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ICE Futures Canada prices mostly lower

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $0.60 lower $526.30; Nov. ’16 $0.90 higher $530.00; Jan. ’17 $0.60 higher $534.40; March ’17 $0.10 higher $535.80; May ’17 $0.30 lower $537.00; July ’17 $0.40 lower $538.50; Nov. ’17 $2.60 lower $512.80; Jan. ’18 $2.60…

Alberta government sacks Crown board

EDMONTON – The Alberta government has sacked the board of a Crown corporation following a report that said there were procurement violations and lavish spending by executives that included golf trips, limo rides, and luxury seats to the Edmonton Oilers.”I’ve lost the confidence in that…

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $3.40 higher $526.90; Nov. ’16 $3.60 higher $529.10; Jan. ’17 $3.80 higher $533.80; March ’17 $3.80 higher $535.70; May ’17 $3.60 higher $537.30; July ’17 $3.60 higher $538.90; Nov. ’17 $0.10 higher $515.40; Jan. ’18 $0.10…

ICE Futures Canada prices mostly lower

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $1.00 higher $523.50; Nov. ’16 $0.60 lower $525.50; Jan. ’17 $0.10 lower $530.00; March ’17 $0.20 lower $531.90; May ’17 unchanged $533.70; July ’17 unchanged $535.30; Nov. ’17 $2.10 lower $515.30; Jan. ’18 $2.10 lower $515.30;…

Cannabis producer starts shipping to Croatia

TORONTO – Canadian cannabis producer Tilray is placing its bets on budding demand from markets overseas as it begins shipping medical marijuana products to Croatia.The company will be exporting two varieties of liquid capsules that contain the active medicinal ingredients of marijuana to patients in…

Advocates tout the benefits of grass-fed beef

TORONTO – Shopping for steaks to grill and confused by the difference between grass-fed and grain-fed beef? And why is one more expensive?A Toronto-based butcher who stocks 100 per cent grass-fed beef argues cows that graze on grass are healthier and their meat contains less…

ICE Futures Canada prices mixed

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $1.50 lower $522.50; Nov. ’16 $3.00 lower $526.10; Jan. ’17 $2.30 lower $530.10; March ’17 $1.70 lower $532.10; May ’17 $1.10 lower $533.70; July ’17 $0.50 lower $535.30; Nov. ’17 $0.40 higher $517.40; Jan. ’18 $0.40…

Glencore sells piece of agri business to BCIMC

TORONTO – Glencore PLC says the British Columbia Investment Management Corp. will pay US$624.9 million cash to buy about 10 per cent ownership in the Swiss company’s agricultural products division, which includes the Viterra grain-handling business.It’s the second time this year that the Swiss multinational…

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $6.00 higher $524.00; Nov. ’16 $5.10 higher $529.10; Jan. ’17 $5.00 higher $532.40; March ’17 $4.90 higher $533.80; May ’17 $4.90 higher $534.80; July ’17 $4.80 higher $535.80; Nov. ’17 $0.80 higher $517.00; Jan. ’18 $0.80…