SUPPORTING WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE . . . FEE PAYMENTS TO MARITIME BEEF TESTING SOCIETY . . . PROTEST PLANNED FOR PROPOSED MOOSE HUNT IN C.B. HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK . . . MEAT INDUSTRY BRACES FOR WHO CANCER RISK VERDICT . . . PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDES UPDATE ON COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERSHIP . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
SUPPORTING WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE
The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has just launched a survey to help understand barriers to the advancement of women in the agriculture industry. Please complete the survey to help the Council address barriers that are identified by the industry. Input from both women and men is needed to ensure the actions we take reflect the true needs of agricultural women, their workplaces and industry organizations. (read more)
FEE PAYMENTS TO MARITIME BEEF TESTING SOCIETY
Source: Maritime Beef Test Station
The Test station continues to be the only multi-breed testing facility in Canada that performs this high level of genetic evaluation of bulls. The amount of information collected and analysis provided by using the GrowSafe System is second-to-none in the country. As you are aware, the last number of years have been challenging and we have made changes to the program and some fees. At a recent Board Meeting, we adopted a number of policies to ensure that the Test Station has sufficient operating cash to carry-out the test procedures. (read more)
PROTEST PLANNED FOR PROPOSED MOOSE HUNT IN C.B. HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Source: The Chronicle Herald
A local hunting guide is planning a protest against a proposed Mi’kmaq moose hunt that is set to go next month inside Cape Breton Highlands National Park. According to Mi’kmaq and park officials, a hyper-abundance of moose in the park is threatening forest regeneration and several endangered species of birds and animals that rely on boreal forest for habitat. But Dennis Day, a moose hunting guide who lives in Cape North next to the park, said the hunt should be cancelled because heavy snow last winter took a toll on the moose population. (read more)
MEAT INDUSTRY BRACES FOR WHO CANCER RISK VERDICT
Source: The Globe and Mail
As international health experts prepare to publish a report on potential cancer risks linked to red and processed meat, industry groups are bracing for a damaging blow to consumer confidence. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) gathered health experts in France this month to discuss available research on such meat, with a view to classifying them on its scale of cancer risks. The conclusions will be published on Monday (today, Oct 26). (read more)
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDES UPDATE ON COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERSHIP
Source: Gov’t of NL
As part of Budget 2015, the Provincial Government announced a new community sustainability partnership. Significant progress has been made on several key initiatives including the advisory committee to explore regional governance, water and wastewater operators, Crown lands reserves, and consultations regarding the blending of business and realty taxes. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
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