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A life changed forever in just a few moments

Farm Safety Week – March 13-19: Bailey Kemery’s story is one of remarkable determination, but also a 
chilling warning of how things can go terribly wrong in a moment

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bailey Kemery was four years old, growing up on her family’s farm in Major, Sask. when her life changed forever. On April 20, 1994, she and her brother were playing on a tractor-driven rotary tiller that was parked, but running, not far from where her parents were standing in the yard. “The rototiller shook itself […] Read more

Monique and Patrick Racine (front) with the siblings (standing from left to right) Joanne, Marc and Roxanne. Monique and Patrick came close to suffocating in a grain truck when they were young.

Close call changed family’s attitude to safety

A near tragedy 30 years ago made the entire Racine family realize that much more was needed to make their farm safe

Reading Time: 3 minutes Teaching kids to respect hazards is an important part of raising children safely on the farm and much can be learned from close calls. Growing up on the family farm near St. Malo, Man., the Racine children experienced their own close call while playing in a large truck. All five kids had free range of […] Read more


Cattle holding pen.

Life changed in a heartbeat for Bonnyville rancher Ray Murphy

Ray Murphy was in a hurry the day he made the fateful decision 
to try to replace a lost CCIA tag on a bull by himself

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ray Murphy had a bad heart. That’s why he was so busy on that fateful day — Sept. 22, 2009. The Bonnyville cattleman’s pre-op appointment with his surgeon for open heart surgery was the next day and so he needed to get that week’s cattle shipment moving from Murphy Livestock his 300-head purebred Angus and […] Read more