What’s the deal with food prices?

I can’t be the only one who has noticed certain items on my grocery bill becoming more expensive since COVID-19 safety measures have been put in place.

At the beginning I chalked it up to having two young adult children at home 24/7 – but as I continue to keep a close eye on the totals, I’m not sure this is only culprit.

According to a new report from Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph, the average Canadian family is set to spend a lot more at the grocery store. Each year, Canada’s Food Price Report predicts changes in the major food categories and outlines the factors, both expected and unforeseen, that influence the cost to the consumer.

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Thank you farmers

This year, we celebrate Ontario Agriculture Week October 5-11, 2020. Ag Week is dedicated to celebrating the abundance of food our farmers produce, the Ontarians our industry employs, the rural communities we support and the economic engine we fuel.

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What’s going on here?

Area residents who drive Road 42 on a regular basis have recently been asked to detour and take the scenic route to our destination. The closure is to allow Enbridge to bring in heavy equipment, and other gear necessary to dig in and take a close look at all the pipes, cables, wires, to ensure everything is as it should be. We are happy to accommodate them in this annual work.

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October 4th Walk for Dog Guides

Pictured with Dog Guide Maestro is Lynn Denney and Jim Barchard. “This year’s event raised almost $10,000,” says Barchard, president of the Newcastle Lions Club which organized the virtual event. Barchard is appreciative of everyone who donated to the dog guide program and sends out a very special thank you to Linda Curran and the Wilmot Creek community who came in with an impressive donation of nearly $5,000.

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Local veteran honoured with service banner in Orono

Sterling was born on August 19, 1926 in Newcastle, New Brunswick. His parents were Lawrence and Frances, who raised a family of nine children, Sterling being the youngest sibling. The town has been renamed Miramichi, situated in northeastern New Brunswick, and was basically a logging centre at the time.

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