The Western Producer
EIA found in Saskatchewan horse
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed a case of equine infectious anaemia in a Saskatchewan horse. This is the first case in the province this year but there have been several in Alberta. Saskatchewan usually has the highest number of positive cases, according to CFIA statistics.
Protectionism takes another step
Things must get worse before they get better. That might be the reality of America’s trade battle with Canada, China and Mexico. That’s because U.S. President Donald Trump will only back down from the ongoing trade war if enough Americans feel the pain caused by retaliatory tariffs, according to a economist at the C.D. Howe Institute.
Agassiz Constituency to receive funding of $101,273
Eileen Clarke, MLA for Agassiz announced that the Manitoba government is investing in important community projects in the Agassiz constituency. Through community development programs such as Community Places, Partner 4 Growth, and Hometown Manitoba, the Progressive Conservative government is providing $101,273 or 10 projects in six different communities within Agassiz constituency.
Manor Fun Daze PBR has a reminder of past rider
The baseball hat that Austin Stewart, the clown from North Carolina wore while in the ring at this year’s manor Fun Daze PBR, had one simple word Pozzy. For those in the rodeo world, they would know this as a reference to Ty Pozzobon, one of Canada’s top bull riders, who took his life in January 2017.
Mazergroup opens new Moosomin facility
Hundreds of people came out for the grand opening of Mazergroup’s new 25,000 square foot dealership Wednesday. Bob Mazer said Wednesday that her was happy to be at the grand opening after the work that has gone into the new building. “It was a long time coming,” he said. “We did do our diligence, and that’s why it took as long as it did. I’m ecstatic with the way the facility came out. I’m ecstatic about the location facing Highway 1, I’m very happy with the new building, and I think our staff is going to blossom. It’s a nice place to work for our employees, and it should help attract employees.’
Nothing beats a homegrown tomato
The Killarney Farmers Market was a bustling area again this past Saturday morning, with fresh produce, home baking, clothing, woodworking, smoked and frozen meats, crafts, and much more.
An Extra Step
What was suppose to be a two-day job for the OCS Contractors crew has turned into a weeklong haul, after discovering more crumbling concrete than expected at the Killarney Post Office. “They thought they were just going to be doing the top landing and the one step down,” said Raymond Bonk, postmaster for Killarney. “But as they were getting into it, well, there was more crumbling cement underneath. So that’s why they’ve has to go further.” The pour for the new steps and landing will hopefully be done soon. Meanwhile customers can still enter the post office via the handicap ramp on side.
Ed Torz retires as a freelance photographer for the Gazette
Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to Ed Torz of Belmont who decided to hang up his camera and is retiring with his wife Sharon in Winnipeg. Ed Submitted his first photo to the newspaper in 2005 after the Baldur Gazette News amalgamated with Glenboro Gazette. Over the past thirteen years Ed has taken hundreds of photographs for the newspaper and depicted life in the paper’s readership area. No job was left undone and he has amassed many clippings of his work over the years into a scrapbook of memories that he will take with him into his retirement.