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NOVEMBER 24 2021
A clearer picture is emerging of livestock losses as a result of last week’s flooding and landslides in the Lower Mainland and southern Interior. The good news is, it’s not all bad. A preliminary assessment by the BC Dairy Association this week indicates that just 500 cattle perished on Sumas Prairie, a fraction of the approximately 23,000 head on local dairy farms. ... 
Preventing development in disaster-prone areas is on the table as the province seeks to mitigate risk from future floods and wildfires, but BC’s minister of public safety says farms shouldn’t worry. Pointing to the lessons learned from the floods that tore through farmland and residential neighbourhoods after a dike broke in Grand Forks in 2018, Mike Farnworth told Country Life in BC that some property owners may need to relocate. ... 
Two new independent commissioners are being sought by the BC Vegetable Marketing Commission in order to boost decision-making capacity while limiting the perception of bias in commission decisions.
A notice from the commission encourages candidates with previous experience as directors and the demonstrated skills needed to contribute to decision-making and oversight to apply ...
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