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Richardson to replace northernmost grain elevator

Grain handler Richardson Pioneer plans to replace the northernmost grain elevator in its Prairie network by next fall. The arm of Winnipeg’s Richardson International said Monday it has started construction on a new elevator at High Level in northwestern Alberta, about 200 km south of the province’s border with the Northwest Territories. The new facility, […] Read more

Richardson buys Peace-region input retailer

Grain handler Richardson Pioneer has moved to shore up its presence in northern Alberta’s crop input market with a deal for a Peace-region dealership. Winnipeg-based Richardson announced Wednesday it has bought Agland Seed and Chemical at La Crete, Alta., about 320 km north of Peace River. The deal, which closed Tuesday, will see all of […] Read more


Forecast rain to cause few problems for Peace farmers

CNS Canada — As rain threatens to disrupt harvest in parts of the Prairies this week and next, the Peace region of northwestern Alberta is attracting added attention. While rains are forecast to be fairly general across eastern Saskatchewan and Manitoba over the next week or so, they are expected to cause minimal damage and […] Read more

“On The Combine” has become an iconic High Valley anthem and the theme song when 200 combines gathered in Winkler, Man. and set a Guinness World Record.

Nashville didn’t get combines — but fans did

A beloved High Valley favourite called “On the Combine” almost never came to be. The Rempel brothers were about to cut their first record in Nashville when Brad suggested the song. “Back in the day, we were in Nashville, working with some folks. It was the first record deal we signed, and we were trying […] Read more