The Original Recipe Kettle Cooked Potato Chips may have pieces of glass in the bags, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced. The affected potato chips have been distributed in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. | CFIA photo

Glass prompts potato chip recall

A recall on some kinds of Miss Vickie’s potato chips, which began in Eastern Canada, has now been extended to the West. The Original Recipe Kettle Cooked Potato Chips may have pieces of glass in the bags, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced. The affected potato chips have been distributed in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario […] Read more

A 1992 JD 4760 with 3.6 actual hours sold at auction in Saskatchewan last month. | Twitter/@RitchieBros photo

Farm sale includes two ‘new’ tractors

Nobody seems to know why Danny Spence bought a new JD 4760 back in 1992 and then stored it until he passed away last January. “Nobody actually even knew he had these until he died,” said Dallas Simmonds, owner of Raptor Enterprises. “I knew there were a couple new tractors in the shed, but I […] Read more

Jeremy Welter, who chairs the APAS Rural Connectivity task force, said hard data will help the push for better broadband as a whole as well as help individuals make sure they are getting what they pay for. | File photo

Sask. speed test finds slow internet service

Rural Saskatchewan residents have long complained about their internet speed, but just how poor is it? The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan last week launched a speed test survey to get a more accurate picture. Jeremy Welter, who chairs the APAS Rural Connectivity task force, said hard data will help the push for better broadband […] Read more


The chair of the Alberta Firearms Advisory Committee says rural residents worry the restrictions will make it impossible for them to use certain types of guns to protect their livestock from predators.  |Getty Images

Alta. responds to federal firearm restrictions

Committee struck to advise government on the issue has recommended province appoint a provincial firearms officer

Alberta farmers concerned about federal firearm restrictions are reaching out to a provincial committee, says its chair. They fear they won’t be able to use guns to protect livestock and other animals from things such as predators, says MLA Michaela Glasgo, who heads the Alberta Firearms Advisory Committee. There are more than 300,000 licensed firearm […] Read more

A British Columbia man wants to learn more about the origins of a toy he received as a gift in Saskatchewan in the 1940s. | Supplied photo

Toy tractor mystery prompts search

A British Columbia man wants to learn more about the origins of a toy he received as a gift in Saskatchewan in the 1940s

CAMROSE, Alta. — Reg Alspach has a toy story he wants to bring to life. Growing up in Regina, Alspach often visited his farming relatives in the Edgeley, Qu’Appelle and Indian Head areas of Saskatchewan and he learned quickly that his grandfather, Bill Kinvig, was a Massey Harris man. In about 1948, the young boy […] Read more


Sliced apples with peels and gouda cheese make a healthy snack that is addicting  | Jodie Mirosovsky photo

Food is an easy way to enhance the quality of your life

If I had to choose a few good things about the upcoming winter season, it would be the freshness and calm as the snowflakes gently fall, and a sabbatical from the yard and field work that consumes so much time in the growing season. As we shift indoors, there are many ways to fill our […] Read more

Cain Quam speaks to riders at one of his horsemanship clinics.  |  Christalee Froese photo

Obstacles no match for horse training family

On the Farm: Broken ankle the latest setback for Roberta and Cain Quam, but they ‘would not trade it for anything’

KENDAL, Sask. — Obstacles have never stood in the way of success for the Quams and they’ve had their share of them. Challenges for the horse-training couple have come in the form of economic fluctuations in the horse industry, a devastating fire in 2009, their oldest daughter’s serious horse accident and now COVID-19, paired with […] Read more

Entry regulations around the world vary widely and change quickly, which is something travelers must follow closely.  | Getty Images photo

International travel promises to be extra challenging this winter

The official Canadian government travel advisory is clear: “Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice.” Yet many Canadians are either making plans or thinking about a winter vacation in warmer climes. Most face a mind-boggling array of constantly changing regulations as to where they are allowed to go, where it might be safe to […] Read more


January might be considered the perfect month for marmalade because it is the best time to buy citrus fruit.  |  Sheri Hathaway photo

January a great time for making marmalade

Two elderly women influenced me in making my marmalade. When I attended university in Edmonton, I boarded at Mrs. Mae Head’s home. She always made marmalade in January from Seville oranges. I can still hear her English accent as she tells me, “January’s the best time to buy oranges, you know. That’s when they’re in […] Read more

Crockpot pepper steak is great for days when you don’t have time to do a stir fry.  |  Joan Airey photo

Cheaper meat cuts can still be tender, tasty

Types of meat such as round steak and stewing beef can be easy on the pocketbook but satisfying at the dinner table

This time of year we are usually attending three or four hockey games a week but COVID-19 has changed that. Plus, most livestock shows and cattle sales are online only. With more time on my hands I decided to try some new recipes with less expensive cuts of meat such as round steak and stewing […] Read more