Aug 16th, 2010
A commentary by Grant RobertsonIt is now abundantly clear that the Harper government was never committed to working for the best interests of farmers, small business owners, communities and much of rural and small town Canada, and worse, that this government disrespects us and see us as little more t...
Aug 3rd, 2010
By Nickolas Rowe AWARE Simcoe July 29 2010 Many of us are concerned about the loss of good farmland to solar and wind energy projects. The question is why are farmers selling their land to these projects? The answer is that farming is close to collapse as a source of income for the mainly family [&h...
Jun 27th, 2010
Ontario Farmland Preservation is a group formed in response to a number of solar farm proposals in Simcoe County by Recurrent Energy, a corporation headquarted in San Francisco.Ontario Farmland Preservation flyerOntario Farmland Preservation websiteRecurrent Energy website Recurrent Energy projects...
Jun 13th, 2010
Phinjo Gombu Toronto Star May 12 2010A controversial Markham plan to become the first GTA municipality to freeze expansion on prime farmland to make way for a permanent food belt has been narrowly defeated after one last debate at council that ended late Tuesday.The final 7-6 vote in support of a sta...
Dec 20th, 2009
Martin Mittelstaedt Globe and MailTrent Hills, Ont. Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 Wendy Deavitt remembers the day in 2001 when she spotted her dream home in the country. At the end of a tree-dotted gravel driveway stood the farmhouse and adjacent horse barn that turned her fantasy about rural living into a r...