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.
Smaller fields, more biodiversity, research by Carleton professor shows
Lenore Fahrig, a biology professor at Carleton University, has found that dividing large fields into smaller ones helps provide habitat for native wildlife.
Farmers across hot, dry Ottawa pray for a weekend of rain to save summer crops
Ottawa is experiencing higher temperatures and lesser rainy days than usual, meaning local farmers are struggling to mantain their crop poduction.
Ottawa farmers are finding solutions to long-lasting problems and local consumers can help
Ontario farmers are helping each other through coops and start-up programs to combat long-lasting downwards trends.
Maple syrup industry booming, but producers fear changing climate
Canadian maple syrup farmers saw their most productive harvest ever in 2019, with near 50,000,000 litres collected. Looking forward though the industry is set to change as maple syrup production is heavily reliant on stable winter weather.
Farmers’ Market faces uncertainty as winter season begins
With winter officially here, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market has made the move into Aberdeen Pavilion for the season. However, there may be other changes in the air for vendors.
Clean energy in the dirty business of mushroom farming
Carleton Mushroom Farms, the last mushroom farm in Ottawa, made the switch to cleaner energy about five years ago. A move the owners has helped save their business.
Toss it: Romaine lettuce contaminated by E. coli, health agency warns
The Public Health Agency is warning Canadians to throw out and not consume products containing Romaine lettuce.