Letters to the editor – October 22, 2020

Zero till not the only way In her Oct. 1 article, “Farmers want recognition for continued carbon work,” Karen Briere correctly points out that the practice of zero tillage puts carbon back in the ground. The research conducted on this front by the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association is critical and should continue. However, zero tillage […] Read more

Letters to the editor – September 3, 2020

Trailing royalty action required from minister On July 22 in the House of Commons, the question was asked by the member of Parliament for Battle River Crowfoot, Damien Kurek, to the minister of agriculture, Marie-Claude Bibeau: “I have heard from a number of farmers and certified seed growers in my constituency who are concerned about […] Read more

Letters to the editor – August 27, 2020

Keeping COVID-19 out of our schools I am a retired educator who, prior to the lock-down for COVID-19, spent several hours daily volunteering at Providence Place, a care home for approximately 130 seniors in Moose Jaw. Now that the lock-down has been partially lifted and being on the list of permitted visitors, when I visit […] Read more

Letters to the editor – August 20, 2020

Police action in Alta. The Alberta Sheriffs in action! Just like the gun grabbing RCMP in High River, the Lethbridge police taking down of a young girl playing the part of a storm trooper and the Calgary police handing out $1,200 COVID-19 tickets for feeding the poor. Now the provincial Sheriffs of Alberta pull a […] Read more

Letters to the editor – July 9, 2020

Corporate seed tax unacceptable The corporate seed entities, or Canadian Seed Trade Association, would like to impose a “trailing or end-point royalty” on every acre or bushel of grain that is grown or marketed by farmers on certain varieties. Primary producers make this imperative suggestion to the CSTA — use the marketplace, spend your own […] Read more

Letters to the editor – June 25, 2020

Non-GMO claims cause confusion Non-transgenic organisms are increasingly being represented as “non-GMO” (Transgenic crops: end of an era, June 4 The Western Producer) but this is more wishful public relations than reflective of reality. Firstly, the federal government defines GMOs very broadly, to even include products of conventional plant breeding. However confusing and out of […] Read more

Letters to the editor – June 4, 2020

Prime minister cannot be trusted How may Canadians trust Trudeau? His first election was won by convincing Canadians of change — he offered us “no more elections of first past the post.” He lied to Canadians, please don’t forget that. Then, he commented that the budget will balance itself. Now, he is busy spending $260 […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 28, 2020

FCL acting badly in refinery dispute I was once a dedicated and loyal member of our local co-op — for 40 years our farm fuel and supplies were purchased there. But no more will I spend one penny there until they show some decency and respect for the oil and gas workers that they have […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 21, 2020

Local firefighters need protection I have to draw the line at backing up a plan to tell firefighters they have to physical distance while fighting active fires and thinking that is good enough and all we have to do for them to be safe. They have enough going on avoiding immediate painful death or injury […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 14, 2020

Gun laws make new criminals Today I became a criminal, not through my own actions but due to a decision made by (Prime Minister) Justin Trudeau. With the stroke of a pen, Trudeau made me and 2.1 million other Canadians criminals. Trudeau threw away democracy by bypassing parliamentary procedures. He made an order in council […] Read more