Central Canada – David Thompson Things http://davidthompsonthings.com/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 18:15:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://davidthompsonthings.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default.png Central Canada – David Thompson Things http://davidthompsonthings.com/ 32 32 Canada’s Farm Show organizers are pleased with this year’s event https://davidthompsonthings.com/canadas-farm-show-organizers-are-pleased-with-this-years-event/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 18:15:33 +0000 https://davidthompsonthings.com/canadas-farm-show-organizers-are-pleased-with-this-years-event/ Another edition of Canada‘s Farm Show at REAL (Regina Exhibition Association Ltd ) District is officially in the books. Exhibitors began removing their equipment after what organizers called a very successful event. Kirk Westgard, the new vice president of agriculture for REAL, said attendance and interest in the show was exceptional, with day one attendance […]]]>

Another edition of Canada‘s Farm Show at REAL (Regina Exhibition Association Ltd ) District is officially in the books.

Exhibitors began removing their equipment after what organizers called a very successful event.

Kirk Westgard, the new vice president of agriculture for REAL, said attendance and interest in the show was exceptional, with day one attendance up 18% from 2019 levels.

“Not only am I happy, but we’ve spoken to a lot of exhibitors and they seem very happy with what’s going on. I think we now have a setup, all indoors, that’s going to have something to build on. and move forward with it.”

Teardown is underway as exhibitors continue to remove equipment and bring it home.

For anyone involved in the agriculture industry, the Canadian Farm Show is a key place to do business.

This year, visitors and buyers from over 55 countries attended the event to view the latest agricultural equipment and technologies.

He said there was a ton of business at the show with lots of closed-door meetings that would likely turn into sales.

Officials believe sales for the week will be on par with the $100-300 million in sales we typically see at the show.

The REAL team is analyzing the numbers, reviewing sales information and attendance figures with plans to release official numbers next week.

Westgard says as this year’s event is coming to an end, they are looking at what they can do for 2023.

“We always intend to do better and continually increase and try to improve what we do. We have this layout and this show that we’re going to keep moving forward with, it’s great.”

The 2022 show marked the first in-person event for the Canadian Agricultural Show since 2019.

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As heat wave looms across much of British Columbia, warnings issued for heavy rain, risk of flooding https://davidthompsonthings.com/as-heat-wave-looms-across-much-of-british-columbia-warnings-issued-for-heavy-rain-risk-of-flooding/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 16:55:36 +0000 https://davidthompsonthings.com/as-heat-wave-looms-across-much-of-british-columbia-warnings-issued-for-heavy-rain-risk-of-flooding/ Meteorologists say the first heat wave of the year is about to set in across much of the province, bringing temperatures in the low to mid-30s, raising concerns about the rapid snowmelt and the risk of flooding. Environment and Climate Change Canada predicts a heat wave in many parts of British Columbia until at least […]]]>

Meteorologists say the first heat wave of the year is about to set in across much of the province, bringing temperatures in the low to mid-30s, raising concerns about the rapid snowmelt and the risk of flooding.

Environment and Climate Change Canada predicts a heat wave in many parts of British Columbia until at least early next week.

Special weather reports now cover the interior of the south coast, east to the Alberta border and north to Fort St. John.

They fear the daytime heat and modest cooling overnight will quickly melt the still heavy snowpacks, increasing the risk of flooding.

The River Forecast Center has issued a flood warning for the Quesnel River east of Williams Lake and a flood watch for the Thompson River along the section from Kamloops to Spences Bridge.

Thunderstorms and rain have the potential to push these streams above flood stage before the predicted heat worsens the snowmelt problem.

The center monitors floods in other rivers in the Cariboo, Thompson and Shuswap regions.

In northeastern British Columbia, a rain warning and a special weather statement are in effect. Up to 50 millimeters of rain is expected in the region, causing what the center says could be rapid jumps in river levels by Thursday.

River forecasters have added areas around Fort Nelson and the northern Rocky Mountains to the flood watch issued earlier for the Liard River between Fort Nelson and the Yukon border.

A high flow advisory has been issued for the Nechako River from Vanderhoof east to Prince George, although no major flooding is expected there.

