Fish farm companies in B.C. should get First Nations approval: report

Fish farm companies in B.C. should get First Nations approval: report
VANCOUVER — A provincial advisory council is recommending fish farm companies be required to have agreements in place with area First Nations before the British Columbia government approves any new or replacement tenures. The proposal is part of a series of recommendations issued in a 230-page report from the advisory council. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham said the province will consider the... Read More

Grain industry facing ‘dire situation’ as backlog of grain shipments grow

Grain industry facing ‘dire situation’ as backlog of grain shipments grow
CALGARY — Grain shippers and producers are raising concerns about a growing backlog of rail shipments that they say is leading to lost sales and unreliable exports. “It’s not getting better, it’s getting worse,” said Wade Sobkowich, executive director of the Western Grain Elevator Association that represents major grain shipping companies. The latest figures from the Ag Transport Coalition, which represents several grain associations, said... Read More

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (15,363.93, up 29.12 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up $2.28, or 24.65 per cent, to $11.53 on 36.8 million shares. Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN). Financial Services. Down $2.28, or 28.68 per cent, to $5.67 on 17.2 million shares. Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Up $4.59, or 18.96... Read More

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,094.72, down 144.50 points) Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up six cents, or 1.69 per cent, to $3.60 on 19.23 million shares. Bombardier’s unexpected win at the U.S. International Trade Commission could accelerate the merger talks between Boeing and Embraer in order to offer an alternative to the... Read More

Nutrien shares begin trading on TSX and NYSE after Agrium, Potash Corp. merger

Nutrien shares begin trading on TSX and NYSE after Agrium, Potash Corp. merger
SASKATOON — Shares of Nutrien Ltd., the company created by the merger of Agrium Inc. and Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc., started trading on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges today. The company traded under the ticker symbol NTR. The merger saw shareholders receive 0.40 Nutrien shares for each common share of PotashCorp they owned and 2.23 Nutrien shares... Read More

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,209.13, down 12.82 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up 66 cents, or 7.38 per cent, to $9.60 on 51.9 million shares. Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (TSX:POT). Fertilizer. Down five cents, or 0.19 per cent, to $25.78 on 21.7 million shares. Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Down 67 cents, or 2.20... Read More

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (16,221.95, up 18.82 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up 93 cents, or 11.61 per cent, to $8.94 on 27.3 million shares. Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Up $2.64, or 9.51 per cent, to $30.41 on 12.8 million shares. Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Healthcare. Up $1.10, or 6.51 per cent, to $18.00... Read More

PotashCorp, Agrium clear U.S. hurdle, combined company begins trading Jan. 2

PotashCorp, Agrium clear U.S. hurdle, combined company begins trading Jan. 2
CALGARY — Canada’s two largest fertilizer companies say they have received the final regulatory permission required to complete a merger of equals that was originally announced more than 18 months ago. The combined Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (TSX:POT) and Agrium Inc. (AGU) will be named Nutrien after the deal effectively closes on Jan. 1, subject to customary conditions. Nutrien’s shares are... Read More

Drones to help assess destruction, health of B.C.’s forests after fires

Drones to help assess destruction, health of B.C.’s forests after fires
VANCOUVER — Drones are being used to assess the aftermath of the worst fire season on record in British Columbia. Nicolas Coops, professor in forest resources management at the University of B.C., says drones will help assess the dead timber’s condition and how much of the forest can be salvaged. This year’s fires burned over 12,000 square kilometres, destroyed homes and other... Read More

Agrium buying Australian fertilizer business Macrofertil from Louis Dreyfus Co.

Agrium buying Australian fertilizer business Macrofertil from Louis Dreyfus Co.
CALGARY — Agrium Inc. has signed a deal to buy Macrofertil, a fertilizer distribution business in Australia, from Louis Dreyfus Co. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available. The company (TSX:AGU) says the Macrofertil business includes six fertilizer storage and distribution assets with coating and blending capabilities, and about US$120 million in annual sales. The deal is subject... Read More