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OSC launches investigation into unlicensed pot growing at CannTrust

Plants from cannabis cuttings are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin The Canadian Press Published Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:38PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 1, 2019 7:57PM EDT VAUGHAN, Ont. — The Ontario Securities Commission and …

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U.S. judge blocks Canadian company’s mine project in Arizona

Anita Snow and Paul Davenport , The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 1, 2019 10:08AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:34AM EDT PHOENIX — A federal judge has overturned the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of a Canadian company’s plans for a new copper mine in southeastern Arizona. The …

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Fire at Texas Exxon Mobil refinery slightly injures 37

Flames and smoke rise after a fire started at an Exxon Mobil facility, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Baytown, Texas. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP) The Associated Press Published Wednesday, July 31, 2019 8:45PM EDT HOUSTON — An explosion and fire at an Exxon Mobil oil refinery in Texas on …

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Customs collects P6.48-B taxes from rice imports

By MAYVELIN U. CARABALLO, TMT July 30, 2019 rice imported THE government has collected as of mid-July more than P6 billion in duties from rice imported by private traders since Republic Act 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Act took effect in March, the Department of Finance (DoF) reported on Monday. …

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Enactment of land use law pressed

By ANNA LEAH E. GONZALES July 31, 2019 The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board’s National Land Use Committee (NB-NLUC) urged Congress to immediately enact the National Land Use Act (NaLUA) to ensure the sustainable and efficient use of the country’s land and physical resources. In a statement on …

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Give rice tariff law a chance, govt urged

By EIREENE JAIREE GOMEZ July 31, 2019 Despite appeals from industry stakeholders, particularly farmers groups, the government should wait at least a year of implementing the Rice Tariffication Act before it pursues a review of the law, an agriculture expert said. For Former Agriculture Secretary Dr. William Dar, who is …

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