Posts from "November, 2014"

They said “you’ll just love Quebec City”

I’ve been in Eastern Canada less than 24 hours and I’ve already eaten veal liver twice. I had it once yesterday at the Toronto airport because it was recommended by the waitress, (maybe it was difficult to move) and I had it again last night for dinner at a trendy little restaurant on St. Jean

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Massey Ferguson goes to the South Pole

With cold temperatures back again, most prairie farmers are resigning themselves to the task of operating farm equipment through another Canadian winter—forecast again to be a nasty one. At the same time, one group has taken their tractor to the coldest continent on the planet—on purpose! The Antarctica2 expedition intends to retrace the path of

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Tire-d of the cold

With the latest “Polar Vortex” to sweep across the Prairie, getting machines to operate in those frigid temperatures usually requires some additional effort. And if you climbed into your late-model pickup truck and noticed a tire pressure warning light come on, you’re not alone. According to General Motors, the first hard dip in temperatures each

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The digital race is on

Once upon a time, not long ago farm equipment dealerships were all about iron. Walk in the front door and all you’d see were oil filters, batteries and new machine posters. Out back, in the service department, it was all oil and grease. But that was then. As I spoke with John Schmeiser last week,

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