McCabe ponders future after being defeated in OFA vote

Inwood farmer Don McCabe is pondering his future after losing the presidency of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. McCabe, who had held the position for two years was defeated Monday. Keith Currie, a Collingwood-area hay and sweet corn farmer and OFA vice-president was chosen by the delegates. McCabe says he had hoped to serve one… Read more »

Local food festival being planned for Alvinston

  Gillian Boere wants to have a celebration of local food in Alvinston. The Brooke-Alvinston teacher is part of a committee hoping to organize a street festival in November which would feature some of the best food and beverages the area has to offer. Boere went to Brooke-Alvinston Council recently to talk about the idea…. Read more »

Rural Lambton municipalities face another year of funding cuts

It’s that time of the year again. Rural municipalities are once again facing funding cuts from the provincial government. The Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund grants, which have been cut by the province for the past four years in rural Ontario, are once again being reduced. Enniskillen Township Mayor Kevin Marriott says this year his municipality… Read more »

Bio Refinery looks to Lambton farmers to supply Sarnia plant

  Standing in a wind-swept cornfield south of Bothwell, Andrew Richard can see the potential for a greener future. The chairperson and founder of Comet BioRefining was one of about 75 people at Chuck Beresich’s Johnston Road farm, watching corn stalks being harvested and made into large bales. The corn stalks will be the feedstock… Read more »