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Mass die-off of farmed salmon on the rise, finds B.C. scientist

Mass die-off of farmed salmon on the rise, finds B.C. scientist

Canada found to lead global rise in mass die-offs on salmon farms, but B.C. industry says trend doesn't apply to them.
Lack of fibre has forest industry and communities in 'crisis,' unions say

Lack of fibre has forest industry and communities in 'crisis,' unions say

Forest industry unions Unifor, United Steelworkers and Public and Private Workers of Canada say they want to be part of key reforms in the industry
Politicians want more competition but supply management still a 'sacred cow'

Politicians want more competition but supply management still a 'sacred cow'

OTTAWA — There aren't many issues that garner support across party lines in Ottawa these days.
'Old MacDonald went broke': Technology helps grain farmers confront weather woes

'Old MacDonald went broke': Technology helps grain farmers confront weather woes

British Columbia grain farmer Malcolm Odermatt says all he can do is pray for rain this spring after repeated droughts sabotaged his harvest last year.
Value of Canadian farmland rises 11.5 per cent in 2023: report

Value of Canadian farmland rises 11.5 per cent in 2023: report

REGINA — The value of Canadian farmland rose 11.5 per cent in 2023, a new report by agriculture lending firm Farm Credit Canada has found. Chief economist J.P.
This B.C. farm can grow softball-sized peaches. This year they'll rely on vegetables

This B.C. farm can grow softball-sized peaches. This year they'll rely on vegetables

One of the first indicators of how bountiful a fruit harvest will be in British Columbia comes months before any peaches, apricots or nectarines start fattening on trees.
62% of Canadians back windfall tax on fossil fuel profits, says poll

62% of Canadians back windfall tax on fossil fuel profits, says poll

In every region of Canada, pollsters found a majority of respondents agree Ottawa should introduce a windfall tax on oil and gas companies.
Canada concerned as final rule for 'Product of USA' meat labels announced

Canada concerned as final rule for 'Product of USA' meat labels announced

Canada's federal government as well as organizations representing some the nation's beef producers warn a decision south of the border about "Product of USA" labels on meat, poultry and eggs could disrupt supply chains.
'Clean slate' to reshape B.C. wine industry, after climate-related catastrophes

'Clean slate' to reshape B.C. wine industry, after climate-related catastrophes

The heart of British Columbia's wine industry is reeling after suffering a litany of climate-related hits, resulting in two years of crop losses in the southern Interior. Record-breaking heat. Wildfires and smoke that repeatedly contaminated grapes.
Eby to address forestry unions at Victoria summit

Eby to address forestry unions at Victoria summit

The three unions say the summit is an “unprecedented” effort to chart out a future for B.C.’s forestry industry