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The Western Producer
Push to private plant breeding shameful
The closing of cereal research centres and funding for spring wheat breeding is creating a seed oligopoly, says the author.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Tour of Alberta funded through 2016
Organizers of the Tour of Alberta have secured funding for three more years, allowing the race to run through 2016.
The Globe and Mail
Minister mulls barring foreign worker program for some fast-food jobs
Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney says it may be time to bar the use of the temporary foreign worker program in filling some fast-food job needs because there should be enough Canadians to handle the work.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
The Fort Macleod Gazette
University of Lethbridge faculty creates John Davis scholarship
John Davis was honoured Thursday by the University of Lethbridge's Faculty of Management.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Doctor of Optometry - Subleasing Optometrist, Full-time Lethbridge, AB
Pearle Vision, a division of Luxottica Retail, is seeking Doctors of Optometry who share our passion, imaginative thinking, entrepreneurial spirit and patient-centric approach to eye care.
McDonald's foreign worker practices face growing scrutiny
Several temporary foreign workers were brought in to work at this McDonald's franchise in Parksville, B.C. three years ago.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Closure of Cereal Research Centre part of Federal UPOV '91 agenda
The Cereal Research Centre is being closed this month, marking the end of nearly a century of public plant breeding in Winnipeg.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
The Western Producer
There is an as yet unexplored human cost to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. | File photo
Dr. Egan Brockhoff, an Alberta veterinarian who has seen PED do its deadly work in Asian and American hog barns, has also seen the emotional toll it takes on hog producers who have it in their barns.
Tom Flanagan's book says he was victim of 'mob' mentality over porn remarks
Tom Flanagan says he was the target of a "virtual mobbing" last year when he questioned the wisdom of mandatory jail sentences for people who possess child pornography.
Alberta Rotarians Trigger $2.1 Million donation for Worldwide Polio Eradication by 2018
Rotary, an international humanitarian service organization, is celebrating 100 years in Rotary has been dedicated to eradicating polio since 1985, and is a founding partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, launched in 1988.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Whooping Cough Outbreak In Lethbridge, Alberta
Health officials are urging residents to get immunized from the infectious illness if they haven't already.
10 busted in Alberta child porn sharing ring
Six Calgarians were arrested and charged in Operation Ice, a sweep that seized images and videos of very young victims, Const.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
New direction for Tour of Alberta?
News about the 2014 Tour of Alberta has been hard to come by, but word of a switch that would reverse the route's direction this year - starting in the south near Calgary and heading north to a finish in Edmonton - has started to filter out of the vast Canadian province that lies between British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Red Deer Advocate
Residential building stays ahead of pace
Residential construction activity in Red Deer remains ahead of last year's pace, with housing starts in the first quarter of 2014 up 20.8 per cent over the same period a year ago.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Another whooping cough outbreak in southern Alberta; officials say get immunized
Alberta Health Services says there's been 34 confirmed cases of whooping cough so far this year in the southern part of the province and more may be unreported.
Prince George Citizen
Stealing the spotlight
Chris Hadfield may have been the star of the show Saturday night but he wasn't the brightest star to take the stage.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
AUPE wanted arbitration when province wouldn't budge on wages, Alberta labour board told
AUPE members in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge join together with allies from across the labour movement to protest Bill 45 and 46 on December 2, 2013, in front of the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Lake Cowichan Gazette
Craft distillery in Slocan Valley brings 100-mile vodka to Nelson stores
The love of a good drink has taken one Slocan Valley couple into business with the area's first craft distillery.
40 Alberta crime victims programs to get $9M
Over the next three years, Premier Dave Hancock says Alberta will spend $9.1 million on 41 different community and police-based programs.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Flooding closes Medicine Hat hospital's NICU
Women identified for high-risk deliveries will be transferred to Calgary or Lethbridge to deliver their babies and as Alberta Health Services works to reopen the NICU, infants will be relocated as needed.