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Rising loonie bruises B.C. fruit growers


April 5, 2010
By CBC News

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March 25, 2010, Kelowna, BC – Fruit growers in B.C. say the
rising loonie is making a tough situation worse, and without a $10-million cash
injection from the provincial government, many of them might be forced to shut
down their operations.



March 25, 2010, Kelowna, BC – Fruit growers in B.C. say the
rising loonie is making a tough situation worse, and without a $10-million cash
injection from the provincial government, many of them might be forced to shut
down their operations.

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Sam Di Maria, a pear and apple grower in Kelowna, told CBC
News
revenues have been devastatingly low for orchardists in recent years and
with the Canadian dollar trading at close to parity with the U.S. greenback,
the current support program isn't enough to keep their businesses alive.

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