Stock Growers 104th AGM Offers Learning & Lobbying

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) wrapped up its 104th Annual General Meeting in Moose Jaw on Tuesday, June 13. “Our theme was Change, Challenge, Opportunity,” said SSGA President Shane Jahnke. “That pretty much sums up ranching life right there.” Members attended learning sessions that will equip them to deal with evolving markets and changes… Keep Reading


More love; less judgment

BY CHRISTALEE FROESE I’ve tried to cut myself off from Facebook, but it’s hard. My problem isn’t with the posts per se, it’s the time that I spend going through them. One quick peek can turn into an hour. Luckily, I’m not very good at keeping myself away from the lure that is Facebook posts… Keep Reading


Gardiner Dam turning 50 Years Old

Public Invited to the Best Dam Celebration of the Summer This July, the iconic Gardiner Dam, Saskatchewan’s largest piece of infrastructure, turns 50 years old. Constructed between 1958 and 1967, Gardiner Dam remains one of the largest earth fill dams in the world. The 64-metre tall, 5,000-metre long dam along with the Qu’Appelle River Dam… Keep Reading


No southwest representation on new Saskatchewan Health Authority Board

Board to Help Guide Transition to a Single Provincial Health Authority An important milestone has been reached in the transition to the new Saskatchewan Health Authority.  Earlier this week, Health Minister Jim Reiter announced the creation of a Board of Directors to govern the new Saskatchewan Health Authority.The board is composed of 10 members appointed… Keep Reading


Yesteryear Chronicles … 1965

BY KATE WINQUIST This week, we look back fondly on a special edition of The Gull Lake Advance …. “Diamond Jubilee Issue” which was published on July 1st, 1965. There are so many great features in this ten-page broadsheet that celebrated Saskatchewan’s 60th birthday – a lot of work went into this paper and Ford… Keep Reading


New ATV Guided Tours in the Cypress Hills

After offering visitors a chance to explore the Historic Reesor Ranch from horseback in the Cypress Hills for years, the Historic Reesor Ranch is proud to announce a new way to explore their historic property, with their ATV Guided Tours.The first-ever such Tours offered in Saskatchewan, this fun and unique experience The first-ever such Tours offered… Keep Reading


Weekly Crop Report

Seeding has essentially wrapped up in the province, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.  Producers have 99 per cent of the crop in the ground, ahead of the five-year (2012-2016) seeding average of 97 per cent for this time of year.  The northwest region is the furthest behind with 97 per cent seeded. Across… Keep Reading


Stock Growers Welcome Community Pasture Announcement

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA), welcomed Thursday’s announcement that the province has decided to offer Saskatchewan Pasture Program (SPP) patron groups the first opportunity to lease the lands. “We’re happy we were consulted along with other stakeholders, and we think the decision strikes the right balance,” said SSGA President Shane Jahnke. “Our main recommendations,… Keep Reading


Meditations on the Grasslands and Apron Pocket Archives

Artworks in photography and mixed-media collage by artists from Val Marie and Saskatoon will be celebrated at a reception at Val Marie’s provincially recognized ecomuseum Prairie Wind & Silver Sage in Val Marie on Thursday, June 22 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Both artists will be present and the public is welcome to meet and… Keep Reading


Attention all youth!

YouthFest! being held Thursday The City of Swift Current and the Swift Current Community Youth Initiative are hosting YouthFest on Thursday, June 15th.  Sponsored by Innovation Credit Union – this event is for all youth in grades 5 – 9 and will be held at the Center on 1st Ave NE. From 6 – 8… Keep Reading

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