Falama Incorporated, a food processing company that produces food products from organically grown crops, is to open its first organic food minimart in Congo Town on Saturday.Falama’s founder and CEO, Angie Howard, said the minimart will offer a variety of processed products that are totally grown organically not only by Falama but products made by other processors around the country. The minimart which will open to the public on Saturday, is a venture resulting from the supportive efforts of sponsors and partners that include ZOA organization and Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), among others, Howard intimated.Several government officials from the ministries of Agriculture, Commerce and the National Investment Commission are expected to attend the opening of the minimart.The ChallengeDespite government and private sector collaboration to improve the local agriculture sector, bad roads connecting farms to markets, limited vegetable crop storage facilities, poor agriculture market structures and poor extension services are factors overshadowing government and partner’s efforts in the country’s agriculture sector. However, over the years, the government and its partners have been working on amending agricultural policy, constructing rice storage and agro-processing facilities and providing farmers with loan schemes to upgrade their activities in the country.The opening of an organic minimart could trigger the rise of many agricultural stores around the country. It could also be another jobs generating enterprise providing suitable markets for local farmers to sell their produce. Moreover, the organic food minimart could be a precursor of organic farming practices since it will only process organically grown crops.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Fines and warnings have gone out to a few local food and beverage establishments after this year’s round of Public Health Food Premise and Liquor Control and Licensing Inspections. Two Fort St. John establishments were hit with short-term license suspensions following contraventions of their liquor licences. The Condill Hotel was given a four-day license suspension after inspectors determined the bar had served alcohol to an already-intoxicated person. The Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant faced a one-day license suspension and a $7,500 fine after an inspector deemed the restaurant was operating as a bar. As well, a Food Premise inspection on November 5th of Casey’s Pub resulted in the pub receiving a “high” risk rating, meaning an Environmental Health Officer observed a combination of critical hazards and non critical hazards which puts the public at significant risk. Several other local food service outlets received “moderate” risk ratings this year, including both the Fort St. John General Hospital and the North Peace Care Centre. You can view Food Premise Inspection reports online at http://www.healthspace.ca/Clients/NHA/NHA_Website.nsf/food-frameset and Liquor Control and Licensing Inspection Reports are available at http://www.hsd.gov.bc.ca/lclb/index.htm- Advertisement –
Pantomome lead performer Sarah Terry Sweeney pictured at dress rehearsal on Friday before the ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ first matinee on Saturday at An Grianan Theatre.The Letterkenny Pantomime’s Snow White is enjoying a hugely successful run at An Grianan Theatre.Most nights are now booked out.But there are two reason why people should consider going along tonight. The first is that there are a few extra tickets available and the second is that it is in aid of The Friends of the Letterkenny Hospital.Tickets can be secured by contacting the theatre directly or by coming along tonight. EXTRA TICKETS ANNOUNCED FOR TONIGHT’S SNOW WHITE PANTO AT AN GRIANAN was last modified: January 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:An Grianan TheatreFriends of the HospitalSnow White
The introduction of septic tank charges under the Government’s proposed Water Services (Amendment) Bill 2011 is a discriminatory attack on rural communities, according to Donegal Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill.Speaking in the Seanad today Senator Ó Domhnaill said: “The Government attempted to introduce this Bill under the radar last Thursday, November 3rd, with notice of its publication only give in response to a Fianna Fáil question in the Dáil.“Under the Fine Gael/Labour plans, all householders with septic tanks and other on-site systems will have to register their systems with the relevant Local Authority. A National Register will be compiled and held by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “Householders will be required to pay a registration fee of €50. Following the initial registration, householders will be required to re-register their systems at an interval of 5 years. If they wish to appeal the findings of an initial inspection they will be charged an additional €200 and could potentially have to pay further fees of €200 for subsequent inspections. On top of all of this, they will also have to pay the full cost of any upgrade works required, which could reach €15,000 for individual houses.