Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

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(BC-Drought-Conditions)

The British Columbia government says if voluntary water-use reductions don't maintain flows in northern rivers above critical levels, it may consider regulating water usage.

The Peace, Upper Fraser East and Upper Fraser West areas are listed at Level 3 drought conditions, which requires all surface-water and groundwater users to reduce their consumption.

The province says farmers can check for leaks in their irrigation systems and focus watering on high-value crops and livestock.

It says stream levels across much of northern B.C. have dropped and, while some larger rivers still have normal streamflows, their tributaries have dropped to levels of concern for fish and ecosystems. (The Canadian Press)

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(Banff-Bison-Bulls)

Parks Canada says it has killed one of two bison bulls that wandered away from Banff National Park.

Officials say the animal was moving toward private grazing land and posed a safety risk to the public and to livestock.

Parks Canada spokeswoman Christie Thomson says the decision to euthanize the bull was taken only after every other possible solution was tried or examined.

Parks Canada has said it was prepared for the possibility the bison would roam and was working closely with the province and landowners in the area.(The Canadian Press)

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(Fed-Review-Canopy-Constellation)

The federal government says it will review an American alcohol giant's announcement that it will invest five-billion dollars in Ontario-based marijuana producer Canopy Growth Corp.

The department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada says in a statement that the deal proposed by Constellation Brand Inc. is subject to review under the Investment Canada Act.

The investment would give Constellation a 38 per cent stake in the company.

Canopy Growth previously said the capital will be used to fuel its accelerated global growth. …

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