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HyLife officially announced a gift of $125,000 to STARS air ambulance at Bethesda Regional Health Centre in early October. From left to right: Brent Bekiaris, STARS flight paramedic and mobile education leader; Grant Lazaruk, HyLife CEO; Don Janzen, HyLife chairman and Grant Therrien, STARS director of Manitoba operations.

STARS flying high after HyLife Foods donation

STARS says the $125,000 received from HyLife Foods 
will go to an as-yet unannounced innovation

STARS has another $125,000 to work with thanks to HyLife Foods. The pork company announced the six-figure donation Oct. 3 at Steinbach’s Bethesda Regional Health Centre. Grant Lazaruk, HyLife Foods CEO, said the donation reflected their continuing support of STARS, support that the company dates back to 2013. “At HyLife, our mission is, ‘We take

HyLife Foods staff work in the recently expanded integrated pork-processing plant in Neepawa.

HyLife to hand over to Thai conglomerate

Over half of HyLife Foods stock will belong to Thai-based conglomerate CPF once the deal closes

Manitoba pork giant HyLife Foods will soon have someone else calling the shots. The company announced a deal with Thailand-based exporter Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF) for 50.1 of the company’s stock April 22. The $498-million deal adds HyLife to the conglomerate’s list of companies, which span 17 countries and include hogs, chickens,


The site for a proposed federally inspected beef slaughter facility in St. Boniface was recently sold for half the Manitoba Cattle Enhancement Council’s asking price.  photo: shannon vanraes

Sale of MCEC property raising questions

The provincial government says the MCEC failed because federal funding never materialized, but it isn’t releasing details of a recent property transaction

It was supposed to be the site of a new, federally inspected cattle slaughter facility — one that would buoy a flagging industry in the wake of BSE. But now Manitoba’s opposition Tories say a property at 663 Marion Street in Winnipeg has been sold for half its value as the Manitoba Cattle Enhancement Council