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Invasion of the stink bugs: Pest thrives in British Columbia's warm October

Invasion of the stink bugs: Pest thrives in British Columbia's warm October

VANCOUVER — An aromatic insect shaped like a shield is lurking around homes and feasting on stone fruits in parts of southern British Columbia.
Regulator won't review decision to reject proposed feedlot near popular Alberta lake

Regulator won't review decision to reject proposed feedlot near popular Alberta lake

EDMONTON — An Alberta regulator has turned down a request to review its decision rejecting a proposed cattle feedlot near a popular recreational lake.
Feedlot owner wants review of decision to deny expansion near popular Alberta lake

Feedlot owner wants review of decision to deny expansion near popular Alberta lake

EDMONTON — A feedlot owner wants a regulatory board to take another look at its decision to deny his request to expand his operation near a popular recreational lake in central Alberta Greg Thalen of G&S Farms had proposed a 4,000-head feedlot ne
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.