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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.
Northwest rallies to find fresh food solution on Northern reserves

Northwest rallies to find fresh food solution on Northern reserves

There’s a will, but is there a way? First Nations and northwestern Ontario municipal leaders are diving into the details this summer on how to tackle the exorbitant costs of delivering food and consumer goods to remote fly-in reserves.
Hearst vodka producers earn LCBO honour

Hearst vodka producers earn LCBO honour

Rheault Distillery ’s Loon Vodka, made in Hearst, was recognized by the LCBO as the best product made in Ontario at the 2015 Elsie Awards. The Elsie Awards, a play on LCBO, is an annual industry awards program.
Algoma rebrands sustainability event

Algoma rebrands sustainability event

Algoma’s annual sustainability event will emerge for its seventh year with a new name and a new focus. The Sustain Algoma Expo — formerly the Green Expo — will be held Saturday, July 25, form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Desbarats.

Province invests in Timmins veggie farm

Graham Acres in Timmins is expanding from a hobby farm into a full-time vegetable farm, an expansion being made possible with provincial funding.