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Barrett facilitates tobacco reference margin downsize via Agricorp and Norfolk farmers. The short version: $ for qualifying tobacco growers

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MPP Barrett urges tobacco growers to contact Agricorp Simcoe – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett has learned that Agricorp will once again waive reference margins for tobacco growers with a lost...

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Barrett – ONT’s Auditor General Exposes Green Energy Act

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By MPP Toby Barrett Ontario’s Auditor General has now verified that the McGuinty green energy dream has turned into a nightmare. As local people continue to sign petitions, attend meetings,...

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Spectacular National Geographic Time-Lapse Video of Dam Removal

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The White Salmon River in Washington state is flowing again as the nearly 100-year-old Condit Dam was disabled with explosives on October 28,2011. From National Geographic- presented by The Silo...

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What Is A “Locavore”? by Rick Posavad

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In Praise of Locavores I am encouraged. I’ve been reflecting on the past season on the farm.   What worked this year and what didn’t?  What needs to be re-adjusted or...

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A Tomato Tasting Tour by R. Posavad

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“Would you like a tasting tour?” That’s the question I ask visitors to my farm when they hear that I’m growing about 50 varieties of heirloom tomatoes this year, and...

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Breeding Coyotes Inside U.S. Steel Nanticoke Facility

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Report – There is at least one breeding coyote couple within the fenced perimeter of U.S. Steel’s Nanticoke Facility. This juvenile coyote American Jackal pup was captured on camera cavorting...

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The Burning Kiln Winery Distinguishes Itself

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The night was illuminated with a bright golden glow, the sight of the frame being engulfed with a flickering halo, this was a dreaded reality for those who farmed tobacco....

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Our Fields Hold Deep Clues To Ancient Past

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June 23/2011 from the July-Aug print issue of The Silo. A common question I am asked is “Why do a regional study of Norfolk and Haldimand County?”  The Haldimand-Norfolk Archaeological...

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Access To Local Beach Gem Axed

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There are fewer and fewer vestiges of classic, ‘secret’ or hidden gems throughout Norfolk. You know these places IF you’ve lived here long enough. Special spots removed from the daytrippers...

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We’re All Green While Celebrating Biodiversity

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Bernie Solymer sent The Silo this snapshot taken at the recent Long Point Carolinian Naturefest held at Backus Conservation Area in Port Rowan, ON.  According to www.ontariotravel.net , Naturefest is...

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Health Unit Posts Warning Signs On Local Beaches

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There are many reasons to spend some “R and R” or “downtime” at our local beaches. But new signs along our beaches warn of the dangers of swimming too soon after...

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Our Channel Catfish and Hooded Merganser

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The Channel Catfish is the largest of the catfishes in Canada.   It is native to the fresh waters of Eastern and Central North America, and can be found in many...

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Get Down – Get Dirty Organic

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We’re too fat.  That’s what the media tell us.  We’re too lazy.  They say that too.  And North Americans in general are pretty unhealthy.  I’m saying that. Yet at the...