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Hagersville treatment centre destroyed by fire

A drug treatment centre in Hagersville has been destroyed by fire.Crews were called to the Native Horizons Treatment Centre on New Credit Road just before midnight Thursday night.Members of the OPP, Haldimand County fire and paramedics and Six Nations Fire Services all responded to the call.Officials say crews were able to extinguish the blaze and confirm no one was inside. No injuries were reported either.According to Ontario Provincial Police, damage is estimated at $400,000.The cause of the fire is still under investigation.The Ontario Fire Marshal has been notified.

Canadas beef industry welcomes Mexico lifting import ban on older cattle

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 28, 2016 4:38 pm MDT CALGARY – Mexico’s lifting of a more than decade-long ban on some cattle imports will mean a big boost to Canadian exports, said the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association.“When we get our production levels back up to where they used to be, we can be doing $250 million a year or more into the Mexican market, no problem,” said John Masswohl, director of government and international relations at the association.Mexico imposed a ban on Canadian beef imports in 2003 over fears of mad cow disease, and while some restrictions were lifted within a year, a ban on cattle over 30 months old is still in place.In the two years before the ban, Canada exported around $270 million to $290 million of beef to Mexico, with cattle over 30 months of age making up close to a quarter of the total.Meanwhile, Canadian beef exports to Mexico averaged $136 million annually between 2011 and 2015.Masswohl said Tuesday’s announcement that the Mexican government would lift the ban on Oct. 1 will mean Canada’s exports to the country can rebound.He said it also ends one of the few remaining global trade restrictions related to mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy.“It’s satisfying that something that you’ve worked on for years and years to finally be achieved,” said Masswohl. “We’ve been trying to get rid of all the BSE trade restrictions in all the markets, and it’s getting down to be a pretty short list of what’s left now.”He said Taiwan and China are the remaining holdouts, though China does allow some younger boneless beef imports. Canada’s beef industry welcomes Mexico lifting import ban on older cattle read more