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North Okanagan directors escalate pressure for meat processing

Director Mike Macnabb wants meat processing licenses issued in the North Okanagan. - Photo submitted
Director Mike Macnabb wants meat processing licenses issued in the North Okanagan.
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North Okanagan politicians are demanding action from Victoria.

Regional District of North Okanagan directors unanimously voted Wednesday to call on the provincial government to initiate D and E meat processing licenses.

"We were told it would be resolved before Christmas and it hasn't," said director Mike Macnabb.

"Everyone is looking at it but nobody is doing anything. It's a very simple process (for the government) to say yes or no."

RDNO wants D and E meat inspection licences so on-farm slaughtering can occur.

The number of local producers has gone from 1,200 to 300 since the regulations came into force in 2007.

Look for more in Friday's Morning Star.

 

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