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Friday, 17 April 2015 09:25

KAP President Discusses CWB Deal

The president of Manitoba's largest general farm group says concerns over an equity buy-back-clause is the biggest issue with the recent sale of the Canadian Wheat Board.

 

Under the deal, G3 Global Grain Group will receive 50.1 per cent of the CWB for $250-million, with the option to buy out the remaining shares of equity after seven years.

Dan Mazier, president of Keystone Ag Producers, says different people have different view points on this issue.

"The history and the whole equity issue is a contentious issue and its a very divisive issue. People have views, there's court cases, there's all that stuff, but the reality is we have to deal with what's in front of us right now. Is this an opportunity or not? Each farmer will have to decide that themselves, and that's our bottom line."

Mazier says if G3 wants to keep up the confidence of Canadian farmers, open channels of communication will be key.

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Highway Re-Opens After Closures

Monday, 20 November 2017 19:49
Highway Re-Opens After Closures

The TransCanada Highway between Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie has reopened after it was shut down last night.

UPDATE: Power Back On In Mossey River

Monday, 20 November 2017 19:39
UPDATE:  Power Back On In Mossey River

Hydro has been restored to the Mossey River area.

Peguis man found dead

Monday, 20 November 2017 15:19
Peguis man found dead

A 55 year old man is dead after he went missing on Saturday in Peguis First Nation.

Portage overpass closed

Monday, 20 November 2017 15:08
Portage overpass closed

The overpass just west of Portage is closed for the next few days.