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Thunder Bay Fire Department hopes to maintain station status quo with new master plan https://davidthompsonthings.com/thunder-bay-fire-department-hopes-to-maintain-station-status-quo-with-new-master-plan/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 21:20:43 +0000 https://davidthompsonthings.com/thunder-bay-fire-department-hopes-to-maintain-station-status-quo-with-new-master-plan/ Thunder Bay Fire Rescue asks the council to keep things as they are regarding a possible realignment of some fire stations in the city. In a report presented to city council on Monday evening, the fire department also recommends that council approve the replacement of the Vickers Street fire station; this, however, would be a […]]]>

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue asks the council to keep things as they are regarding a possible realignment of some fire stations in the city.

In a report presented to city council on Monday evening, the fire department also recommends that council approve the replacement of the Vickers Street fire station; this, however, would be a long-term project, with the new building opening in 2032.

Monday’s report is an implementation update of the Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Master Fire Plan, which was originally filed in December 2020.

This plan was compiled by a consultant and included a number of options, one of which was to replace the existing Vickers station with a smaller two-span building nearby and relocate the fire department’s administrative offices on the upper level of North Central Station. on Water Street.

However, Thunder Bay Fire Chief Greg Hankkio said the fire department administration is not supportive of the plan for a number of reasons.

“Unfortunately, when the report was presented, it [were] no precise financial data that accompanied these options,” he said.

Hankkio said moving the fire department’s administrative offices to North Central would require extensive renovations and would likely cost the city about $5 million.

While North Central includes more space, it’s currently not set up as administrative space, Hankkio said.

This, he added, does not change the fact that the Vickers station will also need to be replaced.

“It’s an older building,” he said of Vickers. “We have 17 employees working here.”

“It’s not designed for that many people,” Hankkio said. “We have ergonomic problems because of a sloping floor.”

“Some health and safety issues, storage issues. It’s just really lost its effectiveness as an administrative area.”

Additionally, Hankkio said, replacing Vickers Station with a smaller building in a different location would cause fire response issues in the south core; The northern and southern cores of the city have the highest fire risk, he said, which is due to a number of factors, including the density and age of buildings and homes in those areas. areas.

Hankkio said the fire department is also asking the board to consider allowing it to lease space for its administrative offices.

“We realize there are additional operating costs associated with this,” he said. “But if it works for us and we can operate administratively, maybe by 2032, the replacement cost [Vickers] the station is cut in half because we just need a self-contained fire station at this time.”

The report also recommends that the council provide the fire department with an additional $65,000 each year, which would be used for facility maintenance.

Monday’s council meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

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Ready to sweat? Weekend heat warning issued for southern Manitoba https://davidthompsonthings.com/ready-to-sweat-weekend-heat-warning-issued-for-southern-manitoba/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 02:25:00 +0000 https://davidthompsonthings.com/ready-to-sweat-weekend-heat-warning-issued-for-southern-manitoba/ Environment Canada and the provincial government have issued warnings as sweltering temperatures are expected to envelope southern Manitoba over the weekend. The federal weather agency said Friday temperatures are expected to climb into the 30 degree Celsius range from Saturday afternoon through Sunday. In response, Manitoba Health warns of the dangers of prolonged heat exposure, […]]]>

Environment Canada and the provincial government have issued warnings as sweltering temperatures are expected to envelope southern Manitoba over the weekend.

The federal weather agency said Friday temperatures are expected to climb into the 30 degree Celsius range from Saturday afternoon through Sunday.

In response, Manitoba Health warns of the dangers of prolonged heat exposure, especially for people with chronic conditions, those who live alone without air conditioning, and children and infants.

The province has encouraged people to monitor themselves and others for signs of heat illness, which can include headaches, dizziness, confusion and a weak, rapid pulse.

Heat stroke is a medical emergency and people with someone who may have it should call 911, the province said.

The City of Winnipeg said it plans to open three so-called hydration stations for the summer months in key urban areas to improve access to clean drinking water.

The first was installed in Central Park on Friday while two others, at Selkirk Avenue and Powers Street and the Broadway Neighborhood Center will be operational in the coming days, the city said in a statement.

City officials also said recreation centers and libraries would act as “cooling zones” for people to get out of the heat and get water. He also suggested municipal swimming pools and paddling pools as a way to cool off.

Hot weather city safety tips can be found here.

