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ALBERTA

Barlow has a lot of work to do with new agriculture critic portfolio

John Barlow has the proud of honour of serving the residents of the federal riding of Foothills. Now, thanks to Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole and party leadership, he has a new portfolio as well. Earlier in November, Barlow was appointed Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Agri-Food and Food Security, a role he doesn’t take lightly. “Definitely (pleased), never know what you’re going to… Read More »

Southern Alberta RCMP Crime Reduction Unit make arrest in joint operation

In mid November, the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit (SACRU) and the Taber RCMP entered into a joint investigation after numerous break, enter and thefts were reported outside the city of Taber in the rural area. On Nov. 17, 2021 at 8:41 p.m., Taber RCMP responded to a 911 call of a report of a theft that had just occurred at a rural property in… Read More »

Southern Alberta municipalities help battle soil erosion

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The MD of Taber is helping to combat soil erosion in the area with donations of old straw bales. Because it’s too late in the year to have any sort of cover crop started, said Director of Agricultural Services Jason Bullock, spreading straw and crimping it down can help prevent the topsoil from being picked up by the wind on construction… Read More »

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SASKATCHEWAN

December 1 Write Out Loud features an anthology of pandemic prose and poetry

Apart, a Year of Pandemic Poetry and Prose, was published in July, 2021, by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. Award-winning and first-time writers contributed seventy-four pieces including poems, short stories, essays, and a scene from a play. Editor Courtney Bates-Hardy says, “a thread of hope and resilience is woven throughout.” Co-editor Dave Margoshes calls the collection a “scrapbook” of life in the pandemic and a “testament… Read More »

Transportation cost pressures will continue for Chinook School Division

The underfunding of the Chinook School Division’s transportation budget remains a cause for concern and the expectation is that cost pressures will continue. The underfunding of the transportation budget was raised during the presentation of the transportation status report at a regular Chinook School Division board meeting, Nov. 8. Manager of Transportation and Facilities Kevin Jones referred to the cost of purchasing new buses. The… Read More »

Reopening of Dorie’s House already making a difference for youth

Dorie’s House immediately started to make a difference in the lives of youth when it reopened for residential support services this fall. The reopening of the facility as the Dorie’s House Treatment Centre is a result of an agreement between the Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter (SWYES) and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). Outpatient services at the facility started earlier this year, while inpatient addictions treatment… Read More »

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Alberta Sports

Kodiaks prepare for final games of 2021

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks basketball and volleyball teams wrap up the fall semester portion of their schedules this week, as they each begin a home-and-home… Read More »

Kodiaks basketball, volleyball prepare for rivalry weekend

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks basketball and volleyball teams are ready to renew their Highway 3 rivalry with the Medicine Hat College Rattlers this weekend. The… Read More »

Agriculture

Cypress County say no reports of disrespectful hunters

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter With the unseasonably dry autumn, landowners in Southeastern Alberta have expressed concern about the potential for prairie fires as a result… Read More »

Prairie Gleaners helping feed those in need: in Southern Alberta, globally

Local Journalism Initiative Reporter While they prepare over 2,000,500 meals every year, the Christian non-profit Prairie Gleaners prepares to send even more food to those… Read More »

Saskatchewan Sports

Innovation Credit Union Super League results from Nov. 24

The Swift Current Curling Club - Innovation Credit Union Super League - results from Nov. 24:. Westax defeated SWT First Avenue Dental defeated Swift Plumbing… Read More »

Swift Current Curling Club wants city to become a curling destination

The Swift Current Curling Club wants the city to become a curling destination and a new online streaming platform can help to achieve that goal.… Read More »

Editorials

Divided they stand, united they fall: The UCP, George Orwell, Axl Rose and the Partridge Family

It was quite the Nov. 19-21 weekend for 1,600 ultra gleeful, almost stepford-like delegates of the United Conservative Party’s annual convention at an apropos location… Read More »

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