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Volume 39, Issue 14 July 15, 2016

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Peace students hitting world’s largest rodeo ROB BROWN Managing Editor

A grade 12 North Peace Secondary School graduate has earned the right to represent British Columbia at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyoming later this month – and will join a handful of other Peace region students. Saige Kjos said while she had to wait officially to hear a judge’s decision, she was already standing on solid ground going into qualifying. “I came into the weekend the leader, so I wanted to stay in the top four to make a provincial spot,” she said. Kjos will be competing in the reining cow horse competition with her animal All Reddy Dynamite. Reining cow horse involves running a horse through a course as well as cattle on horseback. The event is a

throwback to the old West where the demand for a tough, enduring animal that could go for miles and herd the vast numbers of cattle was key. Not only was an athletic horse required, but one that could be completely trained in carrying out the everyday tasks of ranch life. A horse can be used to single out a cow from a herd of cattle and keep it from returning, can also move a cow in any direction at extreme speed, including circles, and controlling its every movement. Competing at the international level is nothing new to Kjos, who has spent the last two years in Nevada in both barrel racing and pole bending disciplines. She and other area students will join more than 1,650 students from 43 states and five provinces for more than $200,000 in prizes and $350,000

Saige Kjos on All Reddy Dynamite. PHOTO SUBMITTED

in scholarships. Other area students making the trip to Wyoming include; Kate White, Sierra Jones, Derek Hadland, Kelsey Drinkall, Fallyn Mills, Chance Bolin, Cali-Jaye Rohloff, and Wade Roberts. The National High School Finals Rodeo goes July 17-23. editor@dcdn.ca



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Mexico lifts decade-old restriction on Canadian beef ZOë DucklOW Staff Writer

More than a decade after the fallout of mad cow disease, Mexico is lifting restrictions on Canadian beef imports. The news was announced June 28 during a visit by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to Ottawa, ending restrictions on Canadian cattle more than 30 months old after a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), the mad cow disease, was found in Alberta in 2003. The restrictions, which end Oct. 1, apply to cattle more than 30 months old, which had previously accounted for around a quarter of Canadian beef exports to Mexico. Sales of beef from young cattle has remained a lucrative market for Canada, averaging $136 million annually over the past five years. But the end to restrictions could increase beef exports to Mexico by upwards of $100 million a year, according to estimates by the Canadian Cattleman’s

Association. Bill Bentley, a director with the BC Cattleman’s Association for the South Peace region, is encouraged by the news, hoping that prices will increase with the new demand. “We had one cow (with BSE) in Alberta in 2003, and that caused a whole schmozzle. Everybody was affected because the price dropped,” he said. “When BSE hit you could get anywhere from 12 to 25 cents a pound. But now they’re likely around 85 cents or better, 90 cents in there. We’ve had two or three (BSEinfected cows) since then, but you’re allowed so much now, they’ve figured it out. They’re not sure exactly what causes the disease, but they’ve changed the regulations over the years.” The ban applied to mature cattle, as they are more susceptible to BSE. They are slaughtered for meat after they’ve been used for breeding. “They use older cows for


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hamburger and some of your processed meats. But your roasts and your steaks that all comes from younger animals. The quality of meat is better,” Bentley said. The lifted ban doesn’t apply to live cattle sales, however, which is big business for some in the Peace Region. Roger Peters of Peterosa Exports has been selling live cattle to Mexico for 30 years. The paperwork’s gotten tougher since the BSE incidents, he said, and quarantine is required once the livestock arrives in Mexico. “Supposedly none of these cattle that they’re importing are supposed to enter the food chain. They’re supposed to be disposed of at the end of their life cycle,” Peters said. Despite regulatory challenges, Mexican ranchers seem to like the hardiness of Canadian cattle. “We find that our cattle adapt better than cattle from (the) central and southern States down there. Not sure whether it’s the quality of cattle that we’re sending down,

More Canadian beef into Mexico is only good news. PINTEREST PHOTO

or whether we’re lucky or what but I’ve seen our cattle do a lot better than other cattle,” Peters said. Curtis Blackstone is an Albertan rancher near Valhalla who sells through Peters. “It was January, we were standing out in the pen and it was about two degrees outside,” Blackstone recalled. “And (Peters) said, ‘three days ago, you said it was -30 C right? You take that for grant-

ed. To us, that’s a tough cow that can handle that.’ “It’s more about the hardiness of the animal. It doesn’t matter whether they’re bred for the cold climate or the hot. They’re just simply tougher.” The ban is set to lift Oct. 1, 2016, which coincides with the normal time ranchers would sell mature cattle for slaughter. reporter@ahnfsj.ca



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B.C. not upholding treaty rights: Blueberry River FN Blueberry River First Nations (BRFN) officials say the B.C. government is not doing enough to slow industrial impacts on its land, the effects of which it says are wreaking havoc on treaty rights. In a study released June 28, the nation says the province has continued to greenlight development in its territory at “an accelerated scale and rate, despite its knowledge of the worsening cumulative effects.” The 2016 Disturbance Atlas follows on the heels of a similar 2012 study. Work on the atlas was carried out in co-operation with the David Suzuki Foundation and Ecotrust Canada. It shows 84 per cent of the First Nations’ traditional land has been impacted in some way by logging, oil and gas or hydroelectric projects, including the Site C dam. Since 2012, the government has given the go-ahead to more than 2,600 oil and gas wells, 2,624 km of access and development roads, 1,500 km of new pipelines and 9,400 km of seismic lines in BRFN’s traditional territory, the band says. “The findings of the 2016 report clearly show that even though the provincial government has clear notice of the scale of harm… it has worked to make the problem worse, not better,” Chief Marvin Yahey said

in a news conference. “Fracking, forestry, roads and other development is pushing us further and further to the edges of our territory and we are no longer able to practice our treaty rights in the places we’ve always known.” BRFN’s reserve is located north of Fort St. John, but its traditional territory stretches from south of Dawson Creek, west beyond the Pink Mountain area and north past Sikanni Chief, ending just south of the Klua Lakes protected area. Concerns regarding cumulative impacts were the basis of a 2015 lawsuit over the breach of the guarantees to traditional land use contained in Treaty 8. Industrial development, particularly in the oil and gas industry, has increased sharply over the past few decades. The study outlines critical areas of the land in need of attention, including protections for some of the most important zones for hunting, trapping, and gathering food and medicinal plants. The First Nation says requests have been made directly to Premier Christy Clark for a cumulative impacts study of its territory, but “B.C. has not responded.” Province fires back Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad fired back, saying the province is renew-

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ing its attempts to involve BRFN in its ongoing cumulative assessment projects. “Several attempts have been made to get Blueberry River First Nations involved in Northeast cumulative effects (management) programs,” Rustad wrote in an emailed statement. The government announced a cumulative effects framework in May. Rustad also pointed to the province’s liquefied natural gas environmental stewardship initiative, which includes the Regional Strategic Environmental Assessment (RESA) agreement, a part-

nership between the Doig River, Halfway River, Prophet River, Saulteau and West Moberly First Nations. The government said a RESA project team made up of members from these First Nations, the province, and natural gas industry proponents met Nov. 30 to begin planning this work. The next steps include submitting a budget and work plan for review. “We recognize the importance of assessing, monitoring and managing the cumulative effects of resource development,” Rustad said. “We are renewing our attempts to have BRFN join our regional initiatives.”

But Yahey said the province’s initiatives thus far have not done the job. “Despite raising these concerns directly with the premier and with provincial ministers, there has been no meaningful response to this critical threat,” Yahey said. As a result, the nation began its own study of the cumulative impacts called the Land Stewardship Framework. BRFN said it will offer a “science-based solution” to the issues it outlines, and a pathway to “sustainable development” in the area. dcreporter@dcdn.ca


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Beverages will be served with every CanolaFest ticket sold CanolaFest rolls July 16 and now you can get your tickets at any On the Rocks Liquor Store location in Fort St. John and you’ll get two drink tickets included with every ticket purchased. Drink tickets can be redeemed at the Lonestar Nightlife bar at CanolaFest. The Lonestar Nightlife will be at CanolaFest before they open their new club in Fort St. John! Lonestar Nightlife, Fort St John’s Premier Nightclub – coming soon. CanolaFest, presented by Thunder Oilfield, will take over Peace Island Park Saturday July 16. The all day music festival will feature more music than ever with 14 performers including 2014 CCMA Rising Star Award Winner Tim Hicks with opener the Chris Buck Band. This year the festival will feature two stages of music to showcase 12 local artists. The McIntyre Painting Main Stage will

feature local favourites the Montney Coulees, Rose Prairie Romance, Scarlet Sway from Dawson Creek, Last Horse Standing and the Social Bulls. To help showcase even more local music, we’ve added a second stage sponsored by Peace Country Rentals. This stage will feature acoustic performances from local performers including 10 yearold Madi Comet-Cooper. The Peace Country Rentals Acoustic stage will also include performances from The Road Side Distraction, Tom Cole, Mike Strandberg Band, Lorissa Scriven and Joel Primeau. On top of all On the Rocks Liquor Store locations, you can still get tickets at any Encana Events Centre and Tiger Box Office Plus locations. You can purchase tickets online at tigerboxofficeplus.ca, and by phone at 1-877339-8499. Don’t forget, kids under 12 are FREE! Tickets have been moving fast with VIP tickets

and VIP camping now SOLD OUT. This family friendly festival will be held on the island at Peace Island Park and will feature two large stages, VIP tents, food, kids activities, arts vendors and more. Thank you to our official equipment supplier, Peace Country Rentals for all their help. Free shuttle service Once again there will be a free shuttle running from Fort St. John to Peace Island Park. New this year, CanolaFest, will be offering a shuttle inside Peace Island Park and down the Big Bam Road. The shuttle from Fort St. John will run once an hour starting at 2 p.m. from the Totem Mall. Park on the westside of the mall, between the mall and Safeway. The shuttle will pick you up at the westside entrance to the Aurora Cinema Centre. The shuttle will then make a stop at the Taylor

Local act Scarlet Sway will play CanolaFest this weekend.

