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Study finds ancient clam beaches not so natural

In their second study to be published in just over a year, an SFU led team of scientists has discovered that ancient coastal Indigenous people were more than hunter-gatherers. Casting a large interdisciplinary research net has helped Simon Fraser University … Continue reading

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

By Tracy Tjaden Book review by Patrick Lencioni Whether you are running a multimillion-dollar agriculture operation or a small family farm, if you’re working with people you are going to run into problems. In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, … Continue reading

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CFA Highlights Agricultural Considerations in Budget 2015

OTTAWA, APRIL 21, 2015 – The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) was pleased to see investments in agricultural trade promotion, a continued commitment to improve labour access and market information, and a reduction in cost of Employment Insurance (EI) premiums … Continue reading

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Changes to Foreign Worker Program could strangle Canadian economy

Changes could also lead to rise in illegal workers By Roslyn Kunin Canada’s recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) are slamming the door on low-skilled workers trying to come to Canada, and in some cases to stay … Continue reading

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Growing Food Trade, Shrinking Self-Sufficiency

New Worldwatch Institute analysis explores trends and consequences of the international food market As society reaches the limits of available farmland and accessible irrigation water, many countries have turned to international markets to help meet domestic food demand. Imports of … Continue reading

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Soil Care: Will We Make the Right Choices?

By Don Lobb 2015 is International Year of Soils, and from April 19-25, National Soil Conservation Week brings focus to soil care in Canada. We need to consider our record through the ages as we implement soil protection now. Through … Continue reading

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World Uranium Symposium in Québec City next week

Mr. Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan during the Fukushima catastrophe, will deliver an exclusive message at the opening of the World Uranium Symposium at the Quebec City Convention Centre on April 14-16 2015. Both scientific and community-based, the Symposium … Continue reading

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