The research is right at our fingertips

The Agriculture-Applied Research Management network has eight sites conducting trials across Saskatchewan

The research is right at our fingertipsIn Saskatchewan, we are fortunate to have several sources of research and demonstration information close to us. The Agriculture-Applied Research Management (Agri-ARM) network spans across Saskatchewan with eight sites conducting research and demonstration trials. Each site operates independently of each other and are run by producer directed boards. The focus of each site is to…

No party owns our values

Maybe what we all should strive for is to respect the strong beliefs and values others have that we might not share

No party owns our valuesThe sad reality for those who enjoy Saskatchewan politics is that it’s often not really all that enjoyable. It’s often all about divisive fighting that tears people apart. Maybe some people like that. But that doesn’t seem to be what many of us would characterize as a Saskatchewan value. Even the topic of Saskatchewan values…

Bovine tuberculosis investigation nearly complete

No additional cases of bovine TB have been discovered beyond the original six animals from the one infected heard in Alberta

Bovine tuberculosis investigation nearly completeKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has nearly completed its investigation after the discovery of bovine tuberculosis in prairie cattle in 2016. An official update by the CFIA was released on Feb. 12 and it states that the agency was nearing the completion of its investigation. The investigation will be…

Saskatchewan top spot for mining investment in Canada, Alberta 11th

Alberta placed 49th internationally and 11th in the Canadian rankings, with only Nova Scotia worse

Saskatchewan top spot for mining investment in Canada, Alberta 11thSaskatchewan is the world’s second most attractive jurisdiction for mining investment after Finland, according to the latest Annual Survey of Mining Companies released on Thursday by the Fraser Institute. Alberta placed 49th internationally and in the Canadian rankings, the province was 11th of all jurisdictions, with only Nova Scotia worse. “Rich mineral reserves, competitive taxes,…

Stanley trial has ignited some much-needed, tough conversations

Working our way through rural fears without resorting to another incident that leaves someone dead

Stanley trial has ignited some much-needed, tough conversationsPremier Scott Moe is right: Saskatchewan is in need of some tough conversations in the wake of the Gerald Stanley not guilty verdict. He is also being rather politically courageous for showing a willingness to take the lead on these very tough conversations. The fallout from the trial into killing of Red Pheasant First Nation…

Petroleum, natural gas rights totals increase

Saskatchewan Crown land sales hit nearly $64.6 million in the 2017-18 fiscal year, up from $50.17 million the previous year

Petroleum, natural gas rights totals increaseCrossroads Staff The books have closed on public offerings of Crown petroleum and natural gas rights for the government’s fiscal year, showing a slight increase from the previous year. Results of the province’s February Crown land sale were announced on Feb. 8. The sale generated nearly $3.44 million in revenue. The result of the February…

Scott Moe selected as province’s new leader

The first focus of the new premier will be on developing the province’s budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year

Scott Moe selected as province’s new leaderKenneth Brown of The Crossroads Saskatchewan Party members have elected Scott Moe to be the party’s new leader and the province’s next premier after a leadership convention in Saskatoon. The leadership convention was held at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon on Jan. 27 and after a total of five ballots, Moe was announced as the premier-designate…

Program provides loans to build low-income housing

A project is eligible for a loan if it involves new construction, acquisition of existing units or the conversion of buildings

Program provides loans to build low-income housingKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The Saskatchewan Housing Corp. (SHC) will be analyzing proposals in the coming months to award loans to sponsors wanting to build affordable rental housing. The Rental Development Program (RDP) provides forgivable loans to sponsors as owners and developers that want to build affordable rental housing, and provide supports to low-income…

How you can be successful with soybeans, even in dry years

As soybeans become more established in Saskatchewan, our understanding of what works and what doesn’t keeps growing

How you can be successful with soybeans, even in dry yearsJanina Currah Cargill expert Soybeans are relatively new to Saskatchewan, with the acres in play growing every year. However, 2017 was one of the driest years on record and we saw some challenges with yields, quality and harvesting. I’ve heard lots of people wonder if soybeans are worth the investment. From my perspective, the answer…

How Moe won the Saskatchewan Party leadership

By the numbers: an analysis of the five-ballot race to be the new premier of the province

How Moe won the Saskatchewan Party leadershipAs intriguing as Saskatchewan politics tends to be, exciting leadership races are a rarity. So let’s take one last ballot-by-ballot look at that Saskatchewan Party leadership race that saw Scott Moe beat out Alanna Koch by 1,165 votes on the fifth and final ballot. First ballot: Total votes cast, 17,159. Alanna Koch, 4,529 votes (26.39…