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Yesterday | The Western Producer

Push to private plant breeding shameful

The closing of cereal research centres and funding for spring wheat breeding is creating a seed oligopoly, says the author.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Agriculture, Science, Stephen Harper,

Thursday | Southwest Booster

Midnight Roses named 2014 SCMA Rising Stars

The Midnight Roses walked away with the prestigious Rising Star Award at the 2014 Saskatchewan Country Music Association awards weekend hosted in Nipawin.

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Related Topix: Canada

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Star Phoenix

Historical sexual assault investigation results in charges against a serving RCMP member

An RCMP officer and a woman he was romantically involved with have been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Saskatchewan more than 30 years ago.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Southwest Booster

Glimpse into farm life shared with city students

Ecole Oman School teacher Ambre Romich assisted UFA Cattle College members Rudy Nordin and Darren Mack in conducting a calving demonstration at the Swift Current Ag and Ex's Discover The Farm agricultural program.

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Related Topix: Canada, Agriculture, Science, Family, Kids, Life, Beef, Food, Meat

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Southwest Booster

Closure of Cereal Research Centre part of Federal UPOV '91 agenda

The Cereal Research Centre is being closed this month, marking the end of nearly a century of public plant breeding in Winnipeg.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, CPU, Canada, North America, World News, Agriculture, Science, Opinion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Electric Energy Online

Siemens Canada awarded first wind turbine order and service in...

Siemens Canada has further expanded its wind power footprint into the Province of Saskatchewan in partnership with Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. to supply, deliver and commission ten direct drive SWT-2.3-113 wind turbines for the Morse Project.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Canada

Southwest Booster

Swift Current hosting Sask. full-length play Festival April 21-26

Stefan Rumpel and Wendy Lockman perform a scene from Willow Road which will be the kick-off performance at the 180 Theatre Festival hosted by Swift Current Little Theatre at Beatty Playhouse from April 21-26.

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Related Topix: Canada

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Southwest Booster

Southwest continues to lag in petroleum and natural gas right activity

For the tenth consecutive Crown petroleum and natural gas rights sale the Southwest has been in the bottom two of Saskatchewan activity generating regions.

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Southwest Booster

"Definition" by Patty Beaton on display at Lyric Theatre

"I love to paint. It enables me to process things," says abstract painter, Patty Beaton.

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Related Topix: Canada, Arts, Painting

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Star Phoenix

STC ridership dipped in 2013

The province's intercity bus company carried 276,113 passengers last year, a dip of about 2.1 per cent from the year before.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Southwest Booster

Saluting the contributions of three special ladies

As the final Poker chips were being played at the March 29th Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Annual Poker Event - three special community leaders were busy cleaning up and putting equipment away from another successful event that raised $16,500 to help find the cause and cure of Type 1 Diabetes - a disease that impacts over 90,000 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Games, Poker, Canada, Opinion

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Southwest Booster

Red Cross Day of Pink approaching

Dwinell Stevenson, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Red Cross in the Southwest, along with Roy Bluehorn from the Red Cross Provincial Advisory Committee, presented a Pink Shirt to Mayor Jerrod Schafer while helping proclaim the week of April 6 to 12 as Red Cross Day of Pink Week in Swift Current.

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Related Topix: Canada

Southwest Booster

Little Theatre preparing for milestone TheatreFest on April 20 to 26

Bruce Rayner, who will serve as the Festival Stage Manager during the 180 Theatre Festival, adjusts a speaker at Beatty Playhouse at the Great Plains College gymnasium in advance of the six performance festival which runs April 20 to 26. Beatty Playhouse is undergoing a serious spring cleaning in preparation for Swift Current Little Theatre's ... (more)

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Related Topix: Canada

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Southwest Booster

Contractor Safety Breakfasts scheduled in the Southwest

A trio of Contractors Safety Breakfasts will be hosted in the Southwest over the coming days in order to share an important spring safety message.

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Related Topix: Canada

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Southwest Booster

Stabat Mater: From Carnegie Hall to Bridgeway Community Church

The Swift Current Oratorio Choir presents their annual spring concert on Sunday April 13 at 7 p.m. at Bridgeway Community Church.

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Related Topix: Canada

Southwest Booster

Recent tax increases in Swift Current questioned

The City recently released its budget for 2014 with a 15.2 per cent tax increase .

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Related Topix: Canada, Tax, Opinion

Southwest Booster

Work zone traffic restrictions at 2nd Ave. Overpass start Tuesday

A maintenance project on Swift Current's 2nd Ave. Overpass will result in a series of traffic restrictions on the link to the Southside but also for motorists travelling on North Railway St. Beginning on April 1 and continuing until approximately April 11, the City of Swift Current Engineering Services Department will be conducting maintenance to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Canada

The First Perspective-Aboriginal

First Nation making a play for Estevan casino

First Nations officials hoping to build a casino, hotel and convention centre in Lloydminster are placing another bet in southern Saskatchewan.

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Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News,

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Prince Albert Daily Herald

Workshop helps writers find their voice

Prince Albert Writing For Your Life facilitator Lynda Monahan leads a discussion among participants at a writers' workshop on Saturday at Par Place.

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Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News

Fri Mar 28, 2014

The Western Producer

AC Harvest top choice for wheat growers

Carberry wheat continues to grow in popularity among Manitoba wheat growers. Since commercial seed became available in 2012, Carberry acreage in the province has grown to 832,00 acres.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Canada,

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