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Canada’s path to prosperity lies in ag

By Drew Spoelstra, Executive Member, Ontario Federation of Agriculture It’s no surprise to Canadian farmers that agriculture and agri-food topped the federal government’s list as a key sector for growth and exports in a recent economic report. The Path to Prosperity, created by the federal government’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth, recommends Canada double its…

Browns Womens Institute presentation

The regular monthly meeting of Browns Women’s Institute was held at Browns School on February 21.  President Liz Harrison led the business which consisted of discussion on the 120th anniversary of FWIO, the April 8th Euchre Luncheon, The Garden Party for a Cause on May 7th, the Spring Board Meeting on March 7th and the…

Post Groundhog Day Celebration

Every year I know on Groundhog Day that it’s my BFF’s birthday.  We met at the age of nine, when my family moved to Nairn from Kitchener and I was off to East Williams school. On the teeter-totters we became best friends and 41 years later we still are and with her living in beautiful…

Extra Innings – News from the Hall of Fame

It’s been a busy few weeks with the announcement of our 2017 Inductees.  Our Director of Operations Scott Crawford has been busy on the phone with the Inductees and media outlets and is already occupied with arrangements for Induction Day.  There is heightened interest in the event with Roy Halladay and Vladimir Guerrero in this…

3 Big Sports Stories You Need To Know About

By Spencer Seymour Michel Therrien out; Claude Julien in On Tuesday, the Montreal Canadiens made an announcement that shook up their team in a big way and left fans with their jaws hanging open. Therrien was a very polarizing figure within the Habs fanbase and it is clear to everyone that lately there was something…

Top 10 reasons to celebrate Canadian agriculture

This week in advance of Canada’s Agriculture Day on February 16th, the folks at www.agriculturemorethanever.ca narrowed down their top 10 reasons for celebrating Canadian agriculture, in reverse order: 10.  The ag sector is a major employer. Ag employs over 2.3 million Canadians – that’s one in eight jobs. 9.  We’re a trading powerhouse. Canada is the world’s fifth…