AGWEATHER ATLANTIC WEBINARS . . . CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ENTERS THE WAR OF WORDS WITH GREENPEACE . . . BOATES FARM ORGANIC ORCHARD TOUR . . . ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD SAYS ENERGY EAST PIPELINE RISKS OUTWEIGH BENEFITS . . . CHAINSAW SKILLS AND SAFETY WOMEN ONLY . . .
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST...
AGWEATHER ATLANTIC WEBINARS
AgWeather Atlantic is offering producers more localized weather and climate information, along with new and exciting tools to aid producers and crop advisors in improving on-farm business risk management. To find out more information about AgWeather Atlantic please visit our “NEW” posted webinar. (read more)
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ENTERS THE WAR OF WORDS WITH GREENPEACE
Source: Pulp and Paper Canada
The federal government is picking sides, supporting Canada’s forest industry in the face of a campaign by Greenpeace to discredit certain companies and practices. Minister Denis Lebel announced on July 31 that the government of Canada will finance scientific studies focused on woodland caribou and will act directly to inform forest products clients to inform them of the facts about Canada’s forest management practices. (read more)
BOATES FARM ORGANIC ORCHARD TOUR
Source: ACORN ACORN’s Grow A Farmer Learning Series presents, Boates Farm Organic Orchard Tour in Woodville, NS., August 31, 1pm-4pm. Established in 1960, Boates Farm is a two generation family business, specializing in certified organic apples, pears, sweet apple cider, and vinegars. This tour will be facilitated by Brian Boates, owner and operator of Boates Farm and also President of ACORN’s Board of Directors. (read more)
ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD SAYS ENERGY EAST PIPELINE RISKS OUTWEIGH BENEFITS
The Ontario Energy Board says the environmental risks of the $12 billion Energy East pipeline project outweigh the potential benefits, and warns it will drive up natural gas prices.
“What we have found is there is an imbalance between the economic and environmental risks of the project and the expected benefits for Ontarians,” said OEB vice-president Peter Fraser as he released a report on Energy East. (read more)
CHAINSAW SKILLS AND SAFETY WOMEN ONLY
Source: Harrison Lewis Centre
This is a hands-on two-day course with instructor Patrick Allan teaching bucking, felling, safe use, and maintenance. Participants come away with knowledge and practice to safely and competently use a saw. We are taking names for a course in September. Please contact us if you would like to claim on spot in the course.
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