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South Okanagan mourning sudden passing of noted agriculturalist Greg Norton

B.C.'s agricultural community was saddened to hear of the death of Oliver orchardist Greg Norton recently.
February 27, 2018 - 11:34 AM

The Okanagan agricultural community was shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of a well known Oliver orchardist on the weekend.

A spokesperson for the family of Greg Norton said the Oliver cherry orchardist passed suddenly on the weekend.

Norton was well known in agricultural circles in the Okanagan and beyond. He was a third generation farmer who grew cherries on his 13-acre 'Okanagan Harvest' farm near Oliver.

Norton previously served on various local and provincial boards. He was president and director of the Okanagan Cherry Growers Association, chair and director of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, past Vice-President of the B.C. Wildlife Federation, and founding Chair of the Sterile Insect Release Program.

Norton was appointed to the Agricultural Land Commission in December 2017.

He was also previously chair of the Environmental Farm Plan Working Group, chair of the Agriculture Research and Development committee, chair of the Agriculture Environment Initiatives Board and president of the Loose Bay Campground Society.

Norton was also a respected opponent of the national park proposal for the South Okanagan Similkameen who favoured using the region’s management plan to guide land use.

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