By Fadi Didi
Supper, followed by several award presentations and an auction.
Environmental groups are filing a lawsuit over federal permits for two common pesticides that some say are behind large die-offs in bee populations.
The lawsuit filed in Federal Court in Toronto takes aim at so-called neonics, which are among the most widely used pesticides in Canada.
The three environmental groups allege the federal pesticide regulator has failed to follow its own rules in allowing the chemicals to be used.
They allege the Pest Management Regulatory Agency has never consulted the public about the pesticides, despite its own reservations about their effects.
U.S. studies suggest the chemicals harm bees in some situations, but not in others, and act differently on wild and domesticated bees.
The Grey County Holstein Club is holding its annual Twilight Meeting tonight (Thurs.) at the farm of Carman & Beth-Ann Weppler.
They are located at 5705 Minto-Normanby Townline, Clifford, between Grey Road 3 and 6 north.
The evening starts at 6:30 with supper, followed by several award presentations and an auction.
Eerone is welcome to attend.
For further info, contact Heather Parkin 519-376-5996.
Very dry conditions have raised the drought level in the Haida Gwaii area to a three level, and the province is asking residents to use less water.
The Ministry of Forests says further drops in water levels could lead to water shortages on the remote island and could affect people, agriculture, industry and fish.
Level three drought conditions call for all residents, including those who use water for agriculture or industrial purposes, to voluntarily reduce their water usage by 30 per cent.
Low water levels have also prompted water restrictions on Vancouver Island.