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In Brief… – for Oct. 29, 2009

Equipment dealer eyes Enns: Calgary’s Rocky Mountain Dealerships has signed a deal to buy Case IH dealer Enns Agri Sales Ltd. at Winkler, Man., about 110 km southwest of Winnipeg, for an undisclosed sum. The sale is expected to close on or about Nov. 1, the publicly traded buyer said Oct. 20. With Enns, Rocky Mountain would operate 23 dealership branches across the Prairies, including six in Manitoba. Enns, which also sells Yamaha and Land Pride Equipment, made $13 million in sales in its most recent fiscal year, Rocky Mountain said. Agrium offers stake in N plant: Agrium plans to sell half a nitrogen plant to the takeover target of its takeover target. Agrium said it hopes to clear the way under Canadian competition law for a hostile takeover of U. S. rival CF Industries by selling a 50 per cent stake in its Carseland, Alta. nitrogen facility to Terra Industries for US$250 million. The plant makes ammonia, urea and the “controlled release” urea products ESN and Duration. Terra since January has fought off bids from CF, which has resisted Agrium’s bids since February. The sale is conditional on Agrium’s takeover of CF.

Show your 4-H colours:

To help kick off National 4-H Month in November, 4-H members, leaders, alumni and supporters will be wearing green on Nov. 4 for the annual Show Your 4-H Colours event.

“Across Canada, we are so proud of the enthusiasm that 4-H members, leaders and supporters show,” said Judy Shaw, president of the Canadian 4-H Council. “By wearing green, people involved with 4-H can showcase their 4-H pride and spirit in one unified way.”

4-H has played an important role in the development of Canadian youth for 95 years.

Time to fall back:

Manitobans are reminded that daylight saving time will end in the province early Sunday, Nov. 1 when clocks will be set back one hour. Under the Official Time Act, daylight saving time ends on the first Sunday in November and resumes the second Sunday in March. The official time change back to standard time will occur this year at 2 a. m., Sunday, Nov. 1 at which time clocks should be set back to 1 a. m.

– Manitoba Government release

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