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City of Kamloops Food and Urban Agriculture Plan

Topic(s): Economic Development, Education, Food Processing, Storage & Distribution, Food Production, Food Sales, Access & Procurement, Nutrition and Public Health, Policy Partnerships, Advocacy & Development, Urban Agriculture, Waste Management, Water Management

Sub-topic(s): community food system education, composting, farmers' markets, food processing, local food culture, local procurement, partnerships/advocacy/liaising, research and data collection, soil, zoning

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Topic

Subtopic

Policy or Policy Excerpt

Document Location

food production;

urban agriculture;

 

Utilize existing land and infrastructure for sustainable urban food production

5.1.1

food production;

urban agriculture;

zoning;

Review zoning and other regulations to support urban and local agriculture

5.1.2

food sales, access and procurement

 

Support increased accessibility of local food production

5.1.3

processing, storage & distribution; food sales, access and procurement;

food processing;

Support commercial and community-based food processing facilities

5.2.1

food sales, access and procurement;

local procurement;

Review regulations and policies to support local purchasing

5.3.1

economic development;

 

Expand networks to support the economic sustainability of the food system

5.3.2

food sales, access and procurement

farmers’ markets;

Promote farmers' markets and business models that provide fresh foods and support local producers

5.3.3

food sales, access and procurement;

nutrition and public health

 

Increase access to healthy, local food for food-insecure populations

5.3.5

education

local food culture;

Celebrate our agricultural heritage

5.4.1

education

local food culture;

 

Promote the local food system through place-making efforts

5.4.3

water management;

 

Pursue innovations in water usage

5.5.1

waste management;

composting;

Reduce and recycle food waste and build healthy soils

5.5.2

education;

community food systems education;

Promote and facilitate knowledge transfer and skill development

5.6.1

education;

community food systems education;

Utilize existing resources for food system education

5.6.2

policy partnerships, advocacy and development;

Partnerships/advocacy/liaising;

Utilize partnerships to build capacity for food system health and sustainability

5.6.3

education;

community food systems education;

Promote food system education for specific population groups

5.6.4

education;

research and data collection;

Encourage food systems research

5.6.5

City of Chilliwack Development Permit Area 9 Farm Home Plate

Topic(s): Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land

Sub-topic(s): farm home plate, protection of farming development permit area, residential development

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Development Permit Area 9 – Farm Home Plate is comprised of all valley floor farmland within the City of Chilliwack. DPA 9 was established to provide flexibility to the Farm Home Plate area and siting requirements to  accommodate better farm operations and unique site characteristics while using as little farm land area as possible. 

See attached document for zoning and siting requirements for Farm Home Plates.

City of Calgary Food Assessment and Action Plan

Topic(s): Food Processing, Storage & Distribution, Food Production, Food Sales, Access & Procurement, Urban Agriculture, Waste Management

Sub-topic(s): composting, food distribution, food processing, food storage, grocery stores, local procurement, pollinators, urban gardens/orchard, zoning

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See document for details.

Calgary Regional Partnership Metropolitan Plan

Topic(s): Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land, Food Sales, Access & Procurement, Policy Partnerships, Advocacy & Development, Wildlife/Environmental/Pest Management

Sub-topic(s): partnerships/advocacy/liaising

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location
food access; sales and local procurement;
wildlife, environment and pest management;
policy partnerships advocacy & development
policy partnerships, advocacy and liaising; Food security in a growing region. CRP and member municipalities recognize the need for strategies and collaborative actions to ensure continued access to safe, affordable and sustainably-produced food for the region’s population.
 
3. b. 9
development and productive use of agricultural land; policy partnerships advocacy & development policy partnerships, advocacy and liaising; Sustain agricultural lands. Member municipalities will minimize the fragmentation and conversion of better agricultural lands to other land uses. 3. c. 1
development and productive use of agricultural land;
wildlife, environment and pest management;
policy partnerships advocacy & development
policy partnerships, advocacy and liaising; Location of rural residential development. Rural residential growth will be
encouraged to be located and designed in a way as to minimize the impact on
the environmental processes and agricultural capability of the land.
3. c. 4

 

Town of Sylvan Lake Land Use Bylaw

Topic(s): Food Production, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topic(s): urban gardens/orchard, zoning

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location
urban agriculture;
food production;
urban gardens/orchards;
zoning;
Community gardens shall be considered a discretionary use in all districts and are subject to approval by the Development Authority and any applicable Town policies. 7.8.1