Community Hall at approximately 20 minutes after every hour. The last shuttle will leave Fort St. John at 8 p.m. and 8:20 p.m. in Taylor. From 9 p.m. until all visitors are home, the shuttle will then bring ticket holders from Peace Island Park back to Fort St. John and Taylor. This year CanolaFest will also be offering

a shuttle at Peace Island Park. The shuttle will run from 2 p.m. until the end of the concert. This shuttle will make three stops, the Peace Island Park Office, the CanolaFest Parking Lot and the maingate for CanolaFest. This shuttle bus will run in a constant loop offering an easy way to reach all the campsites at Peace Island Park.


There will also be a van operating on the Big Bam Road to pick up ticket holders who are camping in the group sites. The shuttle will run in a constant loop starting at 2 p.m. from the CanolaFest maingate down the Big Bam Road stopping at all group sites as needed.

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Courtenay, BC Horse wins Horse Council BC’s Horse of the Year Horse Council BC Zone Director Chris Pack and Jane Tidball of Thunderbird Show Park presented the Horse Council BC (HCBC) 2015 Horse of the Year Award to Wallabee and his owner Jolene Benham at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC on July 2nd. HCBC’s annual awards serve to honour outstanding achievement within BC’s equestrian community. These awards acknowledge those who have stood out from the crowd over the past year and who have made a positive impact on the community as a whole. Each award recipient was nominated by two or more other Horse Council BC members for an award. HCBC is reaching out to the various equestrian communities throughout BC so that we are able to present each award at a recipient’s club, competition, or event of their choice, surrounded by their friends and the people that support them. The HCBC Horse of the Year Award (competitive category) is awarded to any

Chris Pack & Jane Tidball present Wallabee, Jolene Benham, Cheryl Keith, and Kassidy Keith with the Horse of the Year Award at Thunderbird Show Park. TOTEM PHOTOGRAPHICS

horse that has achieved a high level of success in any provincial, national or international sanctioned competition in a recognized discipline. The horse must have been born and raised in British Columbia. The 2015 Horse Council BC Horse of the Year Award was presented to Wallabee and his owner Jolene Benham at Thunderbird Show Park during the West Coast Classic competition on July 2nd.

Washington State Hunter Jumper Medal Finals at the Northwest Autumn Classic. Throughout the 2015 show season, Wallabee either won or was the equine partner behind the win of the “Alf Fletcher Award of Excellence”, $5000 Cobblestone Hunter Derby at Tbird, $2500 Junior Amateur Owner Hunter Classic at Royal West and Reserve Championship in the RMSJ Medal Final.

Wallabee is truly a horse British Columbia should be proud of. In 2015 at the age of 18, Wallabee partnered with Kassidy Keith for hunter and equitation divisions as well as with his owner Jolene in the jumper ring. He took Kassidy on to win 30’x50’ Building, as shown, IN STOCK the 2015 CET Medal National Final and the Jump Canada Medal Final Title at the Royal Winter Fair. He also was reserve champion in the Junior Hunter division and finished in the top ten in both hunter derby finals. In September, Wallabee and Kassidy won the

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Taylor pulls a Van Helsing to fight pesky mosquitoes While garlic will apparently repel a vampire, officials in Taylor believe the pungent vegetable is the answer to fighting a smaller, but equally blood-thirsty pest - the mosquito. The District of Taylor has approved a pilot project to apply an environmentally-friendly but potent garlic solution to several areas around town in hopes of wiping out

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Raising climate-friendly beef

A new study led by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) researchers found that over the years, Canada’s beef sector has reduced its impact on the environment. Today, the production of one kilogram of beef creates 15% less greenhouse gas emissions than it did 30 years ago. This improvement is the result of research in genetics, nutrition, reproduction and herd management, and of beef producers putting these into practice. For example, for cat-

tle nutrition, Canadian researchers are experimenting with cattle feed mixtures. Diets that are lower in fiber and higher in starch can improve a cow’s digestion and reduce the amount of methane produced. Oilseeds (sunflower seeds, canola or flaxseeds) are more easily digested by cattle. By giving them more fat to eat in the form of oilseeds, cows get more calories, and that lowers the amount of methane produced by up to 15%. This research on reducing greenhouse gas emis-

sions from cattle is gaining attention around the world. The Canadian beef industry (including veal) exported to 58 countries in 2015. Canada’s beef and veal exports were valued at $2.2 billion in 2015. The top export market for Canadian beef and veal products is the United States, and the second is China. Together, they represented 82% of total Canadian beef and veal exports (in volume) and valued at $1.8 billion in 2015.

Day at Research farm plotted The Peace Country Beef and Forage Association is inviting everyone to an open farm research day July 20. Starting at 10 am, plot tours will take place on the MD of Fairview Research Farm, located two mile west of Fairview on 64A 1 1/4 miles north on RR 35. Plot tours, pulses, cocktail cove crops, silage varieties and more will all be on hand. Experts on corn, cocktail mixtures, and pulses in the peace will all be on hand! Peace Country Beef and Forage Association programs range from environmental concerns to finding the newest technology and helping producers to implement it in their operations. To register for the Research Day call 780-835-6799.

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GRAIN FUTURE REPORT Grain Future Prices - as of July 8, 2016 Last 473.80s 461.80 470.40 477.00 Last 423-4s 421-0 436-2 457-0 Last 365-6s 396-4 418-0 442-2 Last 573-2s 497-6 502-4 519-6 Last 343-0 348-4 355-6 Last 233-0 196-0 197-0 Last 1076-0 1070-4 1056-0 Last 29.90 30.01 30.14 Last 377.5 374.8 371.6

Change - 3.30 unch + 8.10 + 7.80 Change - 1-4 + 9-0 + 10-6 + 10-6 Change - 4-0 unch + 5-6 + 5-6 Change - 19-0 + 11-6 + 7-2 + 8-2 Change + 7-4 + 6-6 + 7-2 Change + 5-4 + 2-0 + 1-4 Change + 21-6 + 20-0 + 22-0 Change + 0.17 + 0.22 + 0.24 Change + 7.5 + 7.6 + 7.8

Open 0.00 0.00 462.30 469.70 Open 0-0 421-0 425-4 445-4 Open 0-0 396-4 414-0 436-0 Open 0-0 497-6 497-0 512-4 Open 337-2 343-0 349-4 Open 231-4 194-4 195-6 Open 1054-0 1049-4 1034-0 Open 29.77 29.86 29.95 Open 369.4 366.3 363.3

High 473.80 461.80 475.00 479.90 High 423-4 421-0 437-4 458-0 High 365-6 396-4 419-6 444-2 High 573-2 497-6 504-4 519-6 High 343-2 350-0 356-6 High 233-0 197-6 199-2 High 1076-0 1074-4 1060-0 High 30.04 30.24 30.34 High 378.3 377.2 373.2

Low 473.80 461.80 462.30 469.70 Low 423-4 421-0 423-4 444-4 Low 365-6 396-4 410-4 435-2 Low 573-2 497-6 497-0 512-4 Low 336-6 342-0 349-0 Low 231-4 193-2 195-6 Low 1053-4 1045-4 1031-4 Low 29.73 29.72 29.84 Low 368.0 365.1 362.2

Prev. Stl. 477.10 461.80 462.30 469.20 Prev. Stl. 425-0 412-0 425-4 446-2 Prev. Stl. 369-6 396-4 412-2 436-4 Prev. Stl. 592-2 486-0 495-2 511-4 Prev. Stl. 335-4 341-6 348-4 Prev. Stl. 227-4 194-0 195-4 Prev. Stl. 1054-2 1050-4 1034-0 Prev. Stl. 29.73 29.79 29.90 Prev. Stl. 370.0 367.2 363.8

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The real risks of lush grass to our horses by Dr. Christa Harder With the recent rains and hot weather the grass in the Peace Country is lush and growing very quickly and our horses are eagerly indulging on this delicious feed. As much as we love to see our horses out on pasture, to some horses, this can result in a devastating condition known as grass founder or laminitis. Unfortunately we do see a large number of these cases this time of year and the founder can range from fairly mild foot pain to extreme pain and a sometimes life threatening condition. Prevention of the disease and maintenance of high risk horses is the key to success when dealing with laminitis therefore I hope this article offers some insight to horse owners with susceptible horses. Laminitis is a condition in horses that causes foot pain. The pain comes from inflammation of the laminae. Laminae are the sensitive layers of the foot that provide attachment between the hoof wall and the bone within the hoof (coffin bone). When a horse founders, the laminae are damaged, become inflamed and swell. Being encapsulated within the hoof, the laminae do not have room to swell therefore increased pressure within the hoof capsule results in pain and compromises blood flow. In severe cases the laminae may be so damaged or die from lack of blood flow that separation between the hoof and coffin bone can occur resulting in rotation or sinking of the coffin bone within the hoof. In severe cases this loss of support may actually result in the coffin bone penetrating through the sole of the hoof. Laminitis can affect all four feet but more commonly both front feet are severely affected. A mild case will look like a horse that is stiff and painful when moving and shift their weight when standing. In more severe cases horses will “rock back” on their hindquarters (to off load weight from the

