Category: AgriGab


Trash talk 2018

Here we are two months into the New Year and the Edwardsburgh/Cardinal dump controversy doesn’t seem to have moved forward much since this time in 2017. If anything, the two sides have become more entrenched, particularly the...

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Hot, hot, hot!

I went in search of the perfect agriculture-related Christmas gift for the farmer who has everything… and, believe me, many farmers do have everything although they’d never admit it. In the entrance to the Russell Foodland I...

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Gator aid

One afternoon recently, brother Mark and I forsook the gruelling another-day-in-paradise beer and beach ritual in Fort Myers, Florida, for a short trip to Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, a 3,500-acre, free-admission managed...

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Really big show

By all accounts, Blackrapids Farmfest Oct. 14 was a resounding success, drawing hundreds of supporters and earning thousands of dollars for dairy barn fire victim Peter Ruiter and family. I say “by all accounts” because I didn’t...

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Home away from home

Some three and a half years after the University of Guelph decided to toss Kemptville Agricultural College on the scrap heap, the arbitrary decision continues to grate. Many questions remain such as: Where did U of G get the...

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One step forward…

Ten years in the making, another new winery has opened in Eastern Ontario, this one being Stone Crop Acres outside Morrisburg. Great location, very scenic, country estate-ish, nice people running it and, as a bonus, decent wine!...

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