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Town hall speakers talk about where the money goes

Manitoba Beef Producers hosted one of a series of cross-Canada information meetings on the national checkoff

A pound of beef takes about 17 per cent less water to produce than it once did, new research being released by the beef industry this week will show. The findings are part of ongoing efforts to measure how the Canadian beef industry has been lightening its environmental footprint as it improves productivity efficiencies since […] Read more

CN Police Services encourages people to use caution this winter

As part of its ongoing commitment to rail safety, CN is encouraging drivers to use caution around railway crossings and reminding winter outdoor enthusiasts to stay away from railway tracks. “Icy roads, reduced visibility and storms are a potentially dangerous combination and we encourage people to drive safely and use caution around railway crossings,” said […] Read more

Manitoba crop insects seen in 2017

Manitoba Agriculture entomologist offers his yearly summary of bugs

From aphids to wheat midge, a wide variety of insects made their presence known in Manitoba crops in 2017. John Gavloski, entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture, has compiled a summary entitled ‘Summary of Insects on Crops in Manitoba in 2017‘ of the insects observed in fields across the province. Much of the crop insects identified in […] Read more

Municipalities not convinced on rural EMS changes

The province says closing 23 low-call stations and replacing them with more regional stations will enhance service, but local governments have concerns

Municipalities have serious concerns about proposed changes to rural EMS, and western Manitoba is at the head of the pack. The western region is expected to take the greatest hit if the province moves ahead with its plan to close 23 community ambulance bays, replacing them with five larger centres and two more enhanced stations […] Read more

Bullying message hits Manitoba municipalities

Resolution brought forward at convention sees overwhelming support

Municipal leaders have sent a strong message that rude, belligerent and bullying behaviour by council members will no longer be tolerated. Delegates at last week’s Association of Manitoba Municipalities convention overwhelmingly supported two resolutions which would give municipal leaders recourse if they’re subject to harassment or other forms of misconduct by fellow councillors. Read more: No […] Read more

Manitoba Agriculture filling two specialist positions

Manitoba Agriculture has a new oilseed specialist and its new weed specialist is expected to be on the job in January. Dane Froese, who grew up farming in the Winkler area, started work as the province’s oilseed specialist Nov. 6, Anastasia Kubinec, his boss and former oilseed specialist, said in an interview Dec. 1. Kubinec, […] Read more

Premium canola oil offers distinct flavours

Three new cold-pressed canola oils each have unique flavour and fragrance characteristics particular to the farm where the seed was grown

When they say ‘taste the difference’ they really mean it with this canola oil. Three newly released cold-pressed canola oil products from Manitoba actually do taste like the individual farms the seed producing them came from. Big Prairie Sky, Heartland and Northern Lights oils hit store shelves earlier this fall. Owners of farms at Newdale, […] Read more

Making bread — and maybe history too

The first loaves of bread made from Kernza have been gobbled up in Manitoba

You won’t be buying Kernza bread in a Manitoba bakery or grocery store any time soon, but a small group of proponents see it as a sign of things to come. Guests at a small reception at the Tall Grass Prairie Bakery in downtown Winnipeg Nov. 23 were treated to loaves of freshly baked sourdough […] Read more

Municipalities have questions on cannabis rollout

Municipalities have less than a month to say ‘yea or nay’

Municipalities are scrambling after news that the province expects them to make a decision on cannabis by Dec. 22. Blaine Pedersen, minister of growth, enterprise, and trade, announced Nov. 28 that municipalities must decide if they will allow marijuana sales by the December deadline. “It’s tight timelines and we sort of apologize for that, but […] Read more

Province tables Sustainable Watersheds Act

Incentives would be offered landowners who protect wetlands 
and adopt other beneficial land management practices

New water legislation tabled last week lays the foundation for an ecological goods and services program for Manitoba, say provincial ministers. The Growing Outcomes in Water­sheds (GROW) program would offer farmers and other landowners incentives for farm practices that protect wetlands and promote better land management. It is based on the Alternative Land Use Services […] Read more