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Weather wreaks havoc on Ontario’s apple crop
Consumers can expect fewer Ontario apples on the market this fall and it’s all due to unfavourable weather during this past growing season. A spring frost the night of May 22-23 that a!ected many of the province’s apple growing regions is responsible for much of the decline in this year’s apple crop, which is estimated to be down about 50 per cent from normal years. “Mother Nature was not kind to the apple industry in Ontario this year,” said Ontario Apple Growers Chair Charles Stevens, who farms near Newcastle, Ontario. “We lost almost half of our crop due to weather, so there will de"nitely be fewer locally grown apples available this year.” Apple growing regions in Eastern Ontario, the north shore of Lake Erie, and the Niagara Peninsula were particularly a!ected by the spring frost, which was compounded by a very cold winter and a cool, wet month in
June. #e summer-like temperatures at the end of August and early September were also a challenge as apples need warm days and cool nights to ripen and take on colour. As a result, many pick-your-own opera- tions and farmers’ markets will likely have limited opening hours or crop availability this fall. Stevens recommends checking before planning a visit. “If you’re looking to go apple picking or visit your favourite farm, it’s best to call ahead to ensure availability,” he said. “As apple growers, we appreciate howOntarians support our apple industry and we will still have Ontario apples in the stores this fall and winter, so be sure to look for Ontario-grown.” #ere are approximately 15 di!erent varieties of apples grown on 15,000 acres in Ontario.#e province’s major apple-pro- ducing areas are along the shores of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Geor- gian Bay.#e farmgate value of the Ontario
apple crop is approximately $60 million, which includes sales to fresh and processing markets as well as on-farm/pick-your-own. #e Ontario Apple Growers represents the
province’s 200 commercial apple farmers. More information can be found at www. onapples.com.
UCPR donates ambulance to Ukraine The United Counties of Prescott-Russell (UCPR) will be the first municipal government in Ontario to take part in a project to help Ukraine with its emergency medical transport needs. The UCPR emer- gency services department has designated Unit 4407 as surplus to its needs now as the UCPR has bought a new ambulance unit for its fleet and no longer needs Unit 4407, a 2009 Ford double-stret- cher ambulance which now has almost 375,000 kilometres on its odometer. The unit is still in good mechanical condition, with a $4500 resale value. The Paramedic Chiefs of Canada has a foreign aid service program and has contacted ambulance units throughout Canada for help in providing Ukraine with good-condition used ambulances. Counties council agreed during its Sept. 21 regular session to approve donation of Unit 4407 to the project. – Gregg Chamberlain
La Maison des jeunes joue au golf LaMaison des jeunes de Grenville et Grenville-sur-la-Rouge a organisé un tournoi de golf au Club de golf La Cité de Hawkesbury, le dimanche 6 septembre dernier. Le but de l’événement était d’amasser des fonds qui seront remis à l’organisme, a!n de !nancer de prochaines activités. Plusieurs joueurs de golf ainsi que de nombreux jeunes bénévoles ont fait de la journée un succès.
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