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Cities Raise Concerns Over Processing Compostable Coffee Pods

Cities Raise Concerns Over Processing Compostable Coffee Pods

By Peter Goffin, The Canadian Press

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A coffee pod made at Club Coffee’s plant is pictured in a dispenser in Toronto on Thursday, November 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO – Compostable coffee pods may be increasingly available on store shelves but some Canadian cities, including Toronto, say their waste systems aren’t yet able to process biodegradable versions of the popular single-serve java products.

The pods and their environmental impact went under the spotlight this week as a Progressive Conservative politician in Ontario introduced a private member’s bill that would, if passed, make it illegal to sell the products unless they are fully compostable. Retailers would get four years to take non-compostable pods off the market.

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Winnipeg Harvest Soup-Er-Lunch Raises $20K

Winnipeg Harvest Soup-Er-Lunch Raises $20K

Winnipeg HarvestThe 8th annual Winnipeg Harvest Soup-Er-Lunch brought in $20,000 for the food bank on Wednesday.

About 2,000 people ate on ice level at Bell MTS Place over the lunch hour at $10 a pop, where they enjoyed bottomless bowls of soup and bread.

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Competition Bureau Investigates Allegations of Bread Price Fixing

Competition Bureau Investigates Allegations of Bread Price Fixing

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

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Various brands of bread sit on shelves in a grocery store in Toronto on Wednesday Nov. 1, 2017. Investors in major Canadian grocers appear unfazed today after the Competition Bureau raided the offices of certain companies in a criminal probe tied to alleged price fixing of some packaged bread products. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives)

TORONTO – An investigation by the Competition Bureau into allegations of price fixing of packaged bread products comes as demand for the pantry staple faces pressure from health-conscious consumers and heightened competition from discount retailers.

John Williams, a partner at retail consulting company J.C. Williams Group, called the probe “shocking” given that Canada’s major retailers are governed by very-well defined codes of ethics.

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Winnipeg Airport Passenger Traffic Up as New Restaurant Set to Open

Winnipeg Airport Passenger Traffic Up as New Restaurant Set to Open

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Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport (THEHUBWINNIPEG.COM)

WINNIPEG — Passenger traffic soared 7.4 percent in the third quarter at James Richardson International Airport compared to the same period last year.

New figures released Tuesday by the Winnipeg Airports Authority also report this past July and August were the two busiest months on record.

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Food Musings: Piazza De Nardi

Food Musings: Piazza De Nardi

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

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Piazza De Nardi (KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)
Piazza De Nardi
Piazza De Nardi,1360 Taylor Avenue (KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

Have you ever travelled by car through Italy on the auto strata? If you have and you have stopped at one of their “auto grills,” you may recognize the food service counters at Piazza De Nardi. The food at these Italian rest stops is surprisingly excellent and so is De Nardi’s. You may wish to order a slice of pizza, a meatball sandwich or eggplant Parmigiano. On this occasion, I decided to compile lunch from the vast array of cold items.

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Pumpkin Spice? How About a Buffalo Sauce Latte, Asks Tim Hortons

Pumpkin Spice? How About a Buffalo Sauce Latte, Asks Tim Hortons

By The Canadian Press

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Tim Hortons Buffalo Sauce Latte (HANDOUT)

VANCOUVER – It may be pumpkin spice season, but Tim Hortons is experimenting with a far more bizarre new latte flavour — Buffalo Sauce, in the latest move by restaurants to create buzz-worthy concoctions.

The company says two Buffalo, N.Y.-based restaurants will serve the latte, made with a bold Buffalo sauce flavour and finished off with whipped topping and dusted with zesty Buffalo seasoning.

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Food Musings: Feast Café Bistro

Food Musings: Feast Café Bistro

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Feast Café Bistro
Feast Café Bistro (KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

WINNIPEG — When my lunch date and I arrived promptly at noon, Feast Café Bistro was packed. There were a couple of larger parties who were definitely enjoying themselves and the laughter reverberated off the walls. We were tucked in next to a little window which was cozy since it was one of the first cold and rainy days in a long while.

I was first inclined to order a bannock pizza but remembering that I had been to the Poutine Cup the night before and that we often treat ourselves to pizza on a Friday evening, I opted for a lighter choice.

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