Canada’s dairy farmers are less than thrilled to learn their dairy market will be more open to American farmers. In a news release early this morning, the president of the DairyFarmers of Canada says — quote — “Granting an additional market
access of 3.59% to our domestic dairy market” and eliminating competitive dairy classes will have a dramatic impact on dairy
farmers and the whole sector.
Many Grenville, Quebec residents are not pleased with how the provincial and federal governments are responding to the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Deer. At a public meeting held in Grenville Thursday night questions were raised as to what kind of effects the culling of deer would have on the local deer population and the sustainability of hunting in the area. Objections by residents as to how wildlife conservation and food inspection agencies are acting have been strong. Biologist Donald Jean of the Quebec (MFFP) said that the department’s intervention is about reducing the risk of the disease spreading. For the first time in Quebec, hunting and trapping are prohibited because of the chronic debilitating disease in deer.
The United Counties of Prescott and Russell have become the latest municipal partner to join the Farm 911 Emily Project, which encourages agricultural landowners to have civic addresses assigned to vacant land entrances. Farm accidents can occur in remote locations on a rural property – often kilometres away from the nearest residence – making it challenging for first responders to access the emergency. By having a civic address assigned to every farm property entrance, a 911 roadside sign can be installed, helping first responders to more easily locate the entrance in the event of an emergency. To apply for an address and signage, property owners are requested to contact their municipal authority directly, who will assess the safety and suitability of the property entrance for accommodating emergency vehicles. The municipality will then work to ensure proper installation of a 911 sign.
This is the week for a special collection of heavy items in Clarence Rockland. Regular garbage (3 items) and recyclables should be placed on the same side of your home’s entrance and heavy items on the opposite side of your driveway. In order to promote the reuse of goods, the City invited residents to place reusable goods on curbside already on Saturday.
Voters in Quebec will go to the polls today after a provincial election campaign that has seen the incumbent Liberal party and the Coalition Avenir Quebec locked in a battle for first place. Coalition Leader Francois Legault is seeking to unseat Philippe Couillard’s incumbent Liberals, while Jean Francois Lisee’s Parti Quebecois — the former official Opposition — has been stuck in third place in opinion polls. The three main leaders spent the final day of the campaign criss-crossing Quebec, making last-minute pitches to voters and trading insults over which leader would best advance the province’s