painful front feet), they will be very reluctant to walk, especially on hard ground. Often their hooves will be hot and throbbing and some horses will just lay down and not rise for long periods of time. At this time of year, one of the most common causes of laminitis is lush pasture or grass founder. Grass is high in simple carbohydrates or sugars and some horses (particularly overweight horses and ponies) are very sensitive to high carbohydrate feeds. Certain types of grasses contain more carbohydrates. In addition, each species of grass will have variable carbohydrate content depending on season and other environmental conditions. For example grasses that are stressed (due to freezing temperatures, disease, overgrazing, etc.) generally have higher carbohydrate content. This is important to consider when choosing pasture for horses that are predisposed to founder. There are also a variety of other conditions which can cause laminitis including: over feeding, excess carbohydrates (i.e. grain), toxins in the blood or infection, adverse reaction to some drugs, excessive weight bearing on one limb (i.e. when the opposite limb is severely injured), extreme concussion (fast work on hard ground) and metabolic disorders such as Cushing’s disease. Laminitis is diagnosed by examining the horse for specific symptoms as well as x-raying the hoof. X-rays are useful to assess the degree of rotation/sinking of the coffin bone and determine course of treatment and prognosis. Removal of the cause of laminitis (if possible) should be the first mode of treatment. For example, in the case of grass founder, horses should be taken off grass immediately. They also benefit from anti-inflammatory treatment, being placed in an environment with soft footing (i.e. deep bedding or sand), being maintained on a low carbohydrate diet, restriction of

their movement as more movement in mind that they are more likely to can cause more damage to the lami- founder again. Grass is loaded with nae, and weight loss (if overweight). nutrients therefore when restricted in Hoof trimming is often very helpful a foundered horse always make sure and in more severe cases corrective they have access to a good quality shoeing and the use of pads or wood- mineral supplement. en clogs is also required. Wishing you all a wonderful sumHowever, the best treatment mer but please be aware of the lush for grass founder is prevention. Sud- green pastures and the potential detden increases in concentrate/high rimental effects it can have on your carbohydrate food should be avoided. horse. Some horses that are naturally overweight cannot handle any pasture turn out. In others it may help to gradually introduce your horse to lush sumSmall Animal Services mer grass. Also, one may • Laser Therapy • Laser Surgery • Microchips consider restricting their • Preventative Health Care horse’s access to grass by • Medical Services • Laboratory Services keeping them locked in a • Diagnostic Imaging • Special Diagnostic Services dirt pen for half the day. • Surgical Services • Dental Services • Pet Nutrition The sugars are lower in the • Retail Pet Supplies grass during the night so Equine & Bovine Services locking the horse up during • Preventative Health Care • Medical Services the day and only turning • Laboratory Services out at night to graze may • Diagnostic Imaging • Surgical Services • Dental Services help. Some horses toler• Laser Therapy • Feedlot & Bovine Herd Health Services ate a grazing muzzle quite • Reproductive Services • Endoscopy Services well which significantly de• Equine Embryo Transfer creases the amount of the grass they can eat but they can still be turned out. If you have a horse that has foundered in the past, keep

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1 small onion 1 clove garlic 1 tbsp. (15 ml) chives 1 tbsp. (15 ml) parsley 2 tsp. (10 ml) lemon thyme 1 tsp. (5 ml) fresh oregano 1 tsp. (5 ml) fresh tarragon salt and pepper to taste 3 tbsp. (45 ml) white wine

grated Swiss cheese Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise to form two long ‘boats.’ Use a spoon to remove the pulp from the centre of the vegetable, making sure you don’t pierce the outer skin. Leave a shell of at least a half-inch all around. Chop the pulp, onions and mince the garlic. Use what-



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and herb-stuffed zucchini with tarragon ing the chopped zucchini pulp part way through. When the pulp has cooked down and there’s little juice left in the pan, add the herbs and wine and continue stirring and cooking until there’s just enough moisture left for the stuffing to stick together. Salt and pepper each shell and stuff with the meat mixture. Grate Swiss cheese, or a combination of

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Swiss and mozzarella over the top and place the zucchini ‘boats’ in a pan with about a half-inch of water in the bottom. Roast for about half an hour, until the cheese has browned on top.


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Health Canada proposes rules for livestock antimicrobial drugs ing of drug sales. The department is seeking feedback on the proposals until Sept. 8. Dr. Joyce Van Donkersgoed, a veterinarian who advises the National Cattle Feeders’ Association, said the changes are overdue. She said there are rumours that some producers have imported antimicrobials for use on their animals, but it doesn’t appear to be a widespread problem. “The industry actually wants some of these regulations to protect us from the bad apples,” she said from her practice in Picture Butte in the heart of Alberta’s feedlot sector. “It is not in our best interest to not use drugs prudently.” The Canadian Meat Council, which represents federally registered meat packers, said it is reviewing the proposed changes with its member companies. Ron Davidson, a council spokesman, said the industry is pleased the amendments deal with the use of unapproved livestock drugs, which can leave residues in food. The Canadian Pork Council, Turkey Farmers of Canada and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association also said they are reviewing the proposed changes. “Canadian Pork Council believes the use of antibiotics is an important tool for the welfare of the animal and

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Western wheat and barley check-off program refund deadline Alberta Barley is reminding farmers in Western Canada of the upcoming July 31 deadline for Western Wheat and Barley Check-Off (WWBC) Program refund applications. The five-year transitional Wheat and Barley Check-Off was established on August 1, 2012 via regulations under the Canadian Grain Act, and is administered by Alberta Barley. The WWBC is collected at the point of sale on Cash Purchase Tickets (CPT) at a rate of $0.48 per tonne of wheat and $0.56 per tonne of barley ($0.04 per tonne of barley sold in Alberta). Grain buyers are required by law to collect the check-off. The WWBC is separate from any existing provincial programs. Check-offs collected through the program help fund the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF), the Canadian Malting Barley Technical

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Yearling & 2 year old Bulls for Sale



Randy & Chris Haddow 250-786-5048 Chad, Gene, Addison & Leah Haddow 250-784-3924

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Bre� Mitchell of the Kleskun 4-H Mul� Club would like to say





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to Glenn and Judy Keddie of

For purchasing his steer, “CHECK” at the 2016 East County 4-H Achievement Day Show & Sale Bre� has partnered with Keddie’s Tack & Western Wear and will be showing CHECK at ca�le shows and compe��ons throughout the summer.

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• 2016 Peace Country Beef Congress - Grand Champion Open Class • • 2016 Peace Country Beef Congress - Reserve Champion Junior Class • • 2016 Peace Country Classic - Junior Show Champion Steer • • 2016 East County 4-H Grand Champion Steer • • 2016 UFA Classic (Josephburg, AB) – First in his Class •


Watch for Bre� Mitchell & CHECK on the road this summer

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Members of the Ignite NPYSA group in Fairview were on hand at the grand opening of Foster’s Agri-World’s Fariview office on Wednesday, July 6th to help Jesse and Jason by manning the barbeques and flipping burgers and hot dogs for the great number of people who attended the event. Following their motto of “Engaging Youth to Volunteer in the Community & Give Back” were (appearing left to right) Ian LaLiberte, Pam MacKay, Callista Stensrud, Logan Banner, Rhyan Bruce, Kelsie Blake, Kasonya Parsons and Colton Grayson. DAN PRZYBYLSKI PHOTO

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2012 RT490 Versatile Combine, 490 hp Cummins 653 hr 16’ MacDon PU header 259,400 Class 8 intro $ 199,000

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Price may varys w / Exch

120’ 2014 RG1100 Rogator Sprayer 1100 $545,900 5/27 1- OH Blowout 445,000 10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC $36,000 2016 500 Versatile 500 hp, P/Shift Del/Cab 110 hyd 6 E/ hyd diff/lock Radar, A/S/R, Canbus, Radar *490550 800/70R38 Firestone demo $ 390,000

10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC $23,000

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2016 400 Versatile 400 hp QSX11.9, PS 710/70R38 duals 6E hyd 113 gpm Radio msrp $425,500 demo $329,000 10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $28,000

305 Versatile 2013 305hp,16spdPS 38 hr demo, 4 E/hyd 55 gpm, Fnds HID wts L/3pt 540/1000 pto 20.8R42D, 16.9R30 $ 257,250 487 1 only $179,900 310 FWD Versatile 310 hp 16 spd P/Shift Deluxe Cab, 18,850# 3 pt hitch, 4 E/ hyd 10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $14,170 55 gpm high flow 540/1000 pto, HID lite, frt & rear wts, F/R diff/lock, 200 amp alt, 174 gal fuel tank, hyd P/brakes, Tran oil heater, 620/70R42 dual, 480/70R30 frt,

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2014 35’ M155 MD Sw hyd/ C /linkHID, 600/6 DKD, 6 B/PUR, Trans msrp $226,100

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2004 30’ 9352 MacDon

10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC $18,500

2009 60’Morris Contour drill 12” 8370 Tow Behind Tank, 900 tires, 3 Tanks, 17”fan, dual castors, Topcon drive. new sweeps, roto scrapers *029132 always sheded premium unit $ 149,000

New Agri-Tech 35.7 128 Lift 7,700# Lift 23’ boo

48”x adj 72” wide 3 rear hyd 55gpm / pump, lites,boom s 174,200 Empty wt 15,900#

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2011 100’ RG994 Rogator Sprayer 3865hr SS tank, Viper Pro, Auto Steer, 300 GPS, Accu boom, Auto boom whls, Air ride Air Dryer,380/90R46 & 650/70R38 C/div $240,900 6/16 1 only $ 215,000

