Dear Editor:

I would like to update everyone on our progress with the micro-abattoir project that the Windermere District Farmers Institute has undertaken. We now have a web site available, , created by one of our members. It will be updated as new developments arise.

We were able to place informational brochures in several local businesses for people to take. They can be found at Konig Meat and Sausage Company, Grants Foods, Circle Health Food and Town and Country Feeds.

Bob Fenimore, one of our previous veterinarians, now retired, has been lobbying for support and funding on our behalf in Victoria. He has expressed the need, for those who are willing, to write to the Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm about our need for a local, provincially-inspected abattoir.

I will be available to give any new updates, and to answer questions on Saturday, January 25th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Town and Country Feeds store. For those interested, we now have associate memberships available.

The WDFI is grateful to all our supporters, and wish to convey our appreciation.

Petra Downey

Downey Farm

Fairmont Hot Springs