Agriculture

Invasive mussels have been discovered on two boats travelling toward Alberta waters this summer.

Zebra mussels busted twice at the border

Alberta inspectors have discovered invasive mussels on two boats this summer, prompting a reminder

  • Sep 4, 2014
Invasive mussels have been discovered on two boats travelling toward Alberta waters this summer.
Jordan Coady eyes up some of the vegetables he collected during a visit to Hidden Valley Garden during Alberta Open Farm Days Aug. 24.

Farms open to public for another Alberta Open Farm Days

Farms, ranches and gardens across the province opened their gates to the public over the weekend, allowing

Jordan Coady eyes up some of the vegetables he collected during a visit to Hidden Valley Garden during Alberta Open Farm Days Aug. 24.
Don’t let invasive mussels catch a ride was just one of the messages Cajun Paradis

Boaters educated about dangers posed by mussels; how to clean watercraft

As the province ramps up its campaign to keep Alberta free of zebra and quagga mussels, local agencies were involved

Don’t let invasive mussels catch a ride was just one of the messages Cajun Paradis

First place for Shadow Riders’ senior drill team

Benalto Shadow Riders 4-H members had another successful year as they wrapped up with their regional horse show

  • Aug 7, 2014

Townsend successful in Stampede show’s Angus class

Though not the Grand Champion prize he was aiming for, Wacey Townsend’s Angus Champion award earned

Prevention of aquatic invasive species goal of education blitz at Sunbreaker

Boaters launching from Sunbreaker Cove next Friday, Aug. 1, will have a chance to learn more about the danger

Free ‘thank a farmer’ barbecue and concert planned by MLA

A free ‘thank a farmer’ barbecue and concert is planned to bring residents of all ages together to celebrate

Crowd favourite

Challenged

Alysha Christiansen and Kings Frosty Kahlua navigate the raised bridges during an obstacle challenge

  • Jul 17, 2014
Crowd favourite
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Another successful Benalto Horse Show enjoyed by many

Close to 80 participants enjoyed a wonderful sunny day at Benalto Horse Show on July 5 and 6.

  • Jul 17, 2014
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Cody Resch from Leader

Holding on

Cody Resch was one of the novice saddle bronc riding competitors at the Benalto Pro Rodeo during the weekend.

  • Jul 10, 2014
Cody Resch from Leader
Time - Madison Hickey attempted to attain the fastest time in pole bending at Benalto Junior Rodeo last Friday. The junior rodeo preceded Benalto Pro Rodeo

Benalto Pro Rodeo a success in its 97th year

Benalto Pro Rodeo is showing no signs of slowing down, despite now heading into its 98th year.

Time - Madison Hickey attempted to attain the fastest time in pole bending at Benalto Junior Rodeo last Friday. The junior rodeo preceded Benalto Pro Rodeo

Albertans urged to wrangle their worms this summer: UAlberta research team

A University of Alberta research team has some simple advice for Albertans bound for the lake, campground or remote areas

  • Jun 26, 2014

Children likely to get dirty as they learn and tend their gardens

With summer now unofficially underway, Sylvan Lake Children’s Garden is up and running, and proving a popular hit

Mock show, highway cleanup among activities of 4-H beef club

Once again, Red Deer West 4-H Club members gathered together for their annual mock show and highway cleanup.

  • May 29, 2014
Rainy Creek Ranch owner Sandra McLeod spoke while rider Nadja Bergstrom demonstrated during a safety lesson at the ranch’s junior rodeo clinic Saturday.

Rainy Creek Ranch aiming to enhance rodeo safety through junior clinic

Parents left Rainy Creek Ranch’s annual Family Spring Junior Rodeo Clinic with an enhanced understanding of rodeo safety Saturday.

Rainy Creek Ranch owner Sandra McLeod spoke while rider Nadja Bergstrom demonstrated during a safety lesson at the ranch’s junior rodeo clinic Saturday.
Sylvan Lake-based rodeo announcer Brett Gardiner recently received his third Canadian Pro Rodeo Announcer of the Year award. He maintains a busy schedule announcing at rodeos all across Western Canada.

Gardiner enjoying success in unplanned rodeo announcing career

While Sylvan Lake’s Brett Gardiner may not have planned to pursue rodeo announcing professionally

Sylvan Lake-based rodeo announcer Brett Gardiner recently received his third Canadian Pro Rodeo Announcer of the Year award. He maintains a busy schedule announcing at rodeos all across Western Canada.
Taking part in a trail clinic were Level 1-3 members of the 4-H Shadow Riders.

Busy month for Shadow Riders included clinics

It has been an exciting month for the 4-H Shadow Riders.

  • Apr 20, 2014
Taking part in a trail clinic were Level 1-3 members of the 4-H Shadow Riders.

Video by club members highlighted why 4-H is great

Sylvan Lake 4-H Multi-Club had its seventh meeting of its inaugural year on Mar. 30.

  • Apr 10, 2014
Red Deer West 4 -H Beef Club junior public speaking competitors included

4-H public speakers placed well at zone and district levels

Red Deer West 4-H Beef Club is back with some great public speakers!

  • Apr 3, 2014
Red Deer West 4 -H Beef Club junior public speaking competitors included
Sylvan Lake RCMP Cst. Gord Marshall worked with Bentley School students showing them various hand signals to be used when riding their bikes.

Safety awareness reinforced at Bentley safety day

As school classes arrived to view displays and demonstrations at Bentley Ag Society's safety awareness at Blindman Valley Ag Centre

  • Mar 27, 2014
Sylvan Lake RCMP Cst. Gord Marshall worked with Bentley School students showing them various hand signals to be used when riding their bikes.