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 The St Lawrence Seaway Cargo traffic is up slightly from last year by 3.9 %... Round Goby fish are invading the St Lawrence River and eating up water cleaning Zebra mussels. The Gobies are been eaten by Black Bass, producing Bass of record sizes..... Brockville's 15 year old Owen Henderson wins the 2018 APBA US National Championship in 1.5 litre hydroplane racing .... U.S. Decides Canadian Pot Workers Won't Be Automatically Denied Entry..... All three campuses of St Lawrence College will be smoke free starting on Monday October 15.... The birthplace of the beloved McIntosh red apple — its farmhouse abandoned, its trees overgrown and its outbuildings fallen into disrepair — is up for sale in Dundela, Ont. a village in Eastern Ontario.... Marijuana to be legal in Canada starting October 17..... Starting in year two of the USMCA trade agreement, the market access for American eggs into Canada will increase by one per cent each year for the next 10 years..... CAQ party wins Quebec election... Ontario caps minimum wage at $14.00 per hour... Canada and the US reach an agreement on NAFTA.... Canada will give Americans a little bit larger access to their dairy market as part of the NAFTA deal.... This summers hot weather produces bumper tomato crop.... Tornado damages homes, sends cars and tree limbs flying shutting down electricity in the Ottawa-Gatineau area.....Parliament Hill rink finds new home in Gananoque....The Weather Network forecasts that Canadians can expect to enjoy a full fall season with a steady transition to winter ..... Canada’s ban on artificial trans fats comes into effect, one year after the federal government announced it would be ending the use of the artery-clogging fats.... Canadians will be barred from entering the United States for smoking marijuana legally, for working in Canada’s legal marijuana industry and for investing in legal Canadian marijuana companies, a senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection official says......Ottawa Senators Erik Karlsson is traded to the San Jose Sharks for forward Chris Tierney, defenceman Dylan DeMelo, and forward prospects Josh Norris and Rudolfs Balcers — as well as a first-round draft pick (2019 or 2020) and a second-round pick in 2019.....Kingston Police Board name Antje McNeely as new police chief....Premier Ford will evoke the "not withstanding" clause in the constitution to invoke reducing the size of Toronto's City Council... Judge rules that Toronto will not have to cut the size of their city council.... 74 per cent of Democrats were favourably disposed toward Canada, compared to 59 per cent of Republicans.... Leo Boivin rink in Prescott has to close due to leaking ammonia in their ice making apparatus... According to an article in the Guardian, Canada will suffer the biggest increase in corn losses, from 6% to 10% due to increases in ambient temperatures and more insects.... According to the Farmers’ Almanac’s famous long-range weather outlook, it’s going to be a “teeth-chattering” cold one, with plenty of snow.... Canada likely will have to give U.S. more access to dairy market to strike NAFTA deal..... Weather forecasters say that this Fall will be warmer than usual for Eastern Ontario... Brooke Henderson, after four rounds at the CP Canadian Women's Open wins the golf tournament.... Andrew Tate wins the Unlimited Hydroplane Gold Cup Race in Detroit with Brockville's Bert Henderson finishing 5th .... MP Maxime Bernier made a scorched earth exit from the Conservatives. While announcing plans to start his own federal party whose one plank in his election promises will be to rid Canada of the Milk Marketing Board..... The Scottish National Party-led government confirmed it had removed articles on Sir John A Macdonald from the websites "following the legitimate concerns raised by Canadian indigenous communities about his legacy"..... The world is likely to see more extreme temperatures in the coming four years as natural warming reinforces manmade climate change, according to a new global forecasting system....... Federal Conservatives in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes chose Edwardsburgh/Cardinal councillor Michael Barrett to be their candidate in the coming bylelection, in which voters will choose a successor to the late MP Gord Brown..... Ontario plans to sell pot online this fall and in private stores next year.... Are you surprised Russell, Ont., is considered the third best place to live in Canada? .... China stops buying soybeans and the prices drop to a 13 year low... Five men from Ottawa who have been playing the lottery as a group for over 10-years have picked up their $60 million LOTTO MAX cheque..... Scrapping our dairy management system 'unacceptable,' Canadian diplomat says....After the fourth round of golf, Brooke Henderson is third at the Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning and O-1 in Sylvania Ohio.... Premier Doug Ford has officially revokes cap and trade .... Ontario's government will no longer offer free prescriptions to kids and young adults with private coverage.... Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark, is joining Premier Doug Ford's cabinet as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing..... The RCMP Musical Ride program is coming back to Prescott on July 4... Canadians will Now Have Their Phones Searched When Crossing The US Border....Canada will start legally selling Marijuana on October 17, 2018... Saputo Inc, one of Canada’s largest dairies, wants to end a domestic milk ingredient pricing....The Port of Johnstown continues to expand and win new business... Doug Ford orders a hiring freeze for Ontario Civil Servants .... An Ipsos Poll says that Seventy per cent of Canadians say they will start looking for ways to avoid buying U.S.-made goods in a threat to ratchet up a trade dispute between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump... Kingston's West End Farmers' Market reopens ... The Nature Conservancy of Canada has protected a 48-hectare section of original forest on the Rideau waterway, part of the ancient, rocky Frontenac Arch. This includes 2.5 kilometres of the shore of Whitefish Lake... Coca-Cola Canada is spending $85 million to build a new facility in Peterborough, Ont., to produce lactose-free milk..... Bayer buys Monsanto and gets rid of the Monsanto name....Donald Trump tweets that Canada has treated our Agricultural business and Farmers very poorly for a very long period of time. Highly restrictive on Trade! They must open their markets and take down their trade barriers! ... Trump applies 25% tarrif on steel and 10 % tariff on aluminium... Amazon will open a million square foot facilty in Ottawa...Saputo Inc. says it plans to purchase St Mary's Ontario dairy company for $100 million..... Snakes are a sign of a healthy environment .... There are lots of full time jobs at Canopy Growth in Smiths Falls... The farm community says that planting is underway and is far better than doing it in the water soaked fields of last year... Gord Brown MP for Leeds and Grenville-1000 Islands-Rideau Lakes passes away suddenly in his office on Parliament Hill... According to Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal, the provincial government's $71-million commitment to improve cell and broadband internet service to rural Eastern Ontario will provide real benefits to small business and farmers.... Deadly E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce spreads .... Brooke Henderson wins the Hawaii Golf Tournament by 4 strokes... China will apply tarrifs when they import pork and soy beans from USA. This could effect Canadian exports of pork and soy beans to China... Trump said the US will not temporarily not impose a 25% tariff on steel imports and 10% tariff on aluminum... Kingston Pens get their prisons farms back... Canada welcomed a record breaking 20.8 million tourists in 2017, the highest ever in Canadian history.... Leeds and Grenville farmers have asked the counties to shield them from the tax implications of a dramatic increase in farm-property assessments..... 2018 is Ontario provincial and municipal election years... 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..... North Grenville has reached a deal to buy the former Kemptville College campus from the provincial government.... . .... 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... The 1000 Islands National Park area is a hot spot for Lyme Disease in Ontario... 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... ... 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 going to reopen prison farms in Kingston..... The windmill light on the Windmill at Prescott Ontario has been relit for the first time since 1978.... Donald Trump attacks Canadian supply management dairy industry.... Wisconsin dairy producers say that problem is oversupply not Canadian milk suppliers.... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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..... Seaway... Self-driving cars are being 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.... In Ontario, home-care recipients will have more control about who is their personal support worker and when that support is given... ... 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...