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Canada pushes for health warnings on mincemeat https://davidthompsonthings.com/canada-pushes-for-health-warnings-on-mincemeat/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 06:11:05 +0000 https://davidthompsonthings.com/canada-pushes-for-health-warnings-on-mincemeat/ CANADA‘s health authority has created a beef with its beef industry about proposed new labels to put a health warning on mince. New labeling requirements proposed by Health Canada aim to limit sodium, sugars, saturated fats and trans fats in the diet – with the ultimate goal of reducing obesity and chronic non-communicable diseases, such […]]]>

CANADA‘s health authority has created a beef with its beef industry about proposed new labels to put a health warning on mince.

New labeling requirements proposed by Health Canada aim to limit sodium, sugars, saturated fats and trans fats in the diet – with the ultimate goal of reducing obesity and chronic non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular illnesses. The mince will need a saturated fat warning.

In terms of volume, ground beef takes up a large share of the market – with over 40% carcasses in Australia and over 50% in North America.

With ground beef in the sights of health authorities, Health Canada has granted “single-ingredient” meats an exemption from labeling requirements. Dairy products were also exempted.

“These products are considered less standardized than ground meats, which makes it difficult to determine precise nutritional values,” the newspaper said.

“Full exemptions have been extended to include foods for which there is scientific evidence of a protective health effect. These are foods that Health Canada does not want to discourage consumption.

The proposal caused a stir with Canada’s representative body for advanced cattle, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, which launched a petition and campaign called “Don’t Tag My Beef.”

Its website stated that hash was an affordable and healthy staple, made more important by current economic challenges.

“This could lead consumers to believe that ground beef is unhealthy when, in fact, it is a healthy, nutrient-dense source of protein that Canadians rely on,” the webpage says.

“Ground beef is a staple food for Canadian families and a staple in households from coast to coast. It is one of the most affordable, convenient and accessible sources of protein for Canadians.

“Now more than ever, we need to ensure that Canadians continue to have access to affordable, accessible and whole, nutritious foods like ground beef. With inflation and rising food prices, we cannot afford Health Canada’s proposed warning label on ground beef. It jeopardizes affordability and has far-reaching negative economic and nutritional impacts on Canadians, especially the most vulnerable.

  • To learn more about the proposal, click here and for more information on the Don’t Label My Beef campaign, click here.

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Temporary worker programs in Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica: promising avenues for managing Central American migration? – World https://davidthompsonthings.com/temporary-worker-programs-in-canada-mexico-and-costa-rica-promising-avenues-for-managing-central-american-migration-world/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 13:24:13 +0000 https://davidthompsonthings.com/temporary-worker-programs-in-canada-mexico-and-costa-rica-promising-avenues-for-managing-central-american-migration-world/ Attachments The arrival of large numbers of Central Americans at the US-Mexico border in recent years and the complex motivations driving them to leave their country have once again demonstrated the need for comprehensive strategies to manage migration in the region. The lion’s share of these migrants come from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, and […]]]>

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The arrival of large numbers of Central Americans at the US-Mexico border in recent years and the complex motivations driving them to leave their country have once again demonstrated the need for comprehensive strategies to manage migration in the region. The lion’s share of these migrants come from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, and poverty, food insecurity and limited livelihoods are among the forces pushing many to migrate. Central Americans have access to few legal migration routes, but expanding them could promote safer legal movement in the region and potentially reduce border pressures.

Temporary worker programs are a promising alternative to some irregular migration. The circularity built into these programs is often attractive both to destination countries looking for a reliable but non-permanent pool of labor to fill shortages in key industries, and to participating workers who want to earn. money abroad while remaining rooted in their home communities.

The United States is the intended destination for many Central Americans, and previous MPI research has described ways to better take advantage of U.S. temporary work programs, but similar opportunities also exist in other countries. This report examines how Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica could use their employment-based visa programs to expand alternatives to irregular migration for Central Americans and, at the same time, meet pressing labor needs. work. It examines the challenges these programs have faced to date, including in recruitment processes and worker protections, which should be addressed.

