Canada west – Scbwi Canada http://scbwicanada.org/ Fri, 13 May 2022 14:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://scbwicanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-4-125x125.png Canada west – Scbwi Canada http://scbwicanada.org/ 32 32 More workers are burnt out than in the pre-covid period in Canada https://scbwicanada.org/more-workers-are-burnt-out-than-in-the-pre-covid-period-in-canada/ Fri, 13 May 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/more-workers-are-burnt-out-than-in-the-pre-covid-period-in-canada/ Flexible hours have created the feeling that people need to be available at all times, making it harder to disconnect from work. More than a third of Canadians are more exhausted today than a year ago, according to a new report from Robert Half Canada. The consulting firm surveyed more than 500 Canadian professionals, exploring […]]]>

Flexible hours have created the feeling that people need to be available at all times, making it harder to disconnect from work.

More than a third of Canadians are more exhausted today than a year ago, according to a new report from Robert Half Canada.

The consulting firm surveyed more than 500 Canadian professionals, exploring the issue of burnout in the workplace.

The study also revealed the demographics most likely to report an increase in burnout:

  • 42% of millennial professionals
  • 42% of early career professionals (who have been with the company for two to four years) and;
  • 51% of professionals based in Calgary and 38% in Vancouver

And despite the growing number of professionals suffering from burnout, about 45% don’t feel comfortable sharing this truth with their employers.

“The job market remains incredibly tight and now, more than ever, managers need to focus on the health and well-being of their teams and take steps to reduce work-related stress,” said David King, director senior Canadian general of Robert Half, in a press release.

“This includes planning for ongoing check-ins, prioritizing critical work, and maintaining a culture that encourages employees to share if they’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed.”

The study also revealed that 74% of professionals who have flexible hours are working more hours than before the pandemic.

“For some employees, the flexibility of schedules has created the feeling that they have to be available at all times, which makes it harder to completely disconnect from work,” King said.

“It’s important that managers lead by example and demonstrate a genuine commitment to work-life balance, including proactively encouraging staff to prioritize personal commitments and to take breaks and time off.”

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Profits nearly doubled to record highs for https://scbwicanada.org/profits-nearly-doubled-to-record-highs-for/ Wed, 11 May 2022 04:30:00 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/profits-nearly-doubled-to-record-highs-for/ (Bergen, 11 May 2022) In a strong market, Mowi made an operational profit from 207 million euros at record highs in the first trimester. Mowi’s first quarter was characterized by soaring salmon prices in all markets due to a continued increase in global salmon demand combined with low supply. “The increase in salmon prices as […]]]>

(Bergen, 11 May 2022) In a strong market, Mowi made an operational profit from 207 million euros at record highs in the first trimester.

Mowi’s first quarter was characterized by soaring salmon prices in all markets due to a continued increase in global salmon demand combined with low supply.

“The increase in salmon prices as a result of the pandemic has been impressive. Salmon is a fantastic product with excellent product characteristics and the beneficiary of strong megatrends, and I strongly believe this will continue to drive demand in the future,” said Mowi CEO Ivan Vindheim.

Mowi Farming’s results improved significantly in the quarter, driven by strong prices.

“I am delighted to see that our Norwegian agricultural activities achieved record profits and prices in the first quarter. It is also encouraging to see that our operations in Western Canada are improving and delivering strong results,” said Vindheim.

Mowi Consumer Products also recorded another strong set of results given record raw material prices, thanks to strong operational performance and raw material management.

“It is heartening to see that Mowi’s converting business continues to show strong results despite significantly higher raw material prices. This demonstrates the value of Mowi’s integrated value chain and the organization’s relentless quest for increased productivity and profitability,” Vindheim said.

Mowi recorded an operating EBIT of €207 million in the first quarter of 2022, compared to €109 million in the corresponding quarter of 2021. Operating income for the quarter amounted to €1,095 million (€1,022 million). euro). The total harvest volume during the quarter was 96,600 tonnes of eviscerated weight (125,469 tonnes). The full-year harvest forecast for 2022 is unchanged at 460,000 tonnes.

The global economy is currently facing unprecedented inflationary pressure, however, soaring salmon prices have so far more than offset rising salmon input prices.

