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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Senate calls for moratorium on some turbines due to bird kills
    in Canada primarily because it is located in the wrong spot Runciman lauded Nature Canada for its leadership on the issue but noted They ve been a voice in the wilderness so to speak Environmental groups one would expect to assist in protecting bird populations have been silent in effect allowing green energy production to trump alarming bird and bat kill rates and even the threat to endangered species Environment Canada described Ostrander Point as one of the best areas for birds in southern Ontario Runciman said It s surprising that someone believes it is a good idea to put wind turbines on this spot Hard as it is to believe the landlord the owner of the property is the province of Ontario Clean renewable energy should help not harm wildlife Runciman told fellow senators He added the long term cumulative effect of the current Ontario policy could pose a grave danger to several species including species at risk No health risk says province Meanwhile the provincial government was proceeding with its wind energy program It announced in a press release that an expert report has concluded there is no direct health risk from wind turbine sound at Ontario s regulated setback distance Noise vibration and acoustics experts Howe Gastmeier Chapnik Limited HGC Engineering conducted the study The study analyzed the latest findings on low frequency noise and infrasound from wind turbines In addition three experts in the field of noise vibration and acoustics reviewed and validated the report The report found the province s rules to control wind turbine sound are rigorous It stated Ontario has one of the strictest noise limits in North America which includes a 550 metre minimum setback based on a 40 decibel limit Those requirements align with the limits set by the World Health Organization Minister of the Environment Jim Bradley said Our priority is to develop renewable energy in a way that protects Ontarians This report finds that we are on the right track by taking a cautious approach when setting standards for wind turbine setbacks and sound limits Provincial officials say they are phasing out coal fired electricity by 2014 and increasing renewable energy like wind solar and biomass The consultants considered more than 100 papers and reports from Ontario Alberta and countries around the world The government has promised it will continue to monitor the evolving science s technical developments and any emerging regulatory policies introduced in other countries January 13 2012 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Japan moves to ease restrictions on beef imports Senate calls for moratorium on some turbines due to

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Elora author and food activist Anita Stewart named to Order of Canada
    country for the annual Food Day Canada celebrated over the August long weekend That event evolved from Stewart s decision in 2003 to do something to help Canadian farmers at the peak of the mad cow disease crisis She called her food friends from coast to coast and asked them to go to their grills on the Saturday of the August long weekend to cook Canadian beef just to show that Canadians cared about their plight She called it the World s Longest Barbecue and it was The event actually began in Beijing China and took off around the world to Victoria B C In the following years the posts that were sent to her website made it clear Canadians were using that mid summer holiday weekend to hold parties and gatherings from the Yukon or British Columbia to the east coast and they always included local ingredients She said the goal of Food Day Canada is to ensure there is at least one day a year Canadians understand they have many of the finest ingredients and culinary talent at all levels on the planet Wellington Halton Hills MP Michael Chong congratulated Stewart on her appointment Anita has made an exceptional contribution to food and cuisine in Canada said Chong in a press release I am proud that the contributions of a local resident are being recognized through the Order of Canada It is a momentous honour and achievement Stewart has been promoting food and writing cookbooks for over three decades as well as promoting Canadian cuisine She is a cook journalist and author of several books including Anita Stewart s Canada The Food The Recipes The Stories which received Cuisine Canada s Gold Award In June she received a Doctor of Laws Honouris causa from the University of Guelph and served as the 2011 Ontario Food Ambassador She is currently the President of Flavours of Canada The appointees announced by Johnson include one Companion of the Order of Canada 28 Officers of the Order of Canada and 37 Members The appointments are made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada Stewart said a woman she met in Elora nominated her for the award over three years ago and she later received a phone call asking her if she would accept the award Her exuberant answer was Yes Yes Yes The Order of Canada is one of the country s highest civilian honours It was established in 1967 Canada s centennial year to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement dedication to community and service to the nation Over the last 40 years more than 5 000 people from all parts of society have been invested into the Order Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held later this year For more information on the Canadian Honours System visit www gg ca Stewart will be featured in a coming Inside Wellington cover article January 6 2012 Tweet Tell Us What

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Michael Chong named by peers as best representative of constituents
    cast in the riding for his fourth straight electoral win The magazine noted few of his opponents bothered putting up signs or showing up for all candidates meetings Chong said there are lots of MPs who are just like him There are plenty of people who work hard for their constituents and are deserving of the award he said He said the formula for constituency work is a simple one We try to get back to every single person who contacts us We ve always worked hard and done our best Chong said he believes elections are partisan competitions with each side giving its message to the electorate But he said even though he remains partisan after the election he now represents all the constituents not just those who supported him You still represent all the people He again thanked all those that supported him in the election I couldn t do my job without the support of the people in Wellington Halton Hills he said He concluded I m very grateful for their support It s what keeps us working so hard each and every day in Ottawa There were several categories in the Parliamentarians of the Year survey The other winners are lifetime achievement Jack Layton Parliamentarians of the Year Bob Rae hardest working Jason Kenney best orator John Baird most collegial Peter Stoffer most knowledgeable Joe Comartin and best rookie Chris Alexander December 2 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Groves hospital part of $6-million health strategy
    of those with diabetes in our region and it is just one example of our government s commitment to Canada s public health care system Diabetes affects approximately two million Canadians and it is the seventh leading cause of death in Canada It can often be prevented or delayed with regular physical activity healthy eating and by maintaining a healthy weight If not managed properly diabetes can lead to serious complications like heart disease and stroke blindness chronic kidney disease nervous system damage and amputation Diabetes is increasing in Canada and around the world Chong said Our government is partnering with key organizations to help prevent type 2 diabetes so that we can improve the lives of those in Wellington County who have or who may develop diabetes For more information on diabetes and healthy living visit www publichealth gc ca November 11 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Chong sees party stick to plans has two issues of his own Japan moves to ease restrictions on beef imports Hospital executives earn almost 700 000 Senate calls for moratorium on some turbines due to bird kills Elora author and food activist Anita Stewart named to Order of Canada Quilt raffle fundraiser to support Groves Memorial Community Hospital Michael Chong named by peers as best representative of constituents Groves hospital part of 6 million health strategy Cliffords Heels for Hospitals had big increase Canada

