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National Farm Business Advisor Database launched

The Canadian Farm Business Management Council (CFBMC) has launched a new farm business management tool - the National Farm Business Advisor Database.

Ballet teacher aiming to become citizen

A new Dawson Creek resident will be testing a visitor status loophole in the hopes it will allow her enough time to become a permanent Canadian citizen. "It's called flagpoling," Bernice Van Dyken said.

Peace Region man named president of Canadian Cattle Association

Travis Toews' election as president of the Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) may have been a first for a Peace Country resident, but fellow rancher Denver Dewitt never doubted his neighbour would play a big role in the future of Canada's cattle indus

'Unfair' says dog's neighbours

The owners of two dogs who killed their neighbour's dog Sunday night say they couldn't be more sorry about the situation but there is more to the story than was previously reported. "It's a horrible situation," Patricia McDonald said Tuesday.

40 per cent greater chance of being hit by train than car: officer

A number of area motorists received a pricey lesson Tuesday that a stop sign remains a stop sign, especially when located at a railway crossing. Throughout the afternoon Const.

Good turnout for Kiwanis Trade Show, says co-chair

Local children's causes will benefit from as much as $60,000 following last weekend's 35th Annual Kiwanis Trade Fair and Energy Expo.

Lentil seedling staging and land rolling

Due to variations in plant seedling heights caused by environmental conditions, agronomic guidelines are generally provided in leaf stages as opposed to height measurements.

Visions 2010

The Alberta Agricultural Economics Association is holding Visions 2010 at the Red Deer Lodge on May 6 and 7, 2010. Sessions at the event include Land Use and Leadership, Leadership Hands-On, and Trade, Standards and Food Safety.

Crop insurance deadline and new hail options

As the April 30, 2010 crop insurance deadline approaches, producers may want to consider tools such as forward delivery contracts with grain companies, which guarantee prices for grain delivered this fall; or the Spring Price Endorsement (SPE) rider

Local dog mauled to death

A Dawson Creek family is questioning the safety of area children and animals after their pet was mauled to death by the neighbours' two dogs.