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first_imgSASKATOON – Getting grain to port at a faster and more efficient clip will be the focus of a meeting in Saskatoon involving the federal government, farm leaders and executives from Canada’s two biggest railways.Officials from the grain and rail transportation sectors will be at Wednesday’s roundtable discussion, hosted by federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Lawrence MacAulay, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.Grain transportation was a critical issue for farmers last winter when producers said shipping delays and backlogs following what had been in many cases an excellent harvest were resulting in huge financial losses for them.Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railways have previously announced plans for improved grain movement, but Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association director Daryl Fransoo says the time for talk is over and it’s results that now count.Todd Lewis, president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, says the railways have calculated that 4,000 grain cars a week will be enough to handle the demand, although he notes that farmers hope to see even bigger numbers.The roundtable meeting coincides with this week’s federal Liberal caucus meeting in Saskatoon.“It’s to the point where we’ve heard enough,” said Fransoo, who farms in the Glaslyn area, about 200 km northwest of Saskatoon.“They (the railways) just have to move our grain in a timely fashion … They can talk about their cars, their locomotives and the people they’ve hired but the proof is in the pudding.”The federal government passed the Transportation Modernization Act in May to make railways accountable for poor service. It includes financial penalties for failure to deliver promised rail cars for grain shipments on time.Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. said in June that it expects to have more than 500 new high-capacity grain hopper cars in service before the end of 2018.The Calgary-based company placed an initial order for 1,000 cars from Hamilton-based National Steel Car and expected to order a total of about 5,900 of the grain hoppers over the next four years.It also said that it plans to invest more than half a billion dollars as part of its commitment to the North American agricultural sector.Rival Canadian National Railway Co. announced a similar order of 1,000 hopper cars in May, also from National Steel Car.Both companies said their orders were facilitated by federal government changes that encourage railways to make investments to avert service disruptions. (CJWW, The Canadian Press)Companies in this story: (TSX:CP)last_img read more

FNM Split Leader reaches out to DNA

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, December 12, 2016 – The Bahamas has a new leader of opposition business in the House of Assembly; her name is Loretta Butler Turner and she was on Sunday sworn in by Governor General, Dame Maguerite Pindling.Butler Turner and others formed a coup, which on Wednesday forced Hubert Minnis, the actual leader of the FNM, potentially out of  the position due a constitutional right for them to claim no confidence in him and see him ousted.Hubert Minnis remains leader of the Free National Movement, but is no longer leader of Opposition business in the House of Assembly.  There was also upheaval in the Senate as most of the FNM Senators had resigned following the move late last week.Late breaking info from the Bahamas right now is that Butler Turner, has made Branville McCartney of the DNA the leader of government business in the senate. Related Items: #MagneticMediaNewscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Man attacked in gas station near SDSU

first_imgMan attacked in gas station near SDSU June 10, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two men beat and stabbed another man inside a gas station adjacent to San Diego State University’s campus late Saturday, fled the scene, then returned in time to be greeted by police, an officer said.Around 9:50 p.m., a 29-year-old man walked into the ARCO station at the intersection of College Avenue and Montezuma Road and, apparently having been involved in some kind of altercation, asked the clerk to call police, Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department said.While the man was in the store, two men walked in and first physically attacked him, then stabbed him once in the back and once in the arm before leaving the gas station.The two suspects returned while police were at the scene, and were arrested.The suspect who stabbed the victim was identified as 57-year-old Milton Lewis, and the suspect involved in the beating was identified as 25-year- old Abdul Mohammad, Heims said.Both were being held at San Diego Central Jail.The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening, and he was not taken to a hospital, Heims said. Posted: June 10, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Updated: 12:15 PM KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more