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Oct 2nd, 2018
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Keith Currie  News release from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture Representatives of Ontario’s largest industry – agriculture and food – presented a plan to boost the provincial economy today at Queen’s Park. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), Food and Beverage Ontario (FBO) and Spirits...
Oct 1st, 2018
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from the North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce NDACT Public Meeting Thursday October 4, 2018 at 7 PM The Greenbelt or Development? Shelburne Legion, Front Hall 203 William Street Shelburne What is the impact of development on our Municipal governments? How does the Greenbelt impact deve...
Sep 25th, 2018
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From left, Scott Jermey, Ralph Hough, John Crawford, Harry Hughes, Sandy Agnew, Peter Beacock and Kelly Kramer. -AWARE Simcoe photo CORRECTION: Harry Hughes advises that he was misquoted. This report has been changed accordingly. AWARE Simcoe regrets the error. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The ...
Sep 22nd, 2018
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Scientists say light pollution and global warming may be to blame for declining insect population By Associated Press A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that’s got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cock...
Sep 17th, 2018
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By JOHN BARBER Toronto Star  I never used to pay much attention to the price of milk. It was always on the list, and you paid what you paid. But now I keep a close eye on it. Alerted by the current debate over supply-management in Canadian agriculture, I figured the best place to discover […]...
Sep 9th, 2018
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Oro-Medonte mayoral candidate Sandy Agnew and supporter Susan Woods share a joke at a campaign rally yesterday. -AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Around 50 people turned out for a good-humoured and optimistic rally to launch Sandy Agnew’s campaign for the mayoralty of Oro-Medonte...
Aug 27th, 2018
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David Crombie, chair of Ontario’s Greenbelt Council from the West Oro Ratepayers Association Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: St. Thomas Church (Shanty Bay) Guest Speaker: The Honourable David Crombie Chair, Ontario’s Greenbelt Council* Topic: ...
Aug 26th, 2018
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Health Canada announces proposed decision to phase out Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam from the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association August 20 2018 Last year Health Canada proposed the phasing out of one of the popular neonicotinoids, Imidacloprid, based on risks to aquatic invertebrates. On Wednesday...
Jul 4th, 2018
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AWARE News Network The Sustainability Network has released the result of an eight-month social network analysis of the most active agricultural and environmental organizations involved in Lake Simcoe basin stewardship. A final report and a recording of a 50 minute webinar that took place in late May ...
Jun 15th, 2018
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Edwin Espinal  From Amnesty International Canada  Long time human rights defender Edwin Espinal has paid a heavy price for courageously raising his voice. He was arrested in January during a violent crackdown on massive protests against alleged election fraud. During this crackdown scores of Honduran...