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Kootenay Herb Conference
Jun 1 5:00 pm
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In June we will be welcoming hundreds of herbalists and educators from near and far. Our theme this year is Herbalism in Community and we are thrilled to be hosting educational experiences that will inspire and showcase all aspects of plant medicine.

The Kootenay Herb Conference is a project of the West Kootenay Permaculture Cooperative (the folks from Kootenay Food) and guided by the mandates permaculture: Care of Earth, Care of People, Return of Surplus.

Teachers from all walks of herbal medicine will be joining us, including growers and farmers, practitioners of many modalities, school representatives, social activists, permaculture educators, and more!

Kootenay Herb Conference will run from Friday June 1- Sunday June 3. Continuing Education Credits and a certificate of completion will be issued for workshops completed at the conference.

Venue: Winlaw School

Slocan Lake Fishing Derby- 12th Annual @ Slocan Lake Boat Launch
Jun 2 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Registration takes place at 6am at the Boat Launch and the last weigh in is at 4pm.

Prizes and refreshments at the Gazebo.

Tickets available at Mountain Valley Station and Slocan Village Market Foods.

Proceedes to the First Responders and Technical Rescue Society.



Local Meat Production and Inspection: Castlegar Public Hearing @ Kootenay Room at the Sandman Hotel
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Tell us what you think about…

Local Meat Production and Inspection

-What’s currently working well in the local meat production industry in BC?

-How can it be improved to better serve local farmers, producers, processors, restauranteurs and all British Columbians?

British Columbians are invited to participate in the consultation by presenting at a public hearing, making a written, audio or video submission, or completing an online survey. More information, including the discussion paper is available online.

VICTORIA – The all-party Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish and Food opened its public consultation, and announced locations for their public hearings. The consultation questions are set out in a discussion paper, which was referred to the committee on April 24, 2018.

The newly established select standing committee is responsible for examining matters concerning agriculture, fish and food in British Columbia, and its first inquiry will focus on local meat production and inspection in British Columbia.

“Committee members are eager to learn more about meat production and inspection practices in our province,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, committee chair. “Today is B.C. Beef Day. Where our food comes from is very important and we want to hear input directly from British Columbians on how to make improvements to our current system.”

“The committee wants to hear from local farmers, producers, processors, restaurateurs, consumers, and other British Columbians,” added Jackie Tegart, deputy chair. “The information collected through this consultation will directly inform the committee’s recommendations.”

British Columbians are invited to participate in the consultation by presenting at a public hearing, making a written, audio or video submission, or completing an online survey. More information, including the discussion paper is available online:

Public hearing locations and dates are as follows:
Dawson Creek (June 4)
Prince George (June 5)
Terrace (June 5)
Haida Gwaii/Masset (June 6)
Powell River (June 7)
Abbotsford (June 8)
Saanich (June 11)
Courtenay (June 11)
Williams Lake (June 12)
Castlegar (June 12)
Kamloops (June 13)

The consultation will close on June 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The committee will release a report summarizing its findings on or before Oct. 1, 2018.


Convergence Writer’s Weekend 2018 @ Silverton Memorial Hall
Jun 15 3:00 am
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The Convergence Series brings together widely varied streams of intellectual and spiritual knowledge within the context of open-heartedness. As converging creeks create a mighty river, this integration of different ways of knowing yields something that is stronger, deeper, and more complex than any single watercourse. Convergence wisdom is creative, rooted in relationship, and designed to change individuals, inspire communities, and help heal the world.

This year’s guest speakers are James Hoggan and Donna Macdonald.

Wide Spot is a project of the Turner Zion Pastoral Charge of The United Church of Canada. This program has been funded in part by the BC Conference ProVision Fund. Wide Spot has been developed by collaboration between Turner Zion and Heart’s Rest Retreats, one of a number of projects during the last ten years on which we have worked together. Heart’s Rest Retreats is a ministry of the Rev. Dr. Therese DesCamp and the Rev. George Meier.