LAWRENCETOWN ENTHUSIASTS PROMOTE SCYTHING FOR LITTLE FARMS … CALL FOR 2015 POLLINATOR ADVOCATE AND AGRICULTURAL POLLINATOR CONSERVATION AWARD . . . U.S. MEAT LABEL BILL MAY AVERT CANADIAN REPRISALS . . . LAWRENCETOWN ENTHUSIASTS PROMOTE SCYTHING FOR LITTLE FARMS . . . WOOD COSTS PUSH TEMBEC TO SUSPEND SAWMILL OPERATIONS IN QUEBEC . . . CHANGES COMING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM . . .
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LAWRENCETOWN ENTHUSIASTS PROMOTE SCYTHING FOR LITTLE FARMS
As the spring brings greener lawns that need mowing, two people from Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley are hoping to offer a sharp alternative to machine-based grass removal. Peter and Helene Redden of Lawrencetown are promoting the benefits of scythes through various workshops in the province. On June 20, they will be teaching at the Harrison Lewis Centre in Port Joli. (read more)
CALL FOR 2015 POLLINATOR ADVOCATE AND AGRICULTURAL POLLINATOR CONSERVATION AWARD
Source: Pollination Partnership
The Pollinator Advocate Award recognizes individuals or organizations that have contributed significantly to pollinator species protection and conservation and to public education, resulting in increased awareness of the importance of pollination. (read more)
U.S. MEAT LABEL BILL MAY AVERT CANADIAN REPRISALS
Source: The Chronicle Herald
A group of American lawmakers want to prevent a dispute over meat labels from escalating into a continental trade war where tariffs pummel U.S. wine, chocolate, cereal, jewelry, and frozen orange juice. They expressed hope of repealing a law that’s caused the trade tension in North America and drawn threats from the continent’s two smaller amigos to gang up on the third. Several dozen lawmakers cosponsored a bill Tuesday that would rescind an American meat labelling standard that has prompted tariff talk from Canada and Mexico. (read more)
WOOD COSTS PUSH TEMBEC TO SUSPEND SAWMILL OPERATIONS IN QUEBEC
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
Tembec is suspending operations at its three sawmills in Quebec due to the high cost of wood supply in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. The company says the wood costs make its sawmills uncompetitive given the persistent weak market prices for lumber in North America. The move affects 360 direct jobs at Tembec. (read more)
CHANGES COMING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM
Source: N.S.Dept. of Energy
Improvements to Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Business Energy Solutions program will allow for greater transparency, consistency and fairness in the marketplace. Efficiency Nova Scotia agreed to accelerate plans to change the program following a review conducted by the Department of Energy this spring. The program helps small and medium-sized businesses with the cost of developing customized energy efficiency plans for their operations, and offers rebates to help pay for upgrades. Government received complaints by two Nova Scotia LED lighting supply companies about high incentives, unfair pricing and unfair practices. (read more)
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