Tag Archives: ALR

ALR REVITALIZATION

Posted by Darcy Smith on March 01, 2018

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Are you a farmer leasing ALR land? Have you come up against any challenges around housing regulations, taxation issues, or agricultural status? Are there ways you hope to see the ALR work better for you as a farm operator? Currently there is a review underway of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) to enable B.C. farmers, farmland owners and the public to have an opportunity to have their voices heard this spring, and help revitalize the ALR. The ALR has two main mandates: protect farmland and promote farming. This review is framed by the Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham, to review … Continue reading ALR REVITALIZATION

Consultation on Changes to the ALR – Opportunity to Provide Your Input by August 22

Posted by dennisjdennis on August 18, 2014

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Public input on changes to the ALR closes on August 22 – only 4 more days to provide your feedback to the government. The whole process around Bill 24 has been highly problematic, yet I encourage everyone to take the time to voice your opinion!!! The online input form can be accessed here. The BC Food Systems Network released a document with their answers to the public input questions which is a great guide to better understanding the intricacies of what is being asked.  Whether you take the same position as the BCFSN or not, it is a useful read … Continue reading Consultation on Changes to the ALR – Opportunity to Provide Your Input by August 22

Today’s GREAT #Farmers4ALR #Felfie

Posted by Sara Dent on April 11, 2014

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We love it! Thank you Kelly Hodgins for posting a great #farmers4alr #felfie (felfie = farmer selfie, selfie = photo taken of you often but not always by you) on Twitter. Images like these get the message out that young farmers in BC want to protect the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and keep it for agriculture. For more information on this issue check out: http://youngagrarians.org/post-your-felfie-farmers4alr/  

Loosing Ground: Soil Scientists Raise Concerns About Potential Loss of Agricultural Land at Recent Workshop

Posted by Sara Dent on April 03, 2014

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April 2, 2014 – NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, B.C. – Concerns about the future of the Agricultural Land Reserve in BC were highlighted at a March 29th workshop hosted by the Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science (PRSSS), a non-profit organization for professionals and students in the field of soil science and land resource management. Themed on the intergenerational transfer of knowledge, the workshop drew soil scientists from around the province to discuss complex issues related to land use management and soil science, with a particular focus on the ALR. The workshop also honoured the life and contributions of Gary Runka (1938-2013), first … Continue reading Loosing Ground: Soil Scientists Raise Concerns About Potential Loss of Agricultural Land at Recent Workshop