Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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India has issued a six-month extension allowing Canadian peas and lentils to enter the country without first being treated for pests.

Pulse Canada C-E-O Gordon Bacon says the notice is a positive step, but that it's still unclear whether Canadian exports will be exempt from a fine for not treating the shipments before export.

The dispute centres around India's requirement that pulse imports be fumigated with methyl bromide before export.

For years, India had been letting Canadian shipments be treated on arrival rather than before shipping, but signalled earlier this year that the exception would end. (The Canadian Press)



A woman has died in a collision with cattle on a range road in northern Alberta.

Mounties in Coaldale say the woman was one of five people in a Ford Mustang that was on the paved road Canada Day when it hit several cows.

Two other adults and two youths who were in the car were injured.

Police say seven animals died. (The Canadian Press)



The Trump administration's top environmental official met briefly with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely used pesticide.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's schedule showed he was slated to meet with Dow C-E-O Andrew Liveris on March 9th for about a half-hour at a Houston hotel.

A spokeswoman for Dow says the formal meeting "never happened due to schedule conflicts," while an E-P-A spokeswoman also said the formal meeting was cancelled.

But the E-P-A spokeswoman said Pruitt and Liveris did have a "brief introduction in passing" at the energy conference in Houston they were both attending.

Pruitt later announced his decision to deny a petition to ban Dow's chlorpyrifos pesticide from being sprayed on food. …

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