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Group works to form a food co-op in Fraser

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:45pm
Some Fraser Valley locals are looking to nurture community cohesion by providing a source for local, healthy food. Last February, Fraser resident Elaina Wiegand and Winter Park resident Kayli Foulk came up with the idea to form a local food cooperative, or co-op. As Wiegand explained, co-ops are owned and controlled by community members for their mutual benefit. It has a democratic business process, where members vote on what the store will provide. “Our vision is building more community by providing healthy food to the Fraser Valley,” Wiegand said. “We eventually want to have workshops, cooking classes and advocate for …

Need for south area authority change hits high-water mark

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:45pm
GRANBY — Since south Granby’s water rates have started to climb, water managers and public officials are also working to rebuild public perception. After state-required testing found one of the district’s main wells was under the influence of surface water, managers have determined the best solution is to build a new water treatment plant to the tune of around $8 million. While many customers in the south district agree that a new plant is the inevitable solution, controversy has sprung up over the district board’s assessment process, estimated costs for the new plant and the burden of Granby Ranch’s snowmaking …

Photo: Seeing Byers Canyon by rail

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:45pm