“We expect salmon to continue to outperform other animal protein sources due to its significantly lower feed conversion rate and energy consumption, as well as its superior sustainability credentials,” said said Vindheim.

Mowi’s board of directors has decided to pay a quarterly dividend of NOK 1.95 per share, consisting of NOK 1.44 per share in ordinary dividend and an extraordinary dividend of NOK 0.51 per share supported by a situation solid financial position and a favorable outlook.

For more information, please contact:
Kristian Ellingsen, CFO, +47 905 14 275
Kim Galtung Døsvig, IR officer and Head of Treasury, +47 908 76 339
Ola Helge Hjetland, Group Communications Director, +47 970 67 932

About Mowi ASA
Mowi is the world’s leading seafood company and the world’s largest producer of farmed salmon. As the world’s leading seafood company with an end-to-end supply chain, Mowi brings premium quality salmon and other seafood to consumers around the world.

Based in Bergen, Norway, Mowi employs 11,800 people in 25 countries around the world and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

For more information, visit mowi.com.

Forward-looking statements
This release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements, such as statements relating to Mowi’s objectives and strategies, salmon prices, ability to increase or change harvest volume, production capacity, trends of the seafood industry, restructuring initiatives, exchange rate and interest rates. rate fluctuations, anticipated research and development expenditures, business prospects and market positioning, demographic and pricing trends, strategic initiatives and the effects of any extraordinary events and various other matters (including changes laws, regulations and government policies regulating the industry and changes in accounting policies, standards and interpretations) on Mowi’s business and results. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by words or phrases, such as “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “estimate”, “may increase”, “may fluctuate “, “plan”, “goal”, “target”, “strategy” and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “would” and “could”. Forward-looking statements are Mowi’s current estimates or expectations regarding future events or results. Actual results could differ materially from those indicated by such statements because the achievement of such results is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties. of Mowi ASA contains additional information about factors that could affect actual results, including: changes in the price of salmon, including the value of our biological assets; risk hedging; feeding risks fishes ; economic and market risks; environmental risks; operational risks; risks associated with escapes, disease and sea lice; product risks; risks related to our acquisitions; funding risks; regulatory risks, including those related to food safety, the aquaculture industry, processing, competition and anti-corruption; risks of trade restrictions; litigation risks; tax and accounting risks; strategic and competitive risks; and reputational risks. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based on information available at the time of posting, and Mowi undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements in accordance with Section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Act.

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Research shows grizzly bears and wolves avoid towns and trails in Alberta’s Bow Valley https://scbwicanada.org/research-shows-grizzly-bears-and-wolves-avoid-towns-and-trails-in-albertas-bow-valley/ Mon, 09 May 2022 13:04:15 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/research-shows-grizzly-bears-and-wolves-avoid-towns-and-trails-in-albertas-bow-valley/ A study that looked at grizzly bear and wolf movement data in Alberta’s Bow Valley shows that the animals avoid cities and developed areas when crowds are high. Research published last month in the journal Movement Ecology analyzed two decades of information on the global positioning of 34 grizzly bears and 33 wolves. The animals […]]]>

A study that looked at grizzly bear and wolf movement data in Alberta’s Bow Valley shows that the animals avoid cities and developed areas when crowds are high.

Research published last month in the journal Movement Ecology analyzed two decades of information on the global positioning of 34 grizzly bears and 33 wolves. The animals had been fitted with collars in and around Banff National Park, west of Calgary.

“We really wanted to understand how grizzly bears and wolves used the landscape and responded to our activities inside and outside national parks,” said Jesse Whittington, Banff Park wildlife ecologist and lead author of the report. study, in an interview.

The data, he said, included 156,000 GPS locations collected in an area that spanned about 17,000 square kilometers.

The researchers found that grizzly bears and wolves reacted differently to people depending on whether it was day or night and how far they were from developed areas.

“One of the most striking things about our article is the strategies wolves and grizzly bears use to avoid encountering people,” Whittington said. “As they roam the landscape, given the choice, they will try to avoid meeting us.”

Whittington said that means the animals go through cities and all places with lots of people.

