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Local greenhouse owners are changing their hiring practices and closely monitoring workers' overtime since Alberta's employment standards update in January.
Everyone in Canada’s business community remembers the mid-2017 announcement from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne about minimum wage. Her plans to quickly and significantly raise minimum wage raised eyebrows across the country. As promised, at the start of 2018, she raised the rate by $2.60 per hour (from $11.40 to $14) and a further increase to $15 is planned for 2019.
Floral flavours are the number one consumer food trend for 2018 according to Whole Foods Market. For years, professional chefs have been using edible flowers as garnishes or to give dishes a signature flavour and consumers are now seeking new culinary experiences at home and experimenting with unconventional ingredients. In partnership with Freeman Herbs, Vineland has been investigating consumer preference for edible flower varieties for positioning in the marketplace.
What better way to create awareness of our sector than by inviting school children into the greenhouse?
For Dauphin, Manitoba, there’s a new year-round tomato greenhouse coming to town.
Leamington, ON – Health-oriented producer Orangeline Farms has managed to fit ‘chocolate’ into their suite of offerings.
For BC greenhouse operators looking to take their health and safety programs one step further, AgSafe has recently launched an online safety self-assessment tool for agricultural operations.
With seven negotiating rounds under our belt, the fresh produce industry remains as committed as ever to the successful conclusion of a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). While many challenges and difficult discussions remain, we remain optimistic that NAFTA 2.0 will be a win-win-win agreement for all three NAFTA nations.
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre opened the doors to its award-winning greenhouse technology centre this week, sharing a glimpse of their research on one of Ontario’s most prominent greenhouse crops: the tomato.
Researchers at the University of Buffalo have come up with a water purification technique for areas with limited access to clean water – and they’re looking to apply the same technology to greenhouses.
Heliospectra has announced the official release of HelioCORE™, the lighting company’s latest light-control software.
The government is shutting down operations at a 65-year-old provincially run tree nursery it says is losing money — but the province's largest union says that's a mistake.
Leamington, ON – NatureFresh™ Farms is serious about spreading the word on greenhouse-grown produce. So rather than bringing the consumer to the greenhouse, they’re bringing the greenhouse to the consumer.
Retail consultant John Stanley has returned for a second year with a two-day immersive workshop for garden centres, meant for sharing ideas about the future and ways to leverage change for the betterment of their businesses
Burnstown Farms Cannabis Company Ltd. has their eye on a 225-acre property in Ottawa Valley and they’re looking to raise up to $2.88 million for its purchase.

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