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Canada to invest millions to reduce emissions from BHP potash mine https://davidthompsonthings.com/canada-to-invest-millions-to-reduce-emissions-from-bhp-potash-mine/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 21:12:00 +0000 https://davidthompsonthings.com/canada-to-invest-millions-to-reduce-emissions-from-bhp-potash-mine/ Visitors to the BHP booth chat with representatives during the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) annual convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA, June 12 (Reuters) – Canada will on Monday announce a multimillion-dollar investment to make the Jansen […]]]>

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OTTAWA, June 12 (Reuters) – Canada will on Monday announce a multimillion-dollar investment to make the Jansen potash mine, operated by the world’s largest publicly traded miner, BHP Group (BHP.AX), ” the cleanest and most sustainable in the world”. “, a government source said on Sunday.

Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau are due to make an announcement on “the move towards a net-zero emissions economy” in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Monday at 10:00 a.m. central time (15:00 GMT).

The source declined to say the exact amount of federal investment in BHP’s Jansen mine, which is located about 150 km (93 miles) east of Saskatoon.

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The investment will allow BHP to use electric vehicles and equipment to operate the mine, said the source, who is familiar with the investment but was not authorized to speak about it officially.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has invested heavily in clean energy projects, including factories to produce electric vehicle batteries and battery materials, after setting a goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions. by 2050.

British-Australian miner BHP said last month it could fast-track its Jansen potash project in Canada by a year as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has tightened global supplies. Read more

Prices for potash, a key input used in nitrogen fertilizers, have soared since Western sanctions were imposed on Russia.

Russia and Belarus, which also face sanctions, are the world’s second and third largest producers of the crop nutrient, while Canada is the top producer.

“We are looking to do whatever we can to support a commodity that is in short supply due to the war,” the government source said.

When contacted, BHP declined to comment.

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Reporting by Steve Scherer, additional reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg, editing by Chris Reese

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High flow advisory issued for British Columbia rivers submerged by November flooding https://davidthompsonthings.com/high-flow-advisory-issued-for-british-columbia-rivers-submerged-by-november-flooding/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 22:46:54 +0000 https://davidthompsonthings.com/high-flow-advisory-issued-for-british-columbia-rivers-submerged-by-november-flooding/ A high flow advisory has been issued by the River Forecast Center for some of the same rivers in British Columbia where flooding last November ripped up roads and devastated communities. The center says snowmelt over the North Thompson River in central British Columbia will send a “pulse” of water downstream towards the Fraser River. […]]]>

A high flow advisory has been issued by the River Forecast Center for some of the same rivers in British Columbia where flooding last November ripped up roads and devastated communities.

The center says snowmelt over the North Thompson River in central British Columbia will send a “pulse” of water downstream towards the Fraser River.

It says that although the water level is expected to rise, no significant rain or heat is expected, which would cause a significant increase in flow in the river.

Last week’s rain is still moving through the reservoirs, prompting a high flow advisory for the Nicola River, the same river that flooded last November, washing away large sections of Highway 8 and shutting down communities.

The center says that although long-term water monitoring sites were destroyed on the river during historic flooding last November, it is likely that the water pulsation will increase flows downstream.

However, significant rainfall is not currently forecast for the region.

The center advises the public to stay away from fast flowing rivers and potentially unstable banks during the high flow period.

A provincial state of emergency was declared last fall after storms washed out highways and flooded communities in the interior and Fraser Valley.

Five people were killed when caught in mudslides.

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10 days before the murder of Sidhu Moosewala, the Punjab police requested the extradition of Goldy Brar from Canada https://davidthompsonthings.com/10-days-before-the-murder-of-sidhu-moosewala-the-punjab-police-requested-the-extradition-of-goldy-brar-from-canada/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 04:44:02 +0000 https://davidthompsonthings.com/10-days-before-the-murder-of-sidhu-moosewala-the-punjab-police-requested-the-extradition-of-goldy-brar-from-canada/ Ten days before singer Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead on May 29 and Canadian mobster Goldy Brar took responsibility for plotting his murder, Punjab police on May 19 sent a proposal to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to obtain a Red Corner Notice (RCN) issued against Brar to enable his extradition to […]]]>

Ten days before singer Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead on May 29 and Canadian mobster Goldy Brar took responsibility for plotting his murder, Punjab police on May 19 sent a proposal to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to obtain a Red Corner Notice (RCN) issued against Brar to enable his extradition to India.

