Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’

  • Apple season is upon us

    Sep 24, 19 • 0 Views • Business, Feature StoryNo Comments

    By Chris White/Special to The Voice With Labour Day behind us and Thanksgiving fast approaching, my mind has turned to thoughts of fall. The fruit that says fall to me is apples. Here is some info on apples. Historically, apples originated in central Asia and...

  • Farm accident sends woman to hospital

    Sep 4, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    The Ministry of Labour has been called after an accident on a farm in Raleigh Township. Chatham-Kent police say emergency crews responded to the accident yesterday morning in a field. A woman working on a tomato harvester got her hair caught in a belt on the...

  • Nice work!

    Aug 13, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Dover Centre’s Bob Dakin checks his line and depth during the 2019 Chatham-Kent Plowing Match on the weekend. Dakin finished fourth in the senior division of the Antique Tractor Class, Trail Plow, but earned a special award for the Best Plowed Land at the...

  • Kim Cooper: Outstanding in his field

    Aug 7, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Despite growing up as a city lad, Kim Cooper fell in love with the agriculture industry. And after 45 years in the sector, he recently retired. For the past 11-plus years, Cooper worked for the municipality as an economic development officer with a focus on...

  • Buy local campaign kicks off with market

    Jul 23, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    The bounty of Chatham-Kent’s agriculture was on display Monday as the community celebrated the launch of a Buy Local, Buy Fresh campaign with a farmers’ market, barbeque and flag raising at the Civic Centre. The effort was sponsored by the Kent Federation...

  • Battling the bloom

    Jul 3, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Phosphorous reduction efforts continue across region Experts project the potential for a nasty year for an algae bloom on Lake Erie. This despite the fact we’ve had a colder than normal spring. Charles Lalonde, project co-ordinator for the Thames River...

  • Farming and Agritech up for discussion

    Feb 27, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    On March 6, Chatham-Kent Economic Development and WEtech Alliance are hosting a public event called TeCK Night Chatham-Kent 4: The Future of Connected Farming and Agritech. The event will take place at McGrail Farm Equipment on 23550 Prince Albert Rd. in...

  • Food Freedom Day

    Feb 12, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Supporters from the Kent Federation of Agriculture (KFA), the Salvation Army and Outreach for Hunger celebrate Food Freedom Day Saturday in Chatham. It was the day when the average Canadian has earned enough income to pay for his or her grocery bill for the...

  • Honouring local agriculture

    Nov 27, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Local agricultural experts received accolades on Nov. 21 at the 72nd annual Rural-Urban Dinner put on by the Chatham-Kent Chamber of commerce. Robert Kerr received the agriculturalist of the year honour, while Joseph Grootenboer earned ag innovator...

  • 2018 Ag Hall recipients named

    Oct 16, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    The nominees have been approved and on Nov. 13 another select group of Chatham-Kent’s most accomplished individuals – both past and present – will be recognized by the agricultural community with their induction into the Kent Agricultural Hall of...