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Alberta irrigators' study proposes $5 billion in water storage for drier future

Alberta irrigators' study proposes $5 billion in water storage for drier future

Alberta's irrigation district managers are proposing a $5-billion plan for water storage and conservation in the province's south as the region faces increasingly tight supplies of the vital resource.
Five things to know about Canada's lucrative baby eel fishery

Five things to know about Canada's lucrative baby eel fishery

HALIFAX — Tiny, translucent baby eels, called elvers, are back in the news after two Mi’kmaq men from Nova Scotia reported being detained by federal fisheries officers and then left far from home at 1 a.m.
Record Alberta fires changed forests for decades and destroyed rare habitat: report

Record Alberta fires changed forests for decades and destroyed rare habitat: report

EDMONTON — Last year's record wildfires in Alberta destroyed habitat for threatened species and will change the makeup of the province's forests for decades to come, says a new report.
Why climate change on the farm means a big bill for Canadian taxpayers

Why climate change on the farm means a big bill for Canadian taxpayers

CALGARY — To get an idea of the financial toll extreme weather is taking on this country's agriculture industry, look no further than the government of Saskatchewan's books.
Higher chocolate prices part of wider trend as climate, other factors disrupt supply

Higher chocolate prices part of wider trend as climate, other factors disrupt supply

Higher chocolate prices this Easter after bad crops on the other side of the world are just the latest example of disruptions in the food supply chain, a trend experts say consumers are noticing in growing numbers.
What to plant now and later in qathet/west coast climate

What to plant now and later in qathet/west coast climate

Broad beans don't mind cool soil but other legumes should wait
Federal cannabis review calls for look at tax structure among 54 recommendations

Federal cannabis review calls for look at tax structure among 54 recommendations

A group convened by the federal government to study the legislation that made cannabis legal is recommending the country review one of the industry's biggest gripes: excise taxes charged to pot producers.
Winemaker in qathet hopeful despite BC vineyard challenges

Winemaker in qathet hopeful despite BC vineyard challenges

Consumer habits have changed but wine is still in the future
Gardener finds ‘perfect’ solution for backyard plots in qathet

Gardener finds ‘perfect’ solution for backyard plots in qathet

Tubs for growing last longer than wood boxes, says Texada Garden Club member
Sour grapes: N.S. pauses subsidy to wine bottlers that drew ire of wineries

Sour grapes: N.S. pauses subsidy to wine bottlers that drew ire of wineries

HALIFAX — Following weeks of criticism, the Nova Scotia government is backing away from a contentious subsidy for wine bottlers that the province’s wineries said undercut their operations.