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Future Of Women’s Conference Contemplated

The Manitoba Farm Women’s Conference marked its 24th year this fall and remains a much welcomed post-harvest event for farm women, says its 2010 chair Beth Connery, a Portage la Prairie-area farmer. But next year’s convention, scheduled for Brandon, might be its finale. No decision has been made yet and discussions continue on the event’s

Why Don’t The Chinese Eat Canadian Food?

A big question in the news these days has been whether the Chinese will buy part or all of Saskatchewan’s PotashCorp. Underlying this is the recognition that China has a huge problem coming at it: how to feed itself. With little arable land and a growing middle class – estimated by some to be 700


Women’s Involvement Declining

The suffrage movement is one of history’s finest examples of the kind of social change a united women’s voice can achieve. Yet women today seem mostly absorbed by their private lives, unable or uninterested in engaging in the social and political activism of a few decades ago. “We’ve not been as ardent as we need

KAP Awaits ‘Cost Of Capital’ Review – for Sep. 23, 2010

Farm groups say they won’t be snoozing when a study comes out next month on the arcane process of calculating railways’ cost of capital. Because if they snooze, they might lose and farmers will wind up paying more in freight rates. “I’m sure the railroads are saying there should be an adjustment In their cost

Relief Plan’s Details Due Shortly: Masc

More details about who qualifies for the $450 million in federal and provincial aid should be known this week, Manitoba Agricultural Services Corp.’s manager of claim services said in an interview July 8. It’s clear farmers with land too wet to seed this spring will qualify for the $30/acre payment, whether they are enrolled in



Editor’s Note – for Sep. 17, 2009

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Editor’s Note – for Aug. 20, 2009

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We’re Cool, But Not Record Breaking

The weather page is prepared by Daniel Bezte. Dan has a BA Honours degree in geography, specializing in climatology, from the U of W. He has taught climate and weather classes at the U of W, and is a guest climate expert on CJOB’s morning show with Larry Updike. Daniel runs a computerized weather station

Let’s Go Ridin’ – for Jul. 23, 2009

Well folks, it’s been a good ride and as with all good rides, we’ve reached the trail’s end. It’s time for movin’ on so I thought I’d leave you with a few notions about the lessons that horses have taught me. I’ve had some good horses, and some not so good, and I have learned