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Agriculture

Sep 4th, 2019
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‘What we need is more humming and buzzing’ by Andrea Germanos Common Dreams The German government announced Wednesday it had agreed on a plan to phase out the use of glyphosate—the key chemical in the weedkiller Roundup—with a total ban set to begin by the end of 2023. “Way to go, G...
Aug 19th, 2019
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Premier Doug Ford speaks with media in a flooded area of Constance Bay northwest of Ottawa on April 26, 2019. Kamara Morozuk / National Observer photo Province Moves to Constrain Conservation Authorities’ Programs and Services Scroll down for media coverage News release from Conservation Ontari...
Aug 7th, 2019
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Ontario Environment Minister Jeff Yurek and Agriculture Minister Ernie Hardeman were joined by local MPP Andrea Khanjin and Attorney General Doug Downey at Innisfil Creek Honey to announce new cost-share funding to support the health of the province’s beekeeping sector. Innisfil Creek owner Brian Sco...
Aug 5th, 2019
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Today we have almost enough forests and wetlands to buffer the watershed from the impacts of climate change and the stress of phosphorus pollution. But we are losing, not gaining, forests and wetlands. Stronger, strategic protections needed in Simcoe County, report shows News release from Rescue Lake...
Jul 31st, 2019
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from the Town of West Gwillimbury The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury presents Carrot Fest 2019 Voted as one of the Top 100 events in Ontario by the Festival & Events Ontario for the last 9 years, Carrot Fest returns to Bradford West Gwilimbury! BWG’s 2019 Carrot Fest will take place in the dow...
Jul 29th, 2019
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Lake Erie’s green algal blooms — often attributed to agricultural pollution — have in some years caused thousands of dead fish to wash up on our shores. Most Canadians seem unaware of the lake’s newfound legal rights. But it begs the question of whether Ontario farmers bear responsibility for t...
Jul 3rd, 2019
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From Jack Gibbons Rescue Lake Simcoe Andrew Scheer has promised to restore the Lake Simcoe Clean-Up Fund if he becomes Prime Minister of Canada (see “Conservatives unveil climate plan, Lake Simcoe Watch all eyes”). This is a step in the right direction. But we need more information about Mr. Scheer’s...
Jun 20th, 2019
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From the Simcoe County Federation of Agriculture What: Summer BBQ and Tour When: Friday July 12 2019 Where: 2438 County Road 92, Elmvale ON L0L1P0 Tickets: $25 a person, call 705-726-9300 x 1224 or email bill.french@hotmail.com or text 416-587-7030...
Jun 12th, 2019
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Councillor Jack Hanna by Kate Harries AWARE News Network Springwater Council has granted three-year extensions of the approval of draft plans for five subdivisions in the Midhurst Secondary Plan area. The subdivisions were approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on October 29 2014, with differing con...
Jun 12th, 2019
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Burlington’s Marianne Meed Ward, Rick Bonnette of Halton Hills, Oakville’s Rob Burton and Gordon Krantz of Milton By Roland Cilliers InsideHalton.com Bill 108 the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 was passed by the Ontario government June 6. Described by the provincial government as its p...