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Do you have the right to go onto a farm whenever you want?

A fundamental lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic is that humans can be disease carriers, as well as victims, and that precautions must...

Why $252 million for farming and food is only a start

On Tuesday, about an hour after the federal government announced a $252-million, pandemic-related aid package for Canadian farmers, Ontario’s minister of agriculture,...

Canada should share life’s necessities with others

One reason farmers farm is the satisfaction that comes with feeding people. In Canada’s case, those people are not only the Canadians...

Isolation brings even more challenges this planting season

This week, many of us are struggling  with coronavirus-driven isolation. But for most farmers, isolation is part the job.

Local universities benefit from $3.8 million in research funding

Local researchers got a boost last week in the form of $3.8 million in new funding from the province. The money will support...

Nothing is more important than ag and food education

I can’t imagine anything more important to the agriculture and food sector – or to society, for that matter – than a greater...

Farmers’ mental health getting attention this Thanksgiving

Farmers’ mental health challenges are getting more recognition this Thanksgiving season than ever before … and not a minute too soon.

EDSS contingent whittled down to three at OFSAA

From well over a dozen runners, jumpers and throwers to come out of Elmira District Secondary School this year, just three remain active. Abbygail...
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St. Boniface School Graduation

Graduation this year was very different for all schools, especially the graduates of Grade 8.   This was...

Despite cancellation of this year’s event, EMSF plans to distribute $35K to local charities

For 56 years the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival has supported dozens of local organizations in the region,...

Province to provide $780K in support of local tourism

The COVID-19 crisis ravaged large swathes of the economy, perhaps none more fully than the tourism industry....

Council approves zone change for township development in village

Slightly scaled back, a townhouse development in Wellesley village moved one step closer this week when township...

We’re letting our routine vaccinations slide, say experts

Even as the world is waiting for one specific vaccination to be created, many others are being...