Author Archives: Clark Hoskin

New online farm business self-assessment tool

Farm Management Canada (FMC), the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), and the PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (PEIDAF) are pleased to announce the recent launch of the Growing Your Farm Profits (GYFP): Planning for Business … Continue reading

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‘Just in Case’ guide explores NAFTA scenarios

The Canada West Foundation has published a guide called “Just In Case” which outlines how small businesses can prepare for the potential end of NAFTA. This guide is offered as a first step for small businesses to understand what is … Continue reading

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Norfolk County will host culinary industry at Terroir Rural Retreat

Norfolk County will host over 150 food, drink and culinary media influencers from across Canada and around the world at the Terroir Rural Retreat on April 24, 2018. The event is presented annually by the Culinary Tourism Alliance in cooperation with the host community … Continue reading

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EDC webinar on NAFTA and Canada’s Trade Confidence

On February 1 at 2pm, participate in an interactive webinar by EDC, NAFTA and Canada’s Trade Confidence Index. Our semi-annual Trade Confidence Index (TCI) surveys 1,000 Canadian companies about their confidence and expectations for the future, including questions that are … Continue reading

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10,000L/day septic systems trigger MOECC review

Norfolk County’s Agriculture Advisory Board recently met with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change about septic systems on the farm:  Environmental compliance approval is required when the sum of the daily flows of all septic systems on a parcel … Continue reading

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Bunkhouse approvals better understood

The Norfolk County Agriculture Advisory Board (AAB) and municipal staff have been working on better understanding the approvals process for bunkhouses for seasonal workers. A new decision-tree document has been prepared to explain to farmers how to move through the  … Continue reading

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Maricann provides operational update, announces proposed aquisition

Maricann Group Inc. provided investors with the following Operational Update post the closing of their recent $40MM financing. Canadian Operations Phase One construction of our state-of-the-art Langton, ON facility is currently on time and within 2% of budget. We anticipate … Continue reading

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Development News – January 2018

The latest edition of Norfolk County Development News is published: Headlines: $142-million building boom New hotel & banquet centre proposed for Port Dover Seats available at Economic Development Symposium To subscribe for future editions, go here.

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Hotel & banquet centre seeks planning approvals

An 80-room hotel and banquet centre will be developed on the east side of Port Dover, if Norfolk County Council approves the plans submitted to the Planning Department. Plans for the five-storey hotel with a 40-seat rooftop lounge were filed … Continue reading

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$142-million building boom in Norfolk County

Norfolk County’s Building Department recorded a construction boom in 2017, with more than $142 million in building projects in all sectors. Total value of construction was 28% higher in 2017 than the year before, with industrial, commercial and agricultural projects … Continue reading

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