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May 15, 2018 1:35 PM Officials reiterate warning about edible plants in New Brunswick flood zone

Officials have said that floodwaters that swept through communities along the Saint John River may have contained untreated sewage, fuel or other contaminants, and plants could have been exposed. Russell says plants, such as fiddleheads, are popular and are harvested along riverbanks at this time of year, but that other wild plants away from the flooded 9

May 4, 2018 7:17 PM Toyota planning $1.4B expansion of Woodstock, Cambridge plants: Report

Toyota Motor Corp. is set to announce a $1.4 billion expansion of its Canadian operations to build the RAV4 sport utility vehicle, a bet on the nation’s manufacturing amid a cloud of uncertainty from ongoing NAFTA talks. The Japanese automaker is slated to make an announcement Friday afternoon at its facility in Cambridge, alongside Prime Minister Justin 16

May 4, 2018 2:37 PM All evidence shows B.C. man lynched in Peru had shot dead Indigenous healer: prosecutor

Sebastian Woodroffe was allegedly lynched in retaliation for healer's death A Peruvian prosecutor says all the evidence gathered indicates that a Vancouver Island man killed an 81-year-old traditional healer in the Amazon. Sebastian Woodroffe was killed in a brutal lynching days after he was believed to have shot and killed the esteemed Indigenous leader 23

April 19, 2018 3:59 PM Rustle & Still: A coffee shop that a brews up a taste of Vietnam

Rustle & Still features high-end Vietnamese coffee made from Arabica beans, as well as pastries and banh mi. People like a good coffee backstory with their cup of coffee these days. Newly opened cafe Rustle & Still on Bloor St. W. near Bathurst St. delivers. The oasis-like spot — heavily decorated with plants, which are meant to rustle as you walk by them and create 24

April 10, 2018 9:24 PM China wants no 'progressive' elements in any free trade deal with Canada: envoy

China's ambassador says his country firmly rejects Canada's attempts to entrench labour standards in a free trade pact. Envoy Lu Shaye says Canada's so-called progressive trade agenda has no place in a free trade agreement. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was unable to persuade China's leaders to formally entrench labour, gender, environment and governance 13

March 6, 2018 2:00 PM Fort McMurray First Nation getting in on Canadian cannabis boom

Fort McMurray #468 First Nation could reap $13M in annual cannabis revenues, according to its business partner The Fort McMurray #468 First Nation says it will join other Canadian Indigenous communities that will grow and sell legal marijuana. The band is planning to open a cannabis-growing facility about 40 kilometres south of Fort McMurray in July 2019. The facility 28

February 14, 2018 6:22 PM Six marijuana companies announce deals to supply Quebec with cannabis

Province expects to open 15 marijuana stores across the province this summer and will control sales online. MONTREAL—Six companies announced they have signed letters of intent with Quebec’s liquor board to supply cannabis and related products. The companies individually announced the deals with the Crown corporation, which is overseeing marijuana sales 23

January 26, 2018 12:59 AM Hydro-Quebec awarded 20-year electricity deal from Massachusetts

MONTREAL—Quebec’s hydro utility has been awarded the biggest export contract in its history after the U.S. state of Massachusetts gave the nod of approval to the Northern Pass project. Massachusetts officially selected Northern Pass on Thursday out of 40 submissions presented to the state last year. The project, run by Hydro-Quebec and U.S. partner Eversource 16

December 21, 2017 9:03 PM Impending demise of Cavendish banana offers case for biodiversity

The world once relied almost exclusively on one variety of banana, which was wiped out by Panama Disease. History is about to repeat itself. The bananapocalypse is coming. That’s the likelihood that sometime in the next decade bananas may disappear, victims of a fungal pathogen known as Panama Disease. The disease is on the march throughout the world 27

December 13, 2017 12:12 AM Air Canada expanding codeshares for 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism

MONTREAL - Air Canada (TSX:AC) and Air China Ltd. say they will be expanding their mutual codeshare services in time for the 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism. Air China will place its code on Air Canada's new daily Montreal-Shanghai flight, as well as Air Canada's flights from Vancouver to Victoria, Kelowna, Saskatoon and Regina. Air Canada will place 37