Sep 4th, 2017
Province’s new plan for Greater Golden Horseshoe would protect a continuous base of agricultural land By AINSLIE CRUICKSHANK Toronto Star The whiz of cars on Kennedy Rd. cuts through the sound of crickets singing and wind rustling through soy fields at Empringham Farms. The busy north-south corridor ...
Aug 23rd, 2017
By Gemma L. Baron, Vincent A. A. Jansen, Mark J. F. Brown and Nigel E. Raine — Nature Ecology and Evolution Pollinators are in global decline and agricultural pesticides are a potential driver of this. Recent studies have suggested that pesticides may significantly impact bumblebee colonies—an ...
Aug 22nd, 2017
From the IDA Innisfil District Association (IDA) AGM Saturday August 26 -10:30 am The IDA AGM will be held Saturday August 26 at 10:30 am at the Innisfil ideaLab/Lakeshore Library located at 967 Innisfil Beach Rd., Alcona. Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition is our featured spea...
Aug 22nd, 2017
The Biology of Soil Health from the Compost Council of Canada An interactive, hands-on workshop for farmers to better understand the abundant life in soil DATE: Thursday AUGUST 24TH, 2017 TIME: 10AM-3PM LOCATION: UTOPIA HALL, 8396 6TH LINE UTOPIA, ON L0M 1T0 ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS NO-...
Aug 21st, 2017
For the greater good Letter to the Orillia Packet & Times from Don Morgan, Midland August 21 2017 As chair of AWARE Simcoe, I am disappointed that several recent letters to you by Mr. Doyle and Mr. McKee paint our organization in such negative terms. The references to AWARE and political interfer...
Aug 7th, 2017
from the Concerned Citizens of Adjala-Tosorontio Come join the fun and watch the CCAT float in the Alliston Potato Festival Parade on Friday August 11th starting at 7pm. The parade begins at Banting Memorial High School on Victoria Street, travels to Ontario Street, then to Nelson Street where its en...
Aug 3rd, 2017
from CORE The Aug 6th Concert at Lyric Pond (597425 2nd Line. W, Honeywood) is hosted by Melody and Bill Duron and will feature The Jim Cuddy Band, featured guest Andy Maize from the Skydiggers and Jesse Roper. In support of CORE – Conserve Our Rural Environment Challenging inappropriate land u...
Aug 3rd, 2017
First annual showcase of local talent and resources By Tiny Township Councillor Cindy Hastings The inaugural Farm Fresh Food Fest is fast approaching! The volunteer association has been working very hard to put the finishing touches on what promises to be a successful annual celebration of agricultur...
Jul 17th, 2017
Residents Demand Ontario Government act to shut down Burl’s Creek concerts From SaveOro The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) issued a stunning decision today, authorizing the temporary use of the Burl’s Creek Event Grounds (BCEG) for 27 days of camping, parking and large-scale events. In the process it ...
Jun 28th, 2017
Honeybee worker with radio-frequency identification tag – Photo: Amro Zayed/York University/Science York study takes on ‘controversy’ over honey bee declines and pesticide use By KATE ALLEN Toronto Star A major new study conducted in Ontario and Quebec corn fields has found that neonicotinoids,...