“The sites they choose to feed and rest, which are absolutely essential for their survival…are far from cities and very little used by humans,” he said.

“When we have busy landscapes like the Bow Valley, we need to make sure they provide safe, high-quality habitat that has minimal human disturbance.”

Mark Hebblewhite, professor of wildlife biology at the University of Montana and co-author of the study, said the findings are important.

Research published last month in the journal Movement Ecology analyzed two decades of information on the global positioning of 34 grizzly bears and 33 wolves in and around Banff National Park west of Calgary. (The Canadian Press)

“Development in the Bow Valley has been a decades-long conservation challenge for Parks Canada, as well as Alberta Environment and Canmore,” he said.

The study, he said, was partly prompted by a debate in the town of Canmore, which borders Banff National Park, over whether to allow more development on its eastern edge.

“This development has the potential to reshape not just Canmore, but the ecological integrity of the entire region, including Banff National Park,” Hebblewhite said.

A draft of the study was submitted to the city last year during hearings for two proposed projects, which would have nearly doubled the population in the coming decades.

The proposals, which included approximately 80% of Canmore’s remaining developable land, were both rejected by the city council. They are now in court after the developer sued the city.

Experts who presented at the hearings said the plan to provide accommodation for another 14,500 residents and tourists would have added more pressure to an already busy valley.

Hebblewhite said he and the other researchers wanted to broaden the environmental debate.

“Our goal in this analysis was to try to provide greater context on the effects of this development and other developments in general,” he said. “Large carnivores, which are a flagship species, are just an indicator for all other types of species.”

He noted that the Bow Valley has already lost 80-85% of its best wildlife habitat and proposed developments in Canmore would have increased that figure by a further 3%.

“Someone might say, ‘Three percent is okay,’ he said. ‘But that takes the needle from 85% disturbed and lost habitat to 88%.

“It is, in my view, important because it puts the debate about this property or this property in a valley-wide context.”

It’s getting to the point where animals will no longer be able to cross the Bow Valley, a key corridor used by animals to move through the Rocky Mountains, Hebblewhite said.

The research has even bigger implications, he added.

“One of the biggest challenges for national parks — not just in Canada, not just in Banff, but around the world — is exactly what’s happening in Canmore: the explosion and growth of waterfront development. a park. Because why? Everyone wants to live there,” he said.

“Without some sort of coordinated federal and provincial plan, the very thing that attracts everyone to live there will lead to it being loved to death.”

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Saturday Sports Schedule | Country 600 CJWW https://scbwicanada.org/saturday-sports-schedule-country-600-cjww/ Sat, 07 May 2022 13:48:53 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/saturday-sports-schedule-country-600-cjww/ The 2022 U of S Football Huskies Spring Camp continues today with open practice from 1-5 p.m. at Griffiths Stadium. The defending Hardy Cup champions will open the defense of their Canada West Conference title on Friday, September 2n/a when they visit the Calgary Dinos. The Dogs’ first regular-season home game is Friday, September 9.and […]]]>

The 2022 U of S Football Huskies Spring Camp continues today with open practice from 1-5 p.m. at Griffiths Stadium. The defending Hardy Cup champions will open the defense of their Canada West Conference title on Friday, September 2n/a when they visit the Calgary Dinos. The Dogs’ first regular-season home game is Friday, September 9.and against the UBC Thunderbirds. Kick-off time is 7 p.m. at Griffiths Stadium.

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Western Hockey League playoffs – 2 games:

Red Deer Rebels at Edmonton Oil Kings — 7 p.m.

(Edmonton leads best of seven Eastern Conference semifinals 1-0)

Portland Winterhawks vs. Seattle Thunderbirds – 7:05 p.m. at Kent, Wa.

(Opening game of the best of seven Western Conference semifinals)

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs – 4 games:

Florida Panthers vs. Washington Capitals – 11 a.m.

(Best of seven opening series tied 1-1)

Colorado Avalanche vs. Nashville Predators – 2:30 p.m.

(Colorado leads the opening series best of seven series 2-0)

New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – 5 p.m.

(Best of seven opening series tied 1-1)

Calgary Flames vs. Dallas Stars – 7:30 p.m.

