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The Hiram Walker distillery at Windsor, Ont. (CNW Group/Corby Spirit and Wine Communications)

Distilleries make sanitizers to meet pandemic demand

COVID-19 sparks demand for hygiene products

Toronto | Reuters — Some Canadian distilleries and breweries have started producing hand sanitizers alongside alcoholic drinks as the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus stokes demand for hygiene products. The move comes after Health Canada this week relaxed rules on the sale of hand sanitizers, disinfectants and protective equipment on a temporary basis to […] Read more

Bashaw agri-retailer to share the wealth

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bashaw Crop Services is one of four Canadian agri-retailers to be given $15,000 to donate to worthy causes. It was chosen in a contest put on by ADAMA Canada, which encouraged people to vote for agri-retailers that have made an outstanding contribution to their community. Fifty-two businesses were nominated in the #ThankARetailer contest and more […] Read more


Deadline for AgriSpirit Fund approaching

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rural community groups can now apply for funding from Farm Credit Canada’s AgriSpirit Fund. The fund gives grants of $5,000 to $25,000 to registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada for community improvement initiatives. In the past grants have been given for purchasing equipment for emergency services and recreation centres to building care homes […] Read more

tractor hauling food to a food drive

Alberta students rally to help out food banks

Reading Time: < 1 minute A farm tractor pulling a trailer drove down the streets of Red Deer, Blackfalds, and Lacombe and stopped at eight schools earlier this month. And each time, hordes of students brought bag after bag of donations for area food banks. More than 2,000 participated in FCC Drive Away Hunger — an 11-year-old program that has […] Read more