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Halifax long-term care facility gets funding to boost use of locally produced food

Halifax long-term care facility gets funding to boost use of locally produced food

HALIFAX — A new provincial pilot project is aimed at helping a Halifax long-term care facility boost its use of locally grown and produced food products.
CannTrust CEO was warned over illicit pot growing: former compliance worker

CannTrust CEO was warned over illicit pot growing: former compliance worker

TORONTO — A former director of quality and compliance at CannTrust Holdings Inc. says he warned the company's chief executive that Health Canada could levy penalties if the firm grew cannabis in unlicensed rooms at its Niagara, Ont. facility.
Former CannTrust compliance worker says unlicensed growing 'very openly' discussed

Former CannTrust compliance worker says unlicensed growing 'very openly' discussed

TORONTO — A former director of quality and compliance at CannTrust Holdings Inc. says the growth of cannabis in unlicensed rooms was "very openly discussed" at the pot company. “There was no hiding this.
Canopy breaks out Canadian operations in new unit, lays off 55

Canopy breaks out Canadian operations in new unit, lays off 55

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — Canopy Growth Corp. says it will be breaking out its Canadian cannabis operations into a stand-alone business unit and laying off 55 staff. Brenna Eller, the Smiths Falls, Ont.
Canadian agriculture groups hope new Indo-Pacific strategy leads to trade deals

Canadian agriculture groups hope new Indo-Pacific strategy leads to trade deals

OTTAWA — Agriculture commodity groups are applauding the Liberal government’s long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy and hoping it will lead to more, and better, free trade deals.
CannTrust execs linked to unlicensed growing caused 'incredible' damage, court hears

CannTrust execs linked to unlicensed growing caused 'incredible' damage, court hears

TORONTO — A lawyer representing Ontario's securities regulator says three former executives whose cannabis company was caught growing pot in unlicensed rooms were in positions to disclose the improper growing but didn't.
Don't have a cow: Senator's legen-dairy speech draws metaphor from bovine caper

Don't have a cow: Senator's legen-dairy speech draws metaphor from bovine caper

OTTAWA — Haven't you herd? A dramatic tale of 20 escaped cows, nine cowboys and a drone recently unfolded in St-Sévère, Que., and it behooved a Canadian senator to milk it for all it was worth.
Mounties in southern Alberta help owner round up ostriches that escaped from a pen

Mounties in southern Alberta help owner round up ostriches that escaped from a pen

TABER, Alta. — RCMP in southern Alberta had an unusual chase this morning after 20 ostriches escaped their pen. Mounties say in a statement that they started receiving reports just before 8 a.m. about the birds on the road near Taber, Alta.
B.C. 'doing everything' it can to stop bird flu, minister says, as infections spread

B.C. 'doing everything' it can to stop bird flu, minister says, as infections spread

VICTORIA — Farmers in British Columbia's Fraser Valley are facing "intense disease pressure" from an avian flu outbreak in commercial farms that the agriculture minister says is concerning.
Seven commercial poultry flocks in B.C.'s Fraser Valley have bird flu: ministry

Seven commercial poultry flocks in B.C.'s Fraser Valley have bird flu: ministry

VICTORIA — Seven commercial poultry farms in British Columbia's Fraser Valley have been quarantined because they've tested positive for a highly infectious avian flu. A statement from the B.C.
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