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Coverage of century farms since March 21, 2020.

'A terrible spot': Area farmers concerned over proposed location for new Moose Jaw city landfill

"...A group of Moose Jaw area farmers are concerned over the proposed location of the citys new landfill. Moose Jaws current landfill, east of the city, is over 100 years old and nearing the end of its useful life. The city also says the facility would need upgrades to meet some modern regulations..."


Hawaiian wildfires delay flight to British Columbia

"...The wildfires continued to burn as night set in for Hawaiians, fanned by strong winds from Hurricane Dora, which is at sea south of the island chain. ..."


Firefighter Zak Muise's family grateful for support before Penticton, B.C., memorial

"...PENTICTON, B. C. The family of firefighter Zak Muise, who died last month fighting the Donnie Creek wildfire in B..."


Letter: Congrats to Michael Smith

"...From one century farm owner to another Jul. 21, 2023 3:45 p. m..."


Grand Forks Farmers Market has long history with the Boundary farmers

"...The tradition of family vegetable gardens and orchards has always been part of the Grand Forks mosaic. By the latter part of the 20th century many people had drifted away from the family tended vegetable plots and relied on the supermarkets for more and more of their fresh produce needs. The massive production of corporate farms, largely in California, has slowly taken over the vegetable section of our supermarkets..."


Mary Lowther column: Trench composting easier alternative to having a heap

"...Australians used a similar method; one that would work well for those unwilling or unable to devote a bed and path to the trench composting. Each day the young man of the family took out the family “dinny bucket” of “night soil” and put it into a hole dug into a path, presumably along with meal leftovers and other food scraps. Once the path was filled, he moved onto the next, and when all the paths had been filled, the old beds were turned into paths and the new garden was planted into the paths that held the compost..."


Wetaskiwin family receives Century Farm and Ranch Award

"...This year the Strohschein family is receiving the Century Farm and Ranch Award from the Government of Alberta. This award goes to family farms and ranches that have been owned and operated in the family for over 100 years. Their award presentation ceremony had to be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the Strohschein’s aren’t letting this affect them as they prepare for seeding..."


No one hurt during a fire at a century farm outside of Belmont

"...Crews from four area fire stations were called to the century farm on Gladstone Drive over the dinner hour..."


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Cooking, Serving, and Storage: Ceramic Vessel Function and Use Contexts at Schroda

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