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New Federal Food Guide May Be ‘Out of Reach’ for Most Canadians: Report

New Federal Food Guide May Be ‘Out of Reach’ for Most Canadians: Report

By Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press

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Various vegetables are on display for sale at the Jean Talon Market in Montreal on January 11, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

The fruit-and-vegetable-heavy fare touted in the new federal food guide may be too expensive — or perhaps just not enticing enough — to easily form the basis of most Canadians’ diets, a new report suggests.

Researchers at Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph found over 52 per cent of consumers surveyed said they face barriers in adopting the guide’s recommendations.

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Extra Smoke and Heat to Go as Fire Destroys Winnipeg Fast-Food Restaurant

Extra Smoke and Heat to Go as Fire Destroys Winnipeg Fast-Food Restaurant

By The Canadian Press

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Smoke billows from an A&W restaurant in the 1400 block of Main Street on Sunday, February 10, 2019. (ROB SWYSTUN / TWITTER)

Winnipeg firefighters were served up heavy smoke, intense heat and other dangerous conditions as they battled a blaze that eventually destroyed a fast-food restaurant.

Flames were licking through the roof of an A&W outlet on Main St. when crews arrived at the scene shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Manitoba Beef Producers Receiving $350K for Beef Verification Program

Manitoba Beef Producers Receiving $350K for Beef Verification Program

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Fresh ground beef is packed at a local butcher shop, October 1, 2012 in Levis, Que. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot)

WINNIPEG — The provincial and federal governments are investing $350,000 over five years into Manitoba Beef Producers to help them meet industry standards for food safety.

The Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) program runs nationally and was expanded in 2016 to include modules for animal care, biosecurity and environmental stewardship.

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Manitoba-Made Food & Drink Shine at LoveLocalMB

Manitoba-Made Food & Drink Shine at LoveLocalMB

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LoveLocalMB is March 2 at the Victoria Inn on Wellington Avenue. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The top local food and beverage producers aim to please and there’s no other event greater to get a taste of their wares than LoveLocalMB.

The sixth annual all-things-local evening is March 2 at the Victoria Inn, celebrating the best in food, beer and wine.

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Trio of Calgary Kids Ask Canadian Coffee Chain to Rethink Popular Contest

Trio of Calgary Kids Ask Canadian Coffee Chain to Rethink Popular Contest

By The Canadian Press

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Mya Chau, left, 12, and Eve Helman, 12, who are digitally petitioning Tim Horton‚Äôs to make the roll up the rim to win campaign more environmentally friendly, are seen outside a Tim Horton’s in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

OTTAWA — A trio of young people in Calgary are challenging Canada’s iconic coffee chain to use its popular contest to get Canadians to kick their cup addiction.

Twelve-year-olds Mya Chau and Eve Helman, and 16-year-old Ben Duthie, have nearly 105,000 signatures on a change.org petition asking Tim Hortons to replace its existing disposable coffee cups with a compostable version, or at least one that can be recycled everywhere in Canada.

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Tim Hortons Co-Founder Ron Joyce Dies at Age 88

Tim Hortons Co-Founder Ron Joyce Dies at Age 88

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

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Tim Hortons co-founder Ron Joyce is photographed in Toronto on Friday, October 20, 2006. Joyce has died at age 88. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris)

Ron Joyce, who rose from a childhood marked by the Great Depression to co-found the Tim Hortons doughnut chain, has died at the age of 88.

Joyce died Thursday in his Burlington, Ont., home with his family at his side, the family said in a statement.

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Winnipeg Harvest Receives $122K Donation from Sobeys

Winnipeg Harvest Receives $122K Donation from Sobeys

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Representatives from Sobeys, Safeway and IGA present Winnipeg Harvest with a cheque for more than $122,000 in Winnipeg on Wednesday. (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg Harvest received a hefty donation Wednesday as part of its Joy of Giving holiday campaign.

Sobeys Inc. donated $122,787.12 to the Winnipeg food bank on behalf of Sobeys, Safeway and IGA stores.

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