PANEL REPORT SAYS NO FRACKING IN NOVA SCOTIA FOR NOW . . . LAUREN BARWICK SCORES CANADA'S FIRST MEDAL AT THE 2014 GAMES . . . PROPOSED AQUACULTURE ACTIVITIES REGULATIONS . . . EATING 50% LOCAL IN SEPTEMBER! . . .
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PANEL REPORT SAYS NO FRACKING IN NOVA SCOTIA FOR NOW
Source: Global News
An independent review panel has released a report saying hydraulic fracturing – better known as “fracking” – might be viable for Nova Scotia in the future, but for now it shouldn’t be allowed. The report, compiled by a panel led by Cape Breton University president David Wheeler, says more research needs to be conducted before it is allowed to continue. (read more)
LAUREN BARWICK SCORES CANADA’S FIRST MEDAL AT THE 2014 GAMES
Source: Equine Canada
Canada’s Lauren Barwick finished on the podium today in the bronze medal position and earned Canada’s first medal of the Games following her Individual Championship Test during the fourth day of para-dressage competition on Thursday, August 28, at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, France. (read more)
PROPOSED AQUACULTURE ACTIVITIES REGULATIONS
The department of Fisheries and Oceans has released proposed Aquaculture Activities Regulations which aim to “resolve uncertainties in the application of various federal acts, eliminate overlap and duplication issues, and reflect the unique circumstances of aquaculture.” October 22, 2014 is the deadline for comments. (read more)
EATING 50% LOCAL IN SEPTEMBER!
Friends of Agriculture in Nova Scotia (FANS) is supporting the 50% Local Initiative. FANS would like to encourage FarmWorks directors, advisors, and shareholders to participate in the 50% Local Food Club. It’s easy to join up by registering on the 50% website and if you check on the website and/or on Facebook during September you’ll find information about producers, retailers, restaurants, recipes, and farm and food-related events. (read more)
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IS FAST FOOD MAKING US DEPRESSED?
FCC AGAIN EXTENDS LOAN PLAN FOR YOUNG FARMERS
ON LABOR DAY, LET’S CELEBRATE FARM AND FOOD SYSTEM WORKERS