FINANCIAL COURSE IN WEYMOUTH AND ANNAPOLIS COUNTY . . . CANADA INSISTS ITS MAPLE SYRUP IS NEVER NUMBER 2 . . . OWNER OF SEIZED HORSES SAYS SHE’S VICTIM OF “WITCH HUNT” . . . GOVERNMENT SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON MINERAL RESOURCES ACT . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
FINANCIAL COURSE IN WEYMOUTH AND ANNAPOLIS COUNTY
Through the Digby County and Nova Scotia Federations of Agriculture and sponsored by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education we will be offering training in farm management skills in Weymouth and if numbers permit in Annapolis County. Topics may include: basic bookkeeping, business planning, strategic planning, managing growth, leadership, human resource management, marketing, time management, succession planning, risk management, budgeting, data tracking and reporting, purchasing land and equipment, and managing generational differences. (read more)
CANADA INSISTS ITS MAPLE SYRUP IS NEVER NUMBER 2
Source: Bloomberg News
After a decade of industry consultation, Canada has decided to make its maple syrup sound even sweeter by banishing the No. 2 grade, and insisting on label descriptions such as “golden” or “very dark.” The new phrases would harmonize language used by Canada, which makes 84 percent of the sticky treat poured over pancakes and waffles, and the U.S., which produces the rest, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said in a statement from Ottawa today. (read more)
OWNER OF SEIZED HORSES SAYS SHE’S VICTIM OF “WITCH HUNT”
The owner of a herd of horses seized from a farm in eastern P.E.I. says she wants her animals back so she can move them to the U.S. Over the past couple of weeks, horses were removed from the property of Tawni Frank and George Smith by Department of Agriculture officials under the Animal Health and Protection Act. (read more)
GOVERNMENT SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON MINERAL RESOURCES ACT
Government has released a discussion paper in preparation for a review of the Mineral Resources Act. “A modern and effective Mineral Resources Act will improve Nova Scotia’s competitive position and further support an ‘open for business’ environment for mineral exploration and mining in the province,” said Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill. “The revised act will adopt principles of sustainability and strike the right balance between protecting the interests of communities and the rights of landowners and mineral rights holders.” (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
CASCADES TO SELL FIVE CANADIAN PLANTS TO U.S. PACKAGING COMPANY
N.S. ANONYMOUS ENVIRONMENT COMPLAINT POLICY NOT YET READY FOR ROLLOUT
ANNUAL LIVE FOX SHOW HELD IN PORT ELGIN
BOTH SIDES FIND FAULT WITH PROVINCE’S NEONIC CONSULTATION