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Research yields faster, cheaper plant propogation, ups yields

Researchers at the University of Guelph are making plant reproduction faster and cheaper, and the results could lead to major advancements in both commercial...

Mixed-bag weather a mixed blessing for farmers

A hot May and rainy June have made a pretty great combination for Waterloo Region’s fruit and vegetable crops, so long as the sunshine...

Milking it for generations now

Dairy farming is in the Schuurmans family’s blood. Yes, Henk Schuurmans can trace his roots in the industry all the way back to 17th century...

Sheep farmers get a boost from feds

Sheep farmers in Ontario received a boost from the federal government last week as they pledged $348,090 to combine sheep and lamb production assurance...

Feds boost funds for animal welfare

Looking to modernize the livestock transportation regulatory regime, the federal government announced some $184,000 in funding for the Canadian Animal Health Coalition this week. Kitchener-Conestoga...

Public backlash to TFWs has impact on farm operations

With big changes to the temporary foreign workers program coming into effect at the start of the month, much attention is being paid to...

Maple producers now on the run

Now that February’s record-breaking deep freeze is behind us, maple syrup producers across the region are hard at work harvesting some of the world’s...

Pumped over innovative idea

Jake Kraayenbrink’s a busy guy, to say the least. When he’s not working full time on his hog farm in Moorefield, he’s jetting off...

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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,...

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Region to discuss making masks mandatory

Health officials are considering making face masks mandatory in public, an issue that will be discussed next...

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...