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Piggies dumped: The Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) said Aug. 25 it was “scrambling” to find foster care for these piglets and three more left in a plywood pen outside Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s constituency office with food, water and a sign CBC quoted as saying: “Because of market conditions and H1N1, we are no longer able to care for these pigs.” Seven more were left at Ontario Agriculture Minister Leona Dombrowsky’s office at Belleville, CBC said. “It’s disturbing that someone would make a choice to abandon helpless animals like this,” OHS executive director Bruce Roney said in a release.

Greyhound serves notice:

Greyhound Canada on Sept. 3 gave the Manitoba Highway Traffic Board its required 30 days’ notice that it plans to “cease all operations” in the province, but wants to work with federal and provincial governments on a solution to maintain service. “Our financial situation is dire and we are no longer in a position to absorb losses that are almost solely attributable to government policies,” vice-president Stuart Kendrick said. Greyhound, which opened its brand-new terminal at Winnipeg’s airport Aug. 15, gave similar notice for its service in northwestern Ontario. Hog truck crashes near pork plant: About 50 injured hogs had to be destroyed where a semi-trailer rolled at the east entrance to the Springhill Farms pork plant on Highway 16 last Thursday morning. According to Neepawa RCMP, the truck, carrying about 200 hogs, was turning onto Springhill’s service road when it hit loose gravel and rolled into the ditch. The truck’s driver and two passengers were treated and released. The rollover is still under investigation, RCMP said, adding that there were “no environmental concerns” as a result of the crash and that alcohol was not a factor.

AI tank on the lam:

Portage la Prairie RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in solving theft in the R. M. of North Norfolk last March. The victim advised police that various items, including tools were stolen. One of the items stolen was an artificial insemination tank with semen valued at $15,000.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Portage la Prairie RCMP at 857-4445 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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