Letters to the editor – May 31, 2018

Sask Party must restore STC service Re: The first anniversary of cancellation of STC bus service One year passed so quickly since the Sask Party destroyed complete bus services for people of Saskatchewan. In provincial history, not one political party made such blunder as the Sask Party did when it destroyed the bus service to […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 17, 2018

Evidence must be re-evaluated, updated Re: “What Canadian agriculture stands for,” (Op-ed by Cam Dahl, WP, April 19). Cereals Canada President Cam Dahl’s message seems to be that an “evidence-based” approach to agriculture and production is required, and one that he personally espouses. I agree with the former statement, but certainly not the latter. Dahl […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 10, 2018

End point royalties bad for farmers The next big event on the agricultural horizon might be end point royalties. An EPR is an amount of money, probably between $2 and $7 per tonne, deducted from the sale of grain and given to the rights holder of the particular variety sold. A portion of that revenue […] Read more

Letters to the editor – May 3, 2018

Organic farming helps restore land Re: 40,000 farm goes organic (WP, March 22) Sensational organic article, so much so that you had to print the flax price two inches high. Instead of this type of journalism, why not devote a page to organic news that gives the prices on a regular basis. Print some articles […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 26, 2018

Humboldt tragedy brought out kindness For some reason it takes a tragedy to pull people together. Such is the case when citizens of the world were there for Saskatchewan — a flatlands province in the heart of Canada — and members of the Humboldt Broncos Hockey team that met their fate on April 6 on […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 19, 2018

B.C. saving us from bad oil British Columbia is standing up for all of us. If the Kinder Morgan Pipeline gets expanded, oil tanker traffic will increase by seven times in the waters off Vancouver in the Georgia Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. That beautiful coastal area and its waters will be […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 12, 2018

Golden Rice assumptions wrong The editorial, “Health Canada is obligated to approve Golden Rice,” (WP, April 5), interprets the department’s decision as a “humanitarian gesture,” but that is an assumption — an incorrect assumption. Additionally, and more importantly, the release of Golden Rice is opposed by a significant number of large farmers’ networks across Asia. […] Read more

Letters to the editor – April 5, 2018

Lack of farmer support Once again, a railway backlog is keeping Manitoba grain farmers from moving their product to market. It’s unacceptable, but entirely predictable. Since the federal government unilaterally scrapped the Canadian Wheat Board without proper protections for farmers, the result has been chaotic. Four years ago, Canadian farmers lost billions of dollars due […] Read more

Letters to the editor – March 29, 2018

Pesticides are vital Since the responsibility of pesticide registrations was taken away from Agriculture Canada in 1995, and moved to Health Canada, and then put in the hands of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) as an inter-agency department between Agriculture Canada, Environment Canada, and Health Canada, there has been a disturbing trend of farmers […] Read more

Letters to the editor – March 22, 2018

Guns offer protection I commend Sgt. Colin Sawrenko and Staff Sgt. Greg Abbott for a fine job speaking to the crowd that gathered at the town hall meeting on March 5. It was very informative with charts, graphs, stories and advice proving what we knew anyway — that RCMP are an amazing team doing a […] Read more