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  • The Burford Times: 1985 - 2017
        These newspaper articles were selected for an event celebrating the life of local newspaper The Burford Times, as published by Bill and Betty Johnston from 1985 to 2017. This event was hosted at the Burford Branch of the County of Brant Public Library (24 Park Ave., Burford) on 4 November ...
      These newspaper articles were selected for an event celebrating the life of ...
  • Conputerized Farm Management a First for Brant County farmers
        This March 27, 1991 Burford Times article discusses 19 Brant farmers who completed training for the Computerized Farm Management purchased by Brant Community Futures Committee Inc. which will help farmers better monitor their farms, and improve agriculture profitability.
      This March 27, 1991 Burford Times article discusses 19 Brant farmers who ...
  • More than 800 students "go back to the farm"
        This April 10, 1991 Burford Times article describes an educational event hosted by the Brant County Milk Committee at the Burford Fairgrounds in which students participated in hands on agricultural education.
      This April 10, 1991 Burford Times article describes an educational event hosted ...
  • New Burford market is picking up steam
        This 1 July 1992 Burford Times articles describes the Burford Farmers Market in its fifth week, including a list of vendors and products. A photo features Susan Zakamarko and Sue Ames, and the article notes that Joyce Perall will be taking over the produce area of the market. Shoppers at ...
      This 1 July 1992 Burford Times articles describes the Burford Farmers Market ...
  • Lopes emu farm demonstrates Burford's great agricultural diversity
        This October 12, 1993 Burford Times article discusses the benefits of emu farming in the wake of a downturn in tobacco farming, and notes that emu can be farmed for meat, oil, eggs, and leather. Armindo and Janet Lopes are responsible for introducing emu farming to Brant County.
      This October 12, 1993 Burford Times article discusses the benefits of emu ...
  • Outdoor farm show is a great success
        This September 20, 1994 Burford Times article describes a farm show featuring exhibitors and vendors at Shur-Gain Research Farm in Cathcart as a success after 340 companies attended the event, which ran from Sept 13 -15 1994. Photos feature Shur-Gain manager Bob Robson and show attendee Bob Bearsall, as well ...
      This September 20, 1994 Burford Times article describes a farm show featuring ...
  • Learning at 4-H Farm Safety Club
        September 23, 1998 article from the Burford Times describes how youth in the Brant County 4-H club learn how to avoid hazards on the farm. The article includes of photo of 12 children sitting on and around a tractor (Tina Allardyce, Steven Black, Jeremy Carr, Wesley Emmott, Daniel Featherson, James ...
      September 23, 1998 article from the Burford Times describes how youth in ...
  • Burford family hosts 12 farmers from Scotland
        This December 02, 1998 article from the Burford Times describes the activities of 12 farmers in their 20s who are visiting Canada from Biggar, Scotland. The group stayed with Adam and Deb Dobson in Burford and visited local farming operations, including Shur-Gain Agresearch Farm, the Poetz farm, and Stan Symons ...
      This December 02, 1998 article from the Burford Times describes the activities ...
  • Several local farmers take leading role in ginseng
        This January 13, 1999 article from the Burford Times describes the growing ginseng industry and partnerships between local farmers and Chinese sellers. The first annual meeting of the Ontario Ginseng Co-operative Inc was held at the Hungarian Hall in Delhi on 16 Dec 1998. Directors for the Co-operative include George ...
      This January 13, 1999 article from the Burford Times describes the growing ...
  • In our own backyard - an elk farm!
        A May 10, 2000 article from the Burford Times describes the Speers family elk farm in Princeton, which farms elk for the velvet on their antlers, which are sold for medicinal purposes in China.
      A May 10, 2000 article from the Burford Times describes the Speers ...
  • The Burford Township Historical Society is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 1996
        A February 07, 1996 article from the Burford Times describing upcoming events of the Burford Township Historical Society in celebration of its 10th anniversary. President Doris Givens led a meeting on 23 Jan 1992 at the museum in Harley, and plans were made for the annual Heritage Week to run ...
      A February 07, 1996 article from the Burford Times describing upcoming events ...
  • Preparing to celebrate Canada 125
        This June 24, 1992 article in the Burford Times calls upon local citizens to volunteer and donate to support Canada 125 celebrations, and gives a list of events for 10-12 July 1992, including a dance, a parade, naming of Citizen of the Year and Miss Princeton, a celebrity baseball game, ...
      This June 24, 1992 article in the Burford Times calls upon local ...
  • Thousands visit Princeton to make Canada 125 celebrations a success
        This July 15, 1992 article from the Burford Times describes Canada 125 celebrations that occurred in Princeton. Events for the celebrations included a memorial for C.H. MacMcAnsh, during which a memorial cairn (constructed by Norm Laurie, Verne Rumble, Glen Hunter, Colin Graham, Bill de Koning, Al Van De Cappelle, Roger ...
      This July 15, 1992 article from the Burford Times describes Canada 125 ...
  • Princeton Celebrates: 7,000 join villagers in marking Canada 125
        A collection of photos from the July 15, 1992 issue of the Burford Times that were taken at the Canada 125 celebrations in Princeton.
      A collection of photos from the July 15, 1992 issue of the ...
  • Township gears up to celebrate its 200th birthday next year
        This August 12, 1992 article describes the plans laid out by the Burford Township Bicentennial Committee for activities and events in commemoration of Burford's 200th anniversary. Plans were set for 12 June 1993, including a parade and fireworks. The bi-centennial committee will be headed by Anna Wouthuis, Pat Waters, Franics ...
      This August 12, 1992 article describes the plans laid out by the ...
  • What a party!
        This July 20, 1993 article in the Burford Times describes the various events and activities that took place to celebrate Burford's bicentennial anniversary, attended by an estimated 6000 people. Events included fireworks, a games night, a parade, Hungarian dancers, an air show, a historical play, barbecues, the unveiling of a ...
      This July 20, 1993 article in the Burford Times describes the various ...
  • Lions Club celebrates in style
        This January 24, 1996 article in the Burford Times describes a gala hosted by the Lion's Club in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Township Reeve Robert Chambers gave an address, and Pryor Harris was named a Melvin Jones Fellow by District Governor Larry Taylor. Judge Brian Stevenson was a special ...
      This January 24, 1996 article in the Burford Times describes a gala ...
  • B.D.H.S. 75th Anniversary
        This June 11, 1997 article from the Burford Times describes a high school reunion and anniversary event hosted by Burford District High School for its 75th anniversary. The reunion was attended by 600 alumni, and events included a basketball game, and speeches by principal Geoff Enticknap, Brant County Board of ...
      This June 11, 1997 article from the Burford Times describes a high ...
  • Princeton Public Library celebrates 100 years of service
        This August 26, 1998 article in the Burford Times describes the role that the Princeton library plays in its community and its history over the past 100 years. The first library in Princeton was in the post office, and the postmaster Mr. Galbraith tended to the books. He was succeed ...
      This August 26, 1998 article in the Burford Times describes the role ...
  • Legion greets 50th anniversary year with a special open house on Jan. 1
        This January 22, 2003 article in the Burford Times describes an anniversary event hosted by the Legion, which included the introduction of new members and a dinner. People introduced at the dinner include Bob Speller, Al Caswell, Marg Gilchrist, Ron Eddy, Willie Martens, Morris Croome, Ted Thompson Howard Lewis, Paul ...
      This January 22, 2003 article in the Burford Times describes an anniversary ...
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