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Auction Marts Need More Information As Traceability Marches Onward

Livestock traceability has moved another step forward after another $1.6 million federal funding, but industry remains uncertain of details, including how and when it will be implemented. “A national traceability system is a win-win for Canadian producers, the value chain, and consumers,” Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said in a release announcing the funding last month.

In Brief… – for Mar. 11, 2010

Caught in the act: Thieves were caught March 3 while stealing a flatbed trailer, a tractor and snowblower from Farm Yard Supply in Steinbach. They were using a truck they’d already stolen, Steinbach RCMP say. The pair of suspects were noticed by a local security firm and fled the scene on foot across the field.

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Not over yet: Manitoba Health advises the H1N1 virus has continued to circulate across the province and serious illness has continued to occur. Many Manitobans have yet to be vaccinated and up to half of Manitobans may continue to be susceptible. All Manitobans who need, want and are expected to benefit from the H1N1 flu

An Old Country Boy Who Still Loves To Sing

The School Bus Driver By Stew Clayton Five hundred thousand miles of dusty country road Winter, summer, rain or snow Picking up my load. I’ve been a school bus driver now for over 30 years and when I make that final run I know I’ll shed a tear. Now some folks don’t like youngsters, they