Thursday, October 21, 2021

Agriculture

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...

Milder temps forecast

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by Derek Cornet According to Environment Canada meteorologist John Paul Cragg, Northwest residents can expect warmer than average temperatures until the end of the year. “I want to stress the fact we’re going to see cold outbreaks at some point within...

CPCA awards presented

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by Derek Cornet Ray Mitsuing, DJ King and Kale Lajeunesse were among this year’s winners at the 2015 Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association’s annual awards banquet. Held Oct. 24 in Lloydminster, the banquet recognizes the best drivers, outriders and equine of the...

Alicorn Stables a unique northern business

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by Linda Mikolayenko The boreal forest of northern Saskatchewan is not exactly known as horse country, yet Tina Johnson and her husband, Cliff, have established Alicorn Stables near Rabbit Creek about 20 kilometres south of Lac La Ronge. Johnson says she...

Businesses back program

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by Phil Ambroziak While this weekend is the time to be thankful, those involved with Meadow Lake’s Supported Employment Transition Initiative (SETI) program got a head start when they held a celebratory luncheon Oct. 6. Designed to express gratitude to the...