Soaring cost of living has food bank use in Ottawa rising to record levels
With rising grocery costs locking more people out of a nutritious diet, rates of food insecurity are soaring across the country.
‘A change in practice’: Scientists and experts say nitrogen fertilizer emission target achievable
Scientists and fertilizer experts say emission target on nitrogen fertilizers “a realistic reduction” and “achievable”.
Farmers hit Ottawa streets to protest climate crisis limits on use of fertilizers
Farmers are protesting limits on the use of fertilizers that can cause emissions of nitrogen that can contribute to global warming.
Agriculture museum staff prepare for crowds returning to popular Experimental Farm attraction
People walk through the Central Experimental Farm in droves through the pandemic, but lockdowns kept them out of the museum. This spring, museum attendance is once again set to flourish.
Picking off the pests: Ottawa braces for return of the spongy moth caterpillar
The spongy moth caterpillar outbreak may continue into 2022. Some Ontarians are starting to protect their trees.
Prince Edward County winegrowers buzzing about exceptional fall grape harvest, post-pandemic rebound
Prince Edward County vineyards had a bountiful 2021 harvest with some of the best fruit seen in 20 years.
Mother revitalizes abandoned children’s community garden in Orleans
An Orleans mother of one is reviving a children’s community garden in her community.
B.C. fires continue to burn, putting local ranchers at risk of losing property, animals and livelihoods
Although many communities have adjusted to the reality of living with wildfires during the summer months, for those who own cattle, horses, ranches and property along the fire’s path, these times are incredibly stressful and threaten their livelihood.
The battle over Hwy. 413: Transportation, environmental visions clash on GTA’s northwest frontier
The Doug Ford government has proposed the development of a new 400-series highway that would run through the Caledon. The community is split over the plan.
Lookahead ’21: An Ottawa organization is seeding change by helping farmers around the globe
SeedChange is continuing to help farmers grow crops and preserve farmland
Lookahead ’21: 4-H Ontario to boost rural internet links to keep youth engaged through pandemic
The organization, 4-H Ontario, is trying to give rural youth better online access to their programming.
Community gardens ready to adapt and grow in 2021
Ottawa’s community gardens push to be labelled as essential in the spring saw an even greater turnout than usual, a demand leading to expansions in the 2021 season.