2016 35’ M155 MD Sw C /linkHID, 600/65R28 6 B/PUR, Trans stab/ msrp $238,400

$288,350 32 hr demo $199,900


30’ TD600 TANDUM DISK, 10.5”S, 26X8mm c/o frt 26x8mm S/rear, S/L hitch 650# per ft, T2-215 brgs *95150 Brg wear grds Intro 79,900 36’ TD600 TANDUM DISK, *99200 Intro

32’V-Wing Ditcher 1

10-S/A Lease payments

2012 100’ RG1100 Rogator Sprayer 1100 1965 hrs, SS tank, Viper Pro, Auto Steer, 300 GPS, Accu boom, A/B whls, Air ride Air Dryer 380/90R46 & 650/70R38 C/div $290,900 5/16 1 only $ 265,000


25’ TD600 TANDUM DISK, *89150 Intro

20’ V-Wing Ditcher

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10-Semi-Annual Lease pmts OAC of $29,345 + rv

*257,250 radio, work lites 1 Only 179,000 16’ 6 way Quick Tach Deg Dozer $36,050 30,000


10-S/A Lease payments


305 Versatile 2013 FWD 305hp 20.8R42 D 31 hr 16 spd P/S, 540/1000 PTO, 55gpm hyd 4 hyd


1214 Renn Unloader $6

10-S/A Lease payments


10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $19,500

10-S/A Lease payments



2015 375 Versatile 375hp DC 12 spd Std QSX11.9 710/70R38D wts 4 hyd 58 gpm msrp $343,200 bk-demo Only$243,000

1014 Farm Boy Unloade

$33,000 10’ Bagger 30” conveyo

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Payout the residual value or Finance the residual value OAC.

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10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC

10-Semi-Annual Lease pmts OAC of $30,350 + rv

When the LAST lease payment is made

2016 375 Versatile 375hp 12 spd P/Shift QSX11.9 710/70R38D wts 4 E/H 58 gpm msrp $366,250 demo Only $266,000

100’ 2014 RG1100 Rogator Sprayer 1100 SS tank, Viper Pro, Auto Steer, 300 GPS, Accu boom, Auto boom wheels, Frt load 380/90R46, Air ride, Air Dryer Pkg, $512,800 05/16 Blowout 417,000

71’ Morris C2 Air Drill D/S paired row 9650 650 bu 4 tanks duals Hyd Assist Auger, dual 17” fans, std drive, Hyd Hitch Jack Tow Between $ 487,900 Pre-Order Special only $ 436,900

SX280 Sprayer, rear-duals & spacers 100’ Steel boom 1200 gal 416800 $ 376,000 120’ Steel boom 1200 gal 438840 $ 394,000 SX280 Sprayer, rear-duals air ride, gps 120’ Alum DEMO 1200 gal 479600 $ 399,000

12’ 650 Offset 10”s 26”x8mm *39960 $31,900 10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $32,000

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61’ Morris C2 Air Drill D/S paired row 9650 650 bu 4 tanks

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2006 2145 Versatile 145hp, 18spd PS, 3 E/hyd

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er $49,040


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15 Wrangler Sahara 4x4 3.6L i192420

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17 Chry Pacifica 3.6L 9spd i538460

1000+ bu. GC9250 UF Grain Cart, w/Tarp c/w 17” Auger, 1000 pto, 900/60x32R1 $54,900 $69,850 520 Scale 5 point system $ 8,500

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16 G/Caravan Crew 3.6L 6spd i701435


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wather 148hp, 76 hr 65R28, 16.5x16.1, s stab/whls,10’ roller

ayments OAC $12,000

MSRP $48,725


16 Journey R/T AWD 3.6L 6s i504365

ayments OAC $16,900

MSRP $39,130



17 Chry Pacifica 3.6L 9spd i413507

36 mpg

5.7 ,8spd 29 mpg

10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $ 5,8,50 $ 7,840 dis MSRP $41,540

Pi RP $57,650


16 G/Caravan SXT 3.6L, 6spd i592392 $255-84 mbw 07 JEEP Ltd leather sunroof 63k 046109 $8,900

8hp 540 / 1000 PTO,

om susp Cab A/C forks d, 1 boom hyd, Rev fan, suspension, 22.5” Ag tires, # 1 only new 143,900

1300 bu 50” tire 114,070 $86,500

yments OAC $13,300

10-Semi-Annual Lease payments OAC of $ 9,250


17 G1500 SLT V8 8A CC4X4SB iv237522

$271-84 mbw

32 mpg Price may varys w / Exch

$ 14,750 dis

MSRP $33,920

Pi RP $56,450


16 Cherokee Sport 4x4 3.2L i176314

$215-84 mbw 06 GMC 1500 C/C 4x4 144k new tran 508490 $9,400

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16 Cherokee T/hawk 4x4 3.2L i562394

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51’ Morris C2 Air Drill D/S paired row 9450 450 bu 3 tanks

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09 F150 Lariat C/C4x4SB 198k 182129

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There is beer brewing in the Peace Region Beer at its core, is liquid agriculture. What better place to brew than the Peace River area? Wide open prairie fields lush with barley surround Grande Prairie where two new (and city’s first) brewing companies produce fresh, local beer. Grain Bin Beer and GP Brewing Company both opened early this year into a market previously untested for its appetite for local craft beer. Both teams did what research they could to make sure there was enough interest to sustain a business, but ultimately opened their doors on faith. Both have already surpassed early sales expectations. “We’re where we thought we’d be one to one and a half years in,” said Dalen Landis, head brewer at Grain Bin Beer that opened in February. “We opened with capacity for 1,600 gallons a month, and very quickly sold more beer than we could produce.” Just last week Grain Bin increased capacity by another 1,200 gallons monthly and expect to add another 1,200 gallons this summer. “We thought most of our business would come from wholesale in the beginning, like restaurants

and bars, but it’s been about 50/50 with growler fills” Landis said. Growlers are a reusable 64 oz. jug most breweries will fill from their taps. “Our location is hard to find, and our hours are horrendous, but people still make the effort to come find us for growler fills.” Their most recent “democracy” beer, voted for by customers and fans online, was a Double IPA: a high alcohol, super bitter ale. The portion of the batch they’d reserved for growler fills sold out in a single day, and of the 500 bombers (22 oz. bottles), all but eight sold in just a week. Their spring seasonal brew, Ale Spruced Up, was made with spruce tips harvested by Landis and his kids, aged 3 and 1, from budding spruce trees around Grande Prairie. Next up is a sour ale made with rhubarb. This kind of experimental craft beer is exactly what Landis and his friends had been doing for the last 10 years as a hobby until Alberta’s liquor laws changed, removing the restriction on volume of beer required to stay licensed. “We was doing it just for fun, but then the law changed, and we wondered if we could turn it into something. Our friends all liked our beer, but of course everybody who gets free beer will say that,” Landis said. “We started to wonder if we could charge for it.”

Turns out they can; Grain Bin is on tap at a handful of restaurants in Grande Prairie and they’ve just invested in bottling equipment to expand into retail. Five liquor stores carry their bombers, and customers come to the brewery for growler (and howler) fills regularly. GP Brewing Company had quite a different start. None of the GP team were hobby brewers before. The now-president Matt Toni was working as a chef at Madhatters and trying to distill whiskey at home, but he failed miserably he says, and switched to homebrew. It took a lot of trial and error, but eventually he had a product he was happy with. “Some of it was pretty bad,” Toni recalled. “To make good beer, there’s a lot of bad beer. So we dumped a lot of it.” He and the Madhatters’ owners initially planned to supply beer to their own lounge, but through the process of brewing and tasting and tweaking and tasting, they got really excited. “I think what really got us spiraling into the volume we’re doing now is just how excited we got for the business, and possibilities of being bigger and doing it right from the very beginning,” Toni said. “But the more we looked into it, it didn’t make sense to produce

one or two barrels at a time. It just got bigger and bigger and bigger.” They opened their shiny new brewing facility and tasting room this March, and are already distributing canned beer to 220 liquor stores throughout Alberta. They also fill growlers and supply a few restaurants in town. Toni’s careful not to call GP Brewing a craft brewery. It’s all about really good every day beer for these guys. “I want to produce a beer that you can literally drink the hell out of every day. And produce it right, with local ingredients,” Toni said. Currently GP buys from a maltster that uses Alberta barley, but have no connection with the farmers which is something they want to change. Within the next three years, Toni plans to develop direct relationships with barley farmers and do the malting inhouse, so they get more control over the product. Consistency is critical for GP to make six main brews, so they need long-term supply of the


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same type of hops. This makes locally sourced hops harder to integrate. “Local hops could supply us for maybe three weeks,” Toni said. “Then we’d have to go back to something further away. The flavour would change.” Grain Bin has more flexibility as a craft brewery. Aside from their three core beers, their menu can change as often as they sell out of a seasonal brew. So they take advantage of some of the unique strains developed by farmers. Lots of their supply comes from Chilliwack and Abbotsford in B.C., but they also have a small hyper local source: Landis’ backyard. “They’re a great plant, you can watch them grow a foot a day in the spurt phase,” Landis said. “And they have this aroma that naturally keeps pests away, but bees love them.” Grain Bin Beer hopes to use some of these homegrown hops in fresh hop beer, where hops are picked the same day they’re added to the mash.

