Out of Humboldt Broncos tragedy will come hope

Very few of us will make it through life without knowing tragedy. We are never prepared for it, and when it comes, it comes with disbelief and unbearable sadness. Our world stops. And so we watched in shock last Friday as the small city of Humboldt, Sask., coped with the death of 15 people and […] Read more

Spring road bans back on provincial highways

Spring road bans come into effect across much of Saskatchewan starting April 9. “We are resuming road bans next week in order to protect these highways for all road users,” said David Marit, minister of highways and infrastructure. Because of the extended cold weather, the province temporarily suspended road bans on provincial highways to let […] Read more

Front-of-package labelling proposal has Canadian dairy farmers concerned

WINNIPEG(CNS Canada) – While trade deals have had Canadian dairy farmers concerned about losing market share domestically, a recent proposal to change food package labeling could potentially be more damaging to the industry. Health Canada launched a consultation period in February for its proposed new front-of-packaging labelling. The proposal is part of Health Canada’s Healthy […] Read more

Successful Agribition earns record profit

Canadian Western Agribition’s record-breaking year resulted in a profit of $270,411. Chief executive officer Chris Lane said the show posted its highest-ever operating revenue in 2017 at $4.6 million. However, it cost the show more to operate in the new International Trade Centre, so expenses were up as well to $4.4 million. The non-profit organization […] Read more

High hopes for small town cannabis

Brook Pries has high hopes for the cannabis business in Canada. Pries and her husband, Cole Bosnick, applied March 12 for a retail dispenser’s licence in Strathmore, Alta., and hope to be among the first out of the gate when cannabis is legalized later this year. She sees the trade as a new form of […] Read more

Homegrown garlic venture follows unique path

When Saskatchewan grain and oilseed producers Dave and Krista McBain started looking for a specialty crop to supplement their farm income, they decided to head off the beaten path. The McBains pulled together 35 pounds of seed garlic and planted their first commercial-scale garlic crop in the spring of 1996. They harvested more than 100 […] Read more

Fresh ingredients for a refreshed spring diet

Reawaken to more sunlight, the cheerful chirping birds, the sound of water running as the winter melts away and tulips popping through the still chilled earth. We even resort to a smile as we see rubber boots stuck in a puddle and mud covered clothes. Springtime is fun. It is the time of year for […] Read more

Regulators outline Alberta’s cannabis plan

Medical marijuana is legal in Canada with a doctor’s prescription, but once the recreational form is allowed later this year, the game changes. It is a new industry drawing a lot of attention, said Jenna Hall of Health Canada’s cannabis legislation and regulation branch. “We have been living in a prohibition based regime for 100 […] Read more