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Environment & Animal Life

Canadian Food Inspection Agency investigating reports of unsolicited seeds

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) released a statement on Tuesday that said they are investigating reports of people receiving unsolicited packages of seeds.  The CFIA warned individuals not to plant any seeds from unknown sources.  “Unauthorized seeds could be »

Economy

GM stops vehicle assembly in Oshawa due to disruption from U.S. strike

General Motors has halted all vehicle production at its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, as a result of a strike by the United Auto Workers union in the United States, the car maker confirmed Friday. The halt in production means »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Museum freezes, banks species samples

The Canadian Museum of Nature has opened a cryobank to enhance its ongoing study of species diversity in Canada and the world. The National Biodiversity Cryobank of Canada is the first facility of its kind in Canada with a mandate »

Economy, Society

Fire destroys eastern fish plant and scarce jobs

A state of emergency was called as fire ripped through a fish processing plan in the small community of Bay de Verde, in the eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Electrical power was shut off and people evacuated the area, »