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Peterborough Soil Data Collection by Plane

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From Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs:

Landowners and farmers in Otonabee South-Monaghan, Douro Dummer and Selwyn may notice a low-level plane flying in the area in mid September.  This is work commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs related to the soil mapping project for Peterborough County.  This will be a series of north-south flights over an area about 10-12 km wide (east-west) from Rice Lake south of Keene to roughly Buckhorn in the north. The aircraft will be collecting data from the landscape that will be used to help OMAFRA soil scientists assess properties of the soil such as texture and clay content and help create updated soil survey maps for the County of Peterborough. If there are questions, feel free to call Peter Doris, OMAFRA Environmental Specialist 613 921 6380 or email peter.doric@ontario.ca 

Walk-in Vaccine Clinics in the County!

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Apsley, Ennismore, Indian River, Keene, Lakefield – but watch for more locations!

No appointment is necessary. 

From Peterborough Public Health: For the month of August and September, Peterborough Public Health is hosting walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics, open to all residents turning 12 or older in 2021 who require a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccines. We strongly recommend residents review our walk-in clinic calendar at www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/walkin for the most up-to-date clinic information.

Obituary: Larry Leahy

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Sincere condolences to Pat Leahy and family on the passing of Larry Leahy. A full obituary can be found here: https://hendrenfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/5174/Larry-Leahy/obituar…;

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Peterborough in the News!

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Here is the recent article in the Ontario Farmer about Peterborough's webinar meeting to talk about On-Farm Diversified Uses. Planner Margaret Walton was the guest presenter and provided excellent answers to many questions from the farm community.

Link to article: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AZNZXjCsdgiXPqFWy3UU9K0RD2bCYHGh/view?…

Link to the full recording of the webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWJw55LSmnQ

 

Workshop Leader Position Available

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Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) is looking for a Workshop Leader!

This position will be located mainly east of Peterborough in the counties of Northumberland, Hastings, Lennox/Addington, and Prince Edward.

For full details and to apply:

https://www.ontariosoilcrop.org/association/careers/

Obituary: Robert Wagner

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It is with sadness that the family of Robert Wagner, of Wagner's Maple Products, announce his passing in his home on July 26 in his 88th year. Read the full obituary here

 

 

 

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Beef On a Bun - Drive Thru

Peterborough County Cattlemen's Association

         Peterborough County Cattlemen

Are pleased to announce they will be hosting their first

Drive Thru Beef on a Bun

Offering Ontario Fed Beef on a Bun, bag of potato chips, TimBits, water or pop for only $10.00!!

Saturday, August 7, 2021

5PM – 7PM

Please enter from the 5th line to the back laneway

Watch for signs & balloons

Cash or Debit payment will be accepted at the gate

Registration is required: No
2264 Chemong Rd
Selwyn

Video available of All-Farmer meeting

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Didn't make the July 14 meeting on On-Farm Diversified Uses and the County Official Plan?

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/kWJw55LSmnQ

Keep in touch with the consultation by completing this google form: https://forms.gle/6MShyS5QsQQXzvmo8  and watching your local agricultural news sources.

County Survey on Compost Collection

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From Peterborough County:

The County is considering a county-wide organics collection program, but before we start exploring our options, we want to get input from our County residents. 

Find the survey on the County's Recycling and Garbage page: https://www.ptbocounty.ca/en/living/recycling-and-garbage.aspx

 

Do you have a 12-17 year old?

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Residents aged 12-17 can now get their first dose  of COVID 19 vaccine at a Peterborough Regional Health Centre vaccine clinic. No appointment needed! Young residents must be accompanied by an adult. Parking will be validated.

Learn more about what to bring and locations at:

https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-clinic/  and scroll down to Walk In Appointments.