We recently attended the Dairy Farmers of Ontario Annual Meeting in Toronto, and the Dairy Farmers of Canada AGM in Ottawa. Canada has a great system of milk marketing in our supply management strategy but our government is allowing leaks through the border that undermine the integrity of our system. Dairy Farmers of Canada’s February Update explains the importance of maintaining a supply management system that is equitable for all partners in the Canadian dairy industry. We encourage all producers to speak to their political representative and push for fair solutions to this problem that promote a stable economic environment for Canadian dairy producers.
Last week Wind Rush aired on CBC’s Doc Zone. This documentary outlines the impact of wind turbine projects in Ontario and around the world. The development of wind farms is happening in Ontario at such a fast pace, and development is planned for our own neighbourhood in the very near future. Meanwhile the government and wind companies haven’t completed any significant studies of the side-effects these huge machines have on human health (not to mention animal health). People living in close proximity to the turbines in Bruce County are already suffering the negative side-effects of these machines. The turbines will continue to become larger and more powerful, but without significant research more and more people will surly suffer physical, mental and psychological repercussions.
Scott and Meg have both started working. Scott is a Talent Acquisition Specialist at Miovision Technologies, while Meg is a Marketing Coordinator with Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP). They’re now onto house hunting.
We’ve been enjoying the winter weather (though we’re all looking forward to spring). We’ve had some beautifully crisp mornings, and have been out hiking and cross-country skilling. Looking forward to getting the snowmobile out now that we finally have a good base of snow.