A south Saskatchewan farmer has donated a truckload of his crop to the Regina Food Bank to assist those who need it most.

The 25 tonnes of split peas are a portion of what Ken Tatarliov grew this season at Surprise Valley Farms, located near the Montana border about 145 kilometres south of Regina.

“We shouldn’t be hungry here in Canada in this day and age,” Tatarliov told CBC News in an interview.

The seed of the idea was planted a few years ago as COVID-19 continued to run wild across Canada.

Tatarliov said he repeatedly heard about exhausted health-care

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Canada’s pesticide regulator repeatedly ignored red flags raised by its own scientists about the health risks posed by the pesticide chlorpyrifos, stalling a review of the pesticide for close to 20 years, documents obtained by the environmental group Ecojustice reveal. All the while, health concerns raised here at home and worldwide about the pesticide were never publicly shared.

Commonly used on crops like wheat, in greenhouses and to kill mosquitoes, chlorpyrifos harms the nervous system and can cause brain defects in children. People are typically exposed by consuming contaminated food residue or water. Canadian farmers used on average 360,000 kilograms

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Some travelers consider architecture or souvenirs the highlights of visiting a new place. But for an increasing cohort, food is the biggest attraction.

Culinary tourism is growing in popularity around the world, and interest in guided food tours is expected to increase more than 16% per year over the next decade.

Baton Rouge businesses are getting in on the trend, marketing it to locals and visitors alike.

Red Stick Spice Co. and owner Anne Milneck have long been known for delicious hands-on cooking classes and demonstrations. She loves sharing food, so in 2022, she teamed up with neighboring restaurants

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When Brookfield Restaurant opened on July 1, 1967 a loaf of bread cost a couple of dimes and owner, Joyce Aboud, was just 12 years old.

Later this month, Aboud will close the Ottawa restaurant and retire after a lifetime of greeting customers, corralling hungry high school students, and memorizing orders.

“It’s been 55 years of my life. On the one hand it’s been hard but on the other hand it’s been easy. My life has been here and my whole social life has been here,” she told the CBC’s Hallie Cotnam on Thursday.

“My family are my customers.”


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