This evening, March 12, 2014, saw two events for those who are civic minded.
First was the Public Engagement event at the Omega restaurant. Meet and talk with local government in a middle ground with a facilitator. That started earlier, ended later and drew more people than the other event. And it had a free meal.
The other event was by the people who grow food about protecting a political entity that exists to protect the land food grows on from being turned to some other, non-agricultural, use. That’s the Agricultural Land Reserve, the ALR.
I shot a few pictures to show the level of interest at the Community Engagement event but I didn’t really think a video camera watching them would improve the atmosphere so I spent most of my time at the Save the ALR event. And they were happy to have me record it for all of you to see and hear later. So watch, listen and learn what Corky Evans has to say. If you want to find out more about what went on at the other event at the Omega check out the other media outlets, the Boundary Sentinel and Grand Forks Gazette. Both were there.
For those who don’t know, in a past existence Corky was a politician. Not just any politician, at various times he was the Minister of Transportation, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, and Minister Responsible for Rural Development under various NDP governments in the 90s and early 2000s.
And he has his own Wikipedia page here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corky_Evans
UPDATE: In the talk various entities are mentioned that have web presences and links to those sites were not included in the original piece. We add them below for you convenience.
He speaks about the Fraser Institute. You can find them here: https://www.fraserinstitute.org/
The ALR is administered by the Agricultural Land Commission: http://www.alc.gov.bc.ca/