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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.
Indigenous group protests plan to expand maple syrup industry in New Brunswick

Indigenous group protests plan to expand maple syrup industry in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON — A group of First Nations in New Brunswick is accusing the provincial government of failing to consult them about a plan to expand the amount of Crown land available for maple syrup production. The Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn in Eel Ground, N.
Crop report: producers anxious about crops, hoping for rain

Crop report: producers anxious about crops, hoping for rain

Haying has been slow with only eight per cent of the crop cut and the rest still standing. Hay quality is rated as 11 per cent excellent.