 

Town of Cochrane Business Licence Bylaw

Topic(s): Food Sales, Access & Procurement

Sub-topic(s): mobile/street food vending

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food sales, access and procurement; mobile/street food vending;
Hawkers, Peddlers and Street Vendors shall be permitted to operate on any privately owned property within the Town of Cochrane, provided that a letter of permission from the property owner has been submitted with the Application and a Development Permit obtained from the Town’s Development Authority.
4.4
food sales, access and procurement; mobile/street food vending; A Business License issued to a Hawker, Peddler or Street Vendor of foodstuffs, fruits and / or vegetables, shall be withheld until the Applicant has produced a certificate from the Calgary Board of Health or such other authorized Health Inspection Agency stating that the vehicle or receptacle from which the applicant intends to sell produce is in a sanitary condition. Every such vehicle or receptacle shall at all times be subject to inspection by a Health Officer to ascertain that the said vehicle or receptacle and contents thereof are clean and sanitary. 4.5

 

Town of Cochrane Municipal Development Plan

Topic(s): Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document location
development and productive use of agricultural land;   FRAMEWORK FOR BOUNDARY EXPANSION (a) Rural lands surrounding the Town have an intrinsic value that reinforces Cochrane's character and heritage. Therefore, the preservation of these agricultural and rural lands is considered an important planning goal. The Town will promote more efficient and effective use of lands within its boundaries before expanding them. 13.3a
development and productive use of agricultural land;   When appropriate, boundary expansion into the rural area is dependent on how the land fits into the following criteria: (i) ability to service, use of existing capacity, and infrastructure upgrades; (ii) topographic constraints; (iii) efficient transportation linkages (both vehicular and pedestrian); (iv) intrusion into existing uses; (v) ability to promote more compact Town growth as opposed to growth along linear corridors; (vi) agricultural capability; (vii) ease of land assembly. 13.3b

 

Town of Cochrane Sustainability Plan

Topic(s): Economic Development, Food Sales, Access & Procurement

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document location

food sales, access and procurement;

economic development;

  We consume the bounty of our local economy. Targets: By 2029, increase local food consumption by 50%. 5

 

Town of Cochrane Land Use Bylaw

Topic(s): Food Sales, Access & Procurement

Sub-topic(s): mobile/street food vending

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location
food sales, access and procurement; mobile/street food vending; Definitions ...“operation base” means the primary location of a Mobile Food Vendor business. It includes the location for office space, vehicle storage, product storage, food preparation space etc. The Operation Base is defined as an area with in the municipal boundaries of the Town; ... 37 (pg. 169)
food sales, access and procurement; mobile/street food vending; GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR OPERATION BASE: a) Where listed as a Use, Operation Base may be located in residential or non-residential Districts; b) Operation Base located within a residence shall be limited to a maximum of 30% of the gross floor area of the principal residence, which includes the area of one (1) accessory building. All business activities shall be conducted entirely within the confines of these buildings; c) Operation Based and Home Based Business (Major) may be placed within the same residence subject to the combined gross Land Use Bylaw 0/2004 Office Consolidation 54 floor area of the two uses and at the discretion and satisfaction of the Development Authority; d) Operation Base located within a residence shall have employees limited to the residents of the dwelling unit; e) Exterior storage of goods or materials related to the Operation Base is prohibited within all residential districts; f) Vehicles related to the Operation Base that are over 4,500 kg are not permitted to be stored or parked in a residential district or the Central Business District between the hours of 8:00pm and 8:00am; g) Vehicles related to the Operation Base that are permitted to be stored or parked in residential and non-residential districts shall be screened at the discretion and satisfactory of the Development Authority; h) Operation Base located within a residence is prohibited from having customers at the dwelling unit; i) All Operation Bases must meet the requirements of a Mobile Food Vendor Permit & Development Permit; j) Operation Bases must comply with all Municipal and Provincial regulations.
See document for zones where mobile food vending is permitted.
11.25.2

 

Town of Canmore Animal Control Bylaw

Topic(s): Food Production, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topic(s): livestock, urban chickens

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document location

food production;

urban agriculture;

urban chickens;

livestock;

Chickens are permitted only at Canmore Collegiate High School 26.1

food production;

urban agriculture;

urban chickens;

livestock;

The maximum number of chickens permitted at Canmore Collegiate High School is 12 26.2