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Canadian agriculture groups hope new Indo-Pacific strategy leads to trade deals

Canadian agriculture groups hope new Indo-Pacific strategy leads to trade deals

OTTAWA — Agriculture commodity groups are applauding the Liberal government’s long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy and hoping it will lead to more, and better, free trade deals.
CannTrust execs linked to unlicensed growing caused 'incredible' damage, court hears

CannTrust execs linked to unlicensed growing caused 'incredible' damage, court hears

TORONTO — A lawyer representing Ontario's securities regulator says three former executives whose cannabis company was caught growing pot in unlicensed rooms were in positions to disclose the improper growing but didn't.
Don't have a cow: Senator's legen-dairy speech draws metaphor from bovine caper

Don't have a cow: Senator's legen-dairy speech draws metaphor from bovine caper

OTTAWA — Haven't you herd? A dramatic tale of 20 escaped cows, nine cowboys and a drone recently unfolded in St-Sévère, Que., and it behooved a Canadian senator to milk it for all it was worth.
Mounties in southern Alberta help owner round up ostriches that escaped from a pen

Mounties in southern Alberta help owner round up ostriches that escaped from a pen

TABER, Alta. — RCMP in southern Alberta had an unusual chase this morning after 20 ostriches escaped their pen. Mounties say in a statement that they started receiving reports just before 8 a.m. about the birds on the road near Taber, Alta.
B.C. 'doing everything' it can to stop bird flu, minister says, as infections spread

B.C. 'doing everything' it can to stop bird flu, minister says, as infections spread

VICTORIA — Farmers in British Columbia's Fraser Valley are facing "intense disease pressure" from an avian flu outbreak in commercial farms that the agriculture minister says is concerning.
Seven commercial poultry flocks in B.C.'s Fraser Valley have bird flu: ministry

Seven commercial poultry flocks in B.C.'s Fraser Valley have bird flu: ministry

VICTORIA — Seven commercial poultry farms in British Columbia's Fraser Valley have been quarantined because they've tested positive for a highly infectious avian flu. A statement from the B.C.
P.E.I. potato farmers still hurting by last year's export ban to the United States

P.E.I. potato farmers still hurting by last year's export ban to the United States

CHARLOTTETOWN — Potato farmers in Prince Edward Island are feeling the impact of lost customers one year after a four-month ban of table potato shipments to the United States began. Canada stopped sending the Island's best-known export to the U.S.
New Brunswick seafood giant Cooke Inc. acquires Tassal Group of Australia for $1.5B

New Brunswick seafood giant Cooke Inc. acquires Tassal Group of Australia for $1.5B

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — New Brunswick seafood giant Cooke Inc. says it has completed a C$1.5-billion acquisition of Australian seafood producer Tassal Group Ltd. The parent company of Cooke Aquaculture Inc.

Deal on Ukrainian grain exports during war to be extended

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A wartime agreement that allowed grain shipments from Ukraine to resume and helped temper global food prices will be extended by 120 days, the United Nations and other parties to the deal said Thursday.
Bird flu fighters in B.C. face unprecedented challenge, as H5N1 spread across Canada

Bird flu fighters in B.C. face unprecedented challenge, as H5N1 spread across Canada

VANCOUVER — By some measures, the ongoing outbreaks of avian flu in British Columbia pale when compared to the devastating eruption of the disease in 2004 that prompted a cull of 17 million birds.
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