Creston, BC – May 28, 2020: The best thing we can do amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, is to stay kind and connect with our family, friends and loved ones. Although we are in the same COVID-19 boat, the COVID-19 experience is unique to each person. As we move into our new normal we still need each other, just as we have needed each other in the past 10 weeks, and will continue to in the days ahead.
Update to Farmer’s Market Order: Dr. Bonnie Henry has update the public health order that previously restricted farmer’s markets from selling non-food products. The new order, allows this and will also allow outdoor dining at such markets, subject to physical distancing. To read the Order: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/covid-19-pho-order-vending-merchandise-at-markets.pdf
Jobs and Careers in Agriculture: British Columbians are now able to access a new online resource that will make it easier to learn about jobs and careers in agriculture, while providing farmers, seafood businesses and food processors with a one-stop shop to support their hiring and planning needs. The new B.C. Farm, Fish and Food Job Connector will showcase current job vacancies throughout the province, including those for crop and seafood harvesters, food processing and farm workers, agrologists, large machinery operators and marketing specialists. The site also has sector-specific information and guidance to support businesses as they adapt their recruitment and human resource management in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The B.C. Farm, Fish and Food Job Connector site can be found at: www.bcagjobs.gov.bc.ca.