the BC Fruit Growers Association, BC Tree Fruits Ltd., and Sunripe Products Ltd. as well as the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. He is also a former chair of the Agricultural Land Commission.

His main point at first was that the governance model for the ALC will be changing much for the better. Currently an individual (like G.A.) can submit an application for a modification of ALR status (e.g. non-farm use, removal). Although it must pass the local government, their tendency is to rubber stamp it and let the ALC decide. When the new legislation passes, only the local government or the Province may make such application, which means that they will be more obliged to solicit popular support and to think through the planning.

Middle Shuswap Water Stewards

Shuswap River -- Oddfellows Campground

What is referred to here as the Middle Shuswap Water Stewards is actually a combination of 2 groups of volunteers calling themselves the Cherryville Water Stewards and the Middle Shuswap & Lumby Water Stewards. The Middle Shuswap watershed stretches from Sugar Lake to Mabel Lake, and encompasses all the tributaries sampled by these groups.

Analysis of the samples gathered by these volunteers is funded by the Regional District of North Okanagan.

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