Thursday, August 6, 2020

Agriculture

Pasture program axed

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by Phil Ambroziak A popular government program has been put out to pasture. The Saskatchewan Pastures Program has been cut from the 2017 provincial budget, but – according to local pasture managers – it came as no surprise. “I had a sneaking...

Logging tradition continues

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by Phil Ambroziak Tradition lives south of Meadow Lake. On his property near Rialto Road, long-time local resident Howard MacCuish operates his logging business by using a method not commonly seen in decades. “I use my horses for skidding trees out of...

Hunting season on par

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By Phil Ambroziak With Mother Nature doing a complete 180 compared to a month ago, hunting season in the Northwest is expected to improve dramatically. That’s how Rob Tether, area wildlife ecologist with the provincial Ministry of Environment, summed things up...

Agriculture has strong roots

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Tradition certainly stands the test of time. And, nowhere does this statement hold truer than Saskatchewan where, not only has agriculture long been an economic staple, it’s become a way of life for several generations. Proof of this can easily...

Beauval builds grow tunnel

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by Derek Cornet The road to food sustainability in Beauval took a big step forward last month after the construction of a gardening tunnel. “I’m really happy,” said executive director Nick Daigneault of Beauval Development Inc. “I had been trying to...

Elks derby snags funds

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He had the winning fish last year and the first catch of the day at this past weekend’s 17th annual Elks Fishing Derby, but it wasn’t enough for Charlie Eaket to claim the top prize two years in a...

Prices take hit at 4-H sale

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by Derek Cornet Although the average price of each steer took a dip compared to last year, members were still compensated well at the annual District 36 4-H Show and Sale. Held at the Meadow Lake and District Arena June 7...

Seacan hearing cut short

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by Derek Cornet Two residents of the RM of Meadow Lake feel they were less than welcomed at a recent public hearing. On May 9, a regular meeting of RM council was held where the public had the opportunity to voice...

Swamp fever strikes again

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by Derek Cornet Horse wrangler Tricia Kroeker’s stable has been devastated. On April 27, 11 of her 17 horses were euthanized after testing positive for equine infectious anemia – commonly known as swamp fever. Kroeker lives in Green Lake, but keeps...

Cattle still grazing

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by Phil Ambroziak When dry weather resulted in fewer crops this year, the price of hay went up leaving many ranchers throughout parts of Saskatchewan crunching numbers in an effort to balance their books by winter. Now, it seems, Mother...