PRODUCERS SAY FIREWOOD IN SHORT SUPPLY . . . QUEBEC FORMS GROUP TO EXAMINE FIBRE COSTS . . . ARGENTINA WINS BEEF ACCESS TO U.S. . . . OVERSEAS TECHNOLOGY SAVES TIME FOR CANADIAN FARMERS . . . PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP AUGUST 7-9 . . .
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PRODUCERS SAY FIREWOOD IN SHORT SUPPLY
Source: The Eastern Graphic
Gary MacKinnon of Southampton, said he is going to have quit taking orders. “We have too many for what we can do. There’s a big demand,” he said. MacKinnon cuts, blocks and delivers roughly six cords a day and 600 cords a year with only the help of his niece. “We have 250 cord left on the scribbler, so there’s 50 days work right there.” “Everybody burnt a couple extra cord of wood and the wood got all cleaned up,” MacKinnon said explaining the long, cold winter on P.E.I. did have an adverse effect on this year’s production. (read more)
QUEBEC FORMS GROUP TO EXAMINE FIBRE COSTS
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
The Quebec government has formed a working group to examine fiber supply costs and the competitiveness of the province’s forest industry. Made up of representatives from the ministries of finance, the economy and forests, the “intervention unit” has been asked to deliver a report by the fall. (read more)
ARGENTINA WINS BEEF ACCESS TO U.S.
Argentina has won a trade dispute with the United States, re-opening its access to the beef market that was closed in 2001 when there was an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Argentina. The World Trade Organization has ruled that Argentina was right to insist that it could continue to export beef to the U.S. from areas of the country that were not affected by the outbreak. (read more)
OVERSEAS TECHNOLOGY SAVES TIME FOR CANADIAN FARMERS
The 2015 Farm Progress Show featured domestic and foreign innovations. The Austrian BISO combine header is easily adjustable to save time in the fields. (read more)
PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP AUGUST 7-9
Source; Harrison Lewis Centre
The Harrison Lewis Centre is hosting a watercolor weekend with Roger Savage (www.rogersavage.ca). Participants will join Savage at the Harrison Lewis Centre Friday evening for a practical session, washes, technical check, etc. Saturday will begin with painting in the area on-site, followed up with critiques. Sunday morning we will paint again until mid-afternoon, and wrap-up critiques on-site and a toast to the artist and his students.
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA CREATES FOREIGN TRADE ZONE IN NOVA SCOTIA
ULTRAMODERN CLAM BOAT BELLE CARNELL SHOWN OFF IN ST. JOHN’S HARBOR
CANADIAN GOVT BACKS EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY STUDIES
EUROPE’S TASTE FOR CAVIAR IS PUTTING PRESSURE ON A GREAT LAKES FISH