Letters to the editor – August 17, 2017

Bee health Re: Bee controversy helpful, says U.S. honey official, Western Producer, July 27, 2017 Worry about pollinator health and pesticides is not warranted, despite what the American Honey Producers Association may say. Bee health is impacted by a number of factors, including nutrition, weather conditions and beekeeping practices. In fact, the main causes of […] Read more

Letters to the editor – August 10, 2017

Pig production must change “The opportunist thinks of me and today. The statesman thinks of us and tomorrow.”  — Dwight Eisenhower. The present method of mass producing hogs needs to change.  It is time to acknowledge that there are better ways of raising pigs for meat export. Our local and provincial governments need to implement the necessary […] Read more

Letters to the editor – July 20, 2017

Value of the independent Reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated. Independent ag retailers have never been healthier, more vibrant or more valuable to growers than right now. The predictive demise, as stated in your “Agrium expands retail network” article by Agrium chief financial officer Steve Douglas, is as accurate and insightful as those […] Read more

Letters to the editor – July 6, 2017

Saskatchewan finances Knowing that Premier Brad Wall’s earlier political mentor was Grant Devine should have been a red flag from the beginning. It was premiers Roy Romanow and Lorne Calvert who pulled this province from the brink. Wall caught and rode a wave while patting himself on the back. A responsible government would have dealt […] Read more

Letters to the editor – June 29, 2017

Climate change Interestingly, climate change, global warming, carbon pollution and taxation have dominated worldwide communication. Firstly, we must acknowledge the fact that nature provided planet Earth with a four-season year, (less taxes) spring, summer, autumn and winter. Spring planting, summer growing, autumn harvest and winter mostly sports. Greed politics and taxation have now entered the […] Read more

Letters to the editor – June 15, 2017

Alberta politics It’s praiseworthy to unite like-minded conservatives under one political entity. This July both the PC and Wildrose parties will vote to merge into one entity called the United Conservative Party. The proposal, while laudable on its surface, raises some serious questions about the motives and integrity of the architects of the merger. Among […] Read more

Letters to the editor – June 8, 2017

Farm workers’ safety Re: Alberta Bill 17 — The Fair and Family friendly Workplaces Act I am writing to comment on the efforts by the government of Alberta to modernize labour legislation in the province and extend it to farm operations. First off, I think the reforms are long overdue and are only catching up […] Read more

Letters to the editor – June 1, 2017

Heartless budget The recent provincial budget is brutal and heartless with total disregard for the citizens of Saskatchewan. Cuts to educational funding, cuts to programs and services for autistic children. Cuts to libraries. The incentive program to keep doctors in rural areas has been cut. People on social assistance will no longer have their funeral […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 25, 2017

Sask. health care Health Minister Jim Reiter appears to have a recipe for reducing our provincial health-care spending.  Unfortunately, it may not be a good recipe that Saskatchewan people will have an appetite for, as I don’t think it will either improve or even maintain quality long-term care services in our province.   The first […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 18, 2018

College of Agriculture In your recent story on the College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan(WP, April 20), your correspondent quotes critics who believe the university has unjustly penalized the college in its recent budget decisions. I want to emphasize three points. First, no one should infer from these differential reductions that […] Read more