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This video posted on YouTube shows animal activists entering a turkey barn at the Jumbo Valley Hutterite Colony on Labour Day. The protesters, who had been dropped off by buses, arrived early in the morning before workers from the colony were on site.

Province asking people to weigh in on trespassing, biosecurity laws

The province is also considering laws to deter metal theft through more record-keeping

The province is asking Manitobans if it should follow the other Prairie provinces in updating laws to clarify landowners’ rights on trespassers and enforcing biosecurity, as well as deterring metal theft. “I think what we need is clarity around what is trespassing and how it can be enforced,” Minister of Justice Cliff Cullen said. Why

Feds closely watching provincial changes to trespassing laws

Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan have tightened laws on either access to private rural land or livestock transport, and Manitoba may well be following suit

The federal government is not looking at ways to boost trespassing legislation being passed in some provinces, according to Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau. Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta have taken steps to bolster protections for livestock and producers against trespassers and activists following high-profile events, and Manitoba is believed to be soon following


File photo of a truck and stock trailer on a Canadian roadway. (Ben185/iStock/Getty Images)

Animal welfare activist dies outside Ontario pork plant

Protestor reportedly hit by transport truck

An animal welfare activist has died while attending what’s been described as a “vigil” outside a southern Ontario hog packing plant, as new provincial limits on such activity around livestock are set to take effect. Halton Regional Police Service reported receiving a call Friday morning that a person had been “struck by a transport truck”

A demonstrator stands at a blockade on CN track west of Edmonton on Feb. 19, 2020.

Editor’s Take: Leadership needed on rail blockades

Where do the rights of protesters end and the responsibility of government begin? In the Canada of 2020, that’s no longer a rhetorical question or a philosophical exercise. It’s a reality that governments and citizens find themselves grappling with. The recent rail blockades are disrupting lives and the national economy with serious repercussions. For a

MPC hopes to relaunch social media presence in wake of threats

MPC hopes to relaunch social media presence in wake of threats

Staff at the Manitoba Pork Council were threatened after a pig named Mercy was sent to slaughter

It started with a loose sow and ended with death threats. “It really got out of control very quickly,” said Andrew Dickson, general manager of the Manitoba Pork Council, recalling how public interest in a pig found near Winnipeg’s Perimeter Highway last May quickly evolved into something more sinister. Nicknamed “Mercy the Pig” the sow


In Brief… – for Jul. 28, 2011

Rain, rain go away:Wheat crops in western Europe have rallied after a spring drought, but the rains that helped them recover may soon pose a threat to crop quality. “We are waiting for some sunshine we definitely don’t need this rain any more,” said Jack Watts of Britain’s Home-Grown Cereals Authority. In France, heavy showers

Wheat Likely Contaminated By GM

“Fifteen years ago people didn’t think Greenpeace was a significant player in policy development – they are, they clearly are.” – Randy Giroux Genetically modified (GM) wheat hasn’t been commercialized but wheat contaminated by other GM crops is out there if someone looks hard enough for it, says Ian White, president and CEO of the

Volunteer Together As A Family

If you already have a full schedule, it might be difficult to see how you can become a volunteer, even if you want to help solve community problems. But volunteering is something families often find worthwhile when they do it together. Family volunteering can be done by the whole family or by one parent and