The provincial and federal government are investing in strengthening emergency responses for Southwestern Ontario chicken farmers. The project will provide third-party service that makes sure chickens are handled in a humane manner during emergencies, including a disease outbreak or barn damage caused by a fire or extreme weather.
MOOREFIELD- Chicken farmers across Southwestern Ontario will now get help from both the federal and provincial government in times of an emergency.
In a press release yesterday, it states both governments are committing $350,873 in cost-share to the Chicken Farmers of Ontario.
Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ernie Hardeman says this program ensures chicken farmers are prepared.
"Emergency situations are a reality on farms. It's important to our government to make sure that if and when those emergencies happen, farmers have a system in place to humanely deal with the animals involved. We're pleased to be able to help Ontario's chicken farmers strengthen their capacity to manage emergencies by supporting this project through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership."
The project will provide third-party service that makes sure chickens are handled in a humane manner during emergencies, including a disease outbreak or barn damage caused by a fire or extreme weather.
Hardeman and Chair of Chicken Farmers of Ontario, Ed Benjamins were among the dignitaries on hand to make a formal announcement yesterday afternoon at Benjamins' farm, located north of Stratford.
OPP says deer-vehicle collision rates increase significantly 1.5 hours during sunset and sunrise. And although there are signs to warn drivers of higher deer-travelled areas, they need to be aware everywhere.
The event will feature several students from schools throughout the region, competing to raise the most money. Last year's competition saw over 1,500 students raise over $50,000. It goes on November 7th.
The victim contacted police immediately after they became suspicious when they were asked for their banking information. The OPP say if you you receive a call from someone claiming to be a police officer, they urge all residents to hang up the phone.
The new farm is the largest solar-powered egg laying farm in Canada which creates more power than it uses and shares its power with the adjacent farms. The barns utilize high efficiency motors along with lighting and ventilation systems to ensure the farm is using as little power as possible to run the equipment.
The event saw participants take a 30 minute ride to Port Burwell before choosing an alternate route coming back. The proceeds will be split between the Welkin Child And Youth Wellness and the Oxford County Suicide Prevention Team.
The Mount Elgin Community Centre will see teams competing in next weekend's Trivia Afternoon. The goal of the event is to support a local family who has an ill child. The registration deadline is October 15th.
In the spring of this year, the County took up a strategic planning process, which began with community engagement. The plan consists of six main strategic priorities, including effective communications and healthy, safe and engaged citizens.