Remembrance Day 2017: Live updates from ceremonies at the National War Memorial and across Canada

Last Updated Saturday, November 11, 2017 : Photos, video and updates from CTV reporters at the National War Memorial Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa and from ceremonies abroad. Continue Reading […] Read More

Small-Footprint Produce DEMERS Inaugurates Cutting-Edge Greenhouse

DRUMMONDVILLE,Quebec: - Jacques Demers, President and CEO of Productions Horticoles Demers Inc., officially opened the company's new greenhouse today. On hand for the inauguration were representatives from various food chains and wholesale distributors. The $25 millionexpansion of the small-footprint facility was made possible by financial support from the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Desjardins Capital and Capital Financière agricole, as well as by a […] Read More

Delta, BC: Village Farms International, a major Canadian producer of fruit and vegetables, has united with Emerald Health Therapeutics, a major BC medical marijuana supplier, in a joint venture to produce and distribute cannabis.

According to 604now.com, by  Elana Shepert:  Village Farms announced that they have plans to convert their greenhouse, located in Ladner on Dewdney Trunk Road, into a cannabis producing facility with Emerald in exchange for 50% of a share stake in the venture and $20 million cash. The operation is estimated to yield an impressive 75,0000 […] Read More

BC’s finance minister disagrees with proposed split on pot tax revenue

According to Globalnews.ca, by Estefania Duran and Emily Lazatin: The Federal Government proposed Friday a taxation on legal marijuana of $1 per gram or 10 per cent of the final retail price, whichever is higher, with the revenues to be divided equally between Ottawa and the provinces. The federal government is out with its tax […] Read More

Federal marijuana tax plan ‘completely unacceptable,’ says Alberta’s finance minister

According to  CBC News By Dave Dormer: As far as Alberta's finance minister is concerned, the federal government can stick its proposed marijuana tax revenue sharing plan in a pipe and smoke it. The provinces should get all — or a majority — of the tax revenue from sales when marijuana is legalized next year, Finance […] Read More

Pot taxes could add up to $1 billion and would be split with the provinces: Ottawa (video)

According to thestar.com, By TONDA MACCHARLES, Ottawa Bureau reporter: The federal government admits provinces could set higher excise tax but wants "coordinated" approach to keep the black market out. OTTAWA—The federal government formally rolled out details Friday of its tax plan for legalized marijuana, proposing a combined federal-provincial excise tax capped at 10 per cent, […] Read More

Mexico drug cartel’s grip on politicians and police revealed in Texas court files

According to theguardian.com; David Agren:  The accusations made in three Texas courtrooms were staggering. Witness after witness described how a notorious drug cartel pumped money into Mexican electoral campaigns and paid off individual politicians and policemen in the border state of Coahuila to look the other way as hundreds of people were massacred or forcibly disappeared. The […] Read More

Wegmans tops list of best retail workplaces

According to fortune.com: A job in retail can be difficult work (whether it’s because of the customers, or because the customers wound up shopping online). But these 20 companies got rave reviews from their staff, who praise teams that are “like family,” supportive work environments, and plenty of opportunities for advancement. For our annual ranking […] Read More

Current Marijuana Taxes In Colorado

According to hightimes.com By Ab Hanna: Voters in multiple parts of Colorado approved new marijuana taxes that will hike prices for consumers in those areas. Eagle County, Colorado is suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues. They’re hoping the new marijuana taxes that were approved will help fund programs that will save the town. […] Read More

USDA keeps hydroponics out of organic growing

According to Michigan Farm Bureau, by Paul W. Jackson: In a move that may further divide the organic industry, the USDA has gone against a recommendation from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) and continued its prohibition of hydroponic and aquaponic production as a certifiable organic growing technique. By a recent 8-7 vote, the NOSB recommended […] Read More