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I agree completely with Eva. My family and I moved to the West Bench knowing that people are raising horses and chickens, and we plan on raising our own small poultry flock. The presence of livestock was appealing to us, as is the unique experience of seeing a horse with owner riding down the street.

I believe strongly that it will be key in the near future for peri-urban areas to be a main source of food for cities, as drought and rising food costs make it more costly to import large quantities of food from faraway farms. An area like the West Bench can make use of the large lots to produce a high percentage of the food consumed in Penticton. Let's continue to allow our land to be resource producers rather than consumers. This is a great community, let's keep it that way!
Rick Hatch

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