ICYMI: BC permanently caps food delivery fees, Saskatchewan farmers spearhead new tech, and more

Here are five food stories you might have missed this week

Another interesting week of Canadian food news has come and gone, but if you haven’t managed to keep up with the many stories that have surfaced throughout the week, we’re here to help you catch up. 

From B.C. becoming the first Canadian province to put a permanent cap on food delivery fees to Saskatchewan farmers trailblazing new tech, to Ontario’s urban sprawl coming at a considerable cost, here are five Canadian food stories you might have missed this week.

B.C. implements permanent cap on food delivery fees

It’s been quite a long time coming, but after years of being at the mercy of volatile— and in many cases unregulated—delivery fees, the province of B.C. has become the first in Canada to implement a permanent cap on food delivery fees. Hopefully the rest of the country follows suit sooner than later. 

Find out more at Global News.

California lettuce shortage limits options for Canadian food businesses

A perfect storm of drought conditions and crop disease in California has caused lettuce supplies to nosedive in North America. As a result, lettuce prices have now skyrocketed and many food and beverage businesses have resorted to simply removing it from their menus. 

Head to CBC News for the full story.

New tech supports sustainability in Saskatchewan and beyond

According to several industry experts, the Saskatchewan farming industry is quickly becoming a hub for emerging new agriculture technology. From drones that carry out automated spraying to cutting edge weather predicting tools, to new developments in soil, water, and topography mapping, the road ahead for Canadian agriculture looks to be as bright as ever. 

Visit CBC News for more.

Urban sprawl encroaches on Ontario agriculture

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has been expressing concern about the future of Ontario farming as the government continues to look for ways to address the province’s housing infrastructure.

According to the OFA, Ontario loses roughly 319 acres of farmland to urban sprawl every day, which they believe should be addressed through redevelopment rather than continuing to rely on urban sprawl.

Check out this CTV News article to read more.

Volunteer-run Alberta ranch offers relief to Canadian veterans and first responders

CBC covered an interesting and heartwarming story this week about a ranch in Alberta that offers Canadian veterans and first responders free food and accommodations. More than that, the volunteer-run ranch has become a safe haven where those who need it most can seek camaraderie and by extension, therapeutic healing. 

Read the full story at CBC News.