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Fifth annual bike rally

Fifth annual bike rally

Fifth annual bike rally proved to be great fun for all ages

Fifth annual bike rally proved to be great fun for all ages

The fifth annual Sturgis motorcycle rally weekend kicked off on July 31 with a dance with music that was supplied by James Williams at the Night Train Saloon outdoor stage.
Cook family presented with Century Family Farm Award

Cook family presented with Century Family Farm Award

On the August long weekend, approximately 150 members of the Cook family gathered at the original family homestead in the Hazel Dell area for a reunion that highlighted the presentation of a Century Family Award.

Spring to summer

By Kaare Askildt ( A.K.A. – Farmer in Training ) Spring has evolved and become summer. Mother Nature didn’t ask anyone if we were ready, she just made the transformation. I have learned over the years that it is impossible to try and argue with her.

West Nile Virus precautions

The Sunrise Health Region administration is reminding residents to be aware of mosquitoes that may carry the West Nile Virus. Because of the hot and dry weather conditions, there are fewer mosquitoes this year than during previous years.

Saskatchewan calls for full repeal of COOL

On July 30, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart re-iterated the importance of the U.S. Senate’s outright repeal of Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) for beef and pork. “Frankly, this issue has been dragging on for far too long,” Stewart said.

Crop report for the period July 28 to August 3

Harvest has begun in some parts of the province, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly crop report for the period ending August 3.. Less than one per cent of the provincial crop has been combined, while one per cent is ready to straight-cut.
Harper’s long summer

Harper’s long summer

Admittedly, it’s not quite as crass as the last time Saskatchewan voters saw a summer campaign.

DISC requests government to renew commitment to assist people with disabilities

The editor: In 2011, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall stated it was the government’s “vision and goal to make our province the very best place in Canada to live for those with disabilities.
The Conservatives have forgotten how to get things done

The Conservatives have forgotten how to get things done

I was at the lake when the federal election was called. “Meh,” was my response. I didn’t even bother to turn on the TV for two days to look at the coverage.