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B.C. group tackles accommodation for fruit pickers


June 1, 2016
By CBC News

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June 1, 2016, Creston, BC – Every summer, hundreds of cherry pickers flock to B.C.’s Creston Valley.

And every summer, many of them wind up squatting in makeshift camps near the Kootenay River, with no running water or bathrooms. Some of these camps have as many as 100 people living outside in the elements during the busy picking season.

Now, a farmer in the Creston Valley is hoping to find safer, cleaner living quarters for the seasonal agricultural workers. READ MORE

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