(Best of seven opening series tied 1-1)

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Major League Baseball – 18 games including:

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Guardians – 12:10 p.m. (Game 1)

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Guardians – 3:45 p.m. (Game 2)

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National Basketball Association Playoffs – 2 games:

Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks – 1:30 p.m.

(Best of seven Eastern Conference semifinals tied 1-1)

Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors – 6:30 p.m.

(Best of seven Western Conference semifinals tied 1-1)

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National Lacrosse League Playoffs – 2 games:

Albany Firewolves at Buffalo Bandits—5:30 p.m.

Philadelphia Wings at San Diego Seals — 8 p.m.

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Eintracht Frankfurt vs West Ham Time, TV Channel, Stream, Europa League Clash Betting Odds https://scbwicanada.org/eintracht-frankfurt-vs-west-ham-time-tv-channel-stream-europa-league-clash-betting-odds/ Thu, 05 May 2022 02:00:00 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/eintracht-frankfurt-vs-west-ham-time-tv-channel-stream-europa-league-clash-betting-odds/ Eintracht Frankfurt will face West Ham in Germany on Thursday to determine who will progress to the Europa League final. Frankfurt come into the match one-goal ahead after an intense first leg at the London Stadium. Ansgar Knauff put Frankfurt ahead in the first minute before Michail Antonio equalized, Daichi Kamada making it 2-1 against […]]]>

Eintracht Frankfurt will face West Ham in Germany on Thursday to determine who will progress to the Europa League final.

Frankfurt come into the match one-goal ahead after an intense first leg at the London Stadium. Ansgar Knauff put Frankfurt ahead in the first minute before Michail Antonio equalized, Daichi Kamada making it 2-1 against the Bundesliga side in the second half.

With West Ham no longer able to qualify for the Champions League via their league position, David Moyes’ side must win the Europa League in order to reach Europe’s elite club competition.

The winners of this game will face either RB Leipzig or Rangers in the final in Sevilla and it will be interesting to see who wins.

West Ham have done remarkably well to get to this stage of the competition and they won’t give up without a fight. Moyes will hope Antonio’s first-leg goal will inspire him to find his way back to the net, while Jarrod Bowen could also have an important role to play.

Frankfurt overcame Barcelona in the quarter-finals and their performances in the Europa League this season have been characterized by effort and flair.

How to watch Eintracht Frankfurt vs West Ham

UK UNITED STATES Canada Australia
Date May 5 May 5 May 5 May 6
Weather 20:00 BST 3:00 p.m. ET 3:00 p.m. ET 5:00 a.m. AEST
TV channel BTSport 1 Paramount +
Diffusion BT Sports Paramount + DAZN Stan Sports

In the UKthe game will be shown live on BT Sport, while Paramount+ will provide coverage in the WE.

DAZN will show the game in Canadawith Stan Sport holding the broadcast rights in Australia.

Eintracht Frankfurt v West Ham predict line-ups

Evan Ndicka and Kristijan Jakic are available for Frankfurt again after missing the first leg through suspension. Jesper Lindstrom it’s a doubt but Martin Hinteregger should be available after being sidelined due to illness.

Possible composition of Frankfurt (3-4-2-1): Trapp (GK) — Ndicka, Tuta, Hinteregger — Knauff, Jakic, Sow, Kostic — Kamada, Hrustic — Borre.

West Ham may call on Craig Dawsonwho is back available after his national suspension. Ben Johnson could miss, while Angelo Ogbonna is a long-term absentee.

Possible composition of West Ham (4-2-3-1): Areola (GK) — Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell — Soucek, Rice — Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals — Antonio.

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. West Ham Betting Odds

It will likely be a close game with both teams expected to score. West Ham will be hoping they have enough quality to stand out.

