GFM Network News

We can’t turn a blind eye to abuse

Domestic violence and animal abuse do take place 
on farms in our province, and both must be reported

A 2012 report called The Cruelty Connection looked at whether there was a relationship between animal abuse and domestic violence in Alberta. And there was — people who committed crimes against animals also committed crimes against people. The project (a collaboration between the SPCA and the RCMP) found that in 85 per cent of cases […] Read more

New project supports rural Alberta women entrepreneurs

Online survey open until Feb. 29

A new initiative aims to identify barriers faced by rural Alberta women entrepreneurs in the regional food economy and then develop a pilot project to help overcome them. “Participating in regional food systems not only creates economic growth for a region, but also provides entrepreneurs an opportunity to create value-added food adding to the long-term […] Read more