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B.C.'s 2024 vintage faces wipeout, as wine report predicts up to 99% loss due to cold

B.C.'s 2024 vintage faces wipeout, as wine report predicts up to 99% loss due to cold

KELOWNA, B.C. — Winery owner Rolf de Bruin was well aware of the stakes as temperatures plunged to -24 C in Lillooet, B.C., in mid-January.

Aging population will widen labour gap in Canadian agriculture: report

OTTAWA — Canada's agriculture industry will have a domestic labour gap of more than 100,000 jobs by 2030, according to a new report.
B.C. cherry growers 'reeling' after January cold snap that damaged buds

B.C. cherry growers 'reeling' after January cold snap that damaged buds

KELOWNA, B.C. — This season will likely be the most challenging cherry growers have ever experienced in British Columbia, a farmer and industry leader says, after a widespread cold snap damaged trees and buds last month.
Eating well during winter in qathet takes planning

Eating well during winter in qathet takes planning

Farm provides an abundance of food for the region
Shoppers turn to ‘imperfect produce’ as grocery prices rise

Shoppers turn to ‘imperfect produce’ as grocery prices rise

On the outskirts of Barrie, Ont., sunlight washes over the outcast cucumber and parsley stacked on skids at Eat Impact's warehouse.
Cannabis company Canopy Growth reports $216.8M Q3 net loss

Cannabis company Canopy Growth reports $216.8M Q3 net loss

SMITHS FALLS, Ont. — Canopy Growth Corp. reported a net loss of $216.8 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss of $264.4 million a year earlier. The cannabis company says the loss amounted to $2.
Aurora Cannabis buys Australian medical pot firm as losses continue

Aurora Cannabis buys Australian medical pot firm as losses continue

Aurora Cannabis Inc. bolstered its international presence Thursday with a deal to buy the 90 per cent of Australian medical cannabis company MedReleaf Australia it didn't already own.
Food inflation ‘still omnipresent,’ warns Agropur CEO

Food inflation ‘still omnipresent,’ warns Agropur CEO

MONTREAL — Despite hopes of a lull, inflation remains "omnipresent" across the supply chain of the Agropur dairy co-operative, its CEO says.
B.C.'s dramatic temperature swings put stress on bees and cattle

B.C.'s dramatic temperature swings put stress on bees and cattle

VANCOUVER — Recent wild temperature swings in British Columbia have raised concerns about the impact on some local animals' health, and potentially their survival.
Rogers Sugar refinery workers in Vancouver ratify new five-year contract

Rogers Sugar refinery workers in Vancouver ratify new five-year contract

VANCOUVER — Rogers Sugar Inc. says unionized workers at its Vancouver refinery have ratified a new collective agreement. The five-year deal brings an end a strike that began in September.
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