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» Chef's Socks for Bubbly drive to help homeless spreads from Montreal to Toronto
21/11/17 16:54 from CBC News Items
Till Nov. 26, 15 restaurants in Montreal and Toronto are offering a glass of bubbly for every contribution of new socks, which will be distributed to the homeless.

» Six O'Clock Solution: Spicy Shrimp with Green Beans
21/11/17 16:47 from CBC News Items
Flavourful dish with Indonesian roots comes from Emily Wight's new cookbook Dutch Feast

» Montérégie fox and mink fur farmer found guilty of animal cruelty
21/11/17 16:16 from CBC News Items
The Montreal SPCA says this is the first animal abuse conviction of a fur farmer in Canada.

» Competition Bureau drops investigation of Loblaws
21/11/17 16:16 from CBC News Items
The federal Competition Bureau has dropped a probe into allegations that Loblaw Companies Ltd. abused its dominant position in the Canadian grocery business by seeking compensation from suppliers when its profitability decreased due to o...

» Haute vegan and South Indian fare highlight 2018 food trends
15/11/17 20:22 from Canadian Grocer
As 2017 starts to wind down, Toronto-based food marketing agency THP is looking to the year ahead and predicting which foods and flavours will dazzle our plates and palates. This year’s list — and THP’s third annual for...

» Check this out: Inner voice sends Giant Tiger into Christmas
16/11/17 18:44 from Canadian Grocer
Giant Tiger is focused on family and highlighting special holiday moments in its latest advertising campaign. Three 30-second television commercials, part of the retailer’s “Inner Voice” brand platform that launched in ...

» Study: Cash is king with consumers and merchants
16/11/17 19:06 from Canadian Grocer
A new report by Canada’s central bank says Canadians favour cash payments over digital ones, especially for smaller sums of money. The Bank of Canada report, based on two surveys conducted by the bank in 2015 and 2013, found 51% of...

» Updated Food Recall Warning (Listeria) – Various brands of vegetable products
21/10/17 02:52 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – National. Recalling firm – Industry.

» Food Recall Warning - Allergen (Egg) – Captain's Choice brand Frozen Shrimp Shaomai
21/10/17 01:05 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan. Recalling firm – Hen Long Oriental Gifts and Foods Co. Ltd.

» 2017 Golden Pencil winner: Darrell Jones
21/11/17 16:25 from Canadian Grocer
Today he’s at the very top of Overwaitea’s Save-On-Foods, but Darrell Jones started at the very bottom: bagging groceries at the Overwaitea store in Cranbrook, B.C., more than 40 years ago while he was still in high school. A...

» 2017 Golden Pencil winner: Diane J. Brisebois
21/11/17 16:25 from Canadian Grocer
Diane Brisebois says her friends are reluctant to go shopping with her, lest she burst into another emotional speech about how great the retail industry is and how much it contributes to the economy. She’s joking about her friends (we th...

» 2017 Golden Pencil winner: Shelley Martin
21/11/17 16:25 from Canadian Grocer
After finishing her business degree at Wilfrid Laurier University in 1985, Shelley Martin knew she wanted a job in marketing and wasn’t too particular about the industry. She landed at General Mills and soon realized she’d found a home i...

» ‘It’s not an orgy,’ Laval swingers’ club owner says after police raid
21/11/17 14:59 from CBC News Items
Police said it was a swingers bar, and a place where alcohol was served without a permit.

» 'Treated like a criminal': Yukon Indigenous woman accuses Vancouver Denny's of racism
21/11/17 14:00 from CBC News Items
Helaina Moses and her boyfriend went for a bite to eat after a night on the town, and were told to pay upfront. 'It kind of felt like they were assuming we didn't have the money to pay for our food because of our skin colour.'

» Cacao 70, Société Coffee Lounge and Leopold's Tavern Are Now Open
20/11/17 18:22 from Avenue Calgary Restaurants & Food
All this and more in our bi-monthly round-up of Calgary restaurant openings, food news and events.

» 8 Late-Night Restaurant Deals in Calgary
21/11/17 14:27 from Avenue Calgary Restaurants & Food
Head to these restaurants at night for deals on pizza, Japanese barbecue, pasta and more.

