Ken Falk, who operates Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry, was exonerated but is out $215,000 in legal fees with no way to get that money back. | Screencap via fvsp.ca

Poultry producer wins case against CFIA; still out money

A British Columbia poultry producer says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency far overstepped when it fined him for violating interprovincial meat transport laws. Ken Falk, who operates Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry, was exonerated but is out $215,000 in legal fees with no way to get that money back. “It’s been a nightmare,” Falk said of […] Read more

The mishap occurred following a sale at the east-central Saskatchewan facility, when the truck and trailer caught the edge of a ditch and tipped. Two animals were reportedly injured. | File photo

Animals recovering following stockyard accident

UPDATED – Monday January 27 – 1100 CST – RCMP confirmed today that there were 60 head of cattle in a trailer that tipped at the Kelvington Stockyards last week, and that two have died as a result of the the accident. The remaining cattle are resting before being re-loaded for transport. The mishap occurred […] Read more

Businesses that require temporary foreign workers say Service Canada could reduce the paperwork and time in the application process. | File photo

Farmers complain about red tape

Farmers surveyed by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business say red tape is costing them time and money. Ninety-five percent of the 261 farmer respondents in a larger CFIB survey said they could be more competitive if there was less red tape. Virginia Labbie, CFIB’s senior policy analyst for agri-business, said this doesn’t mean deregulation […] Read more


RCMP South District commander Kevin Kunetzki speaks during the meeting. | Karen Briere photo

Policing review alarms SW Sask.

‘Super-hub’ term sparks fears regional RCMP services will be consolidated, but senior officer attempts to put 
minds at ease

MAPLE CREEK, Sask. — Residents of southwestern Saskatchewan aren’t buying RCMP claims that detachments won’t close and policing service won’t be diminished after a review is complete. Many of the 415 people attending a public meeting in Maple Creek Jan. 15 said they weren’t reassured by comments from South District officer superintendent Kevin Kunetzki that […] Read more

Golden Opportunities Fund Inc., in syndication with Westcap MBO II Investment LP, announced the investment Jan. 16 but didn’t immediately release any financial details. Westcap Mgt. Ltd. of Saskatoon manages both funds.
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Saskatchewan investment funds invest in Degelman Industries

Two local investment funds have invested in Regina-based Degelman Industries. Golden Opportunities Fund Inc., in syndication with Westcap MBO II Investment LP, announced the investment Jan. 16 but didn’t immediately release any financial details. Westcap Mgt. Ltd. of Saskatoon manages both funds. Degelman has been in business since 1962 and markets extensively around the world. […] Read more


Erika, Hazel and Cyle Stewart on their ranch near Morse, Sask.  |  Karen Briere photo

B.C. cattle producers resettle in Saskatchewan

On the Farm: Family wanted a place with good water, close to a major centre and near other young ranching families

MORSE, Sask. — Trading the mountains of British Columbia for the rolling hills north of Morse, Sask., represented a huge opportunity for Erika and Cyle Stewart. They and Erika’s parents, Bill and Terry Strande, relocated Pine Ranch to Saskatchewan in 2017 because urban pressure near their Merritt, B.C., operation made expansion difficult. “It was getting […] Read more

Queen's Bench Justice R.S. Smith approved an extension Jan. 16 for the company to continue to operate under creditor protection. He also approved a sale and investment solicitation process, or SISP, to allow the company to reorganize. | File photo

Creditor protection extended for Morris Group

Morris Group has been granted more time and financing to work its way out of financial difficulty. Queen’s Bench Justice R.S. Smith approved an extension Jan. 16 for the company to continue to operate under creditor protection. He also approved a sale and investment solicitation process, or SISP, to allow the company to reorganize. Morris […] Read more

The Saskatchewan RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Rob King said it is time for a review in southwestern part of the province and public input is sought to help RCMP determine how best to provide service. | File photo

Potential RCMP changes cause alarm

The Saskatchewan RCMP insists it has made no decisions on future policing in the southwestern part of the province, despite a public meeting notice indicating a super-hub model is a possibility. Rhetoric has heated up on social media after meeting notices went out regarding the policing model in the Cypress Region, which includes Leader, Maple […] Read more


Morris Industries cited extraordinary inventory costs, American steel tariffs and a poor agricultural economy for its financial difficulties.
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Morris Group seeks creditor protection

Implement manufacturer’s financial troubles blamed on U.S. steel tariffs, poor ag economy and extraordinary inventory costs

Job cuts and closures loom at Morris Industries while the farm equipment company operates under creditor protection and seeks to restructure. The long-time Saskatchewan-based business sought protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act earlier this month and a Queen’s Bench justice has granted that until at least Jan. 18. The protection could then be extended […] Read more

Sask. investment funds have invested in Degelman Industries. | File photo

Sask. investment funds invest in Degelman Industries

Two local investment funds have invested in Regina-based Degelman Industries. Golden Opportunities Fund Inc., in syndication with Westcap MBO II Investment LP, announced the investment Jan. 16 but didn’t immediately release any financial details. Westcap Mgt. Ltd. of Saskatoon manages both funds. Degelman has been in business since 1962 and markets extensively around the world. […] Read more