United Kingdom (Sky Bet) United States (Draft Kings) Canada (sport interaction)
Eintracht Frankfurt Victory 6/4 +155 2.40
To design 12/5 +250

3.49

West Ham victory 8/5 +175 2.71
Over 2.5 goals 4/5 -120 1.82
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Ukraine tells Canada that Russia must be held to account: in the news, May 3 https://scbwicanada.org/ukraine-tells-canada-that-russia-must-be-held-to-account-in-the-news-may-3/ Tue, 03 May 2022 08:39:50 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/ukraine-tells-canada-that-russia-must-be-held-to-account-in-the-news-may-3/ In The News is a roundup of articles from The Canadian Press designed to start your day. Here’s what’s on our editors’ radar for the morning of May 3, 2022… What we’re watching in Canada… In The News is a roundup of articles from The Canadian Press designed to start your day. Here’s what’s on […]]]>

In The News is a roundup of articles from The Canadian Press designed to start your day. Here’s what’s on our editors’ radar for the morning of May 3, 2022… What we’re watching in Canada…

In The News is a roundup of articles from The Canadian Press designed to start your day. Here’s what’s on our editors’ radar for the morning of May 3, 2022…

What we’re watching in Canada…

OTTAWA _ Ukraine’s designated ambassador to Canada says Russia must be held accountable for sex crimes committed by its troops, including against children.

Yulia Kovaliv told MPs on a House of Commons committee that Russia uses sexual violence as a weapon of war and said rape and sexual assault must be investigated as crimes of war.

She said Ukraine was gathering “horrible documented evidence” of war crimes, including sex crimes committed by Russian soldiers.

“The horror is that children are victims of these sexual crimes which are done (under) the eyes of their parents,” she said. “Sex crimes are part of the Russian weapon (against) Ukraine.”

She said Russia has also kidnapped Ukrainian children and taken them to Russian-occupied territories and now to Russia itself. But Ukraine is working with partners to find the children and bring them back.

Also this…

MONTREAL _A state funeral will be held later this morning for Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur.

The final farewell to Lafleur begins at 11 a.m. with a ceremony at Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral in downtown Montreal.

Lafleur, 70, died April 22 following a battle with lung cancer.

Thousands of people paid their respects to Lafleur over the past two days as he lay in state at the Bell Centre, the Canadiens’ arena.

Nicknamed “the Flower” and “The Blond Demon,” Lafleur was a member of the NHL Hall of Fame and a five-time Stanley Cup champion, having played for the Canadiens, New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques.

The Canadiens hockey club said in a statement that the Lafleur family agreed to a state funeral as a way to share their grief with the community out of respect for the public who have supported Lafleur over the years.

What we’re watching in the US…

WASHINGTON _A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court may be on the verge of overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report released Monday .

A decision to overturn Roe would lead to abortion bans in about half the states and could have huge ramifications for this year’s election. But it’s unclear whether the draft represents the court’s final say on the matter, with opinions often shifting big and small in the drafting process.

Regardless of the outcome, the Politico report represents an extremely rare violation of the court’s secret deliberative process, and on a matter of momentous importance. “Roe was blatantly wrong from the start,” the draft notice reads. It was signed by Judge Samuel Alito, a member of the court’s 6-3 conservative majority who was appointed by former President George W. Bush.

The document has been called the “1st draft” of the “court’s opinion” in a case challenging Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, a case known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The court is expected to rule on the case before its term ends in late June or early July.

What we’re looking at in the rest of the world…

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine _ A senior US official is warning that Russia plans to annex large parts of eastern Ukraine later this month.

Michael Carpenter is the US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He said on Monday that the United States believed the Kremlin was also planning to recognize the southern city of Kherson as an independent republic.

None of these measures, he said, would be recognized by the United States or its allies. Carpenter cited reports that Russia is planning mock referendums in the so-called people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.

Also this…

CANBERRA, Australia _An Australian man was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison on Tuesday for the 1988 murder of an American who fell off a Sydney cliff known as a gay hangout.

Mathematician Scott Johnson’s death was initially ruled a suicide, but his family have been pushing for a further investigation. A coroner in 2017 uncovered a number of assaults, some fatal, where victims were targeted because they were thought to be gay.

Scott White, 51, pleaded guilty in January and could have been sentenced to life in prison. Judge Helen Wilson said she had not found beyond a reasonable doubt that the murder was a gay hate crime, an aggravating factor that would have led to a longer sentence. She also said she applied more lenient sentencing models in place in the state of New South Wales in the late 1980s.