“Fianna Fáil is totally opposed to this Bill and will fight tooth and nail the attempts by this Government to hit rural dwellers with septic tank charges. This charge penalises people for living in rural communities with no direct access to public sewerage schemes. Public Sewerage Schemes are heavily subsidised by the taxpayer whereas to date, no assistance has been given to rural people with their effluent systems.“I am urging Minister Hogan to explore the scenario in other jurisdictions where there is no charge associated with inspections for example in Northern Ireland and Scotland. In Scotland, all septic tanks have to be registered but the households affected do not have to pay themselves and there is no mandatory inspections while in Northern Ireland there is no mandatory inspection and the inspection costs are borne by the NI Environment Agency.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comÓ DOMHNAILL SLAMS SEPTIC TANK BILL IN SEANAD was last modified: November 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal septic tank charges
Early California Days Fiesta will feature food, fun and history, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Camulos Ranch Museum, 5124 E. Telegraph Road, Piru. Admission: $10 for adults, $3 for children under 12 and $25 for families. Call (805) 521-1506. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society 12th annual Rose Show, 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Castaic Union School District, 28131 Livingston Ave., Valencia. Admission is free. Call Kitty Belendez at (661) 296-5033 or visit www.scvrs.homestead.com. “I Sincerely Doubt That This Old House is Very Haunted” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Canyon Theatre Guild’s eighth annual Night of a Thousand Stars gala fundraiser, 6 p.m. Saturday at Valencia Country Club, 27330 N. Tourney Road, Valencia. Tickets: $95 per person or $180 per couple. Call (661) 799-2702. Music in the Mansion will feature pianist Joshua Pifer, 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the living room of the Hart Mansion at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $25 for general admission, $20 for members and $10 for children 12 and under. Call (661) 254-4584. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. America’s Walk for Diabetes will benefit the American Diabetes Association, 9 a.m. Sunday beginning and ending at Bridgeport Park, 23520 Bridgeport Lane, Valencia. Call (661) 295-0081 or visit www.diabetes.org/walk. Twig Face will perform classic British tunes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday during the Home & Garden Show at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission: $1.50 for adults and free for children 11 and under. Call (661) 259-3886. Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 297-5961 or visit www.BowWowsAndMeows.org. Nature Hike, 11 a.m. every Sunday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Come learn about the geology, history and plant and animal life of this park. Call (661) 268-0840. Fashion Show and Boutique fundraiser will benefit Kolot Nashim Hadassah, 2 p.m. Sunday at the home of Natalie Tamsut, 23847 Valley Oak Court, Newhall. Call Laurie Morgan at (661) 259-6789 to R.S.V.P. Friends of the Santa Clarita Master Chorale will perform a benefit concert for the Santa Clarita Master Chorale, 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Tickets: $25. Call (661) 254-8886 or visit www.scmasterchorale.org. Celebrating Diversity Movie Night will feature the film “What’s Cooking,” 6:30 Tuesday at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Free ethnic appetizers will be served. Call (661) 255-4918. Senior Cinema will present the film “Hocus Pocus” starring Bette Midler, 2:20 p.m. Wednesday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Frankenstein” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. Randy Lubas and the comedy team of Carl and Buzz will perform, 9 p.m. today and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for the dinner show. Call (661) 259-2291 or visit www.comedyinvalencia.com. Amazing Race will feature local teens trying to outperform each other, throughout the day Saturday at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Proceeds will benefit the SCV Youth Project. Call (661) 257-9688 or register online at www.helpnothassle.com. Wine-tasting excursion will depart from College of the Canyons, 7:30 a.m. and return at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $110. Sponsored by the College of the Canyons Library Associates. Call (661) 362-3493. Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Newhall Art Walk will feature original works of art displayed in retail stores along San Fernando Road in Old Town Newhall through Oct. 31. Call (661) 286-4018. Fall Home & Garden Show will feature more than 100 exhibitors displaying the latest in home improvement, 2-7 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission: $1.50 for adults and children under 11 free. Call (661) 259-3886. Radio will perform, 3-7 p.m. today at the Home & Garden Show at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 259-3886 or visit www.radioband.net. “The Mousetrap” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 23 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000.