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A Man Has Died Following a Crash on a Tractor

By Fadi Didi

OPP say a 21 year old man is dead after the tractor he was driving was hit from behind by a pickup.

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Provincial police say a 21-year-old man is dead after the tractor he was driving was struck from behind by a pickup truck.

It happened Sunday afternoon on Highway 6 northeast of Port Dover.

Investigators say the tractor was traveling on the shoulder of the highway when it was struck by the pickup, causing it to go into the ditch where it rolled and ejected the driver.

 21-year-old Travis O'Brien was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the pickup a 55-year-old man from Haldimand County  was not injured.


Margarine's future is looking a little more clouded after the owner of Country Crock and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter announced it was looking for someone to take the brands off its hands.

Officials at Unilever say the products are suffering from soft sales in the United States and other developed markets.

Margarine enjoyed popularity for decades before research emerged in the 1990s about the harms of the trans fats.

Many manufacturers have since reformulated their spreads sold in tubs to remove trans fats, but the bad health associations have persisted.


The first Agriculture Day this year was so successful that organizers say they are already announcing the date for another one next year.

Candace Hill, manager of Agriculture More Than Ever, says the group sees an opportunity to build on the momentum from last February's Agriculture Day.

Hill says posts celebrating Canada's Agriculture Day were among the top five topics trending in Canada on Twitter for most of the day.

Mark your calendars for February 13th for Agriculture Day in 2018.


One of the world's foremost experts on food fraud is warning about the possibility that garlic powder on store shelves -- including those in Canada -- may contain inferior ingredients.

Christopher Elliott of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University Belfast says garlic sales around the world this year are on pace with sales last year, despite a cold spell that wiped out vast tracts of garlic crops in China.

Elliott and other researchers are investigating garlic supply chains to determine whether garlic powder has been diluted with other products, such as talcum or chalk.


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