» 7 Après-Ski Cocktails to Drink in the Mountains
21/11/17 14:28 from Avenue Calgary Restaurants & Food
After playing in the snow all day, enjoy an apple whiskey tea in Banff or a Caesar garnished with pepperoni, cheddar cubes and a pickled bean in Golden.

» Loblaw partnering with Instacart on home delivery
15/11/17 16:14 from Canadian Grocer
Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it will bring home delivery services to two of the country’s biggest cities in the next several months. Loblaw is partnering with California-based Instacart to deliver food and other pantry staples from L...

» George Weston sees Q3 profit increase
21/11/17 12:57 from Canadian Grocer
George Weston Limited says it third-quarter profit was up from a year ago, boosted by its Loblaw Companies Limited business, offset in part by its Weston Foods operations. The company says it earned a profit attributable to common shareh...

» Naqvi-Mohamed: More civic engagement needed in West Island
21/11/17 12:00 from CBC News Items
Civic engagement is a cornerstone of any community. According to Pierrefonds resident Debra Louise Barry, “I think you have to know who’s governing your city. I think what stops most people from getting involved is that they don’t believ...

» Peasant food on the Prairies
15/11/17 14:00 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
‘Even when we didn’t have much, we didn’t go hungry,” recalls Habeeb Salloum, speaking of his childhood in Depression-era Saskatchewan. The new edition of Salloum’s awar d-winning cookbook, Arab Cooking on ...

» Loblaw Companies helps boost George Weston Q3 profit up from year ago
21/11/17 11:45 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
TORONTO - George Weston Ltd. (TSX:WN) says it third-quarter profit was up from a year ago, boosted by its Loblaw Companies Ltd. business, offset in part by its Weston Foods ......

» Time running out for Argentine sub crew? Canada monitoring situation, search intensifies
21/11/17 05:37 from CBC News Items
Argentina’s navy says the search for the missing submarine ARA San Juan has entered a critical phase. The sub was last spotted five days ago at sea. It is unclear whether the boat is underwater or on the surface. But the next several day...

» In case you missed it, here's what happened in Montreal on Nov. 20
21/11/17 03:00 from CBC News Items
A look at the day’s events in and around Montreal:

» Loblaw closing 22 unprofitable stores
15/11/17 13:24 from Canadian Grocer
Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it has finalized a plan that will result in the closure of 22 unprofitable stores across a range of its banners and formats. The company said it expected the closures would be substantially complete by the end ...

» Loblaw pilots fee-based loyalty program
21/11/17 02:23 from Canadian Grocer
Loblaw Companies Limited says it’s piloting a fee-based subscription service tailored to Canadians who are shopping both online and in store. Called PC Insiders, the program offers perks across a range of Loblaw’s in-store an...

» College students who withdraw will get full refund, province says
20/11/17 23:44 from CBC News Items
College students who withdraw in the next two weeks will be able to apply for a full tuition refund on the fall semester. “Students withdrawing from programs or continuing education courses which were affected by the strike can app...

» BC Oyster Season: What to slurp and where to get them
21/11/17 00:04 from Eat Magazine
It’s popular to speculate about who might have pried open and slurped the sweet, briny meat of an oyster first. But here on the West Coast, the evidence is ancient. Wherever you find a calm beach or a cozy cove, you’ll often also see a s...

» Montreal young people give Mayor Valérie Plante their wish list
20/11/17 23:59 from CBC News Items
At a forum on World Children's Day, children from across Montreal gave Mayor Valérie Plante some ideas on making Montreal better for kids.

» Ottawa support worker charged with sexual assault granted bail
20/11/17 22:11 from CBC News Items
An Ottawa-area personal support worker charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and sexual interference was released on bail Monday with strict conditions. The charges follow an investigation by the Ottawa Police Service’s sexual a...

» Chef Charlotte Langley on her ‘Jill of all trades’ approach to food
20/11/17 20:06 from The Globe and Mail - Food & Wine
Since starting Scout Canning, chef Charlotte Langley is making a mark on the industry

» Food Recall Warning – Allergen (gluten) - Vinh Thuan brand Rice Flour for Cake
20/11/17 20:09 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan. Recalling firm - Thai United Food Trading Ltd.

