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RCMP Superintendent Peter Tewfik outlined the RCMP’s rural crime strategy at FarmTech.

Rural crime presentation draws a packed house at FarmTech

RCMP superintendent urges audience to let police do their job and to avoid confronting intruders

Reading Time: 4 minutes Rural crime is a topic that everyone wants to talk about. “This is not just an issue in Alberta, but across the country,” RCMP Supt. Peter Tewfik said at a crowded FarmTech session. Rural property crime actually went down by 10 per cent in the province in 2018, he said. This means 480 fewer home […] Read more


U.S. authorities raid Caterpillar’s Illinois facilities

Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. federal law enforcement officials searched three facilities of heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar on Thursday, prompting a sharp sell-off in the company’s stock. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney Office for the Central District of Illinois, Sharon Paul, confirmed that federal law enforcement officials conducted searches at locations in Peoria, East […] Read more

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Alberta sacks AFSC board over expenses of top brass

Limo rides, Oilers tickets, and taking gifts from vendors among the long list of accusations

Reading Time: 2 minutes The province has dismissed the board of the Agriculture Financial Services Corp. and suspended three senior executives following an internal probe into “expense and procurement practices.” “As a result of an anonymous tip, our government has uncovered very serious problems with senior government expenses and current practices at AFSC,” Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier said at […] Read more

horse being rescued from a trailer

Do you know what to do in an animal emergency?

It’s all about making it real and keeping rescue efforts simple, American expert says of upcoming Olds workshop

Reading Time: 3 minutes When a truck carrying livestock flips, or there’s a need to rescue horses or cattle during a flood, most people don’t know what to do. That’s where Rebecca Gimenez comes in. Gimenez, who hails from Macon, Georgia, will be teaching a workshop on animal rescue and emergency preparedness in Olds on June 25 and 26. […] Read more