Best-selling author shares his message in Kindersley

Former politician Doug Griffiths believes community building is the most important job a person can do

Best-selling author shares his message in KindersleyKenneth Brown of The Crossroads National best-selling author Doug Griffiths (13 Ways to Kill Your Community) has delivered his message to an eager audience at an event in Kindersley. Griffiths, who was raised on a ranch at Coronation, Alta., gave his presentation to a packed room on Nov. 21 at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre.…

Historical Society annual Christmas in November a success

For the 11th year, Frances McManus of LaBelle Boutique curated the Christmas in November fashion show, a glittering part of the evening

Historical Society annual Christmas in November a successThe local museum, the Prairie West Historical Society, held its 11th annual Christmas In November on Saturday, Nov. 17. The evening has been deemed a success with many great comments about the meal, the fashion show and the silent auction. Lacey Owens, who was slated to speak, unfortunately was called out of town due to…

Realized net income for Canadian farmers declines

Livestock revenues were up 5.1% in 2017, following a 6.7% drop the previous year

Realized net income for Canadian farmers declinesRealized net income for Canadian farmers  fell 3.6 per cent in 2017 to $7.0 billion, following three consecutive annual increases, according to a report released on Tuesday by Statistics Canada. The federal agency explained that realized net income is the difference between a farmer's cash receipts and operating expenses, minus depreciation, plus income in kind.…

Farmers pay a high price for the convenience of consumers

The further food moves from the farm, the more the profit is diluted. Unless farmers can sell directly to consumers, they'll fall back

Farmers pay a high price for the convenience of consumersCanadians are spending more on food prepared and often consumed outside the home, but our pursuit of convenience may be costing farmers. According to some surveys, about 35 per cent of the average Canadian’s food budget is spent on food prepared outside the home. This is nowhere near what Americans spend on out-of-household food, which…

A bold alternative to pouring money into another Calgary Olympics

Why not pioneer an Alberta climate change caravan resettlement program as part of an emerging new west?

A bold alternative to pouring money into another Calgary Olympics“Back to the future!” This thought echoes in my brain as I contemplate the imminent plebiscite on whether Calgary agrees to the omnibus International Olympic Committee, provincial and federal offers to co-fund the Winter Olympic Games again, along with some $390 million in Calgary municipal taxpayer dollars. While most Calgarians who were part of the…

Provincial government lays out plans for coming session

The government has highlighted investments in new schools and health facilities

Provincial government lays out plans for coming sessionKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The third session of Saskatchewan’s 28th Legislative Assembly is underway, and a pair of elected officials have shared their thoughts on the new session. The fall session kicked off on Oct. 24 with the reading of the 2018 Speech from the Throne. The Throne Speech was delivered by the Honourable…

Fighting for common sense to prevail over carbon tax

‘If the objective is to reduce carbon in the air, and we have a plan to do that, then why do we need a tax?’

Fighting for common sense to prevail over carbon taxOne chicken looked at another chicken on the opposite side of the road and asked, “Can you tell me how to get to the other side of the road?” The other chicken yelled, “You’re already there, you fool!” Discussion about the carbon tax is similar to the conversation between those two birds. It’s been a…

Regional ag office celebrates new location

Focusing on the needs of producers in the west central region of Saskatchewan

Regional ag office celebrates new locationKenneth Brown of The Crossroads A regional office with a focus on the needs of producers in the west central region has celebrated its new location with producers and various other guests. The Saskatchewan Agriculture (Sask Ag) and Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) office in Kindersley held an event on Oct. 12 to celebrate the…

Kyle farmer joins pulse organization board

Shaun Dyrland said the organization adds a lot of value to the industry and the province’s producers

Kyle farmer joins pulse organization boardBy Kenneth Brown of The Crossroads Three directors including Kyle-area producer Shaun Dyrland have been named to the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) board after nominations closed last month. No election was necessary after the nomination period closed in the middle of September. Dyrland will be a newcomer to the SPG board when his term starts…
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