Basin Food Producer Wage Subsidy – Deadline May 14

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The Basin Food Producer Wage Subsidy Program provides support to primary food producers in the Basin. The program will provide flexibility to farmers to hire employees as needed throughout the 2021 growing and harvesting season. This program helps increase Basin residents’ access to locally grown, healthy food and is addressing the Trust’s Local Food Production and Access strategic priority.

The Basin Food Producer Wage Subsidy program is now open. Deadline to apply is May 14.

Lardeau Valley Community Development Final Report

Wendy Booth, a consultant working in conjunction with the Columbia Basin Trust, has been connecting with residents of the Lardeau Valley over the course of the past year and from those discussions, Wendy has compiled the Lardeau Valley Community Development Report.

Many residents may have met Wendy during one of her visits to the valley, others may have attended one of her virtual talks last month where she shared a draft of the report with Lardeau Valley residents.

The final report is now available and the full report is included below.


Friends Of The Lardeau River Speaker Series Event

Hi folks! We are so excited to announce our next Speaker Series Event after a long, COVID-induced break.

We are delighted to hear from David Moskowitz, author of “Caribou Rainforest: from Heartbreak to Hope”. David is a brilliant author, wildlife photographer, tracker and storyteller with considerable experience with our local caribou herd and the ecosystem they call home.

Given global circumstances, this speaker series session will be held via ZOOM at HTTPS://ZOOM.US/J/91570781196. If you are unfamiliar with zoom or would like some help, feel free to message us, and we can try and help get things sorted.

Please share with folks you think would be interested!

Lardeau Valley Power Feasibility Study

A note from Aimee Watson, Area D Director:

The Lardeau Valley Power Feasibility Study is complete. You can read it on page 136 of the Board agenda. Linked below.

I have sent the report to BC Hydro, Fortis and Ministry Energy and Mines requesting response on what, if any, recommendations may be feasible to explore.

Once we have those responses, I will coordinate a community conversation to determine next steps.

Enjoy the read!…/Documents/2021-04-15-BRD_Agenda-lr.pdf

Meadow Creek Store / Bar & Grill Holiday Hours

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The Meadow Creek Bar & Grill will be closed this Friday, April 2nd but will be offering take out services next Friday, April 9th.

The Cafe will also continue to offer coffee, sandwiches and their delicious cinnamon rolls for take out orders only. The cafe is open Wednesday – Saturday from 9:30am – 12:30pm. Call (250) 366-4299 to place your orders!

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Also, the Kaslo Chamber of Commerce is running a restaurant BINGO draw to help support local restaurants. Save your receipt from your meal at The Meadow Creek Bar & Grill and try visit three more restaurants before April 19th!

Show Your Support For Our Local Community Organizations!

Many of our amazing Lardeau Valley community services rely on funding from CIP/AAF Grants via the Columbia Basin Trust. The list of projects has been posted and the RDCK wants to hear from you!

The full list of proposals can be viewed here – select Area D AAP:…/grants/columbia-basin-trust-cip-aap.html.

The ACA, JLCA, LVCC, Lardeau Valley Historical Society, Kaslo Search and Rescue, Jewett Elementary School, and LINKS are all listed – learn about projects coming to the Lardeau Valley and let the CBT know what programs are important to you!

LINKS has applied for funding to support our weekly newsletter and community website. We have also requested funding to provide local courses including the S-100 Fire Suppression course and our annual Bird Identification Walk and Talk.

You can submit feedback for more than one project so head to the CIP Engagement Form and support your local community organizations!