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Oct. 31, 2018
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Partial carbon tax relief for greenhouses

A partial relief of 80% is proposed to apply on fuel charges for eligible commercial greenhouse operators. This includes natural gas and propane used to grow plants. Exemption certificates will be upfront.

BC pipeline explosion could be costly

A natural gas shortage follows a pipeline explosion near Prince George earlier this month. FortisBC says it means supply will be reduced by 50 to 80 per cent during the coldest months of the year.

Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers

Public health officials in five provinces are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has affected 45 individuals. Many of the individuals who became sick reported eating cucumbers.
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Growing in northern climates

Eight-dollar heads of lettuce in Churchill, Manitoba. Twenty-seven-dollar bunches of asparagus in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. Thirteen-dollar cauliflower in Iqaluit, Nunavut. It’s no longer a dirty secret that food costs a lot more in the north than other parts of the country and that people are struggling to afford it. Yet there’s a growing number of tech-savvy entrepreneurs who believe indoor farms and greenhouses are keys to begin getting more nutritious, affordable food into the hands of people who need it most. » Learn more

Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo

Nov. 7-8, 2018
Location: Boxborough, MA
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Saskatchewan Green Trades Conference

Nov. 8-9, 2018
Location: Saskatoon, SK
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Nov. 14-16, 2018
Location: Drummondville, QC
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Green Industry Show

Nov 15-16, 2018
Location: Edmonton, AB
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