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This Winter  take some time to explore beautiful Eastern Ontario  


Sunday, February 25, 2018


Go Sens Go


Eastern Ontario

Rain in the morning
then Clear

+ 8 C to - 1 C

 Canada's men's hockey team wins bronze at the Olympics... Short-track speed skater Kim Boutin will be the flag bearer for Sunday’s closing ceremony in Pyeongchang....Canada welcomed a record breaking 20.8 million tourists in 2017, the highest ever in Canadian history.... The Canadian economy lost 88,000 jobs in January bringing the national jobless rate to 5.9 %.... Leeds and Grenville farmers have asked the counties to shield them from the tax implications of a dramatic increase in farm-property assessments..... Patrick Brown steps down as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario hours after denying allegations of sexual misconduct.....The Bank of Canada will raise rates three times this year, starting on January 17th with a 25 basis point increase that will take the benchmark borrowing cost to 1.25 percent.... Pembroke council has decided to look into installing additional security cameras in the city.... 2018 is Ontario provincial and municipal election years... Canada wins World Junior Hockey Championship over Sweden... Parliament Hill New Year's Eve party stage show cancelled because of the severe cold ....Brooke Henderson of Smith Falls named Canadian Press female athlete of the year.... Some of the highways in Eastern Ontario are snow covered .... Drive slowly and carefully, we want to see you all make it to your destinations safely... The federal government has agreed to give the provinces and territories a 75% share of the tax revenues from the sale of legalized marijuana, a portion of which will be meted out to cities and towns to help them defray the cost of making pot legal across Canada..... Smiths Falls marijuana producer Canopy Growth Corp., weeks after the announcement of robust second-quarter sales, has entered a supply and production agreement with Newfoundland and Labrador.....This year's influenza season in Canada could be shaping up to be a potentially nasty one, with a mixed bag of viruses already circulating in much of the country, say infectious diseases experts.... Carleton University agrees to talks to buy Dominion-Chalmers Church.... Kingston has an overall vacancy rate of only 0.7 per cent the lowest in the province...The St Lawrence Seaway will close on December 31, 2017... North Grenville has reached a deal to buy the former Kemptville College campus from the provincial government.... Valerie Plante scored a stunning upset in Montreal's mayoral election defeating incumbent Denis Coderre to become the first woman to win the post...Smith Falls Tweed is tuning up for the launch of legal recreational cannabis which starts next July... Farmers in Eastern Ontario are reporting that despite the heavy rains this season that the crops harvest this year is adverage... Canada is suspending special forces operations in Iraq.... Gord Downie lead singer of Kingston's Tragically Hip Band passes away at the age of 53.... As of September 2018 all seed services offered to the general public through the Ontario Tree Seed Plant at Angus Ontario will be discontinued and the Plant will be closed.... ... Ottawa is the first Canadian city to allow the testing of self driving cars... U.S. President Donald Trump says he'd be willing to negotiate a free trade deal directly with Canada in the event NAFTA talks fail.... CBC Marketplace says Ontario Farmers' Market vendors are lying about where their produce is grown.... The St Lawrence Seaway reports an increase of 13.5% in general cargo over last year.... John Deere has acquired Blue River Technology a company who has designed and integrated computer vision and machine learning technology that will enable growers to reduce the use of herbicides by spraying only where weeds are present, optimizing the use of inputs in farming.... The 1000 Islands National Park area is a hot spot for Lyme Disease in Ontario...Record-setting crowds of 750,000 in Ottawa meet the dragon-horse and giant spider.... USA hopes to change NAFTA goals in the dairy, wine and poultry industries talks .... Johnstown distilled 1000 Islands Moonshine has been awarded the Bronze Medal at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2017 in London England.... .. Canopy Growth Corp the company that owns the Tweed marijuana grow plant in Smiths Falls has ambitious expansion plans as it races to get ready for the introduction of legal recreational marijuana in Canada.... Finance Minister Bill Morneau and his Liberal Party announced plans in July to change taxes for people who incorporate their business to eliminate various exemptions and tax benefits used by small business owners and farmers... ... President Trump decides to leave the Paris climate change agreement against 175 nations who agreed... ... Premier Wynne decides to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2019... Andrew Scheer wins the federal Conservative leadership race... Proctor and Gamble will close their Brockville plant laying off 480 employees by 2020 and moving their production facility to the USA... The federal government is setting up an advisory panel to look at the possibility of reopening prison farms in Kingston.....Total ship transits in the St Lawrence Seaway are up 7.5 % over last year.... The historically high water levels along the Ottawa River appear to have peaked and are now expected to slowly recede... The windmill light on the Windmill at Prescott Ontario has been relit for the first time since 1978.... The U.S. is slapping a 20-per-cent tariff on Canadian softwood exports to counter what it calls Canadian lumber subsidies... Donald Trump attacks Canadian supply management dairy industry.... Wisconsin dairy producers say that problem is oversupply not Canadian milk suppliers.... Malala Yousafzai receives honorary Canadian citizenship as she speaks on women's educational rights at a joint meeting of the House of Commons and Senate.... .... The US Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate by 0.25 percentage point... Ronald Holgerson is the new general manager and chief executive officer of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission.... With the help of a 5 million dollar donation, Queens University will have an advanced water research facility in Kingston... Goat milk is wanted by new milk processing plant in Kingston... Canada closes trade deal with the EU removing 98 % of the present tariffs... Brockville decides to stop the OPP costing mainly due to the high cost given by the OPP to provide police services... Mexico considers banning purchase of corn from the USA... Tweed the marijuana grower triples its space