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’Staying alive, Staying alive:’ Pet owners gain peace of mind with pet first aid

CALGARY — Dollar and Ghost are watching with great interest as their owners bounce along to “Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees.

Dollar, or Dolly as she is called by her owner, even gets up close and personal. The Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever licks the face of her human mom while Sharon Manly is learning mouth-to-snout resuscitation and CPR on a dog mannequin.

’Recall fatigue’ may prompt Canadians to avoid serving some foods over holidays

VANCOUVER — A string of high-profile produce recalls may lead to shortages of the most recent culprits ahead of the holidays. But, even if cauliflower and some lettuce varieties stay in stock, experts say consumers may be hesitant to buy and serve them as part of a big, family meal.

Farm bill exempts pure maple, honey from added sugars label

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The new farm bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday prevents maple syrup and honey producers from being required to list their pure products as containing added sugars on their nutrition labels a plan proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration months ago that producers said was misleading.

Christmas tree farmers combat popularity of artificial trees

TUALATIN, Ore. — Rosa Villarreal’s three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen. The boys, ages 2, 4 and 6, were picking out a real tree this year a new tradition their young parents hope will create lasting memories.