Cannabis Vertical Farming Project Press

The New York Times

Legal Marijuana Is Coming to Canada. Investors Catch the Buzz.

Inside garage-sized containers at one end of a cavernous warehouse in a former Nestlé factory south of Ottawa are rows of marijuana plants stacked atop each other, basking in the unearthly glow of grow lights. They belong to Hamed Asi, an Ontario businessman who calls them his "vertical farm." He has ...

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Winchester Press

Cannabis culture curries favour at Chamber of Commerce AGM

Cannabis was the talk of the town in Chesterville last week as the North Dundas Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual general meeting. Set-up inside the village’s former Nestle Canada Plant Wed., Feb. 21, the site’s current owners, IDP Group, used the event as an opportunity to educate the inquiring public about the former ...

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The Chesterville Record

IDP Group hosts North Dundas Chamber of Commerce AGM

The IDP Group hosted the North Dundas Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting at their Chesterville plant, on Wed., Feb. 21, where Chuck Rifici, the CEO of Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp., was welcomed. His venture has become partners with IDP Group, and will be producing marijuana at the facility. Rifici said the ...

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Winchester Press

Pot plans more than a puff of smoke

There was a time, the locals say, when the sweet smell of coffee permeated the village air in Chesterville. Early risers would catch their first whiff of it as the town came to life day after day following a nighttime of hibernation, with folks stepping out of the shadows to face what was before them. For Chesterville was the coffee king, with a flagship factory of the Nestle Canada brand, a sprawling ...

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Nation Valley News

Cannabis Wheaton CEO to visit planned Chesterville production facility, Wednesday evening

The CEO of the Vancouver-based company involved in pot plans at the former Nestlé plant here will address tomorrow night’s North Dundas Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting at the 171 Main Street North facility. The Chamber has recently confirmed the attendance of Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp.’s Chuck Rifici ...

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Ottawa Business Journal

Chesterville looks to pot to recoup losses from shuttered Nestle plant

More than a decade after the closure of Chesterville’s Nestle plant rocked the Eastern Ontario town, a new group of investors is sowing the seeds of an economic revival inside the former chocolate and coffee factory. IDP Group, which now owns the plant, has teamed up with a cannabis investment company on a proposal to turn ...

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CBC News

High hopes for former Chesterville coffee factory

Around 2,000 people live in Chesterville, Ont., a village about 60 kilometres southeast of Ottawa, and most of them can remember when the Nestlé chocolate and coffee factory shut its doors in 2006. "It was devastating," said North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan, whose township includes Chesterville. "Hundreds of people were out of work [from the] only job they'd ever known. Generations ...

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Financial Post

The week in marijuana deals: A factory revival, hemp heats up and destination Germany

Last week’s weed headlines were dominated by the billion-dollar deal between Aurora Cannabis Inc. and Cannimed Therapeutics Inc., whose management teams came together after months of bickering to lay the groundwork for marijuana’s first mega-merger ...

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Ottawa Citizen

Two new marijuana operations proposed for rural areas southeast of city core

An old Nestlé factory in Chesterville and a vegetable greenhouse operation near Greely could soon be converted into marijuana grow ops. They are the latest entrants in the green rush as Canada moves toward legalizing recreational pot this summer.

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Daily Commercial News

Cannabis Wheaton invests in northeast Ontario plant

Toronto-based Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp. has announced an alliance with IDP Group Inc. and HMT Solutions Inc. in which Cannabis Wheaton will allocate $12 million to IDP, operating through a newly formed subsidiary, to set up growing operations in the former Nestle Canada plant in Chesterville, Ont.

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Nation Valley News

Marijuana project an expected stimulant for Chesterville

Chesterville’s entry into the exclusive marijuana factory club of Eastern Ontario should stimulate the local economy and create new opportunities here, according to the mayor of Smith’s Falls, the town that led the way by famously replacing cocoa with cannabis.

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Woodworking Network

Office furniture supplier goes to pot

An Ontario office furniture supplier is taking the concept of diversification to a new level. Office furniture installation and project management firm IDP Group Inc. has entered into a strategic alliance with Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp. for the formation of CannabisCo. Plans call to run the new subsidiary ...

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Nation Valley News

300-plus jobs foreseen as former Nestlé plant switches from coffee to cannabis

More than 300 jobs will be created over the next three years as the former Nestlé plant here turns over a new leaf to marijuana production, says a principal with the firm that owns the 171 Main Street North facility.

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Cornwall News Watch

Marijuana production deal for former Chesterville Nestle plant

The owner of the former Nestle Canada plant is signing a deal with a cannabis financier to produce marijuana in most of the 171 Main Street facility. Vancouver-based Cannabis Wheaton Income Corporation announced today (Jan. 26) it has a "binding strategic alliance" with IDP Group. IDP will run its marijuana production operation under a subsidiary called CannabisCo.

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My Kemptville Now

Chesterville Nestle factory to be pot production facility

The old Nestle chocolate factory in Chesterville is becoming a marijuana growing facility. In a press release last Friday Cannabis Wheaton Income Corporation announced they had entered an agreement with IDP Group Incorporated, the owners of the old factory. IDP will run marijuana production through a subsidiary called CannabisCo. Wheaton will be investing $12 million to ...

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Small Cap Power

Cannabis Wheaton Stock Continues to Rise After Streaming Deal

Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp. (TSXV:CBW) announced Friday that it has entered into a strategic alliance with IDP Group Inc. and HMT Solutions Inc. (collectively IDP). As part of the binding agreement, IDP, thorough a newly-formed subsidiary ‘CannabisCo’ will become a streaming partner in the Wheaton Licensing Program.

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Winchester Press

From Coffee to Cannabis

The once-bustling Nestle Canada plant in this village could be a major jobs producer in the years ahead thanks to an increased push for marijuana output ahead of the federal government’s decriminalization of the drug. It was significant news Fri., Jan. 26 when Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp. announced its strategic alliance with IDP Group, the owners of 373,000-square-foot ...

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