at former chocolate factory in Smiths Falls making it perhaps the largest indoor grower of weed in the world.... Canopy Growth Corporation – the parent company of Smith Falls based marijuana producer Tweed – is expanding overseas selling pot to Germany and Brazil... Farmers and small contractors in Eastern Ontario say one of the biggest problems they are having is getting reliable labour... The CETA free trade deal with Europe has been signed noting that a handful of sensitive products such as beef, pork, sweetcorn on the EU side and dairy from Canada, CETA will limit preferential access to quotas. CETA will not open up poultry or eggs on either side; it will maintain the EU entry-price system... Farm land assessment values in Eastern Ontario are taking a big hike ... The federal and Ontario provincial governments reached a tentative deal with the Algonquins of Ontario about an Eastern Ontario land claim across most of the region... Lots of snow predicted for this winter in Eastern Ontario... Uber has become the first officially licensed private taxi company in Ottawa... As they finish harvesting this year’s crop, Canadian honey producers say they are being stung with prices that have fallen by about 50 per cent since a year ago... Members of the Cornwall Regional Task Force seized over 1.5 tonnes of contraband tobacco while responding to two incidents last week along the St. Lawrence River.... The Grey Cup Game of 2017 will be played in Ottawa.... Tourism report says that American visitors are spendingb 17.0 % more this year in Canada.... LCBO launches online sales at their web site of beer, wine, cider, spirits.... Eastern Ontario farmers are talking about opening local abattoir. The group needs $220,000 to build not-for-profit abattoir in Athens, OntOttawa is considering reopening prison farms in Kingston .... Leonard Lee, the founder of popular Ottawa woodworking and gardening tool retailer Lee Valley Tools, dies July 7 at the age of 77...A Guelph university study shows that farmers are vulnerable to mental distress because they work for long periods of time alone.... The Edwardsburgh-Cardinal Township has approved of the removal of double-crested cormorant colonies from three islands in the St Lawrence River east of Brockville.... Milk producers protest on Parliament Hill in favour of supply management... In Lanark County, backlash spreads over plan to spray and kill wild parsnip.... Ontario has passed legislation creating a cap-and-trade system, which is expected to add $5 a month to home heating bills and about 4.3 cents to the price of a litre of gasoline.... Much of Canada is in for a very warm 2016 summer this year as extended periods of hot and dry weather grip large areas of the country.... Beau's Brewery in Vancleek Hill sells their brewery to their employees.... NAV CANADA and Carleton University in Cornwall are teaming up to offer a Professional Short Course in the operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), often referred to as drones.... The Cornwall-based St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences has won a national contract for geocaching. Over the next two years, its staff members will be working in National Wildlife Areas across the country.... The government of Ontario is increasing funding to Ottawa hospitals by over $19 million as it continues to invest more in health care across Ontario to give people faster access to the right care, now and in the future.... 50+ Vendors opens the Brockville Farmers' Market .... There will be a Port Day open house on June 4. at the Johnstown Bulk Port facilities... Fourteen people are homeless after a major fire ripped through a Smiths Falls townhome on April 22 evening.... ... The Canadian Supreme court has unanimous ruled that the Federal government has jurisdiction over all indigenous people including Metis aboriginals... Parent company, McCormick Canada's Billy Bee honey products are urged to 'buy Canadian' after accusations it abandoned industry by purchasing raw honey from countries like China and Argentina... Brockville and Kingston chosen by divers as the top dive sites in Canada.... ..... Ontario announces free post secondary tuition for low income persons whose families make less than $50,000... A Federal Court judge has struck down federal regulations restricting the rights of medical marijuana patients to grow their own cannabis and given the Liberal government six months to come up with new rules..... Power rates go up the first of November in Ontario... Seaway... Self-driving cars will be tested on Ontario roads... New fines for distracted driving, hitting cyclists with vehicles with doors, passing cyclists, bicycle lighting, passing tow trucks are now in force.... The idea and successful patent application for a 20 km high tower reducing the cost of space launches came from the people operating the space telescope in Eastern Ontario... Asian Carp makes way into Lake Ontario.... Parks Canada announces they will spend infrastructure investments totalling $39.4 million for the Rideau Canal National Historic Site.... Ombusman report says that Hydro One lied to customers about their billing problems.... The Eastern Ontario town of Arnprior has the bragging rights to Ontario's tallest tree which is 47 metres tall... In Ontario, home-care recipients will have more control about who is their personal support worker and when that support is given... Canada household debt ratio hits new record of 163.3%... ... Stringent new rules are being introduced to protect the Great Lakes from invasive species that are often introduced in ballast water discharged by freighters... Ottawa air is reported to be the purest in southern Ontario... Ottawa and nearby Gatineau, Que., are Canada's most livable community, says a report by MoneySense magazine....Ontario drivers caught texting, emailing or talking on a hand-held cellphone will have to pay $155... Enviornment Canada says, Eastern Ontario is a region where all the seasons are about equal...

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Did you know that the name "Ontario" comes from the 
Iroquois word "Kanadario" meaning "sparkling water."

and that the Aboriginal people who lived in this area
called the St Lawrence River - " the river that walks "

Give plants fertilizer and they will grow
Give children emotional security.... and they will blossom
Give adults encouragement  and trust .... and there will be peace

  Eastern  Ontario FarmGate producers are selling their 2017 products - there are  fresh eggs, chickens, geese, maple syrup products, apples, potting and bedding plants, and value added products  --- we encourage you to   get out and visit the farmers' markets and farmgates in Eastern Ontario

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