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Talking Turbines

Our communities have been engaged in debate and discourse over the issue of industrial wind turbines for over 3 years. People in our communities have very passionate views and this issue has put a serious strain on our small rural communities. I knew that when I announced I was vying for the Ontario Liberal candidacy in Perth Wellington I would hear the question, ‘where do you stand on wind turbines’. I’d like to take this opportunity to answer that question.

I believe that it would…

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Added by Stewart Skinner on July 25, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Sign Me Up For Team Wynne

 

Wynne Breakfast on the Farm pic cropped

Genuine, authentic, caring…when was the last time we heard these words being used to describe a politician?  Yet as I travel around meeting people throughout the riding these are the words people use when they talk about Kathleen Wynne.

A couple weeks ago I was at Breakfast on the Farm, which Premier Wynne attended, and I was…

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Added by Stewart Skinner on July 17, 2013 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

Finding Efficiency Through Trade Policy Change

“Give me a level playing field and we can compete with the world’s best”



I heard this quote last September 22nd at a meeting for hog farmers set up by Ontario Pork. It was one statement that I classed as optimism in a room that was overwhelmingly negative. I can completely understand why negativity abounded at this meeting, every farmer in that room faces a very uncertain future but I want to focus on the positive.

While our farm at home is one of the many hog farms that faces… Continue

Added by Stewart Skinner on October 7, 2009 at 10:05am — 1 Comment

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Lambton farm innovator recognized with Don Hill Legacy Award

A simple solution to a pesky yield and disease problem has earned a Lambton County farmer the first-ever Don Hill Legacy Award.

Industry warns of empty shelves as CN rail blockade reaches ninth day

Industry players are warning governments that shortages of groceries, propane, drinking water and other goods are on the horizon as a rail blockade by anti-pipeline protesters enters its ninth day.

As Africa trip nears end, Trudeau visits farm in Senegal helped by Canadian aid

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting a farm in Senegal's "California" today, seeing first-hand the benefits of some Canadian aid funding.

New Regulations, Heightened Disease Threats Change Role of Swine Veterinarians

A Steinbach based swine veterinarian says new antimicrobial use and animal welfare regulations and heightened risks of the spread of disease have changed the role of the swine veterinarian.

Swine Health Information Center Joins Canadian African Swine Fever Initiative

The Swine Health Information Center has become of a member of Canada's Coordinated African Swine Fever Research Working Group.

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