Saskatchewan ag minister says no cuts this year to federal pasture program
( 17-Apr-2012 )
REGINA _ Saskatchewan's agriculture minister says there won't be any cuts this year to a federal pasture program.
Bob Bjornerud (BHEN'-rod) says federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz told him the cuts will start in 2013 and roll out over five years.
Ottawa is walking away from 60 f ....
Sobeys, McCains dynasties join forces in private equity investment firm
( 26-Mar-2012 ) HALIFAX _ Two of Atlantic Canada's best-known business families have launched a private equity firm that will focus on investing in small and medium-sized Canadian businesses.
The board of directors of Halifax-based SeaFort Capital Inc., includes Scott McCain, a senior executive at Maple Leaf ....
Manitoba man pleads guilty to 20 year old assault on two young boys
( 22-Mar-2012 ) WINNIPEG _ A 45-year-old man has pleaded guilty to assaulting two young boys when he was punishing them for misdeeds more than 20 years ago.
Donald Hildebrand apologized in court Wednesday to his victims and their mother.
The charges stem from incidents between 1987 and 1992 when Hildebrand wa ....
New Flyer bus manufacturer nets $17.8 million in fourth quarter of 2011
( 22-Mar-2012 ) WINNIPEG _ Bus manufacturer New Flyer Industries Inc. (TSX:NFI) says it recorded bet earnings of $17.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to a net loss of $13.6 million in the same period of 2010.
The Winnipeg-based company says it expects to maintain its dividends at an annual rate o ....
Six provinces hire legal team to fight tobacco firms over health costs
( 10-Mar-2012 ) VICTORIA _ British Columbia and five other provinces are teaming up to sue Canadian tobacco firms for health-care costs.
B.C., New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island are retaining a national legal team to help them prosecute Canadian tobacco companies.
An o ....
School property taxes may rise after Manitoba takes tax incentive grant away
( 31-Jan-2012 )
WINNIPEG _ School property tax increases could be on the way again in Manitoba.
Education Minister Nancy Allan increased provincial funding for the public school system Monday by $25.5 million, or 2.2 per cent, for the 2012-13 school year.
Allan also yanked the tax-incentive grant away from scho ....
Three Nova Scotia politicians endorse NDP leadership candidate Peggy Nash
( 31-Jan-2012 )
HALIFAX _ Federal NDP leadership candidate Peggy Nash says three NDP members of the Nova Scotia legislature have endorsed her candidacy.
Nash issued a statement today saying Pam Birdsall, Vicki Conrad and Labour Minister Marilyn More are lending their support to her campaign.
Nash, the Toronto M ....