NORTHERN PULP CLOSURE SEEN AS FATAL TO PROVINCE’S FOREST INDUSTRY . . . HAND MOWIN’ AT THE FOX RUN FARM IN EAST MONTPELIER . . . FOODIE REVOLUTION MEETS SMALL-TOWN CHARM IN NOVA SCOTIA . . . RECALL ISSUED IN LATEST FOOD TAMPERING CASE . . . KANSAS STATE RESEARCHERS DEVELOP AVIAN FLU VACCINE . . .
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NORTHERN PULP CLOSURE SEEN AS FATAL TO PROVINCE’S FOREST INDUSTRY
Source: The Chronicle Herald
There was free fried chicken deep in the woods on McLellans Mountain on Monday. The chicken came with the brand new $450,000 forwarder delivered to Next Generation Forest Management Ltd. The eight-wheel-drive machine, which picks up logs cut by a harvester and delivers them to tractor- trailer trucks waiting at roadside, is the third new purchase by the Pictou County forest management company. “If I’d known when we ordered what was going on now, I might not have bought it," said company founder Calvin Archibald. Archibald was referring to the impasse between the provincial government and Northern Pulp over the kraft pulp mill’s industrial approval. (read more)
HAND MOWIN’ AT THE FOX RUN FARM IN EAST MONTPELIER
We had so much fun mowing, learning and hearing stories in the last five years that we’ve decided to do it again this year. Workshops/Instruction/Discussion/Practice on scything techniques, peening, and sharpening. Sunday, June 14, 2015, 8am to noon. Potluck, bring a dish to share and your own silverware, cup and plate. At Fox Run Farm, in East Montpelier off the County Road about 5 or 6 miles from Montpelier, between Templeton Road and Haggett Roads. Bring your own scythes and equipment.
Contacts: Paul Cate 802-223-6466 Richard Czaplinski firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOODIE REVOLUTION MEETS SMALL-TOWN CHARM IN NOVA SCOTIA
Source: The Globe and Mail
Daikon radish fritters with sesame sauce, beef tartare with preserved egg yolk, confit chicken leg with miso marinated lentils – these dishes would have been unimaginable on a table in Halifax not too long ago. But at Edna, a bistro in Halifax’s North End, they’re regularly on the menu. The communal dining restaurant is at the forefront of the city’s burgeoning new food scene. Aesthetically, it’s like a Montreal bistro with the ambiance of a backyard party in rural Nova Scotia – the decor is urban cool, but the service is true, warm, East Coast hospitality. (read more)
RECALL ISSUED IN LATEST FOOD TAMPERING CASE
Source: Island Farmer
Loblaw Companies Limited and Strang’s Produce Inc. are voluntarily recalling certain Farmer's Market and Strang’s Produce brands of Russet potatoes from the marketplace due to possible food tampering with nails and needles. Tampered potatoes have been found over the last three weeks at Loblaw locations in the Montague and in two locations in Nova Scotia. RCMP are not commenting on whether the cases are linked to an investigation on potato tampering last fall which saw Linkletter Farms issue a voluntary recall. Potatoes from another unnamed growers were also discovered to be tampered with when they were sent to Cavendish Farms for processing. The P.E.I. Potato Board has offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in that case but those responsible still remain at large. (read more)
KANSAS STATE RESEARCHERS DEVELOP AVIAN FLU VACCINE
Source: The Poultry Site
A vaccine has been developed for the H5N1 and H7N9 strains of avian influenza, using a method based on the Newcastle disease virus, according to a study from Kansas State University and others. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people, though they are not responsible for the current epidemic in the US, which is caused by the H5N2 strain. (read more)
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