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APPROVAL FOR QUARRY IN FALL RIVER REVOKED
Source: N.S. Dept of Environment
Environment Minister Andrew Younger announced today, Nov. 3, that effective immediately, he is revoking an operating approval issued to Scotian Materials Ltd. for a quarry under four hectares on Perrin Drive, near Fall River, Halifax Regional Municipality. In his review of one of the appeals filed, Mr. Younger found there was a lack of adequate public consultation prior to the decision to issue the approval. Reviews of the remaining appeals will continue. Mr. Younger has 60 days from receipt of the appeal applications to make a decision. (read more)
MEETING TO EXPLORE ORGANIC OAT PRODUCTION
Source: Island Farmer
The PEI Certified Organic Producers Cooperative will be hosting a meeting with representatives of Grain Millers Inc. November 9 to look into possibilities for sourcing organic oats from Atlantic Canada. Anyone currently producing, or interested in producing, organic oats is asked to attend the event. The session will begin at 9 am at the Farm Centre. Anyone looking for additional information is asked to call Stephanie Palmer, the research director for the co-operative at 902-326-9134. (read more)
NOVA SCOTIA FARMERS SAY GOOD FOOD GOING TO WASTE
Nova Scotia farmers are calling on the province to establish a tax credit for producers to donate some of their crop to food banks. Feed Nova Scotia supports the idea, which has already been established in Ontario. Farmers in that province receive a 25 percent tax credit on donations to food banks and school nutrition programs. (read more)
COMMUNITY FORESTS INTERNATIONAL CROWD-FUNDS FOR AFRICAN PARTNERS
Source: Sackville Tribune Post
Community Forests International (CFI), a Sackville-run organization, has launched a crowd-funding campaign to support agricultural training for staff and community members in Pemba, Tanzania. The campaign, launched Oct. 22 on indiegogo.com, is called Pemba Permaculture, and will raise the funds needed for 29 people to take a five-day course in sustainable agriculture. The course will be taught in their native language of Swahili, allowing those who don’t speak English to participate. (read more)
ONTARIO WOMAN IN HOT WATER FOR GIVING COOL WATER TO PIGS
On the eve of a court appearance, an Ontario woman is unapologetic about providing water to sweltering pigs in a truck on their way to the slaughterhouse on a hot day earlier this year.
Animal rights activist Anita Krajnc is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday to face a mischief charge following a protest in June with her group, Toronto Pig Save, in Burlington, Ont. (read more)
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