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Posted: September 8, 2015

Abattoir gets funding green light

An abattoir project planned for an area southwest of the Invermere crossroads has received a funding green light.

The Windermere District Farmers’ Institute reports that at their meeting on Sept. 1, a motion was passed to accept the funding proposal presented by the project’s coordinator and proceed with construction.

The construction is scheduled to begin in May 2016 and the abattoir should be operational in the fall of 2016.

To learn more details, plan on attending an open house at the Columbia Valley Visitors Centre on Tuesday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. when the contract with the operator of the abattoir, Grant Kelly, the owner of Grant’s Foods in Invermere, will be signed.

“Grant has been a supporter of the project right from the start and he is enthusiastic about this business opportunity,” the Windermere District Farmers’ Institute stated in a press release.

They invite all their supporters to attend and celebrate this important occasion with them.

The Regional District of East Kootenay board June 7, 2013 adopted Bylaw No. 2448 to rezone a parcel of land owned by the Windermere District Farmers’ Institute near the crossroads to facilitate the construction of a small abattoir to process local livestock.

In response to public concerns about the location of the abattoir, Bylaw No. 2448 contains a number of regulations to control the size and location of the proposed facility.

For more on this issue go HERE.


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