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Farmers' market abandons dream of permanent site at farm in Courtenay
The Comox Valley Farmers' Market Association is no longer pursuing a long-term facility at Comox Bay Farm on Island Highway 19A due to site restrictions and an inability to secure a long-term lease. Ducks Unlimited owns the property.
The board and members of a legacy committee "have been asked to pursue other locations for a permanent market," stated a staff report to Courtenay council last week.
Mayor Larry Jangula said he is disappointed an arrangement could not be made.
The association, in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, launched a capital campaign in 2010 to build a permanent home at the site.
The market was held at Comox Bay Farm in the summers of 2011 and 2012. This summer, it switched to downtown Courtenay.
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A public hearing about a rezoning application for a secondary suite at 1968 Dogwood Dr. will be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 16 in council chambers.