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Agribition teaching students new skills

By Alice McFarlane/CJVR
November 21, 2018 - 5:09pm

Learning is fun at Canadian Western Agribition (CWA).

There is an extensive education program at the show with the FamilyAgPavilion, Indigenous Pavilion and Education Expo.

CWA CEO Chris Land said they will set a new record with over 10,000 school-aged children visiting the show.

“We’re really excited about that. That’s.....

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Healthy Living Initiative to help rural youth

By Alice McFarlane/CJVR
November 21, 2018 - 12:00pm

A new program will support the emotional and physical wellbeing of rural youth.

The 4-H Canada Healthy Living Initiative was announced at Agribition.

4-H Canada CEO Shannon Benner said young people living in rural and remote communities are at greater risk of experiencing struggles related to their mental and physical.....

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Ritz honoured at Canadian Western Agribition

By Alice McFarlane/CJVR
November 19, 2018 - 12:41pm Updated: November 19, 2018 - 1:41pm

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) opened today with the burning of the brand.

Former federal Agriculture Minister and Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame inductee, Gerry Ritz, was given the honour.

CWA president Bruce Holmquist said Ritz has been a strong supporter of the agriculture sector.

"Gerry Ritz has a legacy of.....

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Canadian Western Agribition expected to draw crowds

By Alice McFarlane / CJVR
November 19, 2018 - 11:00am

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) opens Monday in Regina.

The show draws crowds of 120,000 people during the six-day event.

CWA President Bruce Holmquist said registration for cattle shows was consistent with previous years with about 1,300 entries.

He says he is particularily interested in the number of international guest vistors attending......

Researcher Colin Whitfield
Researcher Colin Whitfield Photo courtesy University of Saskatchewan

Reducing greenhouse gases

By Alice McFarlane / CJVR
November 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions will be the focus of three research projects.

University of Saskatchewan researchers in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, the School of Environment and Sustainability and the Global Institute for Water Security will receive $3.4 million to study forages in grazing systems, shelterbelts and agricultural water reservoirs.

Agriculture and.....

RCMP Cpl. Mel Zurevinsky speaking to reporters after a presentation at a Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities convention in Saskatoon on Nov. 15, 2018.
RCMP Cpl. Mel Zurevinsky speaking to reporters after a presentation at a Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities convention in Saskatoon on Nov. 15, 2018. Bryn Levy/CJME News Staff

RCMP discuss rural crime at SARM convention in Saskatoon

By Bryn Levy/CJME News Staff
November 15, 2018 - 2:45pm

Delegates at a Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) convention in Saskatoon took the opportunity to question the RCMP’s staffing levels and response times during a presentation Thursday morning.

RCMP Cpl. Mel Zurevinsky addressed hundreds or representatives from rural municipalities across the province at TCU Place. His presentation focused on Everbridge,.....

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Deadline approaching for crop insurance coverage

By Alice McFarlane / CJVR
November 14, 2018 - 4:36pm Updated: November 15, 2018 - 3:23pm

Thursday is an important deadline for farmers to apply for crop insurance coverage.

The last day to declare production from the 2018 growing season is Nov. 19 which is also the last day to register a claim with Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC).

The executive director of insurance of SCIC,.....

Hunters, landowners weigh in on rural trespassing debate

By CJME News
November 6, 2018 - 3:38pm

Hunters and landowners are weighing in on the debate over possible changes to trespassing laws in Saskatchewan.

The provincial ministry of justice began seeking input on ways to address trespassing laws through an online questionnaire this fall.

Darryl Crabbe, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, has been involved in discussions with.....