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Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

New opportunities for B.C. food processing and innovation hubs

Media Contacts

Dave Townsend

Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Agriculture
250 356-7098
250 889-5945 (mobile)

Media Contacts

Dave Townsend

Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Agriculture
250 356-7098
250 889-5945 (mobile)

Backgrounders

Funding supports for feasibility studies and business plans

Columbia Basin region:
$29,320 provided to Columbia Basin Trust to complete a feasibility study for a multi-location food hub model for the Columbia Basin region

Deep Bay/Central Vancouver Island:
$62,500 to Vancouver Island University to complete a feasibility study for a seafood innovation hub integrated into the existing Deep Bay Research Facility

Salmon Arm/North Okanagan:
$35,000 to the City of Salmon Arm for a feasibility study for a food innovation centre to begin in June 2019

Summerland/South Okanagan:
$50,000 to District of Summerland through federal and provincial funding to complete a business plan for an Okanagan agriculture innovation centre

Quesnel/North Cariboo:
$50,000 to the City of Quesnel to complete the Regional Agri-food Business Plan: https://www.quesnel.ca/sites/default/files/docs/government/regional_agri-food_business_plan_jan_2019_final_clean.pdf