Agriculture

4-H clubs from around the region came together to help fund and raise the steer for months, before it sold for over $32,000 in support of the Rose Garden Hospice.
4-H clubs from around the region came together to help fund and raise the steer for months, before it sold for over $32,000 in support of the Rose Garden Hospice. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Charity Steer raises over $32,000 for hospice foundation

By Bryan Eneas
June 12, 2018 - 10:00am

The sale of a local 4-H club’s steer raised big money for a good cause.

The West P.A. 4-H Club’s charity steer fetched $32,584 at auction June 11. To cap things off, local philanthropist Malcolm Jenkins matched the donations, bringing the total to $63,000 for the Rose Garden Hospice.

Dry conditions are not the sort of weather forecast crews tackling local wildfires are hoping for.
Dry conditions are not the sort of weather forecast crews tackling local wildfires are hoping for. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Weather forecast throws curve balls as extreme wildfire risk continues

By Glenn Hicks
May 15, 2018 - 11:44am Updated: May 15, 2018 - 12:24pm

As very dry conditions continue is it not the sort of weather forecast crews tackling local wildfires would have been hoping for. Temperatures were expected to get to 29 Celsius Tuesday. That would be a record high for May 15.

P.A. Fire Dept said we need things to green up and for days of steady soaking rain to ease the extreme wildfire danger.
P.A. Fire Dept said we need things to green up and for days of steady soaking rain to ease the extreme wildfire danger. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Time and rain needed to ease danger: PAFD

By Glenn Hicks
May 8, 2018 - 5:13pm Updated: May 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

As Prince Albert Fire Department crews spent Tuesday mopping up after a very busy Monday, they said the grasslands in town need some time and a proper rainfall to ease the extreme fire danger.

Farm groups across the country are hoping Bill C-49 will help ease grain backlogs.
Farm groups across the country are hoping Bill C-49 will help ease grain backlogs. Submitted Photo/Wayne Bacon

Pressure mounting on Federal government to pass transportation bill

By Nigel Maxwell
April 27, 2018 - 8:00am

The recently-amended Bill C-49 has been referred back to the House of Commons from the Senate, and both the Member of Parliament for Prince Albert and a national group representing producers said they want no more delays.

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