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Recent Agriculture articles

The sow and her babies were the fair’s big hit out of the many attractions that appeared at last year’s fair.
East Kootenay, Creston, Fairmont Hot Springs, Agriculture, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism

100 years of fall fair fun

Here is how the community plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Creston Valley Fall Fair.

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Community markets begin accepting Nutrition Coupons June 15.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Financial

Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program gets $100,000 boost

Trust support reduces wait lists, adds five new markets, feeds 225 more families

Rylee Christenson, shown here in Glacier National Park, became the manager of the Creston Valley Farmers Market in April 2018.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Small Business, Tourism

The new face of the Creston Valley Farmers Market

After studying people, places and natural systems for her B.Sc. in geography, Rylee Christenson is managing the Creston Valley Farmers Market.

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Chris Holt of Lakewood Landscaping
Kootenay Homes, West Kootenay, Nelson, Agriculture, Education, Environment

Xeriscaping: You, me and the blue, part two

Xeriscapic landscaping uses plants that thrive in our natural environment. Here are seven tips for creating a low-maintenance yard.

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Colourful beehives are lined up underneath blooming apple trees.
Green Scene, Agriculture, Environment

Bee involved in bee health

The Province of BC has announced the new BeeBC Program

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A woman's hands hold an eggplant at a farmers market stall. A chalk sign reads
Green Scene, Agriculture, Environment

Farm fresh, close to home—here’s a list of all the farmers markets in the Kootenay region

Buying local gives back to your community and your health. Read on to find out where you can get the freshest, organic products at these Kootenay farmers market

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Tyler McNaughton and Sacha Bentall, owners of Cutter Ranch, on horseback on their farm near Fort Steele, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Agriculture, Small Business

Outstanding award for Cutter Ranch

Full-time farmers Sacha Bentall and Tyler McNaughton of Cutter Ranch received a prestigious award from an organization of their peers.

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Ashley Taylor is leaning over a green bin that she collects food waste in.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Fernie, Agriculture, Environment

A step forward for food security in Fernie

Valley Vitals owner Ashley Taylor has a passion to connect people back with their environment and their community through food.

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Winners of the BCIC Ignite Awards.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Financial, Technology

Kootenay’s “BioCarbon 3D” — part of $1M BCIC awards to fuel market-driven innovation across BC

The four projects demonstrated the ability to succeed in diverse fields including environmental engineering, biotechnology, and agriculture.

Promoted Agriculture businesses

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