South Korea joins Japan in halting Canadian wheat imports after GMO plants found

South Korea joins Japan in halting Canadian wheat imports after GMO plants found
CALGARY — South Korea has joined Japan in suspending trade in Canadian wheat following the discovery of genetically modified plants in southern Alberta. Global Affairs spokesman Jesse Wilson says it’s standard protocol in both countries to temporarily close markets in such cases. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said last week that it tested plants that survived spraying for weeds and found... Read More

Japan halts wheat imports after genetically modified wheat found in Alberta

Japan halts wheat imports after genetically modified wheat found in Alberta
CALGARY — The Canadian government is trying to reassure Japan and other trading partners that genetically modified wheat found in southern Alberta is limited to a few plants growing along a remote access road and has not been detected in the wider supply. Japan has temporarily halted imports of Canadian wheat as it reviews the tests that Canadian officials have already done,... 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 (16,143.55, up 35.49 points) Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 26 cents, or 3.49 per cent, to $7.20 on 8.4 million shares. Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 40 cents, or 2.87 per cent, to $14.32 on 7.8 million shares. Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up... Read More

Nutrien sells stake in Chilean lithium producer for $5.2B to lift balance sheet

Nutrien sells stake in Chilean lithium producer for $5.2B to lift balance sheet
SASKATOON — Fertilizer giant Nutrien Inc. says it has reached a deal to sell a partial stake in a Chilean lithium and nutrient producer to Tianqi Lithium Corp. for about $5.2 billion. The Saskatoon-based company says under terms of the agreement, it will sell all of its 62.6 million class A shares in Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. for $83.20 each, while retaining its... Read More

Nutrien blames late spring, rail delivery woes for $1M Q1 net loss

Nutrien blames late spring, rail delivery woes for $1M Q1 net loss
SASKATOON — Nutrien Ltd. says a tough winter that slowed potash shipments to Canadian ports and a late spring start to planting season in Canada and the U.S. are responsible for a first-quarter net loss of $1 million. The company formed at the start of the year out of the merger of Potash Corp. and Agrium Inc. earned 16 cents per share in the three... Read More

Fertilizer giant Nutrien to temporarily lay off up to 1,300 in Saskatchewan

Fertilizer giant Nutrien to temporarily lay off up to 1,300 in Saskatchewan
REGINA — Fertilizer giant Nutrien Ltd. says it will temporarily lay off up to 1,300 workers at two of its potash mines in Saskatchewan. The layoffs are to affect staff at the Vanscoy mine this month and the Allan mine in early May. Will Tigley, a company spokesman, says some essential staff would remain at both facilities. According to Nutrien, the layoff... Read More

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