Posts from "February, 2017"

Playing by the rules

Maybe you’re old enough to remember when Detroit automakers sent out their first cars with pollution control systems in the early 1970s. The car companies were forced to reduce tailpipe emissions and the car-buying public didn’t exactly meet those first, rather complex systems with overwhelming approval. The first thing many owners did after getting their

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A closer look at some good news stories

BY LEE HART Three supposedly “good news” stories to report on today: 1. Health Canada has approved ground beef for irradiation; 2. Research shows eating saturated fats such as butter and well marbled meat may not be bad for your heart, and; 3. NASA has found seven earth-sized planets that may support life. ABOUT IRRADIATION

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Getting a lift

So far, North American farmers haven’t really taken to the telehandler the way their European cousins have. There’s no question farmers over there have a real passion for these machines. Of course, some of the operations European farmers need them for aren’t common here.   For example, most Canadian farmers, especially on the prairies, usually

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Banff bison are back, but…

I really didn’t get any warm fuzzy feeling with news in recent days that Parks Canada has reintroduced bison to Banff National Park. There was some newsworthy fanfare that after 140 years absence (of free roaming bison) and after it sounds like considerable planning, park officials released 16 head of bison in a remote area

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