An estimated 120 cattle were killed by the wildfire near Bindloss, Alta. | Derek Barnes photo

Armed Forces base must take responsibility for devastating fire

It is a case where good fences do not make good neighbours. In the case of Canadian Forces Base Suffield in southern Alberta and the ranchers whose land borders it, good fences have become barriers to amicable relationships. Tensions that date back some 30 or 40 years came to a head the night of Sept. […] Read more

Quebec’s dairy protection law has no place in modern world

In early December after years of resisting, Quebec finally changed its Food Products Act to remove a ban on the sale and production of edible oil-based products. Saskatchewan successfully challenged the law this spring under the Canadian Agreement on Internal Trade, which is designed to ease interprovincial trade barriers within Canada. To have such laws […] Read more

Man. gov’t ignoring economic importance of agriculture

It’s a long and exhausting debate for those directly involved. Ranchers along Lake Manitoba in the province’s Interlake region are no longer able to use the pastures and haylands from which they earned parts of their livelihoods for generations. Water and sucking mud have replaced crops and grasses. Producers blame the provincial government because the […] Read more