He must serve at least eight years and three months in prison before he can be granted parole.

In entertainment…

NEW YORK _ Kim Kardashian closed the Met Gala red carpet on Monday in one of Marilyn Monroe’s most iconic dresses.

This is a gold beaded bodysuit that Monroe wore when she seductively sang “Happy Birthday” to US President John F. Kennedy some 60 years ago.

Kardashian had to lose 16 kilos to fit into the dress, designed by Jean Louis and bought in 2016 by Ripley’s Believe or Not! museum in Orlando, Florida, for the modest sum of $4.81 million.

She then turned into a replica.

Have you seen this?

Canadian “Jeopardy!” Super-champ Mattea Roach won the fifth-longest streak in TV show history.

Roach is tied for the spot with Julia Collins, whose 2014 run lasted 20 games. To move up to number 4 on the list, she would need to match James Holzhauer’s 32 game streak.

Roach also has the sixth-highest loot of any regular-season contender, earning US$476,985 so far.

The 23-year-old tutor has the longest streak of any Canadian to appear on the show.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on May 3, 2022

The Canadian Press

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Winning lottery tickets worth millions sold in southern Ontario https://scbwicanada.org/winning-lottery-tickets-worth-millions-sold-in-southern-ontario/ Sun, 01 May 2022 17:15:51 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/winning-lottery-tickets-worth-millions-sold-in-southern-ontario/ The winner of a lottery ticket worth more than $11 million bought it in Prince Edward Hastings County, according to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). In a news release, the OLG said the winning Lotto 6/49 jackpot ticket was sold in the area, located just west of Kingston. The prize draw took place […]]]>

The winner of a lottery ticket worth more than $11 million bought it in Prince Edward Hastings County, according to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).

In a news release, the OLG said the winning Lotto 6/49 jackpot ticket was sold in the area, located just west of Kingston.

The prize draw took place on Saturday 30 April. Lotto 6/49 draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Read more:

Ontario Lottery Players Win Millions Despite Missing Jackpot

The top prize is worth $11,036,139, the OLG said.

Another ticket, with a guaranteed prize of $1 million, was sold in Scarborough.


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Arrests after protest in Canada turns unruly https://scbwicanada.org/arrests-after-protest-in-canada-turns-unruly/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 01:43:00 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/arrests-after-protest-in-canada-turns-unruly/ Police in the Canadian capital have arrested several people after a march of hundreds of bikers, pedestrians and cars waving Canadian flags through downtown Ottawa became unruly. Friday’s parade was a protest against alleged government excesses and came less than three months after a movement of truckers paralyzed the capital for more than three weeks. […]]]>

Police in the Canadian capital have arrested several people after a march of hundreds of bikers, pedestrians and cars waving Canadian flags through downtown Ottawa became unruly.

Friday’s parade was a protest against alleged government excesses and came less than three months after a movement of truckers paralyzed the capital for more than three weeks.

Ottawa police said several people were arrested and officers remained at the scene to provide security.

Organizers of Friday’s convoy, which they call Rolling Thunder Ottawa, say they are there to support “freedom” and veterans.

Local media say several of the attendees were in Ottawa during the previous protest, which was against a vaccination mandate for cross-border truckers.

Several honking truckers and protesters standing atop pickup trucks and cars, shouting “freedom” marched through downtown Ottawa as police deployed additional officers to bring the situation under control.

Ottawa police, who have come under fire for their handling of the February protests, had said they would not allow motor vehicles to stop or park on downtown streets.

They had brought in additional personnel to reinforce the municipal authorities before the march.

In February, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked rarely used emergency powers to clear protests in Ottawa and police arrested dozens of people blockading downtown near Parliament.

Protesters had also blocked major border crossings into the United States.

Events that started on Friday must end on Sunday.

