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With the CN strike about to enter day three, the president of the Canadian Propane Association (CPA) says the province of Quebec is about to enter into a crisis situation, with Ontario not far behind. Quebec heavily relies on the the railroad to bring its supply of propane — 83 per cent is transported via…

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A new state-of-the-art dairy concentration facility will be built near Lacombe and Red Deer in 2021, with the capacity to accommodate up to 300 million litres of milk per year. The announcement was made this week at the Alberta Dairy Conference held at Edmonton, Alta. The facility is being dubbed Dairy Innovation West (DIW). It will be owned by the…

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With the CN strike about to enter day three, the president of the Canadian Propane Association (CPA) says the province of Quebec is about to enter into a crisis situation, with Ontario not far behind. Quebec heavily relies on the…

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Canadian manufacturers are well known throughout Canada for their innovative, well-built products. After attending Agritechnica, it is very clear that the same is true around the world. Many Canadian companies come to Agritechnica, held every two years, to expose the…

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