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Donation offers up more equipment for grain emergencies

Fire departments first must complete CASA training course

Corteva AgriScience Canada is donating equipment that’s expected to help fire departments across the country save farmers’ lives. The company’s funding will purchase GSI RES-Q-TUBE and Haul-ALL pencil augers for eligible fire departments that have taken part in BeGrainSafe training put on by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA). The GSI RES-Q-TUBE is a rescue […] Read more

New radio network for first responders

First responders in Alberta now have a single, province-wide communication system thanks to a new two-way radio network that took eight years and $438 million to build. The Alberta First Responder Radio Communications System — or AFRRCS — became available to first responders on July 1, although it was used extensively during the Fort McMurray […] Read more


Stan Grad has been awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence, one of eight Albertans admitted to the order this year.

Tragedy spurs lifelong devotion to STARS

Instead of dealing with his grief privately after his youngest daughter Kristine died in a car accident, Stan Grad turned his efforts to fundraising for the Shock and Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS). In 1990, Grad wrote to STARS about the loss of his daughter, who had been airlifted to the Foothills Medical Centre. “With […] Read more