Simcoe, Ont. – Lalit Kainth, franchise owner of Toppers Pizza in Georgetown, Ont., has won a $100 Visa Gift Card just for participating in the Canadian Pizza National Industry Survey.
Calgary – A growing field of research is the creation of cultured meat, or lab-grown meat, which involves the extraction of a small selection of cells from a live animal and the division and accummulation of those cells in a lab. The product is necessary to meet future protein demands, a food innovation expert says. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Restaurants Canada applauds the Ontario government for making changes to Bill 148 it says will provide relief for the province’s foodservice sector.
Calgary – This year’s Eric Francis Pizza Pigout attracted more than 600 locals who helped raise more than $65,000 for KidSport Calgary, You Can Play and Kids Cancer Care of Alberta. Nearly 50 pizzerias took part in the 16th annual event. The Toronto Sun reports. | READ MORE
Battle Creek, MI – Steve's Pizza doesn't deliver. But when a manager at the store heard about a loyal customer in hospice care 225 miles (362 km) away, he decided to personally deliver two pizzas himself. CNN reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – Despite the Hawaiian pizza’s proud Ontario origins, one quarter of Canadians continue to deem it “blasphemy” to put pineapple on pizza, according to a new survey by Abacus Data. The National Post reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Canada's top pizza makers were named at the Canadian Pizza Summit and Chef of the Year Competitions. 
Montreal – The City of Montreal is considering restricting the use of wood-fired ovens and cooking with charcoal (on grills or otherwise) in restaurants, according to Metro. Eater reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – With the Canadian Pizza Summit and Chef of the Year Competitions just days away, Canadian Pizza is pleased to announce our judges and the competitors who will vie for victory as Canada’s top pizza makers on Monday, Oct. 15.
Edmonton – Following the recent increase of Alberta’s minimum wage to $15, Restaurants Canada is urging the Alberta government to reintroduce the liquor server wage and to introduce a youth wage at $13.60.
Montreal – Montreal Pizzafest, a friendly competition among local pizzerias, recently crowned winners in three categories with help from guest judge Anthony Falco.
London, U.K. – A vegan pizza featuring vegan mozzarella, fried aubergine, crumbled soya sausage, basil and nutritional yeast has taken top honours at the National Pizza Awards in the U.K. Plant Based News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Insurance premium rates for employers will be sharply reduced due to the elimination of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board's Insurance Fund's unfunded liability, the Ontario government and the WSIB recently announced.
Giuseppe Cortinovis’ Covent Garden pizza was a hit with judges at last year’s Chef of the Year competition.
Calgary – Tom’s House of Pizza owner John Windle said police found the business's portable pizzeria in a campground near Carstairs badly damaged. The Calgary Sun reports. | READ MORE

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