Canada Prairies

What's Eating The Wetlands?

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

A University of Saskatchewan biologist says many wetlands across the Prairies are being contaminated by a relatively new pesticide that is threatenin...

Did Sitting Bull Die For Canada's Sins?

Robert Waite | Posted 09.21.2013 | Canada
Robert Waite

Little Bighorn, MT -- Some say George Custer died for the White Man's sins. What I hadn't heard before was that Sitting Bull, the great Hunkpapa Lakot...

Agriculture Misconceptions Run Rampant, But I'm Here To Change That

Teresa Falk | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Alberta
Teresa Falk

In the last several years I have become more and more aware of how disconnected the average consumer is from agriculture. Most people are now living in urban centres and have no connection to the farm. This stranger was a perfect example of this. He had many questions and many misconceptions about modern agriculture.

This is My Prairie: Living a Sustainable Life

Corb Lund | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Music
Corb Lund

My buddy and I shot a video for my song This Is My Prairie a couple months ago at my cabin up near Barrhead, Alberta, Canada. The story of the song is about land ownership, oil and gas, big business, individual rights vs. the state, all that stuff. It's a tricky one for me. I have some close relatives and good friends on family farms and ranches, and I've got some in the oil business, too.

The End of the Canadian Wheat Board: What's at Stake?

Darin Barney | Posted 10.22.2011 | Canada
Darin Barney

In its campaign against the Canadian Wheat Board's single desk system, the Conservative government has invoked the language of "choice," framing its intentions in terms of expanding farmers' options for marketing their produce. State intervention that forcibly undermines the CWB will accomplish exactly the opposite.

More Floods For Manitoba?

CBC | Posted 08.11.2011 | Canada

CBC -- Officials in Manitoba are scrambling to shore up flood defences, before a major rain storm descends on waterlogged areas of the province Sunday...