EXCITEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY EVENT BUILDS . . . ALMA BERRY PRODUCER PREDICTS DELAYED STRAWBERRY SEASON . . . CAMPBELL CARRIAGE FACTORY SET TO OPEN FOR 2015 SEASON . . . CHARLES “ARNOLD” MEISNER PASSES AWAY . . .
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EXCITEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY EVENT BUILDS
Source: Master Promotions
Excitement is growing and planning is well underway for the 2016 edition of DEMO International®, taking place September 22-24, 2016 in Maple Ridge, BC. Owned by the Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) and produced by Master Promotions Ltd., this world-class event is unlike any other in Canada. A show this big only happens every four years, so it is definitely seen as a “must-attend” for those in the industry. (read more)
ALMA BERRY PRODUCER PREDICTS DELAYED STRAWBERRY SEASON
Source: West Prince Graphic
Cold weather has set things back by a few weeks, leaving Alma farmer Alan Rennie of Rennie’s U-Pick strawberry farm, predicting it is going to be a late year for most berry producers. Last year, Rennie was accurate with his late season prediction, when he estimated berry season to start eight to 10 days later than usual. Although Rennie stated the record amount of snow fall this past winter season, proved beneficial to his 10 acres of strawberry plants, providing a protective snow cover; the issue was the snow didn’t leave quick enough. “The season will not start much later than last year,” said Rennie, who figured strawberry picking season will start around the week of July 6. (read more)
CAMPBELL CARRIAGE FACTORY SET TO OPEN FOR 2015 SEASON
Source: The Sackville Tribune Post
Anyone looking for a great way to spend an afternoon of family fun should consider attending the Campbell Carriage Factory Museum’s (CCFM) official opening on Sunday, June 21. Visiting the CCFM offers a look back at the various methods of handmade carriage production as well as the evolution of the Campbell family’s company from 1855 to the factory’s closing in 1949. (read more)
CHARLES “ARNOLD” MEISNER PASSES AWAY
Former Maritime Lumber Bureau Chairman Charles “Arnold” Meisner of Liverpool, Nova Scotia passed away peacefully June 3, 2015. He was 88. Arnold worked for Mersey Paper Co Ltd. (Bowater) for 41 years, beginning at age 17 working in the woods as a scaler. Arnold was tasked with developing the lumber business for Mersey in Nova Scotia. He went on to spearhead the building of, and then to manage the Bowater Sawmill at Oakhill, where he developed overseas lumber markets and loaded ships in Bridgewater destined for the UK. After retiring from Bowater, Arnold spent 12 years operating Eacan Timber Ltd., a successful lumber sales company he founded with his son, Brad, who continues to run the business today, celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Arnold served as the chairman of the board of the Maritime Lumber Bureau for the term 1967-68, and was honored as the Bureau’s Lumberman of the Year award in 1986 and again in 1999.
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