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Rural, remote crime targeted in Tory MP’s bill

Bill would consider crimes' settings during sentencing

An Alberta Conservative MP is trying to tackle rural crime by introducing a law that would punish more severely those accused of targeting remote, and vulnerable, people or property. Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins introduced his private member’s bill for first reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday. “Rural Canadians too often don’t feel

The stolen canola was worth about $25,000.

Fifty tonnes of canola stolen from Manitoba farmer

Consider securing grain bins from grain thieves, especially in remote locations

Farmers busy harvesting have another potential distraction — grain theft. A farmer near Kaleida, Man., reported Sept. 21 to Morden RCMP that about 50 tonnes of canola was stolen from his yard probably between Sept. 10 and 18, Manitoba RCMP media relations officer Sgt. Paul Manaigre said in an email Sept. 22. With spot canola

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

Data hackers coming to a farm near you

Data hackers coming to a farm near you

Recent attacks on computer systems show that agriculture isn’t immune to hackers

Agriculture pays little attention to computer system security, but it will be an increasing threat as farms gets larger, technology use increases and global actors look to disrupt food systems. That means that agriculture is well behind other important sectors of the economy in protecting its computer networks, says a cybersecurity researcher. It’s a reality

Sandison Farm nabs attention of Scotland Yard

Sandison Farm nabs attention of Scotland Yard

Our History: December 1890

The December 1890 issue of the Nor-West Farmer and Miller contained a glowing, two-page-plus report on the success of the Sandison Farm near Brandon, including renderings such as the threshing crew shown here. It had “within the last four years, expanded from a moderate beginning to a size hitherto unapproached in this province.” That year