SWATHERS MacDon M150 (2010)

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AIR TANKS/CARTS Bourgault 6700 Air Tank/Cart (2013) Bourgault 6450 Air Tank/Cart (2006) New Holland SC430 Air Tank/Cart (2008) New Holland SC380 Air Tank/Cart (2003)

HARROWS/HEAVY HARROWS/CULTIVATORS Bourgault 6000 90’ Harrow (2012) Degelman SM7000 70’ Heavy Harrow (2003) Flexi-Coil 820 50’ Field Cultivator

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It’s a Rotary Dream Home first: Solar Energy

The 2017 Rotary Dream Home lottery home build is well under way. The home features a contemporary design and modern look and feel. The technology is also modern with a first for the Dream Home – solar energy. Empower Energy Corp will install solar modules on the home’s roof, it is hoped they will be installed within the week. Ross Thiessen is with Empower Energy Corp and says he is excited to be a part of the Rotary Dream Home. “We’ll install 10 solar modules on the garage roof which is 2.85kW of power. This will produce around 2500 kWh of energy annually. What it means is over the next 25 years around 25% of the power for the home will come from this solar array. We’ll also have a two way power meter on the home. This means while

at times the home will use power off the grid to energize the home - at other times we’ll actually be putting electricity INTO the grid system.” Devin Kimble is with Stonebuilt Homes and says he too is excited to be a part of this first for the Dream Home. “It’s innovative, it’s the future. It’s green. Yes it’s very exciting. Whether its pioneering hydronic cooling in our area, using SIPS panels in our construction, ductless HRV systems, or the several other areas that Stonebuilt leads in we put a lot of effort into being a progressive builder and this is another shining example.” Another unique aspect of the solar system is - the energy flow from the solar panels will be able to be monitored by anyone on the Rotary Dream Home web site, www.winadMorgan McGowan entertained Sunday evening during the Dawson Creek Music Festival. ROB BROWN PHOTO reamhome.ca .

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DOUGLAS LAKE EQUIPMENT 3.00 x 176.0 R0011175751 TRACTORS/SKID STEERS: DISCBINES/HAYBINES/RAKES: USED EQUIPMENT LISTING Vers. 350 2014 Powershift, GPS, PTO, Low Hours 600 .................... $219,900


E017388 NH 1431 1997 13’

Discbine .............................. $14,900 NH H7150 2014 16’ Haybine, Swivel

FC New & Used Pull Type Sprayers, Various Models Starting At: .......................... $14,900

FEEDING: Haybuster 2650 With Grain Tank, 3 to choose from: Starting At: .......................... $15,900

TILLAGE & SEEDING: FC 1720 Single Shoot, TBH CNT......... $5,900 Morris 2000 50’x10” Floating Hitch Cultivator ...... $22,900 NH SC380 2008 TBT, VR, 380bu, SS ............................ $45,000 Bourg. 5725 40’ Disc Drill ....................... $34,900 NH P1060 2011 TBT, VR, 430bu. ISO, DS ................... $64,900

COMBINES & HEADERS: NH CX8080 2009-12 Available Starting At: .......... $114,900 E016610 NH CR9080 2010 Duals, RWA, GPS, Lux Cab, 1100E 850T .................................... $225,000

Tongue, Never Used ............ $46,000

BALERS: NH BR780A 2006 Auto Wrap, Standard Pickup .................... $16,900 CIH 8570 3x3x8 Square Baler, Good Condition ................... $15,900

MISC: .................................. Trailtech 16’ Gooseneck Dump Trailer ........................ $11,500 Viring 72” HighFlow Skid Steer Snow Blower, Excellent Shape. ................... $4,900

CONSIGNMENTS: FK Y720 Farm King 72” Rotary Cutter ...................... $1,700 Wheat-Belt Never used 20’

Electric Bale Elevator ............ $5,900 NH CR9090 2012 Singles, NH Boomer 3040 2012 Opti-Spread, Lux Cab, GPS, RWA, 817E ................. $2,69,900 40hp, Loader, Skid Steer Q/A, NH Selection Of NH Straight Cut & CVT Trans. ........................... $39,000 Draper Headers Various Sizes Available Starting At: ......................... $22,000 NH Boomer 25 2013


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Manure Fork, 5100 .............. $89,000

Grain Bag Unloader ............. $29,000 NH 488 9’ Haybine .............. $7,500


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Lamb producers pleased with shepherd health conference by Gerty Sorensen and Raelyn Peterson The 4th annual Peace River Lamb Association conference was held on June 11, 2016 in Rycroft, with 40 producers in attendance, and focused on the health of the shepherd family and flock. The featured speakers kept the audience engaged covering a range of topics about health and safety. Dr. Christy Barlund, DVM, MVetSc spoke about Biosecurity and the benefits of working with your veterinarian throughout the year to prevent major health issues in the flock. Barlund shared tips on herd health and zoonotic diseases pointing towards acting on prevention instead of being reactive to situations. Raelyn Peterson, Farm Safety Coordinator with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry spoke about the Sustainable Farm Families Program, which was modi-

fied from an Australian program for use in Alberta. Peterson stated, “If you only have one pump on the farm that was responsible for all your farm’s operations, you would ensure it was always in good working condition. You only have one heart, another pump that simply must remain in good working condition.” The workshop stresses the importance of taking good care of your health and wellness on the farm. To date, 13 Sustainable Farm Family workshops have reached over 200 Alberta producers. Each participant receives a health assessment from a Registered Nurse including a full body compositions, blood sugar, cholesterol, oxygen saturation, respiratory assessment as well as sight and hearing assessments. Jacqui and Fred Burton completed the program in 2015 and found it to be valuable. The Burtons shared, “It was the best

health assessment we’ve ever had.” Dr. Stan Houston, MD, DTM&H, FRCPC, a professor in Medicine and Public Health at the University of Alberta spoke about Q-Fever. As more cases of Q-Fever have been reported in Alberta, Houston wants to study producers to see how many have, or have been in contact, with the disease. Q-Fever is a bacterial disease which can produce flu-like symptoms. People acquire the infection by inhaling infectious aerosols and contaminated dusts generated by animals or animal products. Trevor Jones provided Rycroft hosted the fourth annual Peace River Lamb Association conference. a celebratory statement TOTEM PHOTOGRAPHICS on the Peace River Lamb Association’s 48th year of operation. Participants en- excitement with event’s ning is already underway For more information joyed a walk down memo- turnout and geographic based on this year’s partici- about the Peace River Lamb Association please ry lane as Jones shared sto- range—pulling attendees pant feedback. in from LaCrete, BeaverNext year we’ll be lookcontact Sherry Mortland at ries as a sheep farmer and lodge, Hythe and Dawson ing at cocktail cover crops, 780-864-3057. from his work at Fairview Creek. Sherry Mortland, handling systems and College. Gerty Sorensen, a board member with the President of the associa- sheep nutrition.” association, expressed her tion was keen to say, “Plan-

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Making use of the big data during beef production Radio frequency identification (RFID) ear tags have been mandatory for Canadian cattle since 2006, however, this means of identification offers more than just traceability. Data acquisition platforms combining RFID readers and other sensors make it possible to continually record individual animal weight, body temperature and behaviour. Tracking these indicators can assist in genetic selection for more feed-efficient animals, early illness de-

tection and treatment, and optimal market timing for fed cattle. GrowSafe Systems Ltd. based in Airdrie, Alta., was one of the first companies in North America to use RFID in livestock. In collaboration with Alberta researchers, the company developed technology to unobtrusively measure individual feed intake in normal cattle environments. The first of these systems were installed at Agriculture Canada research facilities in Lacombe and


Lethbridge in 1999. The specialized GrowSafe feed bunk automatically weighs feedstuffs every second, and captures the duration of each animal’s visit to the trough. The data is wirelessly transmitted to GrowSafe software, which then determines individual animal feed intake and analyzes the data for trends. One use for this information is in residual feed intake (RFI) calculations. RFI is the difference between an animal’s measured feed intake and its


BR7090 .................................. $29,000 NH TZ25DA tractor with mid mount mower ................ $10,000 BR780 with new pickup ......... $22,000 JD 5055 with cab and NH BR770 baler .................... $13,000 loader 160 hours ...................... $45,000 Case 8450 round baler............ $8,000 White 2-180 tractor NH H7450 discbine 2010....... $26,000 with duals ................................. $8,000 NH 648 Baler ......................... $15,000


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expected feed intake requirements for maintenance and growth. Feed-efficient animals eat less than expected and are assigned a negative RFI value. Inefficient animals eat more than expected and have a positive RFI value. Feed can represent more than two-thirds of all livestock production costs, so improved feed efficiency means big savings for cowcalf and feedlot producers. Canadian beef breed associations, with the help of GrowSafe, are developing expected progeny differences (EPDs) for RFI, to assist in genetic selection for this trait. “RFI is moderately heritable,” says Dr. John Basarab, senior research scientist with Alberta Agriculture based at the Lacombe Research Centre. Basarab and his colleagues have demonstrated that low-RFI cattle require 10 to 20 per cent less feed to achieve the same levels of growth and production as their high-RFI coun-

terparts. Selecting for low RFI can also benefit the environment by reducing methane emissions by 25 to 30 per cent and lowering concentrations of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in manure by up to 17 per cent. “It takes 15 to 20 years of dedicated genetic selection to improve methane emissions, and producers must consider other traits besides RFI,” Basarab admits, “but this change is cumulative and permanent.” Just one generation of selecting for low RFI can improve feed-to-gain ratio by one per cent in feeder cattle and replacement heifers, reducing feed costs and generating valuable carbon credits. GrowSafe measurement technology is also available to monitor individual animal activity at water troughs, useful information as an animal’s water intake and behaviour can be an early indicator of respiratory disease.

