More Atlantic Canada News
January 18, 2021
The Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries has released a food and beverage plan that will help encourage the use of local products, something that’s been stressed throughout the pandemic.
January 13, 2021
Cooke Aquaculture plans to spend $58.6 million building a salmon hatchery on Digby Neck, N.S., over the next five years.
January 10, 2021
The Newfoundland and Labrador Groundfish Industry Development Council says it can’t support the federal government’s recently announced cod stock rebuilding plan, saying it’s too restrictive and won’t allow the industry to rebuild along with the fish.
December 12, 2020
Provincial officials have temporarily shut a chicken and turkey slaughter and processing plant in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, citing recent cases of COVID-19 among employees. The plant had been closed Wednesday for testing to be conducted, the province said, noting all staff have been tested, “further results are expected soon” and retesting is also planned.
The Chronicle Herald
November 18, 2020
With only one per cent of food consumed in Labrador grown in the region, there is a market for locally produced food, be it vegetables or other crops and food products.
October 27, 2020
A new pilot project on P.E.I. is taking the wet, boggy areas of some farm fields and turning them into wetlands.
October 27, 2020
Under the Emergency On-Farm Support Fund, the Government of Canada will be investing $983,500 to protect farm workers in Nova Scotia.
October 26, 2020
The new president of the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick says she wants to help family farms grow as they struggle through a labour shortage, pandemic and other challenges.
October 23, 2020
Nova Scotia farmers can now apply to a $1.2-million government program aimed at covering workplace health and safety costs associated with preventing the spread of COVID-19.
October 21, 2020
Canadian mink breeders are closely eyeing a series of coronavirus outbreaks at European and American mink farms that have forced authorities to cull millions of animals possibly infected with the disease.
NB Media Co-op
September 30, 2020
The Valley Grow project sought to ease barriers to getting started with gardening in order to help local people make at least a modest contribution to their own household food needs.