Inmates of Saskatchewan Jail Continue Hunger Strike
A hunger strike that started on the weekend over uncooked eggs continues at the Regina Correctional Centre.
Saskatchewan Justice Department officials say more than 60 inmates refused their food trays Saturday morning, complaining the eggs served were raw.
As of yesterday, 34 prisoners were still refusing to eat.
Concerns about the food have been raised by inmates over the past month after food services at the jail were switched to private company Compass Group.
The province says it's looking into the matter.
Zamboni Driver Accused of Impaired Driving
Police in a rural Manitoba community say impaired driving charges are pending against a Zamboni operator.
Officers received a complaint on the weekend about the man during a minor hockey game in Ste. Anne, southeast of Winnipeg.
Marc Robichaud, chief of the town's police department, says the machine was striking the rink's boards and moving erratically around the ice. An officer spoke with the driver between periods of the game, then placed him under arrest.
Robichaud says the man in his 30s is to face charges of impaired driving, refusing a breath sample and resisting arrest.
Crop Production Trend
The Bank of Montreal says North American crop production was above trend again this year -- the third straight year that's happened.
Economist Aaron Goertzen says that trend has kept downward pressure on crop prices and farm income, but has been a windfall for livestock farmers, food processors and consumers. But he points out the situation is not the same in both Canada and the US.
While American farmers brought in another bumper crop, Canadian producers grappled with sub-par growing conditions for a second straight season.
Goertzen suggests composite Canadian crop yields fell about five per cent short of norms this year -- about the same as they did last year.
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