Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2009«

Please, Canada, clean up your act – The Globe and Mail

November 30, 2009

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Canada's tactics have caused shock and revulsion everywhere. They are dragging your good name through the mud. Stephen Harper and Jim Prentice threaten to do as much damage to your international standing as George W. Bush and Dick Cheney did to that of the United States. via Please, Canada, clean up your act – The […]

Doug Lester honoured – St. Thomas Times-Journal – Ontario, CA

November 28, 2009

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Doug Lester, president of the Otter Valley Chamber of Commerce, was honoured Thursday at a community volunteer recognition night at Vienna Community Centre. His citation notes Lester volunteers with a number of organizations. In addition to advocating for the harbour, he organized a successful Business Expo and worked for establishment of the community's wind interpretive […]

The ‘bycatch’ downed by industrial fishing – Nature, Environment – The Independent

November 28, 2009

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It is estimated that 200,000 seabirds are being killed in fisheries in European waters every year, the RSPB said, with one species, the great shearwater, suffering an exceptionally high annual bycatch rate of 50,000 birds in the Spanish longline hake fishery to the west of Ireland. Europe's rarest seabird, the Balearic shearwater, which is critically […]

‘Organic farming may counter climate change,’ report says – Climate Change, Environment – The Independent

November 28, 2009

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Organic farming can play an important role in countering climate change, a new report suggests today. Use of organic methods means that the soil takes up much more carbon, which would otherwise be released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide to boost global warming, according to the report from the Soil Association, the organic food […]

Farmers ‘sickened’ by sewage – Brantford Expositor – Ontario, CA

November 28, 2009

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Organic growers Ella Haley and Richard Tunstall are upset that a contractor is spreading treated sewage sludge on a field near their farm, Heart's Content. The contractor, Wessuc Inc., says the two farmers are clinging to lingering misconceptions about a product treated and released by municipalities, that is well-regulated by the Ministry of the Environment, […]

The Associated Press: Canadian researcher says arctic ice is thinning

November 28, 2009

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The permanent Arctic sea ice that is home to the world's polar bears and usually survives the summer has all but disappeared, a Canadian researcher said Friday.University of Manitoba Arctic researcher David Barber said experts around the world believed the ice was recovering because satellite images showed it expanding, but the thick, multiyear frozen sheets […]

Santa Claus is coming to town – Tillsonburg News – Ontario, CA

November 27, 2009

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The town of Port Burwell, that is. The annual Port Burwell Santa Claus parade, hosted by the Port Burwell Recreation Society and Optimists Club, takes place Saturday Dec. 5 after 6:00 p.m. This year, however, a group known loosely as the Glen Erie Gang, a group of Bayham business women, is organizing to keep people […]