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Then and now, the times they keep on changing

Reading Time: < 1 minute While digging around in the Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation Library and Archives in Cochrane last summer, reporter Jennifer Blair came across something she described as “a little bit of history,” namely Volume 01, Number 01 of this newspaper, bearing the date January 2004. Back then it was called The Alberta Express — the word Farmer wouldn’t […] Read more



Lorne Hehn, shown here in an undated photo, was a southern Saskatchewan farmer before becoming UGG’s president in Winnipeg in 1981. (Grainews file photo)

Former UGG, CWB chief Lorne Hehn, 79

Lorne Hehn, at his funeral last week, was remembered as the Saskatchewan farmer-turned-businessman who led the Canadian Wheat Board toward its next-to-last incarnation as a farmer-controlled marketing agency. Hehn, who died Sept. 16 at age 79, had farmed at Markinch, about 65 km north of Regina, and was involved in several farm organizations, becoming a […] Read more