North Okanagan man gives back for Canada Day

North Okanagan man gives back for Canada Day

Food packages given away to those living on the streets in Vernon

North Okanagan man gives back for Canada Day
Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Could the COVID-19 pandemic mean the end of the traditional buffet?

Experts are asking events and restaurants to stay away from buffet-style meals

Health experts are warning people to stay away from buffet-style meals as they can contribute to the spread of COVID-19. (Pixabay)
On March 16, 2020 the Tofitian closed its doors until further notice due to COVID-19. (Nora O’Malley/Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News)

COVID-19: B.C. restaurants can host dine-in guests again, but what will that look like?

As B.C.’s COVID-19 reopening plan enters Phase Two on Tuesday, restaurants have some challenges ahead

On March 16, 2020 the Tofitian closed its doors until further notice due to COVID-19. (Nora O’Malley/Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News)
(Black Press file photo)

COLUMN: Feeding the family

It’s a little early to start thinking about canning fruit, but why not plan for it this year?

  • May 13, 2020
(Black Press file photo)
Desert sample from Toque Catering

When long-time chef Nicholas Waters first started Toque Catering in 2013, he never expected it to take off

From a staff of five to almost 30, the Metchosin resident’s talent in the kitchen is evident

  • May 8, 2020
Desert sample from Toque Catering
Free meals have been delivered to more than 300 seniors from The Fig restaurant in Vernon. Pictured is Kevin, one of the recipients and David Scarlatescu, owner of the downtown Vernon restaurant. (Facebook photo)

North Okanagan seniors served free meals during pandemic

More than 300 meals served to date from The Fig

Free meals have been delivered to more than 300 seniors from The Fig restaurant in Vernon. Pictured is Kevin, one of the recipients and David Scarlatescu, owner of the downtown Vernon restaurant. (Facebook photo)
(The Canadian Press)

New apps emerge amid COVID-19 to tackle gripes with popular delivery services

Instead of relying on Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes or DoorDash, restaurants are turning to new options

(The Canadian Press)
Cargill announced a temporary shut down of its beef plant near High River where officials in the area are dealing with over 400 cases of COVID-19 linked to the plant, including the death of a worker, in High River, Alta., Thursday, April 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Death is so real:’ Immigrant group says meat workers afraid after plant closure

Cargill shut down its plant just north of High River, Alta., earlier this week after an outbreak of COVID-19

Cargill announced a temporary shut down of its beef plant near High River where officials in the area are dealing with over 400 cases of COVID-19 linked to the plant, including the death of a worker, in High River, Alta., Thursday, April 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
United Poultry Ltd. in Vancouver. (Google Maps)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at chicken processing plant as 28 workers test positive

Vancouver Health Authority has declared an outbreak at the facility

United Poultry Ltd. in Vancouver. (Google Maps)
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton on Friday March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘A difficult decision:’ Alberta meat-packing plant pausing production after COVID-19 outbreak

Cargill’s High River plant, which employs about 2,000 workers, has 360 cases of the novel coronavirus

Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton on Friday March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
FILE – In this May 22, 2017, photo, cans of Campbell’s soup are displayed at a supermarket in Englewood, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Plants ‘operating 24/7’ to meet consumer demand for food amid COVID-19

Kraft Heinz Canada reported an 80% increase in demand for its Kraft Dinner product last month compared to March 2019

FILE – In this May 22, 2017, photo, cans of Campbell’s soup are displayed at a supermarket in Englewood, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
(Stock photo)

Donations accepted for School District No. 67 food programs

Programs will continue during COVID-19 pandemic

(Stock photo)
COVID-19 pushes Canadian food industry to tipping point: Federation of Agriculture

COVID-19 pushes Canadian food industry to tipping point: Federation of Agriculture

CFA today urged government to establish emergency fund to help farmers overcome mounting costs

COVID-19 pushes Canadian food industry to tipping point: Federation of Agriculture
In December 2018, Salmon Arm Observer staffer Maryann Baker weighs the last of the 2,008 pounds of food customers donated for Salvation Army and Second Harvest food banks and the SAFE Society in exchange for gift certificates donated by generous businesses. (File info)

Salvation Army to hold five-day food drive with fellow organizations in Salmon Arm

Second Harvest and SAFE Society to be recipients of food collected in grocery store parking lots

In December 2018, Salmon Arm Observer staffer Maryann Baker weighs the last of the 2,008 pounds of food customers donated for Salvation Army and Second Harvest food banks and the SAFE Society in exchange for gift certificates donated by generous businesses. (File info)
Donations of non-perishables are being collected in this trailer, set up on Star Road in the BX in Vernon. (giveLuck photo)

Community urged to share luck with North Okanagan neighbours

Food and toiletry collection underway this week for those in need

Donations of non-perishables are being collected in this trailer, set up on Star Road in the BX in Vernon. (giveLuck photo)
Creating the perfect charcuterie plate

Creating the perfect charcuterie plate

Tips from Cure Artisan Meat and Cheese owner Brad Boisvert

  • Apr 3, 2020
Creating the perfect charcuterie plate
Fresh and Green

Fresh and Green

Recipes for renewal from Chef Heidi Fink

  • Mar 25, 2020
Fresh and Green
Fraiche Living’s Tori Wesszer inspires

Fraiche Living’s Tori Wesszer inspires

Influencer and cookbook author connects with followers

  • Mar 23, 2020
Fraiche Living’s Tori Wesszer inspires
The egg department is bare at Walmart Sunday, March 15. (Cailtin Clow - Morning Star)

Panic shoppers clearing North Okanagan grocery shelves

Non-perishables, eggs, chicken, beef, pasta and rice added to the list of sold out items

The egg department is bare at Walmart Sunday, March 15. (Cailtin Clow - Morning Star)
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard