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Bovine TB probe wraps with no exact point of entry found

'More stringent' tests now being run on U.S. rodeo cattle imports

Federal inspectors have formally closed the book on a 2018 outbreak of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in a British Columbia cattle herd, but with “no definitive source of infection” found. The probe dates back to October that year, when a beef cow of an unknown age, from a cow-calf operation in B.C.’s southern Interior, was culled, […] Read more

Calgary Stampede cancelled for 2020

Province's limits on gatherings cover all major summer events

Alberta’s confirmation that its restrictions on gatherings include all annual summer events has led organizers of the Calgary Stampede to cancel the event for the first time in 97 years. “As a community celebration, the cancellation of our annual event comes with our community and public health and safety front of mind,” Stampede president Dana […] Read more


Reporter’s Notebook: Health is your most valuable asset

Sickness and injuries, especially concussions, can bring a quick end to your career

I am having one of those winters where I seem to catch every germ that is circulating. Being sick brings out my inner whinger. I hate curtailing my physical activities. Missing work days stresses me out, especially during the busy winter season. I also feel a latent guilt over taking sick days or even getting […] Read more

Gilles and Esther Labelle became acquainted with miniature horses about 15 years ago.

Couple’s love of miniature horses began many years ago

En route to a rodeo a detour resulted in the purchase of three minis instead

Gilles and Esther Labelle became acquainted with miniature horses about 15 years ago when they were en route to a rodeo in Saskatoon and decided to make a slight detour to attend an exotic animal sale at the local auction. The couple never made it to the rodeo, but three miniature horses came home with […] Read more


Roofs on the barns at the boarding centre demonstrate the fact Bruce Taras is proud to be a Canadian in Sask.

Canadian pride is through the roof

Lifelong love of horses helped keep Saskatoon businessman on the right track

Bruce Taras is proud to be Canadian and his new riding arena illustrates that very well. The businessman, horse trainer and owner of the Lazy T Ranch west of Saskatoon recently expanded his boarding facilities by adding a large indoor arena with a special feature. “My wife Marjorie and I thought if we were going […] Read more