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541 Eatery Helps Pave the Way for Fresh, Healthy Eating in Industrial Hamilton

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

541 Eatery understands the power good food can have in strengthening communities, and has been harnessing that power now for a couple of years. It’s all about building and inspiring resilient communities through the power of nutritious food, particularly in a Hamilton neighbourhood that Sue Carr, 541 Executive Director,...read more

Rouge Park 2015 - photo taken by Josie Di Felice

Amendments made to Rouge National Urban Park Act

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Earlier this month the Government of Canada tabled amendments to the Rouge National Urban Park Act, taking a step towards completing the establishment of Rouge National Urban Park. The amendments aim to protect the Park’s important ecosystems and heritage, including providing greater certainty for Rouge Park farmers. Among the...read more

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Mohawk College Leverages Purchasing Power to Support Local Food and Farmers

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hamilton’s Mohawk College is receiving $100,000 from the Greenbelt Fund and Ontario government to develop the first provincial local food procurement model for Ontario’s 24 colleges, purchasing local food from Ontario farmers for their cafeterias. The pilot project, announced Wednesday of Local Food Week, is expected to increase local...read more

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NOA Fisheries in Whitby Brings Sustainable Tilapia to Canada

Friday, May 27, 2016

Golden Horseshoe food businesses are leading their own way – upstream! The expression “take things into your own hands” comes to mind when learning about Jason and Tamar Oziel’s pioneering aquaponics venture based near Whitby. The husband and wife team, looking to launch new careers for themselves, found a...read more