Glenn Hicks

A local farmer says the actions of Animal Protection Services was heavy-handed but the agency said they have the right to assist animals in distress.
A local farmer says the actions of Animal Protection Services was heavy-handed but the agency said they have the right to assist animals in distress. The Canadian Press

Cattle farmer furious with protection services action on his property

By Glenn Hicks
October 31, 2018 - 5:54pm

A local cattle farmer says he and his herd were distressed by what he’s describing as the heavy-handed approach by the province's Animal Protection Services. However, the provincial agency said they have the right to move onto a property to assist animals in need of protection.

Alex Potoreyko at Porcupine.....

Flooding of rivers like the North Saskatchewan and Little Red poses a potential risk to nearby properties.
Flooding of rivers like the North Saskatchewan and Little Red poses a potential risk to nearby properties. File photo/ farmnewsNOW Staff

New flood insurance could bring assurance to property owners

By Glenn Hicks
August 29, 2018 - 5:30pm

It’s news that may offer several Prince Albert and Saskatchewan homeowners some degree of assurance given the reality of climate change, extreme weather and increasing incidents of flooding.

A new comprehensive insurance policy - claimed to be the first of its kind to include overland flood damage, even in the.....

A 2,000-bushel grain bin was blown away and crops damaged in the weekend storm.
A 2,000-bushel grain bin was blown away and crops damaged in the weekend storm. Submitted photos/Diane Herzog

Canola crop wrecked by freak storm

By Glenn Hicks
July 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

A long-time farmer north of Prince Albert is taking stock of his crop after the freak storm that ripped through the area in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The storm, which moved in from the west, produced extreme winds, rain, and hail in isolated areas, causing the destruction of hundreds of.....