NORTHERN PULP WILL SHUT DOWN TO INSTALL AIR POLLUTION EQUIPMENT . . . CO-OP ATLANTIC VOTES TO SELL GROCERY BUSINESS TO SOBEYS . . . HONEYBEES’ MYSTERIOUS DIE-OFF APPEARS TO WORSEN . . . CHAINSAW SKILLS AND SAFETY COURSES . . . 2015 MARITIME ANGUS FIELD DAY AND JUNIOR SHOW . . .
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NORTHERN PULP WILL SHUT DOWN TO INSTALL AIR POLLUTION EQUIPMENT
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
Northern Pulp in Abercrombie Point, N.S., will begin a 15-day maintenance shutdown on May 30 to install a new electrostatic precipitator. But the mill’s general manager has said it will not restart until the precipitator is operational, which could be in late June or early July. The new equipment is necessary to meet the air pollution reductions required by the mill’s new operating permits. (read more)
CO-OP ATLANTIC VOTES TO SELL GROCERY BUSINESS TO SOBEYS
Co-op Atlantic store delegates voted Tuesday in favor of selling Co-op Atlantic's grocery and gas business to Sobeys. Co-op Atlantic spokesperson Mike Randall told CBC News more than 150 delegates from around Atlantic Canada were involved in the vote. “Member-owners voted overwhelmingly in favor of accepting the board’s recommendation to exit from the food and gas business and to proceed with the proposed sale of assets to Sobeys,” said Randall. (read more)
HONEYBEES’ MYSTERIOUS DIE-OFF APPEARS TO WORSEN
Source: NY Times
A prolonged and mysterious die-off of the nation’s honeybees, a trend worrisome both to beekeepers and farmers who depend on the insects to pollinate their crops, apparently worsened last year. In an annual survey released on Wednesday by the Bee Informed Partnership, a consortium of universities and research laboratories, about 5,000 beekeepers reported losing 42.1 percent of their colonies in the 12-month period that ended in April. That is well above the 34.2 percent loss reported for the same period in 2013 and 2014, and it is the second-highest loss recorded since year-round surveys began in 2010. (read more)
CHAINSAW SKILLS AND SAFETY COURSES
Source: Harrison Lewis Centre
We are offering two weekend chainsaw courses with instructor Patrick Allan; July 18 -19 open course and August 15 -16 women only. This is a hands-on course teaching bucking, felling, safe use, and maintenance. Participants come away with knowledge and practice to safely and competently use a saw. Participants bring their own steel-toed boots and we provide the rest of the safety gear. You have the option to bring your own saw, or use those we provide. The chainsaw courses start on Saturday morning learning the saw from the inside out, safe use, sharpening the chain, proper maintenance, how to buck wood, and the dos and don’ts of working both with downed wood and standing wood. On Sunday the participants learn to fell trees, working in a woodlot at the Harrison Lewis Centre. HarrisonLewisCentre.org
2015 MARITIME ANGUS FIELD DAY AND JUNIOR SHOW
The 2015 Maritime Angus Field Day and Junior Show will be held Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14 in the Agriplex Barn 2 at the Crapaud Exhibition Grounds, 20569 TransCanada Highway, Crapaud, PE. All Field Day activities will be held in the Agriplex.
Deadline for entries is May 15, 2015. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
FARM FIRST AID TRAINING
DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2015 ACORN CONFERENCE WORKSHOP PROPOSALS!
CHICKEN DEAL TEXT APPROVED
SACRED WATERS: THE FUTURE OF HUMAN CULTURES AND LIVELIHOODS IN A SEA OF CHANGE