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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Rideau Lakes 

Rideau Lakes at Sunset

Eastern Ontario Weather

Clouds and Sun

Today's Temperature Spread

+ 27 C to + 16 C 

 Canada wins world hockey championship over Finland... Val-des-Monts powerboat fees sharply increase. Non-residents must pay $120 per day for boats with hefty motors — up from $150 per season.... 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.... Kingston Penniteniary will open as a tourist attaction the summer of 2016... 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.... Kemptville College graduates its last student.... The Province of Ontario is investing $15.3 million to support 200 festivals and events that will draw tourists, stimulate local economies and create jobs... The Canadian Supreme court has unanimous ruled that the Federal government has jurisdiction over all indigenous people including Metis aboriginals... Smiths Falls council is withdrawing from that town’s OPP costing process... 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... The St Lawrence Seaway is now open for the 2016 season... An RCMP officer has been found shot inside a building in downtown Ottawa.... The St. Lawrence Parks Commission has announced two new attractions this year for the Thousand Islands Parkway and Kingston - A Zip line tree experience at Browns Bay and a new winter attaction at Ft Henry.... Brockville and Kingston chosen by divers as the top dive sites in Canada.... Brockville makes the cut into Hockeyville's top-10.... The Canadian dollar headed above 75 cents US for the first time since late November 2015 ..... 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.....Agriculture Canada says farm incomes reached record levels in 2015 and will remain above average this year.... First confirmed case of Zika virus in Ontario, province says... The 2015 St Lawrence Seaway Annual Report for the Montreal - Lake Ontario Section of the Seaway reports that the total tonnage was down by 4.8 % over 2014... Brockville's new 25 million dollar Aquatarium will open officially open doors to the public on May 6, 2016.... The current ice cover of the Great Lakes (Feb 16, 2016) is 23.7 percent coverage. Long-term average maximum Great Lakes ice coverage is 53 percent.... It might be an early spring... The average house price in Canada up 17% in January 2016 to $470,297...The weather gurus are suggesting that this spring in Eastern Ontario will have temperatures slightly above normal... Starting Feb 1 2016, bar owners in Quebec must provide a receipt for customers who order alcoholic drinks.... Homestead Organics is seeking an experienced motivated plant manager for their Morrisburg operations.... Pembroke dad gets $8K Xbox bill after son racks up charges... Parks Canada is waiving all entrance fees in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday.... Starting in March, the CRTC will require providers to offer a basic package of channels for no more than $25 per month, and also give customers the option of buying individual channels or small bundles.... Federal Agricultural Minister Lawrence MacAulay picks Mary Jean McFall as his chief of staff.... The St Lawrence Seaway reports general cargo is down by 9.47 % over 2014.... The Seaway will close between Montreal and Kingston on December 30... Water temperatures in the St Lawrence Seaway are about 7 C and above last year by 2-3 degrees... Edmonton Eskimos win the Grey Cup beating Ottawa RedBlacks in an exciting game... Consumer price index for October up 1.0 % from year ago, driven by food costs.... St Lawrence Seaway 2015 total cargo continues to drop by 9.41 % over 2014 ... Eastway911, a Carleton Place company that specialized in customizing fire trucks and other emergency vehicles shut down suddenly, leaving two dozen employees locked out... Ottawa Redblacks win over Hamilton Tigercats and finish first in the CFL East.... Justin Trudeau is sworn in as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada.... Power rates go up the first of November in Ontario... Canada post will no longer be setting up new community mailboxes and that is welcome news for residents who still have home delivery.... Seaway... Self-driving cars will be tested on Ontario roads... The winter of 2015-2016 could end up as one of the warmest winters on record for Canada as a whole, as a strong El Niño persists into the upcoming season... Dairy farmers protest against posssible loss of supply management of the dairy industry... New fines for distracted driving, hitting cyclists with vehicles with doors, passing cyclists, bicycle lighting, passomg 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... Smith Falls golfer Brooke Henderson officially becomes LPGA member after 1st Tour .... Do not flush old or unused medicines down the toliet as they pollute drinking water .... What better way to spend your summer holidays than to visit the Ottawa, Rideau Lakes and 1000 Island area... Harper announces that we will have a federal election on Oct 19... Brooke Henderson makes the cut at Golf's British Open... Asian Carp makes way into Lake Ontario.... Farmers are reporting that in general crops in Eastern Ontario are thriving as the temperatures rise... The world gets its first up close pictures of Pluto as the New Horizons satellite passes within 7800 miles from Pluto's surface... Smith Falls golfer Brooke Henderson looks to have enough winning dollars for LPGA Tour card after incredible U.S. Open finish..... Rochester Pub closes after more than 10 years in Little Italy.... The port authority at Johnstown opens it 30 million dollar improvement to their shipping facility... Double-decker Megabus, tractor-trailer crash closes Hwy. 401 near Lancaster.... Smith Falls teen Brooke Henderson won the Four Winds Invitational to become the third-youngest winner in Symetra Tour history.... Chicago Black Hawks win the Stanley Cup.... 2015 magazine's list of Canada's Best Places to Live lists cities in Eastern Ontario as Ottawa #2, Kingston #37, Brockville #140 , Cornwall #174, and Pembroke at #191... 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... Chalk River nuclear reactor to close in 2018.... Canada household debt ratio hits new record of 163.3%... ... Ontario to allow wine sales at farmers markets... Stringent new rules are being introduced to protect the Great Lakes from invasive species that are often introduced in ballast water discharged by freighters... A U.S. senator says a low-cost, high-tech cable sensor system could be planted along the Canada-U.S. border to boost security without impeding business... Boaters get 3-year reprieve on Rideau canal fee hike... Cardiac arrest survival rate tops in Ottawa due to installation of defibrillators in its public recreation centres... Ottawa approves west-to-east oil Canadian pipeline.... Ontario Landowners say that the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (OSPCA) Act is unfairly inflicting rules on producers, breeders and supporting industry sectors in rural Ontario. ... 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...

