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February 26, 2009

Canada: Wal-Mart to close six Ontario Sam’s club locations

According to Reuters, CNBC: “Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Canada to close six Ontario Sam’s club locations to focus on supercentre expansion. Canada says decision will affect co’s 6 Sam’s club locations in Pickering, Vaughan, Richmondhill, London, Cambridge and Etobicoke. Canada says is in discussions with a major US retailer to purchase its interest in 5 of the Ontario Sam’s club locations”

~News submitted by upthecreek

January 13, 2009

Mosaic to Lay Off 1,000 People in Saskatchewan

Filed under: Canada — 7macaw @ 7:41 am
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Mosaic Co. (NYSE:MOS), confirmed yesterday it will lay off more than 1,000 workers at its potash mines in Saskatchewan[, Canada] due to slow fertilizer demand, the global credit crisis and growing potash inventories.

The layoffs, which affect about 80% of the total workforce at the two mines, will take effect March 8 at Colonsay and Feb. 15 at Esterhazy. Mosaic employs about 1,500 people in Saskatchewan, including about 250 at its potash mine at Belle Plaine, west of Regina.

Source: National Post

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