Agriculture Policy Review

Project Purpose

Significant changes have occurred in the past few years related to food systems and agriculture in the RDCK. The project will consider current legislation such as the Agricultural Land Commission Act, existing plans such as the RDCK Agricultural Plan, and best management documents as well as input from farmers, ranchers, farming organizations, and the public to update RDCK land use regulations with the goal of supporting farming and protecting farmland in the RDCK.

Project Backgrounders
Information is included below for topics being considered for RDCK land use regulation changes as part of this project.

Project Timeline

Board Endorsement Staff report to Rural Affairs Committee: Agricultural Policy Review Complete
Interviews and/or Focus Groups Group or individual interviews with farming organizations
and RDCK Commissions



Public Survey Survey of options directed at farmers, ranchers, ALR land owners,
and general public



Draft Amendments Compile engagement results and draft proposed bylaw amendments: Engagement Results



Refer proposed bylaw amendments to internal departments and external

agencies for 30 days

Complete: Areas A, B, C, F, I, J & K

In progress: D, E, G & H

1st and 2nd Reading

Board consideration of proposed bylaw amendments: Staff Report

Complete: Areas A, B, C, F, I, J & K
Open Houses Public presentations of the proposed bylaw amendments Complete: Areas A, B, C, F, I, J & K 
Public Hearing

Formal public hearing

Complete: Areas A, B, C, F, I, J & K
Refinement Incorporate comments received and make any changes Complete: Areas A, B, C, F, I, J & K
3rd Reading  Board consideration of bylaw amendments Complete: Areas A, B, C, F, I, J & K
Adoption Bylaws are implemented and in effect

Complete: Areas A, B & C (October 13, 2022)

Complete:  Areas F, I, J & K (July 20, 2023)


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Stephanie Johnson, Planner
Tel: 250-352-8175

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