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Author of Marsh Study dead

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 77-PH26868
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  • 1977

"Dr. John R. Brown, a professor at the University of Toronto who studied the effects of pesticides on workers in the Holland Marsh, died Saturday at the age of 57. In April this year Dr. Brown warned than an important (missing part of the article)...

Bradford Witness

Buried for 28 years, watch keeps ticking

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26752
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  • 1977-11-16

"Twenty-eight years ago, Peter Bierling was helping farmer John Rupke build a new storage barn in the Holland Marsh. Before starting work, Peter carefully wrapped plastic around an old pocket watch his grandfather gave him and placed it in a shoe ...

Bradford Witness

Farmers on the warpath

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26768
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  • 1977

"About 50 Holland Marsh farmers are suing the Townships of West Gwillimbury and King, claiming damage to crops in August because of flooding. The farmers served notice of their intentions through their lawyers last month, saying the two municipali...

Bradford Witness

Finally! Schomberg river dredge is launched

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26766
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"The Schomberg River dredge was finally launched last Tuesday after an abortive effort the day before. The ponderous machine, built by Louis Devald, slid slowly into the water near Wanda Street, and to the relief of everybody it not only floated, ...

Bradford Witness

Marsh seniors building opened in ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26744
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  • 1977-10-26

"After several years of hard work by many people in the Holland Marsh, the senior citizens building in Ansnorveldt was officially opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday. King Township Mayor Margaret Britnell, after complimenting the peopl...

Bradford Witness

Public visits research centre

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 77-PH26875
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  • 1977

"Visitors from as far away as Idaho came to the open house at the Muck Research Station in the Holland Marsh last Friday. A steady stream of farmers, growers, salesmen and students toured the nine-acre site loaded with exhibits and test crops. The...

Bradford Witness

Students harvest 'for the fun of it'

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26745
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"'For the fun of it.' That's the reason Grade 9 student Sandra Smith gave as she and about 180 other young people from Bradford District High School (BDHS) pitched in last Wednesday to help six Holland Marsh farmers with the harvest. Sandra and he...

Bradford Witness

The harvest

  • CA BWGPL GJ-SB 76/77/78-PH26739
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  • 1977-09-21

"The Toronto Telegram, now defunct, ran this week's photographs in the 1950s, showing the Holland Marsh harvest. Even then the marsh was prized for its productivity and the great opportunities for employment it provided. The photos are included in...

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