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Comingling of Poultry Prohibited

Comingling of Poultry Prohibited – Chief Veterinarian for Ontario From the Chief Veterinarian for Ontario “The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) in Ontario domestic poultry. While the CFIA leads the disease response for highly pathogenic avian influenza and may impose permitting requirements in defined areas of the province, I am writing to inform you and your members of the action that the province is taking to help limit the spread of the virus. On my advice and recommendation as Chief Veterinarian for Ontario, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has issued a Minister’s Order under the Animal Health Act, 2009, for the purpose of limiting the commingling of birds from different locations in Ontario to reduce the likelihood of disease transmission in domestic birds by limiting directcontact. Effective September 23, 2022, this Order temporarily prohibits events where birds commingle, such as bird shows, bird sales and swaps, portions of fairs where birds are exhibited, sport and educational displays where birds are brought from multiple locations, vaccination gatherings for birds from multiple locations, and prohibits themovement of birds to those events.  Temporarily reducing direct contact between birds from different locations will limit the spread of avian influenzaand protect flock health. This Order will expire on October 22, 2022 but may be extended if required.  This Order is similar to the one issued during the Spring 2022 wave of the avian influenza outbreak, with which you may already be familiar.” For more information, please visit OMAFRA’s Avian Influenza Webpage  

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WANTED: Share Shed Volunteers

Do you like to organize, straighten, and display items? Are you a people person? Do you want to extend the life of the landfill? The Johnson Tarbutt Landfill Share Shed is currently seeking volunteers to work occasional shifts, Wednesdays and/or Saturdays, year round. Interested individuals are asked to contact the Clerk at Tarbutt Township at 705 782 6776 or clerk@tarbutt.ca

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