EXHIBITION PARK IN HALIFAX CLOSING, NO MARITIME FALL FAIR THIS YEAR . . . EXHIBITION PARK 2015 EVENT LIST . . . GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR BIOPRODUCTS OR TECHNOLOGIES . . . RATCHETING UP THE RHETORIC CAN PROVE HARMFUL TO AGRICULTURE . . . OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY . . .
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EXHIBITION PARK IN HALIFAX CLOSING, NO MARITIME FALL FAIR THIS YEAR
Exhibition Park in Halifax is closing this November disappointing organizers of the popular Maritime Fall Fair. Most trade shows and large events book venues like Exhibition Park five years in advance. Some event organizers say they want to wait and see how it plays out before canceling or rebooking their event. But with no venue, the Maritime Fall Fair is cancelled this year says organizer Brian Casey. “We’re definitely disappointed and we’d really like to see it happen, but because the deterioration of the building – or so we’ve been told – is just, they’re going to close it and it’s not safe for the public so it just can’t happen this year,” he said.
EXHIBITION PARK 2015 EVENT LIST
Source: Exhibition Park
Follow the link through the months to view the 2015 events.
GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR BIOPRODUCTS OR TECHNOLOGIES
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
A new funding program from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions aims to increase the value derived from Alberta’s abundant, renewable biomass resource with new products or technologies for the province’s bioindustrial sector. Bioindustrial products derived from agricultural or forest biomass are currently used in several sectors, ranging from areas such as personal care products, chemicals, the energy industry, construction and manufacturing.
RATCHETING UP THE RHETORIC CAN PROVE HARMFUL TO AGRICULTURE
Source: The Western Producer
In a recent teleconference with reporters, federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz linked ongoing issues with food tampering with “food terrorists.” “It does cost a tremendous amount of money to the processors and the farmers that are caught in this loop – I’ll call them food terrorists – are implementing,” Ritz said during a wrap-up news conference with Canada’s provincial agriculture ministers.
Source: Harrison Lewis Centre
Day sky/night sky in Sandy Bay: September 11 and 12, join us at the Harrison Lewis Centre for a new way of looking at our star, other stars, and our sun.
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