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Most paper packaging in Canada is made from recycled content

Less than half of one per cent of Canadian commercial forests are harvested for paper-based packaging. That’s a fact released by the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council during National Forest Week, September 19-25, 2021. 

Cleanfarms pick up in BC interior

Cleanfarms is holding one-day events throughout British Columbia’s interior to pick up unwanted agricultural pesticides. Check the schedule for the location nearest you from September 27 to October 21. The service will not return to this area again until 2024. 

$2.5 million available to bring research ideas to market

The Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative is calling for applications that would support knowledge transfer, research synthesis or commercialization. All applications must align with research priorities, one of which is productive land capacity.  

Railway deal links Mexico-US-Canada

The recent merger between Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Kansas City Southern means there is now a single-line, competitive option for domestic intermodal shipments between Mexico, the U.S. Midwest, and Canada. Rail can now compete with trucks for time-sensitive shipments in high-value perishables.

Greenbelt Foundation renews support for Ontario Tender Fruit Growers

More than $280,000 in grant money will support future planting of 75,000 tender fruit trees and 10,000 grapevines across the Niagara region.  It’s one of two specialty crop areas protected by Ontario’s Greenbelt.  

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