An official spokesperson for the Punjab government, in a written statement late Wednesday, said the proposal was sent on the basis of two cases in which Brar was wanted. One of them is a registered FIR for attempted murder and other IPC sections and arms law sections on November 12, 2020, and the other is a registered FIR on February 18, 2021 for murder and other IPC items. and articles of the law on weapons. Both cases were registered at the Faridkot town police station.

“With mobster Goldy Brar claiming responsibility for the murder of Sidhu Moosewala on behalf of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, the Punjab Police left no stone unturned to extradite the mobster. Satinderjit Singh alias Goldy Brar, a native of Sri Muktsar Sahib who had gone to Canada on a student visa in 2017, is an active member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said that “Punjab Police has also requested the issuance of Red Corner Notices (RCN) against Gangster Turned Terrorist Harwinder Singh Sandhu alias Rinda from Rattoke Village, Tarn Taran who has been sent to CBI May 5.”

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The spokesperson added, “Rinda, who is responsible for introducing and operationalizing many terrorist modules in Punjab in the recent past, is now based in Pakistan. He, backed by Pak ISI, was also responsible for smuggling a huge amount of arms and ammunition into India. A huge amount of arms/ammunition and IEDs recovered from four terrorists arrested in Karnal during a joint operation with Punjab Police, also belonged to Rinda. Most recently, he was responsible for the RPG attack on [Punjab police] Intelligence Headquarters through its officers; grenade attack on the CIA office, Nawanshahr, in November 2021; and an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack on Kahlwan Police Station in Anandpur Sahib, Rupnagar.

The police spokesperson said that a red corner notice against Rinda was sought in three cases from Patiala district: FIR registered at Tripuri police station on January 6, 2014, for attempted murder and other offences. under the Indian Penal Code, an FIR registered at Sadar Police Station, Patiala on 26th May 2016, for attempted murder and other offenses under the IPC and under sections of the Arms Act, and an FIR registered at Rajpura Police Station on July 19, 2016, under various sections of the IPC, including preparation for a dacoity, and under sections of the Arms Act.

The proposal is pending at the CBI for liaison with Interpol, the spokesperson said, adding that upon execution of the NCR, the extradition proposal will be forwarded to the MHA (Ministry of Interior) and to the MEA (Department of External Affairs).

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Live News: Australia’s central bank hikes interest rates by 50 basis points https://davidthompsonthings.com/live-news-australias-central-bank-hikes-interest-rates-by-50-basis-points/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 06:44:33 +0000 https://davidthompsonthings.com/live-news-australias-central-bank-hikes-interest-rates-by-50-basis-points/ The Reserve Bank of Australia raised interest rates by 50 basis points, aiming to rein in runaway inflation with an increase that beat forecasts. The decision to raise the policy rate to 85 basis points demonstrates a more aggressive stance on the part of the central bank on inflation after a moderate hike last month. […]]]>

The Reserve Bank of Australia raised interest rates by 50 basis points, aiming to rein in runaway inflation with an increase that beat forecasts.

The decision to raise the policy rate to 85 basis points demonstrates a more aggressive stance on the part of the central bank on inflation after a moderate hike last month. It is the first time the RBA has introduced back-to-back rate hikes since 2010 and the biggest rate hike since February 2000.

RBA Governor Philip Lowe said the action was needed to bring inflation back to target levels over time.

“Inflation is expected to pick up again, but then come back down to the 2-3% range next year,” he said. “Higher electricity and gas prices and recent increases in petrol prices mean that in the short term inflation is likely to be higher than expected a month ago.”

Inflation has been lower in Australia than in many other markets, but the cost of petrol and fresh food has started to shake consumer confidence. Fast food chain KFC said this week it would start using cabbage leaves in Australia due to supply chain issues that have increased the cost of lettuces.

The supply problems were partly due to the recent floods in the country which hit the agricultural sector. Lowe said global factors, including the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, also contributed to higher inflation, as did a tight labor market.

Jim Chalmers, Australia’s new treasurer after Labor came to power last month, warned of a “catastrophic” economic situation if inflation is left unchecked.

Chalmers wrote on Twitter: “Difficult news for homeowners already facing soaring costs of living, including soaring energy prices. A brighter future awaits us, but first we must meet together the inflation challenge that we inherited and the accompanying rise in interest rates.

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