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B.C. grape shortage hurts custom-crush wine business

B.C. grape shortage hurts custom-crush wine business

The once-popular niche has also been hurt by challenges marketing unknown wine brands
Manitoba invests $10M to help address agriculture labour shortage

Manitoba invests $10M to help address agriculture labour shortage

Manitoba premier Heather Stefanson has committed $10 million to address the labour shortage in Canada’s agriculture sector. The $10 million will support the development of the Prairie Innovation Centre at Assiniboine Community College.
B.C. First Nation says unique deal gives it veto power over proposed coal mine

B.C. First Nation says unique deal gives it veto power over proposed coal mine

A British Columbia First Nation is celebrating a deal with a coal company that gives it veto power over a proposed mine on its land.
B.C.'s forestry's future dependent on attracting new workers

B.C.'s forestry's future dependent on attracting new workers

BC Natural Resources Forum forestry panel discusses ways to attract skilled tradespeople
Oilsands execs say a 'just transition' isn't a worry — it's their next big 'boom'

Oilsands execs say a 'just transition' isn't a worry — it's their next big 'boom'

OTTAWA — The CEOs of some of the biggest oilsands companies in Alberta say transitioning their workforce for a net-zero emissions future isn't about cutting jobs, but is about creating them.
Eby intends to bring one-stop approach to resource project permitting process

Eby intends to bring one-stop approach to resource project permitting process

First Nations partnerships and co-management the way of the future, says premier
Rally held to protest closure of Prince George pulp mill

Rally held to protest closure of Prince George pulp mill

Roughly 100 people gathered in Canada Games Plaza, outside an event where Premier David Eby was speaking.
China’s ban on Canadian beef remains

China’s ban on Canadian beef remains

It’s been more than a year since China imposed a ban on Canadian beef imports following a case of atypical BSE in a central Alberta cow and there are no signs as to when it might be lifted.
Southern Alta. faces grasshopper threat

Southern Alta. faces grasshopper threat

Alberta’s 2023 grasshopper forecast predicts areas around Lethbridge will see large populations, while north-central areas will be less affected by the pest.
Ag Canada research shifts away from production

Ag Canada research shifts away from production

Agriculture Canada scientists have, historically, spent their time on things like improving yields, crop diseases and livestock feed efficiency. Mostly ag production and risks to production.