Feb. 8 Community: New parent-baby group, water sustainability workshop

...call for greenhouse tax relief applications until March 20.

Connecting all babies and parents

A new drop-in parent-baby group in Vanderhoof is taking place on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. until March 29 at the Vanderhoof Toy Lending Library on Burrard Street.

Parents and their children from zero to five years old can gather for interactive, indoor play and exploration, as well as making new friends.

Coffee, tea, and snacks would be provided, and more information can be found with Trish Olin, 250-567-7963, or Amanda Wiebe, 250-567-8814.

 

Workshop on Water Sustainability

Free information sessions on the new Water Sustainability Act, facilitated by water stewardship staff from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources, will take place in six communities in north central B.C. from late February to early March.

Smithers: Feb. 27, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Terrace: Feb. 28, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Vanderhoof: March 1, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Fort St. James: March 1, 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Dunster: March 2, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Prince George: 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Registration for limited spaces on communityfuturesffg.eventbrite.co or with Christine at 1-800-661-2055 ext. 105.

 

Greenhouse tax relief

VICTORIA Applications from eligible B.C. commercial greenhouse operators for this year’s greenhouse carbon tax relief grants are being accepted until March 20.

The annual grant covers 80 per cent of the carbon tax that commercial greenhouse growers paid on the natural gas and propane they used for greenhouse heating and CO2 production in the previous year. Commercial vegetable and floriculture producers, wholesale nurseries, and forest seedling nurseries are eligible to apply for the grant.

Application information, criteria, packages, survey and e-forms are available at: https://goo.gl/ILJKz2

The Ministry of Agriculture expects the processing of applications to be completed by May 30, 2017.

Since making the greenhouse carbon tax relief grant a permanent program in 2013, commercial greenhouse operators have received grants of around $7 million per year. The commercial greenhouse sector is a successful, growing industry. In 2015, growers produced about 120,000 tonnes of vegetables, bringing in $308 million in revenue. B.C.’s floriculture and nursery industries generated half a billion dollars in combined revenues in 2015, which included 92 million cut flowers, over 54 million potted plants.

 

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