News and articles about, for and from urban and rural Eastern Ontario 

Links to FarmGate Articles, Pages and Web Sites  

Tips to Save Gas

Parliament Hill Web Cam 

Germinating seed animation Starting Plants

Lowest Gas Prices
Eastern Ontario


Sunday Dinner



tdc's FarmGate Bookstores 

Oh, my aching head!

About Colds, Flu and the H1N1 Virus?

tdc's Animated Frog   Be patient, I'm coming!

Top News Stories 2015



Chinese New Year's

Fried Rice - Sunday Dinner 

Sunday Dinner Recipes  Ottawa

Eastern Ontario Hardiness Zone Map

Gardening Calendar Ottawa

Sold Wood Secretary desk with mirror, bookshelves, drawers, Collectables Ottawa
Giant Hogweed Maple Syrup Production

tdc's General Store 

Sen Bob Runciman

Bob Runciman Interview

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Frank de Jong

Frank de Jong Interview 



Farmers Market

Farmers' Markets in Eastern Ontario


Glossary of Current Food Terms

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tdc's Froggy  tdc's FarmGate Links

Ordering Chinese Food

Festivals and Special Events in Eastern Ontario

Festivals and Special Events Ottawa

Saving Electricity

Saving Electricity  Ottawa


Raccoons in Eastern Ontario

Airport Security 

Airport Security Measures

 Images of Eastern Ontario


 Harvest Chart

Crossing the Canadian Border

Bubble Insolated Greenhouse
A Canada Firs


FarmGate Food Issues  

Habanero Peppers

Dried and Crushed Habanero PeppersOttawa


Lyme Disease Ottawa

Eastern Ontario
2011 Federal
Election Results

Eastern Ontario Political Structure

Holleford Meteor Crashing into Earth

Holleford Crater

Heating with Wood

In Water Turbine Generators

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Apple Variety Preferences

in Eastern Ontario

Fruit Preferences

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FarmGate Health

Raised Gardens

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Meat Preferences


Pesticide Survey

Herb Preferences

So Good
Restaurant Review

Mandarin Olgivie Restaurant

Mandarin Olgivie
Restaurant Review

Sweetgrass Bistro Restaurant Review

FarmGate Links 

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Tree Care

Eastern Ontario Notices

FarmGate Notices

Public Washrooms Happy News -  Happy Talk

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Stay Cool

Staying Kool

Plant Preferences 

Vegetable Preferences



Eastern Ontario Rural 

Meteor Crash Landing


Christmas Trees

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Foot and Mouth Disease


Current Eastern Ontario Images


West Nile Virus and Mosquito Control  

Washroom in the Museum of Fine Arts Montreal

Regional Public Washroom 

Apt for Rent

Two Bedroom Apartment for Rent

Voter Apathy Comments

Avery's Recipes for Kids

Rural Revolution Protest at Health Unit in Brockville

Genetically Engineered Crops 

Shoveling Snow



Ying Yang Key Chain


Best Wishes to All During 2009!
Christmas Greetings!

Winter Driving Hints

Build a Backyard Ice Rink


Page Updated - Thursday May 26, 2016

Present Time and Temperature in Ottawa Canada

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 2015 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

Potpourri of Info ...

Recipe Sites Epicurious Veggies Unite Food Network Healthy Cooking Bon Appetit


Sweet Corn Broccoli Tomatoes Potatoes Green Beans


Apples Strawberries Grapes Saskatoons Raspberries
Value Added Jams Jellies Relishes Pickles Maple Syrup


BBQ Steaks Venison Sausages Goat Meat Wild Boar


Antiques Edible Flowers Glass Bottles Bedding Plants Firewood

Other Links to Great Information Sites

NCC Bikeway Canada Food Safety
Ontario Highway Conditions Ottawa International Airport Arrivals
Ottawa Live Traffic Video Web Cams  Ottawa International Airport  Departures
Currency Exchange Rates Canada's New Food Guide
Ontario Distance Calculator Canadian Credit Card Rates
Terminal Market Prices : City List World Exchange Markets
Search the USDA Nutrient Database Canada's Drug Adverse Reaction Database

From "Farm to Fork" Ontario Government on Food Meat Safety Regulations

Ontario Government Eastern
Ontario Road Map in .pdf format
Moving Back to Canada Immigrate to Canada

Commodities Weight per Bushel US Standards

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