Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she's fed up with the sexist comments aimed at women in politics.

McKenna was responding to a tweet by former Conservative agriculture minister Gerry Ritz, who called her "climate Barbie."

Ritz, who is soon retiring, has deleted the tweet and apologized.

McKenna says she accepts his apology but is angry about this becoming an issue when she'd rather talk about the work she is doing. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says gender-based stereotypes have no place in Canadian politics. (The Canadian Press)



A new urban agriculture project has been launched by the Regina Food Bank that aims to get more youth growing their own food.

A greenhouse sitting behind the food bank will grow food all year round while providing 15 Regina schools the opportunity to educate their students on the importance of agriculture and where their food comes from.

It's also a project that if successful could grow into a new way to provide food to less fortunate families.

Steve Compton, C-E-O of the Regina Food Bank, says there is only room for growth in the program from here on out. (CKRM)



The 20 page document is called Canadian Wheat Research Priorities was released earlier this week in Saskatoon.

It took a year-and-a-half to develop the five key points. All sectors in the value chain were involved in the discussions, including farmers, research scientists, processors, exporters and government representatives.

The priorities have been identified as improving yield and reliability; enhancing cropping system sustainability; improving food safety; and delivering on customer needs.

Even though national wheat acreage has declined by about 15 per cent over the last 20 years, Cereals Canada president Cam Dahl says wheat remains an important crop for farmers. (CJWW)



There will be plenty of names on the ballot when the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission holds its director elections.

Ten growers are running for four open positions on the board. …

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