CO-OP ATLANTIC ANNOUNCES INITIATION OF CCAA PROCEEDINGS . . . LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION ISSUED TO NORTHERN PULP . . . JEAN-MARTIN FORTIER (THE MARKET GARDENER) TO VISIT NOVA SCOTIA . . . FIELD TOUR: SEASON EXTENSION AND SCALE APPROPRIATE FARM EQUIPMENT . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
CO-OP ATLANTIC ANNOUNCES INITIATION OF CCAA PROCEEDINGS
Co-op Atlantic announced today that Co-op Atlantic, Co-op Energy Ltd., and C A Realty Ltd. (collectively, the “Co-op Group”) have successfully obtained an order from the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick initiating proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act ("CCAA"). KPMG Inc. has been appointed by the Court as the CCAA monitor. While under CCAA protection, the Co-op Group’s management remains responsible for the management and operation of the business. As part of the Sale and Restructuring Process, the Co-op Group recently completed a previously announced sale transaction with Sobeys Capital Incorporated in which Sobeys acquired the majority of the assets of the Co-Op Group’s wholesale and retail food and gas businesses. (read more)
LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION ISSUED TO NORTHERN PULP
Source: N.S. Dept of Environment
The Department of Environment issued a letter of authorization to Northern Pulp today, June 25, after an inspection of the mill's new electrostatic precipitator. The letter confirms the company has met the terms and conditions for the startup and commissioning phase of the precipitator as outlined in the ministerial order issued May 28. The new precipitator is expected to reduce emissions at the mill. There will be a commissioning phase where the new equipment is fine-tuned, which is expected to be finished by Oct. 16. Once complete, the mill must then comply with the new emissions limit outlined in the 2015 industrial approval, which is almost 80 percent lower than the old one. (read more)
JEAN-MARTIN FORTIER (THE MARKET GARDENER) TO VISIT NOVA SCOTIA
Perennia, in cooperation with ACORN and Grow-A-Farmer, are pleased to host organic farmer, Jean-Martin Fortier in Nova Scotia on July 27 and 28. Jean-Martin’s low tech, biointensive approach provides the foundation for a philosophy of “Grow better, not bigger.” The workshop is geared to those looking to increase their profitability per acre and will prove invaluable to new entrants limited by land and capital. We are also fortunate to partner with Abundant Acres (David and Jen Greenberg) and the Bethany Garden (farmers-in-residence Mike Overmars and Colleen Freake) to help host the workshops. J-M will be able to demonstrate the BCS equipment and his methodology as outlined in his best-selling book, “The Market Gardener.” When you register on-line click the Production tab and then scroll down to see “Grow better not bigger.” (read more)
FIELD TOUR: SEASON EXTENSION AND SCALE APPROPRIATE FARM EQUIPMENT
The Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN), the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (NBDAAF), and La Récolte de Chez Nous/Really Local Harvest Co-op have partnered to coordinate this event, June 28, rain or shine. Bring your family and join us for a vegetable field day/picnic that’s not to be missed! For lunch, participants are asked to bring a “Potluck” dish to accompany the meat BBQ that the Récolte de Chez Nous/Really Local Harvest Co-op is generously providing. La Ferme Pouce Vert/Green Thumb Farm has 10 acres of mixed vegetables in rotation with buckwheat, grains, hay, and four acres of strawberries for U-Pick. They deliver CSA baskets to their customers over a 15 week period from the beginning of July through mid-October. They also deliver vegetables to many growers from the Really Local Harvest Coop. (read more)
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING DEAD STOCK COLLECTION PROGRAM
CANADA MUST BE PART OF PACIFIC TREATY, WILL DEFEND FARMERS: PM
GETTING COWS AND HEIFERS PREGNANT
NEW BRUNSWICK JOINS NATIONAL COMMITMENT TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE