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Pot sector wants packaging changes, financial relief from Cannabis Act review

Pot sector wants packaging changes, financial relief from Cannabis Act review

TORONTO — Canada’s cannabis industry is hoping a newly launched review of the legislation that paved the way for the recreational use and sale of pot will help the sector stave off more financial difficulties.
B.C. strike and cyberattack impacting OCS could cause $3M revenue hit for Aurora: CEO

B.C. strike and cyberattack impacting OCS could cause $3M revenue hit for Aurora: CEO

Aurora Cannabis Inc. says it could take a revenue hit of up to $3 million because of a cyberattack that downed Ontario's pot distributor and a strike that halted deliveries to B.C. marijuana stores.
Canadian crop yields to rise in 2022 as farmers recover from last year's drought

Canadian crop yields to rise in 2022 as farmers recover from last year's drought

CALGARY — Canadian farmers are on track to produce a better crop this year, even as the memory of a punishing drought last year remains fresh in the Prairie provinces.
Government emissions targets for fertilizer use unrealistic, industry report argues

Government emissions targets for fertilizer use unrealistic, industry report argues

CALGARY — A new industry-led report suggests Canada's farmers can likely only achieve half of the federal government's targeted 30 per cent reduction in fertilizer emissions by 2030.
Cannabis retailer Superette granted court protection from creditors

Cannabis retailer Superette granted court protection from creditors

TORONTO — Cannabis retailer Superette Inc. has been granted court protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. The Ontario Superior Court made the order on Aug. 30. The initial stay period is until Sept. 9.
B.C. scientists hopeful in fight against mites that puncture and kill honeybees

B.C. scientists hopeful in fight against mites that puncture and kill honeybees

SURREY, B.C. — Chemistry professor Erika Plettner gestures towards beehives surrounded by tall, dry grasses as she explains the multiple pressures facing honeybees worldwide.
Alberta regulator denies feedlot application near popular recreational lake

Alberta regulator denies feedlot application near popular recreational lake

EDMONTON — An Alberta regulatory body has turned down an application to expand a feedlot near a popular recreational lake, saying the location wasn't appropriate and would damage the local community.
Milk to cost 6.5 cents more per litre in New Brunswick starting Sept. 1

Milk to cost 6.5 cents more per litre in New Brunswick starting Sept. 1

FREDERICTON — Milk will cost a bit more for people in New Brunswick starting this week. The New Brunswick Farm Products Commission says milk will cost 6.5 cents more per litre beginning Sept. 1.
Aurora Cannabis buys controlling stake in Bevo Agtech

Aurora Cannabis buys controlling stake in Bevo Agtech

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. has signed a deal to buy a controlling interest in Bevo Agtech Inc., a supplier of vegetable seedlings and flowers. Under the deal, the cannabis company will acquire a 50.
World food crisis prompts rise in child marriages: Canadian aid agencies

World food crisis prompts rise in child marriages: Canadian aid agencies

OTTAWA — The world food crisis, made worse by the war in Ukraine, is leading to a rise in underage girls being forced into marriage, Canadian aid agencies warn.