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Agriculture

Apr 30th, 2018
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PC leader Doug Ford PC leader said he will “open a big chunk” of protected GTHA farmland to build housing if the Progressive Conservatives win the June 7 electionBy By ROBERT BENZIE and KRISTIN RUSHOWY Toronto Star Doug Ford has privately assured developers he will “open a big chunk” of protected lan...
Apr 27th, 2018
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The world’s most widely used insecticides will be banned from all fields within six months, to protect both wild and honeybees that are vital to crop pollination By Damian Carrington The Guardian April 27 2018 The European Union will ban the world’s most widely used insecticides from all fields due t...
Apr 24th, 2018
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Kathryn Enders From AWARE Oro-Medonte Annual General Meeting -Thursday April 26, 2018 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.  Edgar Community Hall  Guest Speaker: Kathryn Enders – Executive Director Ontario Farmland Trust Topic: Protecting Farmland Forever The Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT) focuses on direct land prote...
Apr 20th, 2018
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  Urban-centric proposal contradicts recommendation to distribute economic development throughout province   By Keith Currie, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Ontario’s proposed high-speed rail offers nothing but problems for farmers and rural residents. The provincial governmen...
Apr 12th, 2018
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from the Midhurst Ratepayers’ Asociation Annual General Meeting! When: Sunday April 22 7:00pm – 8:00pm Where: Midhurst Community Centre 74 Doran Road Your Association is dedicated to protecting our wonderful quality of life in Midhurst. Attending the AGM is the best way to get the latest ...
Apr 6th, 2018
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OBA Asks PMRA to Take Action To End the Widespread Use of Neonics on Field Crops & Requests Immediate, Independent Review of PMRA’s Decision-Making Process, Methods & Policies for Pesticide Approvals From the Ontario Beekeepers Association Last month, the OBA sent a letter to Minister of Heal...
Mar 1st, 2018
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AWARE News Network The March 7 deadline is fast approaching for you to let the government know what you think about expanding the Greenbelt into Simcoe County. Here’s a map of the area to be studied (we’re not at the stage of defining an expanded greenbelt yet). This is a simple explanation of what y...
Feb 28th, 2018
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online Ontario Potato Distributing Inc (OPDI) and Mattamy Homes have been granted party status in an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) appeal not related to their proposed 15,000 unit subdivision, launched by San Marco In Lamis Ltd. attached to its 33.7 hectare property at 6209 1...
Feb 25th, 2018
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As everyone knows the Province has released a map showing “Study Areas” where they are considering expanding the Greenbelt. The Greenbelt has been very effective in stopping sprawl where it exists now. About the only people who are opposed to it are developers, landowners (including a few farmers) wh...
Feb 24th, 2018
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Alex and Tyler Mifflin From Susan Lloyd Swail Environmental Defence Ontario’s Greenbelt will be turning 13 on February 28, and we are celebrating with a Facebook LIVE chat at noon EST. Join us for a lively discussion hosted by TVO’s The Water Brothers, Alex and Tyler Mifflin. Margaret Prophet, Simcoe...