This aerial view of the main canal of the St. Mary irrigation project in southern Alberta is dated July 15, 1959.  |  File photo

From The Archives: AWP port strike takes toll on grain exports

The Western Producer takes a weekly look at some of the stories that made headlines in issues of the paper from 75, 50, 25 and 10 years ago. 75 years ago: April 2, 1942 The dominion government announced a national selective service program to increase Canada’s military capability, but Prime Minister Mackenzie King promised to […] Read more







Esso Chemicals in Clavet, Sask., hosts a tour in April 1983.  |  File photo

From the Archives: Pulse shipments victim of 2007 rail strike

The Western Producer takes a weekly look at some of the stories that made headlines in issues of the paper from 75, 50, 25 and 10 years ago. 75 years ago: Feb. 19, 1942 The dominion government placed tight controls on the price of used and retreaded tires. Prices were restricted to what was charged […] Read more