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Canada spending on new bovine TB screening tests
    money is provided through the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program is designed to help the cattlemen s group evaluate alternative bovine TB tests that is better than the current tuberculin skin test The association will work with regulatory agencies such as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the U S Department of Agriculture to design and provide details for the evaluation study If successful it will identify one or a combination of tests that will be less cumbersome and less expensive for regulatory agencies to administer Having a rapid simple and inexpensive blood test that can detect bovine TB in cattle will help to achieve the final eradication of this insidious disease sooner than is possible with existing tools said CCA president Travis Toews We thank the government of Canada for investing in research that will assist industry efforts to create an effective disease eradication program October 14 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Japan moves to ease restrictions on beef imports Senate calls for moratorium on some turbines due to bird kills Elora author and food activist Anita Stewart named to Order of Canada Michael Chong named by peers as best representative of constituents Groves hospital part of 6 million health strategy Canada spending on new bovine TB screening tests New CBC radio station for Waterloo Canada Post unveils new stamp to raise funds for mental health Canada Korea breakthrough in restoring beef

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=10141 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - New CBC radio station for Waterloo
    at the standing committee to outline the CBC s new five year plan called Everyone Every Way Lacroix added Announcing new local services confirms that we are committed to delivering on our promise of a stronger relationship with Canadians With new delivery models CBC continues to evolve into a modern and agile public broadcaster Details about the new radio station will be announced in coming months More than seven million Canadians live in large population centres that are either unserved or underserved by CBC The public broadcaster s strategic plan is aimed at reaching approximately 6 million Canadians with new or expanded local services over the next four years In May CBC made announcements for weekend news in Toronto and Calgary and unveiled plans for new services in Kelowna Kamloops and Victoria Other recent announcements have included Edmonton Halifax St John s London and Ottawa September 30 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Chong sees party stick to plans has two issues of his own Japan moves to ease restrictions on beef imports Senate calls for moratorium on some turbines due to bird kills Elora author and food activist Anita Stewart named to Order of Canada Michael Chong named by peers as best representative of constituents Groves hospital part of 6 million health strategy Canada spending on new bovine TB screening tests New CBC radio station for Waterloo Canada Post unveils new stamp

    Original URL path: http://wellingtonadvertiser.com/comments/index.cfm?articleID=9984 (2016-02-16)
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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Canada Post unveils new stamp to raise funds for mental health
    and how they related to a puzzle The rallying effect this has created makes me very happy my drawing was telling their stories and encouraging others to tell theirs Minister of State Steven Fletcher said The response by Canadians has been tremendous More than 300 designs were submitted and almost 300 000 votes were cast And now Canadians can buy these stamps and help us contribute to an important cause Since 2008 when mental health became Canada Post s cause of choice customers employees suppliers and the public have raised more than 4 8 million for the foundation Nearly 1 million of that was from sales of mental health stamps The foundation is a registered not for profit charity operated at arm s length from Canada Post with an independent board of trustees Donations from the 2010 campaign funded grants to 47 community based groups in 2011 all of which provide front line programs and services to people directly affected by mental illness or their families To learn more about the foundation visit www canadapost ca hope September 9 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Japan moves to ease restrictions on beef imports Senate calls for moratorium on some turbines due to bird kills Elora author and food activist Anita Stewart named to Order of Canada Michael Chong named by peers as best representative of constituents Groves hospital part of 6 million health

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  • The Wellington Advertiser - Canada, Korea breakthrough in restoring beef market access
    is fully implemented South Korea began its domestic process of submitting the proposed import health requirements which includes public consultations and legislative approval on June 28 Canadian and South Korean officials will continue to work to ensure the remaining elements of the process are completed The Canadian Beef Export Federation CBEF estimated that the agreement could mean more than 30 million for Canadian producers by 2015 In 2002 South Korea was Canada s fourth biggest beef market and remains a key market for the Canadian agriculture sector Ritz has travelled to South Korea twice to push for the removal of the trade barrier by delivering a strong message that Canada maintains a controlled BSE risk status by the World Organization for Animal Health OIE allowing safe trade of beef After Canada s numerous attempts to negotiate access to South Korea for Canadian beef Canada requested the establishment of a WTO panel in August 2009 Although confident in its WTO case against South Korea Canada continued to negotiate a possible bilateral settlement that would provide commercially viable access to South Korea With the agreement achieved with South Korea Canada will formally request a suspension of the ongoing WTO panel proceedings once South Korea submitted the import health requirements for public consultation on June 28 with remaining steps to take place in the coming months July 29 2011 Tweet Tell Us What You Think Login to submit a comment Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed You must register or log in in order to post a comment For more information read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines Related Stories Japan moves

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