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Agriculture

No easy solution to water and farming

The issue of water and farming is one which just won't go away. The reason it persists is simple enough to understand, there is just not an easy solution to the core questions at play.

Mother Nature's impact on agriculture

Nothing can make an agricultural columnist look more wrong than Mother Nature. That singular fact has been brought back to slap me across the back of the head in the last couple of weeks.

Yields better than anticipated

It was only a few weeks ago much of Eastern Saskatchewan and Western Manitoba was left floating by a deluge of rain at the end of June.

Unmanned aerial vehicles in the agriculture world

A few weeks back I was on the disc golf course in Yorkton, and as I came away from the ninth basket I was drawn to a gentleman operating a radio-controlled flying machine. It was not an airplane, nor was it a helicopter.
Agriculture's importance marked

Agriculture's importance marked

Agriculture Week and the start of the 25th anniversary edition of the Grain Millers Harvest Showdown were marked with a ceremonial branding ceremony Monday.
Day marked

Day marked

The Yorkton Tribal Council held Aboriginal Day festivities at the Painted Hand Casino in Yorkton Friday.

City makes way for smaller lots

Yorkton Council unanimously passed the first reading of a bylaw which will establish a new zone allowing for smaller residential lots in the city.
World champion born near Canora

World champion born near Canora

In the world of Clydesdale horses the world's best was born on a farm near Canora. Donegal Dr. Pepper was recently named Supreme Champion Clydesdale of the world at the World Clydesdale Show held in Madison Wis. in late October.
Former coach teaches hockey in Romania

Former coach teaches hockey in Romania

A former Yorkton Terrier head coach spent part of his summer in Romania helping develop that country's young hockey players.

Concert for flood relief planned

Two local musicians are looking to spearhead a benefit concert and dance to raise money for flood relief in Yorkton, and Monday they appeared before the regular meeting of Yorkton Council looking for their support.