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Agriculture Canada is warning agri-food organizations that they need to protect themselves against cyber criminals.

Farm groups queried on cybersecurity

Agriculture included as one of 10 sectors under potential threat

Agriculture Canada has sent a questionnaire to agri-food organizations about their cybersecurity protection measures as part of a federal plan to bolster protection for critical national communications infrastructure. The agri-food and fisheries supply chain “is one of the 10 identified critical infrastructure sectors,” a letter explaining the questionnaire says. Among the groups asked to forward

Briefs May 3, 2012

Grass fire fatality An out-of-control grass fire claimed the life of a 78-year-old Portage la Prairie-area man April 26. RCMP say the victim was attempting to control a grass fire that had spread to a shed on his property. Firefighters brought in to contain the blaze located the deceased inside the shed. RCMP say there

RCMP Bust Rural Drug-Trafficking Network

Rural Manitobans received another reminder this month that drug trafficking is not just a big city problem. Thirty-one people were arrested and another three are being sought in connection with drug trafficking – all with addresses in smaller towns and rural municipalities of eastern Manitoba, RCMP announced earlier this month. Police laid over 100 charges

Manitoba Cattle Dealer Under Investigation

AManitoba livestock broker is being investigated by the RCMP after the company abruptly ceased operating last month and told producers it could not pay them for their cattle. G&M Livestock sent a letter dated Feb. 23 to producers saying it “has ceased operations and is unable to pay any of its unsecured creditors.” The letter

Man Shot In Butchering Incident

St. Pierre Jolys RCMP have been investigating a shooting incident involving three Winnipegarea men going to butcher livestock in the La Barriere Park area east of La Salle. According to RCMP, the three men, all well known to each other, were at a shop Nov. 20 on Waverley Road in the R.M. of Ritchot, preparing

In Brief… – for Sep. 23, 2010

COOL hearing underway: Canadian Cattlemen’s Association president Travis Toews said he is pleased with how the Canadian government presented its case against U. S. Country of Origin Labelling legislation before a WTO dispute settlement panel in Geneva, Switzerland last week. The U. S. did not challenge any of Canada’s economic evidence, but argued that these

Agri-Mart Outlets Rebranded – for Sep. 9, 2010

Horizon Livestock and Poultry Supply is the new name for the three Agri-Mart Livestock and Poultry Products outlets in Steinbach, Niverville and St. Boniface. “With the new Horizon brand, we can now bring greater coverage, product offering, value pricing and reach to the Manitoba livestock industry,” said general manager Dan Brewin in announcing the change

Rcmp Investigates Injured Animals

Aseries of bizarre animal injuries and deaths in the Rural Municipality of Rhineland of southeastern Manitoba have the Altona RCMP detachment seeking the public’s help. In one case in early March, two dogs that had climbed over a snowdrift to escape from their fenced yard returned home with unusual and severe injuries. The one pet

In Brief… – for Jan. 7, 2010

Approved labs only: The Canadian Flax Council is warning producers to be sure they have their flax samples checked for the presence of the genetically modified variety CDC Triffid by an approved lab before attempting delivery. In addition to the labs that have been approved by the Canadian Grain Commission, several grain companies have indicated

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El Nińo strengthening: The U. S. Climate Prediction Center said Sept. 10 the El Nińo weather anomaly should strengthen this fall and through the 2009-10 Northern Hemisphere winter. El Nińo is an abnormal warming of waters in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Despite its current weak state, El Nińo has apparently affected the annual Atlantic hurricane