Month: June 2016

Cape Breton Victoria school board cuts 46 jobs due to enrolment decline

The Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board will cut 46 jobs this fall, including 16 teaching positions. The board made the decision Wednesday night while approving its budget for the upcoming school year. Officials said the cuts are necessary because of an ongoing decline in enrolment, plus the closure of 17 schools over the next five years. Ten […]

Soyabean and corn planting surges in US

A spring grain rally has prompted US farmers to plant more corn and soyabeans, raising the prospect of a supply deluge at the end of the year. A record 83.7m acres (33.9m hectares) of soyabeans will be planted this year, with farmers seeding the most ever in states such as Minnesota, North Dakota and Ohio, […]