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Sault grocery store to sell beer

Sault grocery store to sell beer

Pino’s Get Fresh in Sault Ste. Marie is among the first grocery stores approved to carry beer as part of the province’s new alcohol sales strategy announced last spring.
FarmStart offers training for new Northern farmers

FarmStart offers training for new Northern farmers

FarmStart wants to get more new and young farmers into the North, and a pilot project is using training, peer mentorship and marketing to get them here.
Rheault Distillery earns more accolades for homegrown spirits

Rheault Distillery earns more accolades for homegrown spirits

Hearst distillers Marcel Rheault and Mireille Morin have more acclaim to add to their growing collection of accolades after participating in the 2015 China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA).
Espanola company developing four-season greenhouse

Espanola company developing four-season greenhouse

When Jeff Scharf first set up a prototype of his four-season greenhouse, he was mostly looking to test the performance of its envelope, and he planted a few seeds as an experiment. But he didn’t anticipate just how well it would work.
Highlander Brew Co. plans expansion, brew school

Highlander Brew Co. plans expansion, brew school

Operating in South River since 2012, Highlander has outgrown its existing facility and is undergoing a major expansion that will increase its production capacity and establish a training school for brewery technicians.
Milkweed takes root on Vale slag pile

Milkweed takes root on Vale slag pile

The mountainous slag piles at nickel miner Vale in Sudbury are becoming a favourite landing spot for one of nature’s most threatened species.
Government money down for drains

Government money down for drains

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund has earmarked almost $2 million for agricultural infrastructure project in northeastern Ontario.
Manitoulin Brewing Co. introduces first beer

Manitoulin Brewing Co. introduces first beer

For the denizens of Manitoulin Island, who flock to the popular vacation spot when the warm weather hits, summer is filled with sun, lakes, barbecues — and now, a homegrown beer.
Manitoulin beer enters retail market

Manitoulin beer enters retail market

In time for the long weekend, The Beer Store in Little Current, on Manitoulin Island, is making available Swingbridge Ale, the first beer produced by the Manitoulin Brewing Company (MBC).
Radical Gardens bringing new approach to farming

Radical Gardens bringing new approach to farming

Surveying her burgeoning acreage, where newly planted bean shoots are poking their heads out of freshly turned furrows, Brianna Humphrey chuckles about her luck. “I have the worst soil known to man,” she laughs.