Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

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(NS-Buildings-Renamed)

Two Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture buildings in Bible Hill have been renamed to honour a former premier and an agriculture minister.

The province says the Annapolis Building has been dedicated to former premier Roger Bacon and the Northumberland Building to the late Edward Lorraine, who served as agriculture minister from 1997-1999.

Bacon -- a farmer who was first elected to the legislature in 1970 -- helped to pioneer blueberry production in the province and became Nova Scotia's 21st premier in 1990.

Lorraine was elected as an M-L-A in 1981 after a career as a farmer and was named to the Atlantic Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2004. (The Canadian Press)

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(Pigs-Water)

A Toronto woman charged with mischief for giving water to pigs on a truck as they headed to slaughter on a hot day will be back in court on May 4th to hear the judge's decision.

Anita Krajnc's (KRINES) lawyer told a Burlington courtroom in closing arguments that his 49-year-old client acted in the public good when she gave water to the pigs in June of 2015.

Defence lawyer Gary Grill compared Krajnc's actions -- and the resulting legal battle -- to the experiences of historic rights activists such as Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Susan B. Anthony.

The Crown argued that the pigs were the property of a farmer, and that Krajnc had no right to interfere with them. (The Canadian Press)

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(Spring-Runoff)

The Water Security Agency says in its spring runoff forecast that there are two areas of concern in the extreme southeast corner of Saskatchewan.

The agency says the heaviest snowpack is below the Rafferty and Alameda reservoirs, which are near Estevan and Oxbow, and near the Manitoba boundary.

It says the area had above normal snowfall and was also wetter than normal at freeze-up last fall, so that means well above normal flows are expected during the spring melt.

Another area of concern is the Red Deer River Basin, southwest of the community of Hudson Bay, in east-central Saskatchewan near the Manitoba boundary. …

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