November, 2014

Vanishing Legacies film evening a great success

November 30, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

report by Cheryl Anderson The evening of Thursday November 27 saw a unique event at the Regent Theatre.  Prince Edward County Field Naturalists hosted a program centered on Suzanne Pasternak’s haunting documentary about the fishing industry in Prince Edward County.  After a viewing of several History Moments by Peter Lockyer, Marc Seguin gave a presentation […]

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4 important bird habitats in Canada listed as ‘in danger’ – CBC News

November 22, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

By Emily Chung, CBC News Posted: Nov 18, 2014 B.C.’s Boundary Bay, Ontario’s Prince Edward Point among threatened sites [includes Ostander Point]  Urban development, resource extraction and wind turbines are threatening some of the most important bird habitats in Canada, a new report says. Four of Canada’s top bird habitats have made a list of 356 around […]

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Precarious perch — Article by Rick Conroy

November 14, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

The Times, November 12, 2014 No one to take over the last County fishery It’s a cool, cloudy Sunday morning. The Deweys, Kendall and his wife, Joanna, have just returned to their Sophiasburgh home and fishery with their morning haul, sorted into bins. They unload everything into their processing facility—a tiny room that opens into their […]

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Last line of defence – Article by Rick Conroy

November 8, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

The Times, November 5, 2014 Why environmental groups across the province will be closely monitoring the Ostrander Appeal There is a great deal on the line in an appeal hearing set to take place in a Toronto courtroom this December. For many, it is the fate of the Blanding’s turtle, an endangered species, that will be at issue. […]

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Last of the fishermen – Article by Rick Conroy

November 8, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

The Times, November 5, 2014 County musician and writer remembers a lost industry   It started with a row of five white, wooden crosses behind a chapel in Black Creek. Suzanne Pasternak discovered the chapel when she first moved to the County, over 30 years ago. She began photographing the old, well-tended graves, and she noticed […]

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