CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Conns Mill BridgeThomson Road, near Highway 104, will be closed from Hansford Siding Road to Conns Mill Road for repairs to the Conns Mill Bridge until Tuesday, April 8. Detour signs are in place. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Gavelton BridgeGavelton Bridge on Gavel Road is closed for repairs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until early April. When closed, the bridge will be restricted to emergency vehicles and school buses. All other traffic should use the detour route marked on Lake Vaughn Road and Raynardton Road. The bridge will be open on weekends. -30- INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook BridgeThe Melford Brook Bridge, on Route 344 at Middle Melford, is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis BridgeCrowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross Road, West Big Interval Road and Hatchery Road. CONTINUING WORK HANTS COUNTY: Glen Brook and MacInnis Brook BridgesThe Glen Brook and MacInnis Brook bridges, on Route 202 in West Gore, have a 24-tonne weight restriction until further notice. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Sydney River BridgeThe Sydney River Bridge on Keltic Drive is closed for replacement. While the bridge is closed, the province is providing a free shuttle bus service between Coxheath Arena (305 Keltic Dr.) and Walmart (65 Keltic Dr.). A detour route for drivers has also been marked. The shuttle bus schedule is available at http://novascotia.ca/tran/highways/srb.asp .
WINNIPEG — Richardson International Ltd. said Thursday it has received the OK from the Competition Bureau for its deal to buy a group of former Viterra grain handling assets from Glencore International.The company said it was the final regulatory hurdle and it now expects to close the deal early next year.Richardson is paying $800-million for 19 grain elevators and the associated crop input centres as well as the Can-Oat Milling business and 21st Century Grain Processing.The deal also includes a 25% stake in the Cascadia Terminal in Vancouver and the Viterra terminal in Thunder Bay, Ont.Privately owned Richardson is a handler and seller of grains and oilseeds.Glencore acquired the assets as part of its $6.1-billion deal to buy Viterra that it closed on Monday.Under the deal, Glencore said it would sell part of the grain handling operations to Richardson and a majority of Viterra’s retail business to Agrium for for about US$575-million.CF Industries Holdings Inc. has signed a deal to buy Viterra’s minority interest in a nitrogen fertilizer plant in Medicine Hat, Alta., for US$915-million.The Canadian Press