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OPINION: With food fraud on the rise, science dishes out new solutions

OPINION: With food fraud on the rise, science dishes out new solutions

Food fraud has now become mainstream, but two things have changed in recent years which are making a significant impact: supply chain transparency, from fork to farm, and consumer expectations empowered by social media. Yet regulators and industry are struggling. Here's why.
Rough ride for Lafarge’s retreaded tire-burning plan

Rough ride for Lafarge’s retreaded tire-burning plan

The Lafarge plan to burn 30 per cent of the one million tires Nova Scotians scrap every year at its cement plant doesn't seem to fall in line with the province's past recycling practices.
Marine services companies in Sydney Harbour are busy, growing, but not shipbreaking

Marine services companies in Sydney Harbour are busy, growing, but not shipbreaking

Officials with McKeil Marine and Heddle Marine Services say Sydney Harbour is ideally located to take advantage of the growing need for tugboats, barges and ship repairs in the Atlantic region.
Tragically Hip rocker Gord Downie’s fund announces new Halifax ‘legacy rooms’

Tragically Hip rocker Gord Downie’s fund announces new Halifax ‘legacy rooms’

Five Halifax businesses have responded to Downie's call for corporate Canada to do more to promote dialogue and reconciliation with Aboriginal people.
Colchester County residents bristle at tire-burning decision

Colchester County residents bristle at tire-burning decision

Nearly 30 people clambered into the Stewiacke legion Wednesday night to voice opposition to the government's decision to permit a one-year pilot project for Lafarge to burn tires in its cement kiln at a plant near Brookfield. Environment Minister Iain Rankin defended the decision Thursday, saying it is based on science and evidence only.
At The Turn: Handmade in Halifax, leather covers turn heads worldwide

At The Turn: Handmade in Halifax, leather covers turn heads worldwide

For many Canadians, golf is a family affair. For the Bishop brothers, it's become a family business.
The creator, not the plater: Chef joins venture to make new restaurant crown jewel of King’s Wharf

The creator, not the plater: Chef joins venture to make new restaurant crown jewel of King’s Wharf

Only a month after leaving Battery Park, chef Mark Gray will run the kitchen at a new Dartmouth restaurant just a few blocks away.
Atlantic forestry experts on lookout for arrival of destructive invasive insect

Atlantic forestry experts on lookout for arrival of destructive invasive insect

Forestry experts in Atlantic Canada are getting ready for the arrival of a new, invasive species that has destroyed millions of ash trees in other parts of Canada. The emerald ash borer is a non-native pest from Asia.
OPINION: Tim Hortons needs a fix as new owners put squeeze on franchisees

OPINION: Tim Hortons needs a fix as new owners put squeeze on franchisees

Providing value to the new multinational parent company's shareholders is superseding the corporate will to empower outlets. Most franchisees invested hundreds of thousands of dollars and, in some cases, millions. What was once considered a licence to print money — a tried and true program — has turned into a nightmare for some of the franchisees.
Emergence of an East Coast boom town: ‘The timing is now for Halifax’

Emergence of an East Coast boom town: ‘The timing is now for Halifax’

Halifax is booming, its skyline awash with construction cranes, and Ontario native Jesse Rodgers can tell you why. Rodgers, a veteran of Waterloo's tech startup scene, moved to the Nova Scotia capital a year ago with his wife and four kids.