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Technical groups wrap up second set of meetings

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Eric Musekamp arrives for the second set of meetings on developing farm and ranch workplace legislation.

By Jamie Rieger Technical working groups for the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act (Bill 6), have met for the second time since June, putting together the groundwork through a comprehensive consultation process. “It was tremendous; it was a really successful and productive meeting. I was pleased with my colleagues and pleased with the efforts being made by our government,” said Eric Musekamp,… Read More »

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OHS upping residential inspections as part of province-wide blitz

Commentator/Courier Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) officers will be increasing their safety inspections at residential construction sites throughout the summer, the Alberta Labour Ministry… Read More »

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Cypress County's  Neubauer Family, (Mark, Logan, Evi and Nichole), were recently awarded the Farm Family of the Year Award for their dedication to teaching about the agricultural way of life.

Neubauer Farms wins BMO Farm Family of the Year Award

By Tim Kalinowski The Neubauer family has received the 2016 BMO Farm Family of Year Award for Cypress County. The award recognizes the many years… Read More »

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Walker Long recently competed at the Junior High Final Rodeo in Lebanon, Tenn. The first Cypress County resident to do so.

Local roper enjoys his time at National Junior High Finals south of the border

By Tim Kalinowski Walker Long returned from the National Junior High Finals rodeo in Lebanon, Tennessee with some money in his pocket and a great… Read More »

Cypress Hills Sheepdog Trial growing every year

[caption id="attachment_3643" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo by Tim Kalinowski. Nick the Sheepdog enjoys a well deserved cold soak after successfully completing his round at the Cypress… Read More »

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Celebrating rural life through Stampede

This week is Stampede week in Medicine Hat. It is a celebration of everything that makes this region tick; a celebration that goes to the… Read More »

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Summer: The NHL season of foolish moves

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