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

Links to FarmGate Articles, Pages
 and Web Sites
 

Tips to Save Gas
Ottawa

Parliament Hill Web Cam 
Ottawa

tdc's Animated Frog   Be patient, I'm coming! Top News Stories 2017

Lowest Gas Prices
Eastern Ontario

Ottawa

Sunday Dinner

Sunday
Dinner

 

tdc's FarmGate Bookstores 

Oh, my aching head!

About Colds, Flu and the H1N1 Virus?

Harvest Harvest Chart Hyw 401 Car Crashes
on the #401 &
 # 416 Highways
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

Randy Hillier

Randy Hillier Interview

Frank de Jong

Frank de Jong Interview 

Soil

Soil 

Farmers Market

Farmers' Markets in Eastern Ontario

Multiculturism

Canada and
Multiculturism

Ottawa

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

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

Raccoons in Eastern Ontario

Airport Security 

Airport Security Measures

 Images of Eastern Ontario

Germinating seed animation

 Starting Plants

Crossing the Canadian Border

Bubble Insolated Greenhouse
A Canada Firs

Food 

FarmGate Food Issues  

Habanero Peppers

Dried and Crushed Habanero PeppersOttawa

Living
Alone
 
Ottawa

Lyme Disease Ottawa

Eastern Ontario
2015 Federal
Election Results

Eastern Ontario Political Structure

Holleford Meteor Crashing into Earth

Holleford Crater

Heating with Wood
 
Ottawa

In Water Turbine Generators

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Apple Variety Preferences

Hospitals
in Eastern Ontario

Fruit Preferences

Eastern Ontario Map Eastern Ontario
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Health

FarmGate Health

Raised Gardens

Raised Gardens

Meat Preferences

Pesticide

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

Happy News  Happy Talk

Stay Cool

Staying Kool

Plant Preferences 

Vegetable Preferences

Editor

Articles 
Ottawa

Eastern Ontario Rural 
Revolution
  

Meteor Crash Landing

Holleford
Meteor
Crater

Christmas Trees

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Foot and Mouth Disease

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Current Eastern Ontario Images

Mosquito

West Nile Virus and Mosquito Control  

Washroom in the Museum of Fine Arts Montreal

Regional Public Washroom 
Evaluation

apt for rent 

2 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
Ottawa

snowplow

 

 

Winter Driving Hints
 Ottawa

 

 

Ying Yang Key Chain

Gifts

Best Wishes to All During 2009!
Christmas Greetings!
Glossary of Current Food Terms

Build a Backyard Ice Rink

Ottawa

        Year of the Rooster

Chinese New Year's
 Ottawa

Page Updated - Wednesday October 17, 2018

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 2018 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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