Daily Archives: September 9, 2011

Farmer Michael Schmidt on “Seven days until the raw milk appeal verdict”

Brief recap: Michael Schmidt was acquitted in January 2010, of all 19 raw milk related charges arising from the November 2006 raid on Glencolton Farms. However, in February of 2010, the Province of Ontario filed an appeal of that verdict. The appeal was heard in the spring of 2011 and a verdict has been promised for September 16th, 2011. This post from Michael Schmidt is one of a series, counting down the last ten day until the announcement of that verdict:

Seven days left until the raw milk appeal verdict:

I bet those investigators, health officials and law offices with the mandate to keep a file of all these postings are shaking their heads about these postings of symbolism.

I think that is the beauty of this forum that we by default give them a chance to expand their horizon.

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Fraser Health Authority searches Our Cows raw milk farm — Abbotsford News

Echoes of the “Twenty-seven 8 x 10 colour glossy pictures with circles and arrows” mentioned in Arlo Guthrie’s classic song “Alice’s Restaurant” where “you can get anything you want, at Alice’s Restaurant”. Hey, I wonder if they served raw milk. Wouldn’t that be a hoot! And on that note, here’s a video of the song to get us all in the right mood for yet another raw milk news story about the daring exploits of the Fraser Health Authority. 

From Robert Freeman, in the Abbotsford News:

“A search warrant was executed by health officials last week at the Chilliwack dairy farm at the centre of the raw milk controversy in B.C.

Nothing was seized during the Aug. 25 search, but Fraser Health Authority spokesman Roy Thorpe-Dorward said photographs of the farm on Prairie Central Road are being reviewed to determine if a permanent court injunction issued last year against distribution of raw milk is being obeyed by the current farm owner. Continue reading

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