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Canopy Growth says Ontario court has approved sale of BioSteel business

Canopy Growth says Ontario court has approved sale of BioSteel business

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — Canopy Growth Corp. says an Ontario court has approved the sale of its BioSteel sports drink business in a pair of deals. Financial terms of the agreements were not immediately available.
Avian flu infects more B.C. farms as wild birds migrate overhead

Avian flu infects more B.C. farms as wild birds migrate overhead

VICTORIA — Avian flu is spreading rapidly through British Columbia poultry farms, including half a dozen diagnosed in commercial flocks this week alone. The fall migration of wild birds is considered the primary cause of infection for B.C.
'Doesn't make sense': Business leaders say halted trade talks harm India and Canada

'Doesn't make sense': Business leaders say halted trade talks harm India and Canada

MONTREAL — Business leaders continue to grapple with the economic uncertainty fostered by the rift between the Canadian and Indian governments, saying the suspension of free trade talks hurts both sides.
B.C. conditions are magic for mushrooms in bumper season for fungi, tasty and toxic

B.C. conditions are magic for mushrooms in bumper season for fungi, tasty and toxic

VANCOUVER — Mushrooms large and small, tasty and toxic, are popping up across British Columbia this year in what experts say is a bumper season for fungi. B.C.
Maple Leaf Foods posts smaller loss of $4.3M in Q3 as market challenges ease

Maple Leaf Foods posts smaller loss of $4.3M in Q3 as market challenges ease

TORONTO — The head of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. said he's confident the company has "all the building blocks in place" for success as markets normalize.
Nutrien optimistic on potash demand as earnings continue to take hit from volatility

Nutrien optimistic on potash demand as earnings continue to take hit from volatility

The unprecedented volatility in fertilizer markets that’s contributed to Nutrien Ltd.'s lower earnings so far this year is stabilizing, said chief executive Ken Seitz. "Much of that is behind us," said Seitz in an interview Thursday.
Saputo closing facility in Lancaster, Wisc., about 100 employees affected

Saputo closing facility in Lancaster, Wisc., about 100 employees affected

MONTREAL — Saputo Inc. says it is closing its facility in Lancaster, Wis., and plans to move production to another location in the state. The Montreal-based company says about 100 employees will be affected by the decision.
Nutrien sees earnings drop in third quarter as lower selling prices take a toll

Nutrien sees earnings drop in third quarter as lower selling prices take a toll

SASKATOON — Nutrien Ltd. says it earned US$82 million in the third quarter, down from US$1.6 billion a year earlier. The Saskatoon-based company, which is the world's largest fertilizer producer, says sales were US$5.
Labour shortages cost Canadian agriculture sector $3.5 billion in 2022: research

Labour shortages cost Canadian agriculture sector $3.5 billion in 2022: research

OTTAWA — The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council says labour shortages cost the agriculture sector $3.5 billion in sales in 2022. Research by the Conference Board of Canada on behalf of the council found the sector has a vacancy rate of 7.
Spooky harvest: Droughts, heavy rain create challenge for Canada's pumpkin season

Spooky harvest: Droughts, heavy rain create challenge for Canada's pumpkin season

FREDERICTON — Extreme weather caused by climate change — droughts followed by heavy rains — wreaked havoc with the pumpkin harvest across Canada this year. Nova Scotia pumpkin farmer Danny Dill said the spring planting season was extremely dry.