When compared to historical data, feed and water consumption profiles created by GrowSafe Systems can identify sick animals 24 hours ahead of a body temperature change, and up to four days before clinical symptoms appear. Early illness detection and treatment can mean lower death losses, reduced antibiotic use and improved animal welfare. Continual in-pen weight monitoring can also be achieved, helping feedlots better analyze animal growth trends and determine ideal marketing windows. “We’ve measured wide variations in individual feedlot animal performance – ranging from a $300 loss to a $300 profit in healthy animals,” says Alison Sunstrum, GrowSafe co-CEO. From an AgriSuccess article (July/Aug 2016) by Trish Henderson

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Listen up - the Crown land survey was a big big deal by Orville Hingley In about 1950 Knox McCusker, a Dominion land surveyor, started from the 21st Baseline (which was done in the 1920’s) to survey Township 81, Range 12 (now part of Cotillion). From there they gradually worked east to the Fourth Creek area. With him were two young surveyors, C.T. Cuff (an army engineer) and Bjorn Rustad. Bjorn was a tall Scadinavian with a red beard. He and I went on a lot of trips looking for water that ended up in a waterhole in Fort St. John. He presently lives in Peace River, but winters in Florida. Jackie Lowe remembers working the summer before I started. There was also Bill Dick and Dave Knowles from Bonanza. From Fort St. John, there was Bobby Bremmer, Frank

Shyman and Toby Strand. Doug Creer, from Grande Prairie, ran a D^ cat. Jackie did mounding, but once a week made a trip to Bird’s Store at Blueberry Mountain with his dad’s two-ton KB5 International grain truck for groceries and fuel. There was a picnic and dance in Bonanza one weekend, so Jackie and Bill Dick decided to come out. They were up in Silver Valley at the time. I guess that was quite a trip. They walked for about four or five hours across country, drinking buggy water out of potholes on the way. Anyway, Jackie made a trip to Dawson Creek so the rest of the crew had something more enjoyable to drink by the time they came out. During the summer holidays of 1952, I started work with them as a rear chainer. This was just east of the Sneddon. While I



was in school, I worked holidays and summers. After graduation in 1953, I was with them steadier. The crew at this time was from all over. From Fort St. John were Joe Ferguson, a teamster; Gilbert Bourassa and his grey team; Charlie and Rose Beatton who were cook and helper, and Tom Holman who was a front chainer. From Bonanza were Emmett Iverson who ran levels, and Bill Dick who was a front chainer. From Spirit River was Charlie Herald, a picket man. Pop (Alex) Morrison and his sons, Don and Percy, were mounders from Clairmont. Bill Davis from Grande Prairie ran Gordon Moore’s cat. Allan Webber from Toronto replaced C.T. Cuff as instrument man. Ben Calliou and his team came from Hinton, as did his son Jerry, a picket man.





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John Deere announces new software release for Op Centre The John Deere Operations Center provides value to growers with tools and features that enable them to easily access farm information to better manage their operations. They are able to see and analyze performance and collaborate with partners to gain insights, increase profits, and direct their plans with more precision in the field. Now, just in time for fall harvest, the new software release for the Operations Center offers a more complete solution with the addition of valuable features like Variety Locator, which automatically detects the crop variety being harvested and Harvest ID, Cotton Maps which make it easy to identify module locations and track cotton quality back to where it was grown. Also, introduced are the new Tillage Maps and

Speed Maps which offer insights into which variables affect yield and help to round out operational data layers for performance analysis. “This latest release is a big step forward for our precision ag solutions,” says Ryan Borcherding, Product Manager, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. “These new features, coupled with the existing abilities to share data and collaborate with trusted partners, give the farmer more reasons than ever to manage their farm data online.” The new tools and features available in the Operations Center include those listed below and more! Variety Locator - Allows usage of Variety Locator information (documented when planting) to enable the John Deere in-cab

display in the combine to automatically detect and document the crop variety being harvested. Tillage and Speed Maps - Assists in the evaluation of the performance of tillage operations with documentation maps on target depth (GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display only). Enhances insight into which variables affect yield with speed maps for seeding and tillage operations. John Deere Harvest ID, Cotton Maps - Improves traceability of where each cotton module is harvested and leads to better correlation between input decisions and cotton quality. Draw Field Boundaries and Freeform Zones - Released in April, Operations Center now allows new fields to be added by manually drawing boundaries, which can be sent to the in-cab display as an op-

New tool are available from John Deere.

erational boundary. Also added to the Prescription Creator by Agrian® is the


ability to create freeform zones when building prescriptions based off of soil or harvest maps. “To get the most out of the Operations Center, we highly recommend using JDLink™ Connect, which seamlessly connects the machine online and takes the burden of data collection and transmission off of the farmer. It also

rounds out agronomic data with machine data to give the full picture of what is happening on the farm,” explains Borcherding. “Our goal is to ensure that the job in the field happens exactly as planned and is documented with minimal effort, so growers spend less time managing data and more time doing what they love -- farming.”

Boulder Gardens. If you’ve never been to the Tumbler Ridge area, get of your butt and hike the trails out there you won’t regret it. RON CARTIER PHOTO

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2118 Sheds/Outbuildings

BUILT RIGHT SHEDS Quality Sheds and Shelters. Contact John at 780-8351908 for Your project Quote.

2088 Butcher Shop

Butcher Hogs for Sale. Raised outside, No Hormones. Please Phone: 780524-7862

2146 Wanted

Wanted Alder Gas Welding machine run or not and 1973 to 1979 Ford crewcab run or not and postage stamps for collecting. 250-793-8520


For Sale - Misc

Honda Generator EU2001$1,000. Honda Water Pump-WX10 $200. Karcher K2.75-$100. RV Water Softener-$75. Macerator Pump-$150. Dyson Vacuum-$200. DC, 250-7194933 sookiesuchy@hotmail.com PEAT MOSS SOIL-6 miles NW of Sexsmith. $20/cubic yard loaded, Quantity Discount 780-568-3957 cell: 780-814-3082

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Anniversaries Announcements Birthdays Card of Thanks Churches Congratulations Engagements Wedding Announcements Funeral Services In Memoriam Obituaries

2210 Haying Equipment

Bale Wrapper 2015, Model TLR 5000 Tubeline. Used 1 Season, Excellent Condition. $30,000. Beaverlodge 780-354-2161 For sale: John Deere 568 round baler with net wrap. New condition. Phone: 780-835-4338 For Sale: John Deere 956 mower-conditioner. 3 point hitch. New condition. Phone: 780-835-4338 NH H7450 Discbine. Only Done One Thousand Acres. JD 567 Round Baler. Contact: 780-625-6767


Heavy Equipment

Attachments for skidsteers, tractors, loaders. Large selection of pallet forks, grapples, buckets, snow and dirt blades, tillers, mowers and snow blowers, etc. Phone 780-354-2161.Beaverlodge.

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2145 Wanted to Buy

Looking for all Alberta licence plates, sizes and quantities. All types and conditions. Phone: 780380-1450

2205 Farm Implements

For Sale: 795 NH Manure Spreader,410 Bushels, Very Good Condition, $11,000. OBO. Please Phone: 780835-3528

2210 Haying Equipment

Alteen 10-wheel v-rake. $4,000. 2012 Matador swath windrow inverter, only used once. $9,000. 780-805-0298.

For Sale: 1978 Ford 800, 391 Gas, Steel Box, Silage Endgate. $9000. Please phone: 780-841-2984 For Sale: 1978 GMC 6500 Grain Truck, 20’ Steel Box. Good Condition. $18,000. Phone: 780-926-0983


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2118 Sheds/Outbuildings TODD SADLIER :: Owner/Operator • Sheds & Mini-Sheds • Mini-Shops & Shelters • Custom Buildings • Free Delivery within 200kms of Hines Creek Box 367, Hines Creek, AB T0H 2A0 780.772.3978 7723978@gmail.com


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Open Houses Real Estate Wanted Apartments Condos for Rent Commercial Rent to Own Duplexes for Rent Farms/Acreages for Rent Houses for Rent Office/Retail Property Management

6950 Shared Accommodation 6965 Suites for Rent 6975 Wanted to Rent 7015 Business Personals 8034 Building Contractors 9025 Hay/Bales for Sale 9115 Auto Miscellaneous 9160 Trucks/Vans/Cars 9185 Boats 9220 RVs/Campers/Trailers 9225 Snowmobiles

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Misc Farm Equipment 2220 For Sale: 1987 TR96 4-Wheel Drive, 3400 Hours, Good Shape. $15,000. 30’ or 25’ 971 Straight Cut Header Available. 780-837-0518 For Sale: 2005 Case IH 2388 Combine. 2200 Engine Hours, 1850 Separation Hours. Fully Loaded, Excellent Condition. Field Ready, Never Combined Peas. $82,000. 780-3543447 or 780-814-4735 For Sale: 31’ Hutchmaster Disc. $12000 OBO. Large ALO Mount Grapple $3000. OBO. Phone: 780841-2984 For Sale: 370 GT Batch Grain Dryer, complete with self-loading auger, $1,600. OBO. Phone: 780-6852374 For Sale: CCIL 14 ft Heavy Duty Field Cultivator. Please Phone 780-835-4457 For Sale: Ezee-On Front End Loader for 970 or 1070 Case Tractor. Please Phone: 780-624-8265 For Sale: Grooming Chute, Good Condition. $400. Please Phone: 780-8050298 or 780-775-2215 For Sale: JD 8820 Combine. JD 2320 18 ft. SelfPropelled Swather. Phone: 780-494-3421 or 780-835-1172.

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For Sale: GT 580 Batch Grain Dryer in good shape, on natural gas, full canola screen, loading hopper, PTO drive, asking $9500.00. For more info call 780-685-3946

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For Sale: Jiffy 700 HyDump Silage Wagons. $2500. each. Please phone: 780-841-2984



For Sale: NH TR96 4-Wheel Drive, 2613 Hours, Shedded Since New. 971 25’ Header Available. $30,000. 780837-0518

For Sale Spra Coupe 3630 High Clearance Sprayer. 2041 hours/Autorate, New Rear Tires. $20,000. 780841-9020. Frigstad 40’ cultivator w/John Blue anhydrous kit-$6,200/(OBO) parting out a Versatile 750 tractor. Phone: 780-323-4362 Kirby chaff spreader for axial flow combine- $1,100. (OBO). Phone: 780-3234362

9010 Farm Services

9010 Farm Services

KIR-ASH CONTRACTING LTD Hauling farm equipment of all types throughout BC, AB & SK. Call to book us today.

