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The vine that ate the South

The vine that ate the South

By Bob Gordon Last summer, kudzu, an aggressive invasive plant species, was found in Ontario for the first time, growing along Pigeon Bay on the north shore of Lake Erie, south of Leamington. Michael Oldham, a scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, identified the plant, whose rapid rate of growth – 30 centimetres […]

Seeds of discontent

Seeds of discontent

By Bob Gordon Located in Kingston, Frontenac Institution is a minimum-security federal prison that includes one of six prison farms operated by Corcan, the employment training arm of Corrections Services Canada (CSC). For more than 60 years, inmates have farmed its 360 hectares. The Kingston area is home to a cluster of CSC institutions that […]

Risky business

Risky business

by Bob Gordon Despite long-standing opposition, the City of Guelph’s Hanlon Creek Business Park (HCBP) will not go away. The city, having annexed 1,489 hectares of land from Puslinch Township in 1993 and having committed 271 of these to the building of what Guelph mayor Karen Farbridge describes on her blog as “a model for […]