A University of Guelph agricultural project that’s studying the possibility of growing low-THC hemp wood fibre as a cash crop got a bit of cash thrown its way last week to help cover expenses for this year.
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It was a dry year for the Emo research station in 1997 in more ways than one, manager Kim Jo Calder told the annual meeting of the Rainy River Soil and Crop Improvement Association last week in Emo.
Yields seemed to be down across the board, she said, especially in the forage crops.
What’s Christmas without “Yuletide carols being sung by a choir?” After all, we wouldn’t hark the herald angels if they weren’t singing, would we?
Ah, it’s a joyous sound when voices combine in the “Carol of the Bells" and blend through "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” with apparent ease.
If you are thinking about donating food or clothing to the Atikokan Crisis Centre for the upcoming Christmas season, staff there won’t refuse it.
But they’ll likely say there’s a better venue for those items.
“Donate to your local food banks and Christmas cheer boards,” Charene Gillies, executive director of the crisis centre, suggested Monday.
Reaction to a proposed cut to daily fish limits from six to four for most species in Northwestern Ontario continues to be mixed, with about 60 percent of those on hand at a meeting here last night voting informally in favour of the changes.
While many people are enjoying the effects “El Nino” has had in creating unseasonably mild weather here in Northwestern Ontario so far this winter, those associated with snowmobiling clubs aren’t so happy.
In fact, the lack of snowfall and warm weather forced the 450-member Sunset Country Snowmobile Club to cancel its first run of the season, originally slated for last weekend.
A group of local stakeholders is hoping the province will look at its solution for the future of Crown land in northwestern Ontario and not be grouped into a regional decision.
About 50 people turned up at the Civic Centre last night to hear what representatives from Normiska Corp. had to say about their plans for a peat plant here.
Alex Bartholomew, general manager for Normiska, led the half-hour presentation, giving details on the company’s short and long-term operation plans.
The West Fire Region saw an average number of fires this year but the number of hectares consumed by flames is well below the average.
Although the fire season doesn't officially end until Oct. 31, the region had 732 fires in 1997. While that's about normal, what isn't is the number of hectares burned—just 3,891.1 this year compared to the average of 223,000.
Alberton voters may not have a say Nov. 10 as to who will sit on council there as the township scrambles to find enough candidates to fill the available seats.
It had until 5 p.m. today to come up with names.