Contract, Construction & repairs to corrals, pasture & game fencing.


6045 Mobile/Manufactured Homes for Sale

6030 Houses for Sale

1983 Ridgewood 16 X 78 Mobile Home. $29,000.00, 3 bedroom/2 bathroom. Phone: 780-624-2671 Peace River

6930 Pasture For Rent

Older house for sale/to be moved in Spirit River area. $30,000 OBO. 780-8644400, 780-518-9575

For Rent: Good Pasture for 40 Head Cow/Calf Pairs. Phone: 250-759-4956 Rolla

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780.978.2945 Grande Prairie

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As required under the Integrated Pest Management Act and Regulation, Amuri Forest Management Ltd., has prepared a draft Pest Management Plan (PMP). This plan describes a pest management program using Integrated Pest Management techniques as part of their vegetation management program, where silviculture obligations exist, within specific areas of the woodlots listed below in the North and South Peace. This draft is available for public review at the address below. The woodlots covered by this plan are: Woodlot W0604 located at Mile 85 (Kitt Road) and Mile 92. Woodlot 1165 located at the junction of Highway 52 and the Kelly Lake Road Woodlot 1912 located at 11 km and 25 km on the Beatton River Airport Road Woodlot 1924 located at 15 km on the Mile 98 Road Woodlot 1953 located at 8 km on the South Puggins Road The use of pesticides is intended within the areas to which this Pest Management Plan applies. Under this PMP, Amuri Forest Management Ltd. will use a combination of selective and broad based techniques, alone or in combination with one another, to suppress and control competitive vegetation. Our approach to prompt reforestation with quality seedlings on the best microsites enhances our efforts towards reducing the circumstances where vegetation control is needed. Where vegetation control treatments are required in order to fulfill legal obligations for stand establishment, one or more of the following treatment options may be selected based on detailed site assessments: • Mechanical & Manual treatments such as Hand Girdling, Brush and Chain saws, (brushing & weeding), Site Preparation; • Herbicide Application with ground foliar spraying, selective or spot treatment. Herbicides proposed for use include, glyphosate (E.g. Vantage Forestry / VisionMax/ Weedmaster or equivalents).

2220 Misc Farm Equipment

Mandako 5’ hydraulic swath roller- $500.(OBO), Blanchard 10’ swath roller$800.(OBO). Phone: 780323-4362 New 3 Point Hitch, 7 Foot Rough Cut Kodiak Mower. Phone: 780-494-2088 Late Evening

THE CORRAL FACTORY: now selling corral panels, silage bunks/wind breaks/fenceline feeders/bale feeders, gates and Portable calving barns. Free Delivery Available. 780821-9020 Wanted: Small Bush VCutter for Cat or Skidder. Phone: 250-786-5463 or 250-784-5081

3535 Livestock

Butcher Hogs for Sale. Raised outside, No Hormones. Please Phone: 780524-7862 Red Angus Yearling Bulls For Sale. Semen Tested. Phone: 250-843-7183

The proposed duration of this PMP is for a five year period, beginning 2016, and ending 2021.


The draft PMP and associated map is available for public review and comment by appointment at 7244 – 253 Road, Baldonnel, BC from 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday, for a 30 day period following publication of this notice. Phone: 250 789-3411 Amuri Forest Management Ltd. 7244 - 253 Road Baldonnel, B.C. V0C 1 C0

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A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the address above within 30 days of the publication of this notice.

REGISTERED RED ANGUS YEARLING & 2 YEAR OLD BULLS For Sale. Semen tested & Vet checked. SAWMILL ANGUS-Clarence Budal 780836-2788 Registered Red Angus Yearling Bulls for Sale. Semen tested. Phone: 780835-0463. Roy Angus

Yearling Purebred Black Angus Bulls for Sale on the Ranch. Call Darren at 780814-4993.

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Box 6237 Fort St. John BC V1G 4H7

Ken Boon tel/fax: 250.261.6900

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Rod Hedges tel: 250.263.7944

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FARMLAND FOR SALE BY TENDER The following agricultural property is offered for sale by tender. All offers will be held in strictest confidence. The highest or any tender shall not necessarily be accepted. The North East Quarter of Section Twenty Township Eighty Two Range Three West of the Sixth Meridian (NE-20-82-3-W6) 160 acres more or less excepting thereout all mines and minerals. This property is offered for sale free and clear of all financial encumbrances. This property is presently being rented from April 15th, 2016 to April 14th, 2017. Rent payments will be included in the sale of the property. The amount tendered will not include GST. All tenders submitted must be unconditional. 1.) Tenders in a sealed envelope accompanied by a certified cheque or bank draft for 10% of the amount of the tender will be accepted until August 10th, 2016. 2.) Unsuccessful tenders will have their deposit returned promptly. Property details: There are approximately 151.1 acres cultivated. Location: Municiple District of Fairview #136 Send tenders to: Terry Lund P.O. Box 1847 Fairview, Alberta T0H 1L0




8325 Sand & Gravel

Screened course pit-run gravel, sized landscape rock, erosion control rock. Hans: 780-596-2243. Rudy: 780-772-1085

9020 Feed & Seed

#1 Alfalfa seed for sale. Bagged and inoculated. Phone: 780-832-8250 For Sale: Fall Rye Seed, Cleaned or Bin Run. Phone: 780-835-0872 Fairview, AB.

9030 Tillage & Seeding

For Sale: 25 ft JD 1610 DT cultivator, sweeps & spikes. Please phone: 250793-9746 For Sale: Raven NH3 kit for 40 ft cultivator. Please phone: 250-793-9746 WANTED:148 John Deere Loader and bucket. Phone Clarence Potter Onoway. 780-967-2138

9105 Aircraft

For Sale: 1958 Piper Comanche 250, 6,136 hrs/90 gal Turbos IFR Autopilot, Slaved to GPS, 68,250 GSTN-For Full Info & Pictures go to www.fwtsltd.com. Jim: 780-356-2928




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9160 Trucks & Vans

For Sale: Dodge 400 Grain Truck- $2,200. (OBO). Phone: 780-323-4362 For Sale: 2013 Black Diamond Avalanche. Taking Offers. Please Phone: 780835-4457

9220 RVs/Campers/Trailers

For Sale: 20 ft. Yukon 5th Wheel Travel Trailer. Good Condition. Phone: 780766-2424




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Meeting to be held in Fort St. John

For More Information: Contact

The July 28, 2016 Regional District Board Meeting will be held at the Northern Grand Hotel, Grand 2 Room at 9830 100 Avenue in Fort St. John, BC starting at 10:00 am


July 28th 10:00 am Northern Grand Hotel, Grand 2 Room 9830 100 Avenue Fort St. John, BC




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Part Five of Belt Drive Betty’s dispatches from Fort Mac Lynda Klouth is the new publisher for the BKC News Bytes, Grande Prairie & Region. She is the gal who without hesitation volunteered her truck and travel trailer and herself as the driver to get supplies up to Fort Mac’s first Responders. Lynda was a day later getting back to Fort Mac than she wanted to be. She had taken her truck into GP Chrysler because it had been running so badly the last 150 K into Fort Mac and it did not improve on the way back to Grande Prairie either. GP Chrysler changed the fuel filters, oil and filter and a headlight for her for free for what she was doing to help the fire fighters and other first responders. At one point on that first trip in, the truck “ran out of fuel” in spite of it having a full slip tank to draw from. We sat for a while and some gents came over to see if they could help. After a few minutes the truck started up again but failed a little ways up the road. These same folks followed us for a while, good thing too. It was odd, we thought there must be an air bubble in the system and or a plugged fuel filter. The truck started up, ran about 5 miles and quit again. After checking everything that could be checked, we started the truck up and the fuel gauge started registering fuel and while

the truck seemed to be revving awfully high about 2,200 RPM when it should have been down around 1,900 - it seemed to run not too bad. After we got done feeding RCMP officers on the highway and the fire was a bit more under control along the hi-way we headed into Mac Island. Lynda and I worked through the first 5 or six hours and when Jeremy came up he had picked up a filter for Lynda’s truck and attempted to change the one. Things did not go as planned and so I got about a two hour nap in and then Lynda took one for about 4 hours before she headed for Grande Prairie. She had left about 7 pm on Thursday May 5th. She arrived back on Saturday May 7th in the early morning, about 6 am. Saturday was a hectic day. There were so many new crews coming in and crews going home. Lynda had brought in some much needed supplies for people and we had gone around to each fire rig and made sure every truck had electrolytes (Hydralyte) and every fire fighter who had complained about their feet had the supplies they needed be they insoles, Gold Bond Powder, Moleskin etc. We delivered tobacco to a few, gum to others and made sure everyone possible was stocked up. She also told me of her harrowing trip back, with a sick

