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Quick news updates from the South Cariboo area.

SUPPORT FOR NAFTA BEEF RULES

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) President Dan Darling and staff John Masswohl appeared before the Standing Committee on International Trade in Ottawa last week to discuss preserving market access for Canadian beef in the context of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as U.S. President Donald Trump has stated he intends to initiate.

The CCA told the committee that Canadian beef producers strongly support keeping the existing NAFTA provisions on beef trade intact. NAFTA’s ability to provide market access without tariffs or quotas for either beef or live cattle trade is an example of how free trade should work and such access should be preserved, CCA advised.

CANADA 150 EVENTS FUNDING

Cariboo Regional District Electoral Area Directors approved funding for several upcoming Canada 150 events within the Cariboo Regional District.

The 100 Mile House & District Historical Society obtained $1,500 for their “Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday” event at the 108 Heritage Site on Canada Day.

The Area Directors also allocated $1,500 each to the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Centennial Park and District of 100 Mile House towards the Canada 150 events they are hosting on the Canada Day weekend.