Canadian Stu Scheurwater becomes full-time Major League Baseball umpire

Stu Scheurwater has been hired by Major League Baseball to fill the opening on its umpire staff created by Dale Scott’s retirement. The 34-year-old Scheurwater had been a minor league umpire since 2007, worked big league spring training for the first time in 2013 and has appeared in 268 regular-season big league games as a call-up. Related Andrew Albers picks

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Grain bottleneck cause for concern among Saskatchewan farmers

Todd Lewis is sitting on 60’000 bushels of canary seed that he can’t move. He says he is one of the lucky ones. “There’s parts of the province that are sitting on half their crop,” Lewis, Agriculture Producers Association of Saskatchewan president, explained. “Certainly in our membership in the northern half of the province shipping has been terrible.” Related Grain

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John A. MacDonald statue in Victoria Park struck by vandalism

A statue of Canada’s first Prime Minister in Victoria Park was vandalized overnight. Vandals spray painted the John A. MacDonald statue green and yellow. On Friday, some passerby’s voiced their disgust with the vandalism. This isn’t the first time the statue has been a target for vandalism and protest. Some groups have called MacDonald’s legacy into question over the role

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