Alberta licence plate ban is political, not economic

Neither the provincial government nor the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association has produced any evidence of Alberta government policy disadvantaging out-of-province companies

Alberta licence plate ban is political, not economicThere’s a fine line between a party – especially a governing party – acting in our interests and acting in its own interests. Consider the emphasis by the Saskatchewan Party government and its leadership candidate hopefuls on the issue of the federal Liberal government’s carbon tax. Let’s be clear this is no hobby interest for…

Wheat Kings minor hockey roundup

Peewees drop two on the road; bantams prepare for three games in three nights; midget girls return with two games

Wheat Kings minor hockey roundupPeewee The West Central Peewee Wheat Kings were on the road last weekend and suffered two straight losses at the hands of the Humboldt Broncos. On Saturday in Humboldt, they lost 5-3. On Saturday, they dropped a 7-4 decision in Leroy. The two losses drop their record to 8-3-1 on the season, still on top…

Weed management improves forage yield and quality

While leafy spurge is slumbering under the snow, you can be busy planning your integrated weed control masterplan

Weed management improves forage yield and qualityLeafy spurge and the Grinch would make a good couple – while one depresses the Christmas cheer, the other depresses your forage yield and quality. The long-lived perennial noxious weed is not growing during the winter months, but it’s certainly lurking at the ready to attack again in spring. With the capacity of producing up…

Kyle, Wilkie remain undefeated in respective leagues

Senior hockey roundup: Matt Day of the Kyle Elks named player of the week in the SVHL

Kyle, Wilkie remain undefeated in respective leaguesCrossroads staff The Kyle Elks continue to shine, running their Sask Valley Hockey League record to 7-0 after two big wins last weekend. Kyle hosted and defeated Eston 4-0 on Friday night and followed that up with an 11-3 beat-down of the Central Butte Flyers at home on Saturday night. Other games, starting with the…

Wheat Kings teams in action

Minor hockey roundup: peewee AA, bantam AA, midget girls all busy

Wheat Kings teams in actionCrossroads staff Peewee AA The West Central Peewee Wheat Kings offence was flying on the weekend, racking up 26 goals in just two games. The squad earned identical 13-4 wins in the Battlefords on Friday and in Warman on Sunday. The two wins help keep the Wheat Kings on top of the standings in the…

Management, marketing and differentiation tools for cattle producers

Survey for cow-calf operators, managing returns on the calf market and how to put genetics to work on the farm

Management, marketing and differentiation tools for cattle producersAgricultural producers are often too busy working in their business to work on their business. Taking the time to identify your operations strengths and weaknesses is much easier when there is a format to follow and real comparisons to be made. The second Western Canada Cow-Calf Survey (WCCCS II) is currently being conducted by the…

Sask. Party donors need to be monitored

It may be time to put limits on the amount of money any individual, corporation or union can give to political parties

Sask. Party donors need to be monitoredMake no mistake, there are a lot of businesses giving rather generously to Saskatchewan Party leadership hopefuls these days. It may not be all that untoward, but it’s something we should be watching. After all, this is a small province and businesses can influence government – especially at this precarious time where various leadership camps…

Wheat Kings hockey teams in action

Peewee, bantam and female midget results and upcoming games

Wheat Kings hockey teams in actionCrossroads staff Peewee AA hockey The West Central Wheat Kings split a two-game series with the ever-tough Tisdale Ramblers last weekend. In their latest game, Sunday afternoon in Unity, they lost their first game of the season, dropping a 7-5 decision to the Ramblers. This came after a 6-5 victory Saturday in Dodsland. The Wheat…

Province repealing controversial Bill 40

‘Saskatchewan people were concerned about … the potential sale of even a small stake in a Crown corporation’

Province repealing controversial Bill 40Nick Fearns for the Crossroads Premier Brad Wall’s government is following through on their earlier commitment to partially repeal a controversial law, Bill 40, which would allow the sale of up to 49 per cent of a Crown corporation. Wall said he had been told by Saskatchewan people loud and clear that they did not…

Volleyball teams come up short at provincials

In the 3A finals, Wilkie came up short with a quarter-final loss and in the 4A finals, Unity reached the semis before losing

Volleyball teams come up short at provincialsCrossroads staff Several area girls’ high school volleyball teams competed this past weekend in their provincial championships. In the 1A division, the Plenty Wildcats came up short in their bid, however they did earn a fourth-place finish with host Fox Valley winning the bronze medal game. The Eston girls had a tough draw and were…