Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

Royal Winter Fair

By Fadi Didi

Orillia teen will be the first junior to ride a stallion at the fair.

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An Orillia Secondary School student will be the first junior to ride a stallion at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in its 95-year history. On November 4th and 5th Nicole Donovan will be showing Janet Rowe's 6-year-old Connemara pony stallion in Toronto.  

In 2017, Equestrian Canada changed the rules, to allow junior riders aged 15 to 18 years old as of January 1st, to compete on stallions in the jumper classes.  

Previously, only adults have been allowed to ride them.

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is undisputedly the de facto Canadian Championships for equestrian English style riding in Hunters and Jumpers.

The fair is celebrating its 95th year and runs from November 3rd to the 12th at Exhibition place in Toronto.  

The Royal began in 1922 and it is the world’s largest combined indoor agricultural and equestrian event.


Maple Leaf Foods has announced a recall of its Maple Leaf brand Chicken Breast Strips because they may contain a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the recall was triggered by a consumer complaint.

However, there have been no reported cases of illness.

The recall is for products in 840-gram packages marked Best Before Sept. 29th.

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