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Notley rebuts privacy concerns on carbon tax

EDMONTON – Premier Rachel Notley is dismissing opposition accusations that her NDP government’s carbon tax bill contains invasive and arbitrary rules on search and seizure.Notley told the house Wednesday that Bill 20 contains rules surrounding search warrants that are commonplace in Canada, and she accused…

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $5.00 higher $524.80; Nov. ’16 $4.90 higher $521.80; Jan. ’17 $3.60 higher $523.80; March ’17 $3.80 higher $524.40; May ’17 $3.40 higher $524.70; July ’17 $3.20 higher $525.40; Nov. ’17 $3.20 higher $514.60; Jan. ’18 $3.20…

Cargill plans to keep several operations in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. – Agribusiness giant Cargill said Tuesday it will keep its protein operations in Wichita, Kansas, and search for a new facility to house them.Wichita is home to the company’s beef business and its turkey and cooked meat business, which includes deli meats. Its…

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $6.20 lower $519.80; Nov. ’16 $7.90 lower $516.90; Jan. ’17 $7.40 lower $520.20; March ’17 $7.10 lower $520.60; May ’17 $6.40 lower $521.30; July ’17 $6.00 lower $522.20; Nov. ’17 $5.90 lower $511.40; Jan. ’18 $5.90…

Alberta sets up task forces on farm safety

EDMONTON – Alberta has launched a broad 78-member outside task force to recommend new farm safety rules, but Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier says there is no timeline for completion.”We don’t have a hard, set deadline on when we’re expecting those recommendations. Sooner better than later,…

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $2.90 higher $526.00; Nov. ’16 $5.10 higher $524.80; Jan. ’17 $4.40 higher $527.60; March ’17 $4.00 higher $527.70; May ’17 $3.40 higher $527.70; July ’17 $3.40 higher $528.20; Nov. ’17 $5.10 higher $517.30; Jan. ’18 $5.10…

ICE Futures Canada prices mostly lower

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $0.50 higher $523.10; Nov. ’16 $0.10 lower $519.70; Jan. ’17 $0.70 lower $523.20; March ’17 $0.70 lower $523.70; May ’17 $0.20 lower $524.30; July ’17 $0.20 lower $524.80; Nov. ’17 $0.10 lower $512.20; Jan. ’18 $0.10…

Bayer takeover of Monsanto would create global giant

BERLIN – Bayer’s potential acquisition of Monsanto would create a giant seed and farm chemical company with a strong footprint in the U.S., Europe and Asia, combining two businesses with complementary geographical focus.But Bayer might have to shed part of its business because of anti-trust…

Evacuation alert cancelled for town of Fox Creek

FOX CREEK, Alta. – Residents of a town northwest of Edmonton are no longer under immediate threat of a forest fire.Alberta Emergency Alert cancelled a two-hour evacuation alert for people in Fox Creek and those who live south of the hamlet of Little Smoky.Earlier this…

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $5.80 higher $522.60; Nov. ’16 $4.20 higher $519.80; Jan. ’17 $3.70 higher $523.90; March ’17 $3.40 higher $524.40; May ’17 $3.40 higher $524.50; July ’17 $3.40 higher $525.00; Nov. ’17 $2.60 higher $512.30; Jan. ’18 $2.60…