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Newfoundland vegetable transplant program doubles volume to assist growers

To address food security needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the province is doubling the volume of vegetable transplants available from 1.7 million transplants in 2019 to three million in 2020.

Canadian gardens face risk of permanent closure

Though Canadian public gardens could help alleviate stress and address mental health for the public, temporary COVID-19 measures could mean permanent closures for many gardens. 

Details released on temporary foreign worker isolation support

The federal government has now released details around the Mandatory Isolation Support for Temporary Foreign Workers Program.
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Maintaining momentum as pandemic rules wane

From building an online presence to rolling out delivery options, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed independent garden centres to try new methods of engaging consumers. But as provinces across Canada start allowing brick-and-mortar stores to re-open, retail experts Shelley Levis and Jim Munroe are advising IGCs to continue building on this momentum for modernization. » Learn more
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CPMA introduces virtual learning lounge sessions

The CPMA Learning Lounge Sessions, typically hosted on the CPMA Trade Show floor, are going virtual this year.  » Read more

Buy BC e-commerce brings local foods, beverages online

BC is providing $300,000 to help the province’s farmers and food and beverage processors overcome some lost sales during the COVID-19 pandemic by moving their products online. » Read more

Alberta supports employee training for agri-businesses

Alberta is providing up to $5 million in support to farmers, agri-businesses and food processors to offset the cost to train new employees safely in new agri-food roles. » Read more