Take a Vet to Dinner

October 28, 5-9 Ramada Inn Take a Veteran to Dinner SDGA was born of a strong desire to show appreciation for the efforts and sacrifices of Canadian Veterans. The night is a unique opportunity for Cornwall and area communities to join together in personally thanking the Women and Men who sacrificed so much for Canada. Donations from Individuals and Corporate Sponsors will cover the cost for veterans and their partners. The celebration will be held at The Ramada Inn on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Cocktail hour is at 5: 00PM followed by dinner at 6:00PM and is free for all veterans and their partners. A short presentation on the Code Talkers will occur during the dinner. VIA Rail has also provided a voucher for $750.00 to be given to a veteran in appreciation for their service. To register a veteran or obtain further information, please call, 343-475-0131 (343 is a local Cornwall and area number) and no “1” is required) or Email info@veteransdinnersdga.ca

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October 26, 2018 at 3:28 pm Leave a comment

New plant slated for Johnstown

An Ontario company has chosen Johnstown to become the first North American site of a recycling operation that uses a unique technology to turn plastics into light diesel oil and natural gas.

Grant Lawson, president of BBL Energy Inc., said the company will take such “dirty” plastic waste as water bottles, food containers like margarine tubs, plastic bags, hospital waste, straws and industrial drums. This plastic is now plugging up landfills because it can’t be recycled.

The company’s same machines also can transform tires and used oil into energy, he said.

Read New plant slated for Johnstown by Wayne Lowrie at The Recorder and Times.

October 22, 2018 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

Warm Up Cornwall Knit Night

Friday, October 19, 6-9, 301 Sunnyside,  Optimist Club of Cornwall Clubhouse Do you knit? Do you want to learn how to knit? Do you want to give your knitting skills meaning? Well join up with Warm Up Cornwall and other knitters for an evening of stitching, learning and the company of other knitters.

October 19, 2018 at 11:49 am Leave a comment

World Food Day: 4 Easy Ways to Make a Difference

On World Food Day, observed every year on Oct. 16, we can all do our part to combat global hunger and malnutrition.

The United Nations’ second Sustainable Development Goal calls for ending world hunger by 2030 and urges profound interventions from governments, businesses and individuals to help feed the growing number of hungry people in the world.

Last year, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) found that chronic undernourishment grew to 821 million, or one in every nine people worldwide. At the same time, adult obesity is worsening (especially in North America) with more than one in eight adults in the world considered obese.

“Conflict, extreme weather events linked to climate change, economic slowdown and rapidly increasing overweight and obesity levels are reversing progress made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition,” the FAO said.

Read World Food Day: 4 Easy Ways to Make a Difference by Lorraine Chow at Ecowatch.

October 17, 2018 at 3:29 am Leave a comment

Tour of Gerdau Ameristeel Cornwall Metals Recycling

Thursday, October 18, 1:00 – 2:00, Gerdau Metal Recycling, 300 Copeland St., Cornwall

A behind the scenes look at metal recycling! During Waste Reduction Week, take a Tour of Gerdau Metals Recycling operation in Cornwall, Ontario. Meet at the site and wear suitable footwear as the site may be muddy. All are welcome. Local contact: Ross Cotton, Location Manager 613 363-3417

 

 

October 12, 2018 at 11:11 am Leave a comment

4 big takeaways from the UN’s alarming climate change report

The new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, is out. Its prognosis for the planet is grim: We may have as little as 12 years to act on climate change — to slash global emissions 45 percent — to reach this target.

The report was commissioned by the United Nations to see what would happen if global average temperatures rose by 1.5°C above preindustrial levels, and what it would take to cap warming at that level.

The new report is meant to build on that agreement, and it is exhaustive, with 132 authors, drawing on more than 6,000 peer-reviewed research articles. The overarching conclusion is that every fraction of a degree of warming matters. Letting temperatures rise will exact a huge toll on lives, natural systems, and the economy. Fighting to keep warming in check — which will include radically and rapidly reducing coal and oil consumption, among other things — will save lives, the food supply, and homes.

Read 4 big takeaways from the UN’s alarming climate change report by Umair Irfan at Vox.

October 10, 2018 at 10:42 am Leave a comment

World Food Day Open Garden

Sunday, October 14, 11-3 *Carriere Homestead, South Stormont. The free day is packed with activities for the whole family in this beautiful setting, focusing on sustainable food production, both locally and globally. People can take guided and self-guided tours of the property’s fruit and nut groves, winter greenhouse, young food forest as well as enjoy woodland ‘mirror’ walks.  There will be demo stations on different methods of food preservation, and hands-on harvesting of root vegetables, seed saving and children’s nature and food activities, along with music and refreshments using local ingredients.  A highlight will be an illustrated talk by specialist on world food issues, Elodie Mantha from USC Canada, along with displays of projects worldwide. Donations are welcome as a fundraiser for USC Canada. Activities will take place rain or shine, with some under cover. Click on the link for the schedule:

*Directions to Carriere’s Homestead: 401 west from Cornwall, Ingleside exit (Dickinson Dr./County Rd #14), 10 km north to Otto Rd., turn left (west) onto Otto Rd, first place on the left (#14932).

October 5, 2018 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

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