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Aurora CEO sees compensation rise to $6.7 million amid share slump, cost cutting

Aurora CEO sees compensation rise to $6.7 million amid share slump, cost cutting

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc.'s chief executive saw his annual compensation climb about 38 per cent to $6.7 million in the company's latest fiscal year as its stock dramatically fell and it aggressively cut costs.
Greenhouses aim to bring fresh produce to North, putting a dent in food insecurity

Greenhouses aim to bring fresh produce to North, putting a dent in food insecurity

INUVIK, N.W.T. — Rows upon rows of raised beds growing tomatoes, zucchini, beans, wildflowers and herbs line the inside of the Inuvik Community Greenhouse.
Hydroponic greenhouses becoming more popular in the North, but have limitations

Hydroponic greenhouses becoming more popular in the North, but have limitations

INUVIK, N.W.T. — Greenhouses are becoming more popular in northern communities as a way to supplement available groceries and improve food security . Some involve hydroponics, a higher-tech way of growing that doesn’t use soil.
Canadian meat industry urges MPs to reject U.K. membership in trade deal

Canadian meat industry urges MPs to reject U.K. membership in trade deal

CALGARY — Canadian beef and pork farmers frustrated by an ongoing dispute with Britain over meat exports are calling on members of Parliament to vote against the U.K.'s membership in a major Asia-Pacific trade group.
Russia has halted a wartime deal allowing Ukraine to ship grain. It's a blow to global food security

Russia has halted a wartime deal allowing Ukraine to ship grain. It's a blow to global food security

LONDON (AP) — Russia halted a breakthrough wartime deal on Monday that allows grain to flow from Ukraine to countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where hunger is a growing threat and high food prices have pushed more people into poverty.
The latest legacy of Canada's wildfire smoke? Wisconsin's new beer-and-burger pairing

The latest legacy of Canada's wildfire smoke? Wisconsin's new beer-and-burger pairing

WASHINGTON — Another fragrant, hazy phenomenon is turning heads in the United States — only this time, beer fans in Canada will happily take the blame.
Shares in cannabis company Canopy Growth plunge after debt reduction plan announced

Shares in cannabis company Canopy Growth plunge after debt reduction plan announced

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — Shares of Canopy Growth Corp. fell more than 30 per cent after it announced it has signed deals with its secured and unsecured lenders to reduce its debt, but will issue 90.4 million shares plus new convertible debt to do so.
Written in the stars: The legendary tale of Maritime ice cream favourite Moon Mist

Written in the stars: The legendary tale of Maritime ice cream favourite Moon Mist

HALIFAX — The lore in the Hart household was as rich as the ice cream served every day. After joining his family's creamery business, the story goes, Bruce Hart travelled from Nova Scotia to the U.S. to attend 'Ice Cream University.
Labour minister asks mediator for terms to end B.C. port strike

Labour minister asks mediator for terms to end B.C. port strike

Labour Minister Seamus O'Regan has given a federal mediator 24 hours to send him recommended terms to end the British Columbia port strike that has snarled cargo in about 30 ports and spurred fears of supply chain chaos across Canada.
Richardson International buys Anglia Maltings, terms not disclosed.

Richardson International buys Anglia Maltings, terms not disclosed.

WINNIPEG — Richardson International Ltd, says it has bought Ragleth Ltd., the parent company of Anglia Maltings (Holdings) Ltd. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.