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Court battles, conservation and a cornered market: rockweed industry in state of flux

Court battles, conservation and a cornered market: rockweed industry in state of flux

The humble rockweed fulfills a long list of ecological needs. ... It’s also coveted as a commercial product and is used in nutritional supplements, fertilizer, cosmetics, livestock feed and both human and pet food. Seaweed is big business. That’s why it was at the centre of a recent lawsuit in Maine.
OPINION: Growing pains for the agri-food sector

OPINION: Growing pains for the agri-food sector

The federal budget injects some new life into Canada's agricultural industries, but not enough funding and not nearly enough clarity of vision.
Family blueberry farm a labour of love and a fruitful venture

Family blueberry farm a labour of love and a fruitful venture

Jim and Judy Burgess met in a blueberry field 52 years ago and, since then, Glenmore Farms has been a kind of beacon for the couple even when they lived in other communities across the province over the years. Fifteen years ago, they returned to the farm full time and have done what it took to keep it going, even if big money was never to be had.
Irving Shipbuilding looks Down Under for workers

Irving Shipbuilding looks Down Under for workers

Newspaper ad offers 'generous relocation package' to entice Australians to Halifax for patrol vessel, warship projects.
Rouyn-Noranda roots rest with Nova Scotia prospector E.H. Horne

Rouyn-Noranda roots rest with Nova Scotia prospector E.H. Horne

The western Quebec city of Rouyn-Noranda, where the Halifax Mooseheads will face off for Game 6 of their Quebec league playoff series Monday night, owes its beginnings to Nova Scotia prospector Edmund Horne.
Rinaldo brothers back together in new restaurant venture

Rinaldo brothers back together in new restaurant venture

Rinaldo’s Italian American Specialties will open in a month in the former Good Food Emporium space on Windsor Street.
OPINION: Pharmacare should not be financed by fees

OPINION: Pharmacare should not be financed by fees

Currently, those who receive capital gains are only taxed on half of the capital gain. This is an unfair advantage to those already advantaged. Fully taxing capital gains would raise an additional $62 million and cover the cost of Pharmacare premiums.
Halifax gourmet burger king cooks up expansion plan

Halifax gourmet burger king cooks up expansion plan

Cheese Curds-Habaneros owner Bill Pratt selling franchises in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick using dual operation model.
Precarious employment jeopardizing workers’ rights, Dal audience told

Precarious employment jeopardizing workers’ rights, Dal audience told

Cost-conscious employers seeking efficiencies through such measures as hiring casual workers and contracting out jobs has led to an increasing number of Canadian workers employed in insecure situations. At the same time, the impact of trade unions in this country is diminishing, a Dalhousie University audience heard Thursday.
COMMENTARY: Slow death of cooking is gravy for food industry

COMMENTARY: Slow death of cooking is gravy for food industry

Recent surveys suggest the average adult spends more time watching cooking shows than actually cooking. Cooking has become optional for most of us. That means we've relinquished control of what we eat to corporations. And those corporations want to provide us with conveniently served and easily prepared products — both healthy and not so healthy.