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  • Keeping the power flowing: AltaLink

    Making sure the power gets to the people in rural communities. AltaLink Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Special Initiatives Mark Johns says transmission line inspection season is just around the corner. “Once a year, in the fall, all of our power lines are flown with a helicopter and we inspect our power lines,” says Johns. […]

  • Future Angus and Hereford ranchers gather in two Western Canadian cities

    Angus and Hereford cattle are the talk of two Western Canadian towns to close out the month of July as junior producers from both breeds hold their annual national meetings.  Karla Ness with the Canadian Angus Association tells Rural Roots Canada Junior Angus producers will convene in Armstrong, B.C for their annual national meetings. “It’s […]

  • Austrian women plow their way on to podium at World Plowing Championships

    Barbara Klaus and Margaretta Heigl from Austria found themselves on the podium in the conventional and reversible plow competitions respectively after all the dust settled at the World Plowing Championships at Olds College in Olds, Alberta Saturday afternoon capping a successful two day competition. Klaus took the gold in the conventional category, while Heigl finished […]

  • Plowmen get ready for World Plowing Championships in Olds

    58 competitors from around the world are ready to turn soil at the 60th annual World Plowing Championships taking place in Olds this week. The competitors have arrived and are preparing for the two-day competition, which will take place Friday and Saturday. Chairman of the Canadian Plowing Organization Lynn McDonald says the Canadian will be […]