Petition to Jackie Tapp, Mayor Taso Christopher, Stummon-Button , M Macdonald, N Carter
Make it easier to distinguish & support local products at The Belleville Farmers Market
The city of Belleville has had an operating Farmers Market for nearly two Centuries. In that time it has grown, adapted and changed. It is time for it to change again. We want to make it easier to support our local producers. We request that the word local be clearly defined in the rule handbook for the Belleville Farmers Market, as items produced within the Bay of Quinte region. Currently in Ontario the word local applies to all produce grown in the province. We request that any products from outside the Bay of Quinte region and/or being resold in this market should clearly state where they were produced. This will allow consumers to have a clear choice to support products grown and produced in this immediate area and facilitate in supporting and encouraging local farms. We request a review by the city to ensure that ALL vendors are complying with the current rule that reselling is to be limited to 35% of the sellers product line. We request that the market be opened to other locally produced products to diversify the offerings available such as local craft beverages. Which are now allowed to be sold at Ontario farmers markets as of Feb. 18, 2016. We request that the Belleville Farmers Market slowly reduce the amount of reselling of items and replace these items or vendors with products produced within the Bay of Quinte region. City of Belleville Farmers Market Handbook CBC Market Place Investigation on Farmers Markets
Petition to Mayor and Council
Allow Backyard chicken coops in Rainy River
Backyard chicken coops are simple, safe, entertaining, quiet and educational to young and old. As well they reinforce the "Grow your own food locally" which lowers the impact on our environment caused by large egg and kill factories and the use of pesticides, hormones and the over use of antibiotics. Fort Frances has already made this change and has received no complaints as of this date.
Petition to Owen Croy, Shira Standfield, Dan Neilson
The PLOT Continues ?
We, the citizens of Surrey, petition the city to allow the PLOT Sharing Garden and Medicine Wheel (71 Avenue & 137A Street, Newton) to continue to operate on a year to year basis with permission and support from the city. There is a need in the community to be educated about growing food, to have access to fresh, local, nutritious food and to be a part of a community that supports a healthy lifestyle. Also, the medicine wheel creates a space for those in need of healing in the form of aboriginal ceremony. This space enables the community to build resilience through bonds of friendship, offering support to those in need, and ultimately contributes to crime reduction. We would like the city of Surrey to support this space with the necessary elements to help it succeed and to continue to grow.