» Food Recall Warning (Listeria monocytogenes) - Various brands of vegetable
20/10/17 12:54 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – Ontario, Possibly National, Quebec. Recalling firm – Industry

» Dawson: Government food tourism? How unappetizing!
20/11/17 17:48 from CBC News Items
At the risk of alienating a good chunk of the country, if one were to embark upon a culinary tour of Canada, it could fairly easily end at Quebec City. Fishy things in the east, poutine in Quebec. Bam! You’re done. Little that̵...

» Local brewers offer lots to sip
20/11/17 14:16 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
While I continue to try and mentally unpack my recent time in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley as part of the inaugural B.C. Wine Bootcamp — a series of in-depth workshops (and ...

» An Indigenous mystery
20/11/17 14:47 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
What’s a quintessential Native American dish? Sean Sherman offers a gentle laugh when he hears that question. “That’s like asking someone for a typical European meal,” he said. “The assumption is that ......

» Opinion: Story of sleeping car porters demonstrates Quebec's racist past
20/11/17 11:00 from CBC News Items
Quebec might not have had a system of whites-only signage, as in the southern United States during the Jim Crow era, or any immediate plans to build a wall to keep out our neighbours, but we do have a history of slavery and racism.

» Local brewersoffer lots to sip
18/11/17 06:39 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
While I continue to try and mentally unpack my recent time in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley as part of the inaugural B.C. Wine Bootcamp — a series of in-depth workshops (and ...

» Food Recall Warning (Clostridium botulinum) – IHOC brand Rainbow Trout Caviar
20/10/17 03:52 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan. Recalling firm – International House of Caviar.

» Updated Food Recall Warning (Clostridium botulinum) – Yummy Market brand fish products
20/10/17 02:53 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – Ontario. Recalling firm – Yummy Market Inc.

» Montreal Gazette Christmas Fund 2017: Benjamin hopes to repair family relationships
20/11/17 11:00 from CBC News Items
Benjamin is one of thousands who will receive $125 from the Montreal Gazette Christmas Fund, which helps people through the winter season. 

» California wineries assess wildfires' long-term effects
14/11/17 18:16 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
NAPA, Calif. - A month after deadly wildfires swept through California's famed wine country, hot-air balloons are floating again over Napa Valley vineyards splashed with fall colours. On the heels ......

» Miss summer’s fresh produce? Fall and winter fruits and vegetables deliver, too
19/11/17 20:49 from The Globe and Mail - Food & Wine
There are plenty of goodies available during this time of the year

» While you were sleeping: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe ousted, German parties discuss new government and more
19/11/17 13:13 from CBC News Items
Top stories from around the world:

» Bread price-fixing investigation spurs class-action lawsuits
14/11/17 21:31 from Canadian Grocer
With a criminal investigation into allegations of bread price fixing underway, some of Canada’s largest grocery chains and bread producers are now faced with two different class action lawsuits. Both suits could cover virtually everyone ...

» Loblaw, Walmart pre-order Tesla all-electric transport trucks
19/11/17 13:10 from Canadian Grocer
Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it is among the first purchasers of Tesla’s new electric truck. Canada’s largest supermarket chain said it had pre-ordered 25 of the vehicles called the Tesla Semi. “It’s part of our com...

» Food Recall Warning (Listeria) – Firm Ripened Comté Cheese
18/10/17 23:46 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – national. Recalling firm - Agropur Cooperative.

» Take this survey to help Quebec get more women involved in politics
18/11/17 15:18 from CBC News Items
The National Assembly has created an online questionnaire ahead of public discussions

» Food Recall Warning (Listeria monocytogenes) - Agropur Import Collection brand Firm Ripened Comté Cheese
12/11/17 22:12 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – National. Recalling firm – Agropur Cooperative.

» Updated Food Recall Warning (Clostridium botulinum) – AKI brand Chum Salmon Caviar
18/11/17 03:59 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Possibly National. Recalling firm – International House of Caviar Ltd.

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Bevy Brew Fest 2017

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Friday March 31st 2017 • 7pm • Evergreen Brickworks: Canada's All Ladies Craft Beer Festival. Featuring fine food vendors to keep you all fed and satisfied and our Maker's Market, in addition to 4oz and 5oz samples...

2017 Fest of Ale

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April 7 & 8, 2017: This 2-day festival features 175+ quality crafted brews, ciders and cask ales for tasting, fabulous food and great live entertainment in a unique indoor/outdoor venue...