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Baker and entrepreneur appointed small business minister in Cabinet shuffle

The Prime Minister has appointed Lawrence MacAulay minister of agriculture and agri-food and welcomes Rechie Valdez, a baker and entrepreneur, as minister of small business.

IBA to host international baking competition, Canadian delegates

The best bakers from 12 countries will compete for the gold medal at “The iba.UIBC.CUP of Bakers” in Munich as part of IBA, a trade fair for the baking and confectionery industry.

WHO releases aspartame hazard and risk assessment results

Assessments of the health impacts of the non-sugar sweetener aspartame were recently released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization.

Save the date for upcoming BAC events!

The Baking Association of Canada chapters have been busy planning in-person events. Grab your calendars! Here's a taste of what's to come!

Village Bakery owner announces closure of Dundas, Ont., location

Village Bakery of Hamilton, Ont., is closing its downtown Dundas location at the end of July. The bakery has operated there since April 2012. The Hamilton Spectator reports.

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Bakers gather in Winnipeg at BAC Town Hall meeting

Bakers in Winnipeg were given a rare opportunity to network in a recent Baking Association of Canada Town Hall Gathering at Red River College in Winnipeg. » Read More...

Kamloops, B.C., bakery extends deadline to enter succession contest

For $1,000, qualified Canadian entrants can own Erwin’s Fine Baking and Delicatessen, located in Kamloops, B.C. in a succession contest extended to Sept. 22. » Watch now!

Watch the latest episode of Bakers Journal TV

In this edition of Bakers Journal TV, editor Colleen Cross reports on applications opening for the World Chocolate Masters competition, COBS Bread’s new food-donation programs guide and the latest ice-cream trends from HostMilano. This edition is brought to you by Redpath Sugar. » Read More...

Canadian Pizza Summit Toronto Oct. 30 open for registration

The Canadian Pizza Summit East is open for registration! This unique pizza trend and networking event and exciting pizza-making competition, hosted by sister magazine Canadian Pizza, will take place on Oct. 30 in Toronto. » Read More...

Newest in New Products

An upcycled, total flour replacement blend, a cup made of 100 per cent recycled paper and tray-cleaning equipment for small bakeries. You’ll find these and more baking-specific products, equipment and services in our New Products section. Check it out and tell us what you are in the market for! » Read More...
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Food photography course aims to help chefs showcase their creations

George Brown College is offering an intensive two-day workshop to help chefs take their culinary photography to the next level. » Read More...

Nature's Path Organic Foods announces leadership change

Arjan Stephens, current general manager of Nature's Path Organic Foods and president of Que Pasa, has taken on the role of president of Nature's Path. » Read More...

Breadsource Corp. to expand in Scarborough, Ont.

Breadsource Corporation, a family-owned company that produces baked goods, will build an $18.4-million manufacturing facility in Scarborough, Ont. » Read more

Participate in #SourdoughSeptember and publicize your bakery

The Real Bread campaign's annual #SourdoughSeptember is only weeks away. If you run a bakery, baking/cookery school, mill or other business/organization, you are encouraged to share details of your #SourdoughSeptember class, event or other activity so that organizers can help you publicize your event. » Read More...

From our library 

Nadège: small pastry, big hit

When Chef Nadège Nourian first came to Toronto, macarons weren’t near as popular in the city as they were in her original home of Paris, France. Now she has made her flagship shop a go-to destination for authentic French pastry and has helped change the pastry landscape in Toronto. » Read More...


The sweet life

Within the industry there are murmurs that candy making is a lost art. This is not true. Across Canada new shops are opening, as talented candy makers share their joy in crafting the perfect confections. » Read More...


Barrie Town Hall    

Save the date: Sept. 11! Details to come! » Read More...

Moncton Town Hall    

Save the date: Sept. 19! Details to come! » Read More...


Oct. 13-17, 2023 | Strada Statale 33 del Sempione 28, 20145 Rho, Milan, Italy » Read More...

IBA Trade Fair   

Oct. 22-26, 2023 | Messe München, Am Messesee 2, 81829 München, Germany » Read More...

Toronto Bakery Showcase 2024   

Save the date: May 5-6, 2024! Details to come! | 650 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1 » Read More...