truck and a tunnel of fire she had to drive through. When she left Mac Island, she stopped at the road block and the RCMP had told her the road was good. But, by the time she was 60 Kms away from the Anzac road block (about 75k out of Fort Mac) there was fire on both sides of the road and the ditch in the middle. She said she had never been so scared in her whole life. I can’t freaking imagine how scary that combination of sick truck and a tunnel of fire must have been - words absolutely escape me. Poor Lynda, Her truck, her new to her truck that she paid really good money for was sounding very sick. She and her daughter and son in law basically unloaded, handed out supplies and then they had to head out. She needed to limp her truck back to Grande Prairie Chrysler where her Bulldog Computer was diagnosed as a fail. I worried about them on this trip back and was relieved when I got her text message that she had finally made it home a 7.5 hour trip took them over 11 to complete. The bill was not covered by the extended warranty she had purchased with the truck. Although GP Chrysler did discount the bill it still cost Lynda $1,500 + tax out of her pocket. Money this small business owner really didn’t have to spare. Her truck was finally repaired

late in the week and so that was the end of Lynda’s journeys with us. I wrote a letter to the dealership and asked them to make a plea to Chrysler Canada but as I write this I have heard nothing back. If I had the money, I would just give her the money, but I don’t so we are going to figure out a small fundraiser for her. Saturday was also an emotional day for me as Jim from Leduc Fire Department had presented me with a stuffed dalmatian fire dog to thank me for being there for them throughout the last few days. Glenn Chaulk from Syncrude had come over with his crew and presented me with his personal challenge coin - again to thank me for the work I had done feeding these guys while Lynda was on the road. The only real relief I had from manning that booth after Lynda left on the 5th was a gal named Jasmine Hale, who took over for me for about a half 3/4’s of an hour...maybe a bit longer she made sandwiches while I made coffee and straightened up the line and got some supper myself. Other than that the breaks I took where when either Matt, Jody or Jeremy could cover me for bathroom breaks and naps. Saturday afternoon, Kevin O’Conner and some Peace Officer & Sheriff friends along with employees of A1 Rentals pulled in with the produce and supplies

they had brought in. Later on in the evening two ladies, Brittany Cardle (R) and Becca Hess (L) arrived to give me a hand. I was grateful to have some hands and did my best to show them what needed to be done. I got some much needed sleep on my cot, snuggled up with my firehouse puppy. After a hot shower in the morning, I checked on the gals, Becca was manning the booth and Brittany was sleeping in her Jeep. With everything under control, I decided to let Will sleep in. I headed towards the gymnasium and with Dennis’s help got Mother’s Day breakfast started. We had all these glorious farm fresh eggs, sausage, potatoes and onions, pancake mix and syrup and I was determined we were going to have a great breakfast. Dennis sliced potatoes and onions, I was on sausage detail getting as many pre-cooked and on the warmers as possible. Now many years ago when I was a young girl, I dated a captain from Fire Hall # 3 in Edmonton, and I came to know that Fire Fighters tend to be pretty damned fine cooks. I wasn’t going to turn down his offer of help as people were already starting to line up and Jody was busy getting coffee ready and putting other breakfast items out on the table in front of the BBQ…

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From Fort St John BC: go north on Alaska Highway and turn right at the 271 road just before entering Charlie Lake and follow highway signs to Prespatou. Watch for a Rhythm Auction sign approx 1 km before the Prespatou school. 21545 Prespatou Rd, Prespatou, BC, CA. Contact Bill Loewen (250-261-3420) or Dave Loewen (250-262-7619) on listings below. List is subject to additions and deletions. Not all items will be listed because there is much, much more. Too many items to list. VEHICLES • 1974 F350 Ford c/w box and hoist • 1991 Super duty flat deck ford (needs a clutch) • 1990 2 wheel drive dodge ram (Cummins turbo diesel engine) • 2002 chevy venture 7 passenger van (205712km showing) • 2012 Silverado chevy pick up -1/2 ton-2 wheel drive-4 door (75063km showing) this pickup is mint condition. 28ft by 38ft 4 bedroom house for sale to be moved off a concrete basement. It's sitting on concrete basement walls. Must be moved by the new buyer at his or her own risk. Cost of the house is not included in the moving fee. Basement is not moveable. Power must be disconnected by the buyer. See pictures below on the house. This house is sitting on a nice foundation. If your looking for a used house, this may be a nice starter home. GRAIN BINS • 5000 bushel steel grain bin • 700 bushel steel hopper bin. (will be sold by photo only). Hopper bin is located at nieghbors. call Dave to go view. FARM EQUIPMENT AND MISC. • 11 24ft free standing panels-3 c/w a gate • front end loader stack mover • ferrowing crate • storage van on skids • 6ft 609 John Deere jar mower • CCIL 17FT disker • pick up box trailer • D6 cat (not working) will sell as parts only • 1033 new holland stackliner • 14ft 3 point sub soiler • 9ft blade • winch off a triple 6 skidder • smaller tandem trailer • 12ft dozer for a cat c/w c frame • packers • flex harrows• automatic bale stooker • square bale stook mover • blade frame for a ford tractor • land leveler • axle • 6'' by 35' versatile grain auger (gas engine) • 12ft hydraulic dump box trailer• 1 ton fertilizer • assortment of tires (various sizes) SHOP TOOLS AND CARPENTRY TOOLS • 10'' digital craftsman electronic saw x 2 • router table • jim pole for a front end loader to lift rafters • step ladders and ext. ladders • 16ft aluminum scaffolding • wood stoves • 2 wheel cart • post hole cleaner and auger • cement sealer • construction heaters • propane tanks • garbage bins • assortment of garden tools • 2 table saws • saw horses • over head hoist c/w chain block • tool chest • power tools and air tools • furnace • floor jacks • drill press • cut of saws x 2 • compound mitre saw • jackal jacks • battery charger • bolt bins • hydraulic jacks • rock tamer • ice augers • grinders • wrenches • 2 mig welders • welding table and vise • 3 point drag • other items selling • beef smoker • meat hooks • meat tenderizer • foster 2 door electric cooler • 10ft by 8ft steel deck • steel hitch • welding/service tandem trailer deck • 400 L tidy tank w. hand pump • wheel barrow • seed cleaner • deck railing • 21' by 4'' auger • assortment of re-bar • tin butcher tables • hog self feeder • swing set ANTIQUES • forage blower • 3 point scoop • lanterns • irons • popcorn poppers • steel wheel • food cooker • beam scale • wood cook stove • noodle rack • cow stanchions • stone crock LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT • craftsman roto tiller • craftsman lawn mower 19.5 hp. 42'' cut • push lawn mower • lawn chairs • garden hose • lawn ornaments • picnic tables • push weed eater • assortment of garden tools and hand tools HOUSEHOLD ITEMS • water cooler • 2 fridges • 3 deep freezes • electric range cook stove • 3 kitchen tables • chairs • office chairs • rocking chair • couches • recliner end tables • dressers x 3 • bed • piano style writing table • closet with wood shelves filing cabinet • hida-bed • spinner washer• 2 propane cook stoves • And much much more!!!!!!!! TERMS AND CONDITIONS: We accept absentee bids only if the bid is placed at $350.00 or higher. To place an absentee bid, call the office at (250) 261-4198 to request the absentee bid form by fax. Forms must be sent back with proper information required 48 hours prior to the auction sale date. Everything sells unreserved and to the highest bidder only. No warranties or guarantees on items being sold, everything is sold as is where is. All sales must be paid for on day of sale by cash, VISA, Mastercard, debit, certified cheque, or letter from bank guaranteeing payment. A sufficient I.D. (drivers license) is required to register, prior to bidding.

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Lou Potter performed Saturday at part of the entertainment during the afternoon of the Dawson Creek Music Festival. RON CARTIeR PHOTO

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William Franklin


William Franklin Collins, better known in the area as “Shorty�, came to help survey the Blueberry Mountain area in 1919-1920, and filed on the north half of 26-80-86. He returned to Calgary and in February of 1921 married Jessie Clowes. They came to live in the area in late 1921, and their log home consisted of two rooms. The partition was made with boards taken from packing cases they used to bring their belongings in. The walls of the log house were chinked with dry moss. The floor was boards, under which was a cellar where they kept their vegetables and other supplies, to keep them as cool as possible. They used wood stoves and coal oil lamps, and of course had the little biffy out back. Water was hauled from creeks or dugouts in barrels for household use, and in winter people usually melted snow in barrels which were situated close to the wood heater. Washing was done on a scrub board and tub for many years. White cottons were put in a boiler of water and boiled for a while to keep them white. Travelling to Spirit was done with team and sleigh in winter months when roads were frozen. Supplies for several months were brought in at this time. Their son Roy was born in Spirit River on May 28th, 1922. At the age of three weeks he was taken home on horseback, the only way of travel at that time of year. It was a distance of about 30-35 miles.

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Settlers would take turns once a month and go on horseback, a three day trip, to town and bring out the mail. Whoever went, would notify the other settlers what day he would be back, and everyone would gather at his place that evening for a party and dance, and to get their mail. This was repeated every month till Mr. Milldrum later became postmaster. The veterans of the first World War got together and built a log hall, which turned out to be built on the road allowance, so there was a bend in the road. Dances and Armistice celebrations were held here, and as the settlement grew, it became the first school. The first teacher was Miss Walker who later became Mrs. Victor Mitchell. At that time school started when roads became passable in the spring, and ran till it became very cold, usually in November or early December. The winter months were holiday time. This practice was carried out until 1939. In order to hear the first radio we had, we had to use head phones. We were always pleased when company came, as we were allowed to take turns listening to the radio while mom and dad visited. Dad bought a threshing machine and tractor in 1927, and it took a week to bring it in from Spirit River. He also had one of the first cars in the district, a Model T Ford. He did a lot of blacksmith work, and also had a grain crusher. He crushed grain for flour, and also animal feed, for many of the settlers who came many miles to get their grain crushed.

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The Northern Horizon, July 15, 2016 Lead vocalists from Scarlet Sway perform during the Dawson Creek Music Festival on Saturday. The group is gearing up for CanolaFest performance this weekend! RON CARTIER PHOTO


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