Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) chair Garry Nohr says the regional district’s resolution on changing the Agricultural Land Commission’s rules for breweries that want to operate on ALR properties got “strong support” at the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Com-munities (AVICC) AGM last weekend.
The resolution asks that “the Ministry of Agriculture and the Agricultural Land Commission be requested to revise the Agricultural Land Reserve Use, Sub-division and Procedure Regulation to allow breweries, distilleries and meaderies to contract with another B.C. grower to meet the 50 per cent farm product requirement.”
That would put them on the same footing as wineries and cideries.
The resolution now has to get the endorsement of the Union of BC Muni-cipalities before being sent on to the provincial government for consideration.
Sean Eckford – Coast Reporter – April 16, 2017.