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+Bev Millar This may be of interest to you since you are over-seeding your pasture this spring. The principles will hold up if we consider how our natural grasslands grew here in our northern clime.
 
Colin Seis - pasture cropping. One of the best things is that he demonstrates using whatever your native perennials happen to be. And having cattle graze a grain crop stimulates seed production so it reduces lodging risk.
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There is a concern here on PEI that bees imported from another province might introduce yet another problem pest or disease that could harm our local bee populations. Here is a link to a petition to limit the risks.
While around the world there is a strong awareness growing about the importance of pollinators and the need to protect and nurture them, the P.E.I. government is continuing on a path towards crippling our honeybees with more exotic diseases. Having already gutted our Bee Health Regulations and allowed...
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If the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting are even half right on this it is very damaging to Canadian culture and our sovereignty.
 
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Today November 15, 2015, In response to a petition created by a resident of Quebec City in the wake of the Paris terror attacks that claimed the lives of more than 100 ("Petition against welcoming Syrian refugees to Canada"), we launch a petition today "in favour" of welcoming Syrian refugees to Canada. This petition is in support of Mr. Trudeau's pledge to welcome 25,000 Syrian migrants in Canada. These human beings are attempting to flee ...
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Please sign the petition to send a powerful message to the candidates in your riding that you want to be represented in Parliament by an MP who is committed to build the CBC, rather one who will work to silence and control it.
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cban has notified me that the second report of a series has been released. Here is the link to find out more
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I took the www.MyDemocracy.ca survey and got the result of Innovator. A fellow political junky created this poster
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I do not have too many Island friends here on G+ but In case there are others who see this.


The Annual Meeting of the PEI Woodlot Owners Association will be held on Saturday, April 16th at the Farm Center, University Ave, Ch’town with registration beginning at 8:30 am --- meeting to start at 9:00 am.  Agenda topics include: Buffer Zone Harvesting in Managed Woodlots; Forest Enhancement Program; Development of Sustainable Biomass opportunities; Early Intervention against coming outbreak of Spruce Budworm; “Smart Money in the Woodlot” – use of drones; lidar; GPS; etc. Annual Business Meeting for all members.  Anyone with a woodlot on PEI is welcome to attend.  
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This is one of the concerns I have had, What is the damage done to produce solar panels. The article seems to indicate progress is being made to reduce the environmental costs all along the manufacturing line.
 
Here are some things to consider about solar panels. Besides all the info at the linked page, there's also the infrastructure, mining and transport environmental costs to consider.

That being said, I still like solar and i still use it. I just prefer to not deceive myself into thinking it's a "pure" and 100% "clean" technology. 
Do cheaper photovoltaics come with a higher environmental price tag?
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The public needs to be aware of what is happening in regards to our ability to access information and news in a cost effective manner.
Bell is forcing a little-used Parliamentary procedure to kill Canada's smaller, more affordable ISPs so they can price-gouge you. Speak out NOW.
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This evening I am sitting quietly sipping on my Iron Bridge Brown Ale by Gahan Breweries (Island Brewing Company) and slowly relaxing in preparation for two days in a row off work. Sunday is a usual day off with its ritual of trying to sleep in while Kefir, our dog. tries to get me up to play with him and walk with him in the woods down to the river, then dropping my wife at church while I have my one hour a week to myself. After picking up my wife, it is back home for chores, maybe a bit of downtime over lunch and an afternoon of getting all the things my wife wants doing. Maybe Monday I can get to the things I have been neglecting, like cutting the downed trees in the woods, working on clearing the woods road I have planned in my Forest Enhancement Plan and perhaps even some time on my own to read or visit a friend or two.
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Dog in morning sounds familiar. And my Forest Enhancement Plan is not moving along too well either.the Beer sounds very good. 
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There are a lot of considerations when deciding on the acceptability of GMO foods. My understanding is that most herbicide resistance and pest resistance is achieved by inserting a gene sequence that is foreign to the species or even to plants in general. The situation with the Arctic Apple is decidedly different if I am correct in understanding that it is achieved by identifying a 'switch' within the apples own gene sequence to turn off the natural browning process. The question I have is this something that might have occurred via a natural selection process?.
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+Lawrence Millar fair comments. So why hasn't it happened then?

Or perhaps a different way of looking at it. .. Perhaps it has already happened, in other strains of apples that we (no longer) see it in?
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  • Woodroffe High School
    to Grade 13
  • Carleton University
    1st yr Bio, Chem & Comp. Sci., 1971 - 1972
  • Kemptville College of Agr. Tech.
    Diploma Agriculture, 1973 - 1974
  • Nova Scotia Agricultural College
    Farm Equipment Technician, 1977 - 1979
  • D Roy Kennedy Intermediate
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We have been going to Kaylee Hall for concerts (ceilidhs) and a couple of dances and it is a very nice venue. A good canteen run by the family who own the hall. The heat pumps installed in the last couple of years have made it much more comfortable when there is a huge crowd (most ceilidhs are sold out).
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