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Farm Stress Line can help when winter blues become more

By CKOM News
January 16, 2019 - 2:00pm

During the middle of winter people often experience the winter blues or seasonal affective disorder.

“When we get into January we’re all suffering from shorter daytime hours and a lot of cold,” Farm Stress Line social worker Amanda Douglas explained. “We all sort of go into a hibernation mode.”

According to Douglas,.....

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Bovine TB investigation spreads to Saskatchewan

By Nigel Maxwell
January 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

A spokesperson for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed a cattle herd in Central Saskatchewan was placed under movement controls, as a result of a case of a bovine tuberculosis (TB) discovered on a farm in British Columbia.

The investigation surrounding the case has expanded to three provinces.....

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SARM calls for more support to stop Clubroot

By Nigel Maxwell
December 19, 2018 - 2:00pm

Representatives from the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), have been fanning out across the province discussing Clubroot with rural municipality (RM) councils.

There were 37 sites in Saskatchewan positively identified this year by plant health officers as having the canola killing disease. SARM President Ray Orb said farmers from.....

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Farm Credit Canada hunger program yields big result

By farmnewsNOW Staff
October 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

Farm Credit Canada's (FCC) annual Drive Away Hunger program helped provide nearly 777,000 meals in Saskatchewan this year, the third highest amount in the country.

The only two provinces with higher amounts were Ontario (3.97 million) and Quebec (3.06 million).

“FCC Drive Away Hunger goes a long way toward replenishing the shelves.....

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Propane in short supply as Sask. farmers dry grain harvest

By CKOM News Staff
October 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

Cool, wet weather in Saskatchewan has led to a propane shortage in the province as farmers race to dry their harvested grains.

Federated Co-Operatives Limited (FCL) Propane Director Keith Morin said it’s the “worst we’ve ever been hit” in the industry, as they struggle to keep up with demand.

“The.....

Lead author Hanie Yousefi, left, and mechanical-biomedical engineer Tohid Didar pose with a transparent test patch. The patch is dotted with tiny drops containing DNA molecules, created on an ink-jet printer, that target a specific bacteria.
Lead author Hanie Yousefi, left, and mechanical-biomedical engineer Tohid Didar pose with a transparent test patch. The patch is dotted with tiny drops containing DNA molecules, created on an ink-jet printer, that target a specific bacteria. The Canadian Press

McMaster researchers develop transparent patch to detect pathogens like E. coli in packaged foods

By Sheryl Ubelacker/ The Canadian Press
April 9, 2018 - 11:52am

Researchers at McMaster University have developed a transparent test patch for food packaging that detects the presence of potentially deadly bacteria like E. coli, with the aim of telling consumers and the grocery industry whether a product is safe to eat.

Dubbed “Sentinel Wrap,” the patch triggers a molecular signal.....

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Sask. health officials warn of Hantavirus

By CJME News
April 5, 2018 - 12:01pm

As spring cleaning season begins, Saskatchewan health officials are reminding people to be careful in buildings potentially infested with mice.

Breathing dust contaminated with mouse droppings, urine or saliva can put people at risk of the potentially fatal lung illness called Hantavirus.

Symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, headache, coughing, nausea and.....

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