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Okapi authorized to start uranium hunting in Canada https://scbwicanada.org/okapi-authorized-to-start-uranium-hunting-in-canada/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 06:01:00 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/okapi-authorized-to-start-uranium-hunting-in-canada/ Okapi Resources is set to embark on a 10,000-metre, 24-hole drilling campaign at its Middle Lake uranium project in Canada’s Athabasca Basin after its wholly-owned subsidiary Okapi Resources Canada received the green light from the government to launch the probe. The company says it has now secured a series of permits which will also allow […]]]>

Okapi Resources is set to embark on a 10,000-metre, 24-hole drilling campaign at its Middle Lake uranium project in Canada’s Athabasca Basin after its wholly-owned subsidiary Okapi Resources Canada received the green light from the government to launch the probe.

The company says it has now secured a series of permits which will also allow it to start a ground geophysical survey at the company.

Okapi says the short-term goal of the exploration program will be to reinterpret and reconstruct previously acquired surface, drilling, geochemical and geophysical data.

The ingredients will then be linked to freshly interpreted remote sensing imagery data to build a robust structural framework that can be integrated into its geological model and allow the company to build a set of drill targets.

Management says its most compelling targets could then be tested with a diamond drill program early next year.

By leveraging multispectral satellite photography with its advanced technical capabilities, Okapi believes it could uncover pockets of altered geology commonly associated with uranium mineralization.

Middle Lake is made up of three mining tenements which encompass a total area of ​​approximately 4,800 hectares and straddle the southern boundaries of the Carswell Structure – an area known to host significant uranium deposits.

The Middle Lake tenure has always been the subject of intensive exploration, with the most recent activity at the site being a shallow 17-hole drill program totaling 1851m in 2015.

This campaign lifted the veil on significant anomalous concentrations of radioactivity and uranium associated with graphitic rocks.

The project is also 4 kilometers southeast of the historically producing Cluff Lake mine, where between 1988 and 2002 approximately 64.2 million pounds of triuranium octoxide at a grade of 0.92% was products.

According to the company, earlier sampling across the operation yielded samples grading up to 16.9% triuranium octoxide, with work around its south buildings spitting out specimens containing around 3.7% triuranium octoxide. triuranium octoxide.

Okapi says work 15km south of the Shea Creek deposit by uranium explorers Orano and UEX could also see it target a series of northwest-trending uranium-rich fault zones that cross the southwest corner of the Middle Lake project.

Is your ASX-listed company doing anything interesting? Contact: matt.birney@wanews.com.au

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Federal Court judge overturns DFO order to phase out BC fish farms https://scbwicanada.org/federal-court-judge-overturns-dfo-order-to-phase-out-bc-fish-farms/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 18:48:39 +0000 https://scbwicanada.org/federal-court-judge-overturns-dfo-order-to-phase-out-bc-fish-farms/ A Federal Court judge overturned a Department of Fisheries order that would have phased out fish farming in British Columbia’s Discovery Islands. Judge Elizabeth Heneghan said in a ruling on April 22 that the order – made in late 2020 by then-Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan – breached the right to procedural fairness owed to the […]]]>

A Federal Court judge overturned a Department of Fisheries order that would have phased out fish farming in British Columbia’s Discovery Islands.

Judge Elizabeth Heneghan said in a ruling on April 22 that the order – made in late 2020 by then-Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan – breached the right to procedural fairness owed to the 19 fish farms that should close by the end of June.

Fish farm operators Mowi Canada West, Cermaq Canada and Grieg Seafood have sought judicial review of the order that prevented them from restocking their farms, arguing it lacked reasons and did “not show an appreciation of the facts”.

Heneghan agreed, saying that without reasons from the minister, the order cannot be justified, transparent or intelligible.

Heneghan’s decision supports the fish farm operators’ application for judicial review, upholds the injunction that allows the restocking of fish farms on Discovery Island and reverses the Minister’s decision while a decision on costs will follow.

The Department of Fisheries (DFO) and Minister Joyce Murray did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Heneghan’s decision also indicates that submissions from intervenors, including the David Suzuki Foundation and the Georgia Strait Alliance, focused on issues such as the constitutional protection of First Nations rights and respect for the precautionary principle, but did not not address issues such as lack of procedural fairness.

Mowi argued last year that it would suffer losses of around $26 million and be forced to lay off at least 78 people and cancel local contracts if forced to cut 1.18 million smolts instead of transferring them to Discovery Island farms.

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