Category Archives: Agriculture

Ontario deploys emergency management team to address Essex farm outbreak

TORONTO — Ontario has deployed an emergency management team to Windsor-Essex to help deal with a large COVID-19 outbreak on a farm, Premier Doug Ford said Friday as he apologized for previously suggesting migrant workers w...

Alberta government to twin southern highway to spur economic recovery

TABER, Alta. — The Alberta government says it will twin a 46-kilometre stretch of highway in southern Alberta. Officials say the improvements to Highway 3 between Taber and Burdett will support 755 jobs and drive economic recovery and diversification i...

Lighthizer celebrates USMCA, promises enforcement as trade deal comes into force

WASHINGTON — North America's new trade agreement finally became the law of the land Wednesday, complete with a celebratory warning from the Trump administration that the United States intends to make sure Canada ...

COVID-19 devastating B.C. fruit growers, threatens food security: association

KELOWNA, B.C. — The B.C. Fruit Growers Association says the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its industry has been devastating. The association says a survey of its members shows more than 67 per cent of farmers have reduced fruit productio...

Farm, nail salon outbreaks contribute to spike in COVID-19 cases in Ontario

TORONTO — A spike in new COVID-19 cases in Ontario on Monday was attributed to two recent outbreaks — one at a farm in Windsor-Essex and another linked to a nail salon in Kingston. But public health officials said the province's caseload

Key time ahead to contain outbreaks in Windsor-Essex region, officials say

WINDSOR, Ont. — As the Windsor-Essex region partially entered Stage 2 of the province's reopening plan this week, political leaders, health officials and farmers in the area expressed anxiety about efforts to contain COVID-19 outbreaks in the regi...

Anger, frustration over continued closures, mayor of Leamington, Ont., says

WINDSOR, Ont. — The mayor of one of Ontario's last communities still locked down due to COVID-19 says small businesses are being driven to bankruptcy by the closure while shops in neighbouring communities in Windsor-Essex reopened Thursday with a mix

Safe, clean campsites to be made available for seasonal fruit pickers in B.C.

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it is moving to protect residents and seasonal workers from COVID-19 while ensuring the temporary labourers have a safe place to stay as they work in orchards and fields this...

Outbreaks on farms are holding back the entire region, says Windsor, Ont., mayor

TORONTO — Tensions are mounting in Windsor-Essex, Ont., over the region's continued pandemic lockdown, with a local mayor and some business owners saying public health officials haven't done enough to halt the spread of COVID-19 on ...