The Communicator

August 2023 Issue – See All

BC port strike. Does anyone truly benefit in the long run?

As of July 1, 2023, more than 7,000 port workers across British Columbia went on strike.

The pros and cons of transporting

A look at the four primary modes of transportation—their pluses and minuses.

How green are rail customers?

Rail transport is quick and easy, but CN’s new tool tells you how to calculate its GHG emissions.

The Benefits of Flexible Work

Embracing flexibility in the agricultural retail industry will create a better work environment.

Canada dry—and not the good kind

A not-so-refreshing look at the drought conditions affecting most Canadian farming sectors.

Breeding better cows to reduce GHG emissions

A new project to breed low-methane burping cows will reduce GHG emissions without affecting milk production.

Acting locally, thinking globally

The strike affecting BC ports could have global ramifications.

Bills, bills, bills

A look at recent Canadian bills and their effect on the ag industry.

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Following extensive consultation with stakeholders along the alfalfa hay production chain in Western Canada, a Coexistence Plan for Alfalfa Hay in Western Canada is now available.

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, recently announced the Government of Canada's intention to work with Parliament to postpone for one year the repeal of certain provisions of the Canada Transportation Act that were enacted in 2014 by the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act.

Look out for the all-new May 2016 issue of The Communicator, hitting mailboxes this week.

What were attendees of the 2016 CAAR Conference excited to experience?

The staff and board members of CAAR wish to express their deepest sympathies to the family of Art Funk, who passed away at the age of 55 on April 6, 2016.

CAAR has recently updated the Anhydrous Ammonia Nurse Tank Quality Control Manual, provided to trainees as part of the Nurse Tank Safety Program (NTSP), to Revision 5.3.

As a follow-up to their safety presentation during the 2016 CAAR Conference Retail Management Workshop, Rack Petroleum has shared an Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP) template with CAAR members.