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Gardening a pain in the neck and back, say specialists
Eighty-eight per cent of Ontario chiropractors report that gardening is the most common source of back and neck pain during the warm weather season. The Ontario Chiropractic Association's Plant and Rake Without the Ache campaign aims to protect gardeners.
June 13, 2008 - If you have a website for your garden centre, you probably often wonder who is going online to check out the site and who isn’t. Statistics Canada recently released the results of its 2007 Canadian Internet Use Survey and it reveals that almost three-quarters of Canadians went online last year.
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Stats Can reveals who's going online
If you have a website for your garden centre, you probably often wonder who is going online to check out the site and who isn’t. Statistics Canada recently released the results of its 2007 Canadian Internet Use Survey and it reveals that almost three-quarters of Canadians went online last year.
June 13, 2008 - The social-networking wave has hit the gardening industry. Myfolia.com is a website designed to help gardeners track their gardening progress, share their garden and see what others are growing, join groups or find others growing the same plants.
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Myfolia.com - Facebook for gardeners

The social-networking wave has hit the gardening industry. Myfolia.com is a website designed to help gardeners track their gardening progress, share their garden and see what others are growing, join groups or find others growing the same plants.
June 2, 2008, Ottawa — Farmers are reminded to respond to their AgriInvest Kickstart letters by the June 30, 2008 deadline. Farmers who don’t respond by the deadline will not receive Kickstart funds.
May 30, 2008, Langley, B.C. — It’s been a busy spring for Bevo Agro Inc. The B.C.-based propagator was busy filling increased orders from international clients.
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Sustainability focus at Ohio Short Course
OFA – an Association of Floriculture Professionals will host its annual OFA Short Course from July 12-15. Totalling more than seven acres, this year’s trade show has more than 1,500 exhibit spaces.
May 21, 2008, Madison, WI — Since September 2007, Leonardo Academy has been promoting awareness of the development process of the Draft American National Standard for Trial Use for Sustainable Agriculture Practice, intended for subsequent approval as an American National Standard.
May 16, 2008 - Loblaw Cos., Canada's biggest supermarket chain, may take cues from Kroger Co. in the U.S. and Tesco Plc in the U.K. to outdo Wal-Mart Stores Inc. at no-frills discounting and service. The Financial Post reports. | READ MORE
May 16, 2008, Washington - After several months of lackluster sales, U.S. retailers finally have a reason to cheer.
May 14, 2008, Vancouver (CNW) – Village Farms Income Fund has recorded the strongest first quarter in its history. “We are very pleased to report 60 per cent EBITDA growth and the strongest first quarter in Village Farms’ history,” said Michael DeGiglio, chief executive officer of the Fund’s operating subsidiaries.
May 14, 2008 - Canadian Tire has announced a plan for the next five years, which includes a small-town store format and an updated version of its large outlets. The Financial Post reports. | READ MORE
May 14, 2008 - Canadian home improvement retailer Rona says worried consumers are being "very prudent" and aren't spending as freely in its stores this year. The Toronto Star reports. | READ MORE
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Consumer slump hits Rona

Canadian home improvement retailer Rona says worried consumers are being "very prudent" and aren't spending as freely in its stores this year.

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