As winter wheat producers across Alberta prepare to seed their 2010/2011 crop, the Alberta Winter Wheat Producers Commission (AWWPC) is informing them of important upcoming changes to how Canadian Western Red Winter (CWRW) will be classified and graded.
As of Aug. 1, 2013, CDC Kestrel, CDC Clair, CDC Harrier, CDC Falcon and CDC Raptor will be re-assigned to the Canada Western General Purpose (CWGP) class. This will make Radiant, AC Bellatrix, AC Readymade, AC Tempest, CDC Buteo, CDC Osprey, McCl

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Tourism is Alberta's fourth largest industry, generating millions in revenue, along with an estimated 150,000 full, part-time and seasonal jobs. While fewer of these benefits are realized by smaller communities, rural folks are increasingly looking to tourism to create local jobs and generate revenue for local economies.
To support such efforts, Community Futures Wild Rose - in partnership with Travel Alberta - is hosting its biennial Tourism Futures forum to help regional tourism agents and ope

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Golden Hills School Division is performing well, according to the most recent results on the Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Examinations.
"The results are a testament to the teachers and administrators who are central in helping every student achieve success in school," said Dianne McBeth, Superintendent of Schools. "Our results demonstrate that continued improvement and student success in our schools require excellence in teaching practice."
Trends over three years show Golden Hills i

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Carbon Firefighter saves lives

 

A Carbon resident and 15-year veteran volunteer firefighter, Neil Bertsch came to the rescue of a Carbon-area woman and her child last Friday, October 15, when the car she was driving (likely westbound) veered off into a field after side-swiping his half-ton truck (eastbound) on Hwy. 575, about eight miles east of Carbon at around 4:00 p.m. Neil turned his vehicle around and was eventually able to overtake her car, positioning himself in front of her and forcing her vehicle to a stop. Due to

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