Grain transportation faces post-pandemic challenges

Mohammad Torshizi (Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology) says grain transportation was a success during the first year of the pandemic, but might face some post-pandemic challenges revealed during COVID-19.

Alberta regulator’s move to suspend oilpatch monitoring sets dangerous precedent, critics say

The decision to suspend some environmental monitoring requirements for Alberta’s oilpatch during the COVID-19 pandemic sets a dangerous precedent and jeopardizes environmental safety, critics say.

Fashion industry facing dire consequences

Fashion expert Lori Moran (Human Ecology) said there are major losses accruing in the fashion world because of the pandemic. She said a lot of Canadian retailers were already in trouble before the pandemic, and now they’re facing a major inventory glut after months of being closed.

Essential service designation called necessary

An agricultural economist says declaring the food supply chain an essential service will help get critical goods to consumers during the COVID-19 emergency. Experts say declaration helps protect Canada’s food supply chain but won’t prevent shortages or price increases