Comox Valley agriculture showcased in tour

The Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. is holding its regional tour at various Comox Valley locations Tuesday.

The Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. is holding its regional tour at various Comox Valley locations Tuesday.

The tour provides an opportunity to learn about innovative agriculture projects, and about projects funded by the foundation.

The itinerary includes morning stops at Tree Island Gourmet Yogurt, McClintock’s Farm and Gunter Bros. Meat Co. Afternoon visits include Coastal Black Winery, Shelter Point Distillery and Island Bison Ranch.

“It’s unique. We’re working closely with IAF this year,” said Abel O’ Brennan, an owner and winemaker at Coastal Black, which will host about 50 guests for wine-tasting and lunch.

As of August, the Black Creek winery will have been in operation three years.

“They’ve given us some funding for our Buy Local program for our advertising for the year,” O’Brennan said.

This year, IAF has undertaken a campaign where it provides funding up to 50 per cent for businesses advertising or promoting the Buy Local concept.

The foundation was established in 1996 as an industry-led, non-profit organization. It represents a significant component of the agriculture and agrifood community, from farm supply to primary production to post-farm gate and food processing. The focus is to work with clients, industry and funding partners, and to invest in projects that have the potential to transform ideas into solutions.

In the past two years, the IAF has approved more than $125,000 to projects in the Comox Valley, including the Farmers’ Market, livestock slaughter waste disposal and domestic marketing initiatives.

 

Just Posted

Stolen Victoria vehicle crashes in Black Creek

On Sept. 15, 2018 at approximately 10:45 p.m., the Comox Valley RCMP… Continue reading

Valley Father-daughter duo share a special bond over a kidney

Annual kidney walk is set for Sept. 23 at Simms Park

Courtenay getting a tool library

New facility allows do-it-yourselfers to borrow tools

Pacific white-sided dolphins spotted near Little River Ferry Terminal

A pod of Pacific white-sided dolphins spent the evening of Sept. 13… Continue reading

Comox Valley Men’s Group meets Mondays

Where can men go when they are seeking a non-judgmental forum to… Continue reading

B.C. RCMP turn to Const. Scarecrow to shock speeders into slowing down

New addition will watch over drivers from a Coquitlam median for first-of-its-kind pilot in Canada

B.C. home to 1/3 of Canada’s overdose deaths in first 3 months of the year

There were 1,036 overdose deaths in the first three months of the year, with 94 per cent accidental

B.C. candidate moves from hospice care to council race

He beat terminal cancer twice and entered hospice when he decided to run for council.

Seminal British band performs in Courtenay

Wishbone Ash is approaching its 50th year of existence

Ministry of Agriculture commits $300,000 to help B.C. farmers obtain land

B.C. Land Matching Program supports access to affordable farmland for young farmers

Canadian air force short 275 pilots

Attrition outpaces recruitment and training claims Air Force

Teacher suspended after physically shushing, saying ‘shut up’ to student

Grade 5 student reported feeling ‘confused and a little scared’

A B.C. society helps to reforest Crown land after wildfires

Forest Enhancement Society of BC focuses on wildfire mitigation and the reforestation

Most Read