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THIS WEEK'S FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Ready to race
Randy Vanderveen Special to Peace Country Sun Ethan Nelson, 5 reaches for Snip's reins as the pair and Nelson's dad Todd wait for their turn to run in the Peace Country Barrel Racing Associations finals at Evergreen Park Saturday, Sept.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-14 12:27:29



Pine beetles continue to devastate forests
Alberta Environment Minister Diana McQueen got a first-hand look at what's left of the boreal forest last week after mountain pine beetles turned pockets of green waves into seas of red.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-14 08:24:53



Wembley mourns loss of veteran firefighter
Friends, family and the Wembley Fire Department laid who can only be described as 'the finest ever' to rest, Monday. Ronald Wallace Clarke, a 46-year veteran of the Wembley Fire Department died of a heart attack at the age of 76 on Sept.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-14 08:24:52



Change to municipal address system rocky
It seems as though Canada Post has bit off more than it can chew. The County of Grande Prairie has been flooded with calls from ratepayers following the rural route address change to municipal address in the recent weeks.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-14 08:24:51



Concerns over federal riding boundary changes
The City of Grande Prairie, along with other residents, voiced concern about the proposed boundary changes which as is, severs the city from major municipal partners.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-14 08:24:51



Wasps are very good at what they do
Wasps are one of the most visible insects at this time of the year but not the most popular. These insects may seem a bit scary but wasps are very good at what they do. There are lots of different kinds of wasps but the ones that people usually encounter are yellow jackets and bald-faced hornets.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 12:25:20



So long to what was not such a bad summer
And now as the last August sun sinks slowly in the west we bid a fond farewell to the summer of 2012 and set our sails for the golden shores of fall. The geese have flown. The roses have dropped their last blooms.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 12:25:20



Beware of ergot contamination when sourcing feed grain
Haying is wrapping up and many herds are still out grazing, so winter feeding might not be a top-of-mind topic right now. However, it is never too early to start thinking about what grain will be used in your herd's winter ration.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 12:25:19



College rodeo in the works
For the first time in several years, there will be a College Rodeo in Fairview. Coming Sept. 29-30 it is being organized by Jennifer Rak and Erin Moskalyk and will take place at the Waterhole Rodeo Grounds.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 12:25:18





THIS WEEK'S FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Last of the light
Chris Eakin QMI Agency Combines were running last Friday well into the evening near Fairivew but rain on Saturday put a damper on things, now it's wait and see until things dry out enough to get going [...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 12:25:17



Nesting instinct kicks in, mice kicked out
Historically, about twice a year I get the urge to purge. You know, have a real good clear out. Luckily these urges have usually coincided with traditional housewifely spring and fall housecleaning so I have avoided drawing undue attention to myself.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 08:29:19



Beaverlodge looking toward annexation
The Town of Beaverlodge has expressed an interest in expanding its domain by up to 300%. The County of Grande Prairie received a preliminary request from Beaverlodge for the annexation of land surrounding the town.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 08:29:18



100 years marked in style
Alberta's premier wasn't afraid of getting her hands dirty at the Grande Prairie Agricultural & Exhibition Society's 100th anniversary last Saturday.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 08:29:17



Canada Post phasing out rural route addresses
Rural route addresses will soon be a thing of the past. Canada Post has initiated its process for converting select County of Grande Prairie rural route addresses to the new rural municipal addresses.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 08:29:16



Canola crops looking good, says local expert
There's certainly a lot of canola crop on the ground this year, but local agronomy specialist Greg Sekulic is waiting for samples before he can comment on quality. "I've had about the easiest spring I've ever had," Sekulic said.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 08:29:16



THIS WEEK'S FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Bringing in the harvet
Randy Vanderveen Special to Peace Country Sun A barley field is straight combined on the home quarter of the Balisky Family Farm south of LaGlace, last Monday. Earlier this summer the Balisky family celebrated 100 years of farming in the Peace Country.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-09-07 08:29:15



Nitrates can be an issue in crops after storm damage
Storm damage to crops can result in problems with nitrate accumulations, especially if the crops were heavily fertilized in the spring to optimize yield. Nitrates are a poison that can kill ruminants.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-17 08:31:55



Peace Country couple celebrate 75 years of marriage
Peace Country couple Maurice and Cecile Boivin marked their 75th wedding anniversary Aug. 10. Maurice was born Oct. 19, 1914 in Normandin, Lac St. Jean, Quebec. He is the oldest of 17 children. At the age of 15 Maurice moved to Eaglesham.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-17 08:31:53



Great year for corn maze
Getting lost in a corn field has never been so a-maze-ing. (Ouch, that was corny!) Country Roads RV Park's corn maze opened officially last week.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-17 08:31:52



Culture and traditions highlighted at the Driftpile Pow Wow
The annual Driftpile Cree Nation Pow Wow was, once again, filled with vibrant colours, drumming and traditional songs last weekend, Aug. 13-15.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-17 08:31:51



Algae a critical part of fresh water food chain
People have a fondness for green fields and green forests but we have a much more negative feeling about green lakes. The green we see in lakes comes from algae and it is a natural part of the prairie landscape.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-10 11:43:54



New commissions appointed
With last week marking a new era for wheat producers across Western Canada, steps are in place to help fill in the gaps left by the dismantling of the Canadian Wheat Board, by the federal government. Starting Aug.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-10 11:43:53



Soil moisture levels looking fairly good so far
"Across most of Alberta, ample moisture this growing season has eliminated early concerns of crop moisture shortages that were fueled by the onset of dry conditions last August which persisted well into February," says Ralph Wright, soil moisture specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural [...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-10 11:43:52



Producers consulted on Growing Forward II
Verlyn Olson, Alberta's Minister of Agriculture, was in Fairview July 31 for the last of three meetings consulting with agricultural producers about the Growing Forward program. Growing Forward is a joint federal/provincial program the result of a five-year agreement that ends next March.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-10 11:43:51



Pine beetle numbers dropping
Alberta Sustainable Resource Development has finished the annual mountain pine beetle survey and numbers appear to be slightly lower than in previous years. Survey results from Slave Lake west to Grande Prairie and Grande Cache have shown that beetle populations have decreased over the winter.[...]
Newspaper: Peach Country Sun
Feed: Peace Country Sun's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-08-10 11:43:50



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