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Three more horses die at Calgary Stampede

Agriculture The Post Millennial

Three chuckwagon horses have been euthanized following the final night of racing, reports CTV News Alberta, bringing the death toll of this year’s Rangeland Derby.
'Three chuckwagon horses have been euthanized following the final night of racing , reports CTV News Alberta, bringing the death toll of this year’s Rangeland Derby.The latest three deaths were caused by the injury a single horse, Evan Salmond’s right, that fractured its left hind cannon bone in the middle of Heat 8.The injury caused an immediate collision on the track wherein two more of his horses sustained serious injuries.Despite veterinary medical treatment, all three horses needed to be put down, likely unable to walk again after their injuries.The first horse casualty came on Monday when Troy Dorchester’s horse shockingly collapsed in the middle of the Heat 2, having shown no obvious symptoms in two races only a week prior. “Everybody here, you love horses, that’s why you do this,” said Dorchester in a CTV interview.It was a tough night and a tough morning walking in the barn.We’re assuming it’s a heart attack,” he added. “We haven’t had the results back yet.” Unfortunately, such collapses are common for racehorses when they are pushed to their athletic limits repeatedly, especially when the horse in question is fourteen.A second horse , belonging to Obrey Motowylo, died Wednesday after sustaining a fracture to its left front radius, which required euthanasia thereafter.Finally, another horse died on Thursday after Chad Harden made a series of errors that led to a major crash resulting in the death of one of Evan Salmond’s horses.On Friday, Chairman Mike Whittle gave this statement on the matter: After conducting our review, the safety commission has determined that Chad Harden’s actions were responsible for impeding another driver, Danny Ringuette, causing his wagon to collide with Evan Salmond’s wagon outfit on the inside rail of the race track in our ruling.Last night the incident that occurred was a result of driver error and that’s what we’ve determined and that’s why we’re moving forward as we have.Harden has since been disqualified and fined $10,000 for his carelessness, as well as a possible ban from “competing at future Stampede Chuckwagon events” The Stampede, which was brought in 1.27 million sports fans, the second highest in its history, has since closed.Though exciting, certainly many of the fans will be saddened over the loss, but not more so than the owners who are sure to be still recovering and will be rebuilding their teams for weeks or months to come. . The post Three more horses die at Calgary Stampede appeared first on The Post Millennial .'

Local Fort St. John man wins $500,000.00

Agriculture Energeticcity.ca

VANCOUVER, B.C. – After matching all four Extra numbers on the June 21st, 2019 Lotto Max draw local, Kim Peck plans to purchase new horses. “We were at a graduation dinner, and somebody said someone in Fort St.John had won $500,000, which a friend
'VANCOUVER, B.C. – After matching all four Extra numbers on the June 21st, 2019 Lotto Max draw local, Kim Peck plans to purchase new horses. “We were at a graduation dinner, and somebody said someone in Fort St.John had won $500,000, which a friend said is not a lot of money anymore, but I thought ‘It’s better than a kick in the butt,” said Peck According to the BCLC, the 66-year-old winner is a hard-working husband, father and grandfather who is excited to use his winnings to retire, invest in some horses and get back into his hobby of rodeo roping. “When I found out I had won, I told my wife and she was pretty happy!She didn’t believe me at first until I showed her my ticket.” “(The win) means the bills will all be paid off and the house is ours,” Peck said.I haven’t done roping for three years now, and I would like to pick that back up.I have been working a lot in the past, so it will be nice to have more time off.” British Columbians have claimed over $96 million in Lotto Max prizes so far in 2019 and the BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit British Columbians.The BCLC shares, play for fun, not to make money.Visit GameSense.com . . The post Local Fort St.John man wins $500,000.00 appeared first on Energeticcity.ca .'

Province sets up Task Force to help strengthen BC’s agriculture sector

Agriculture Energeticcity.ca

SURREY, B.C. – The Province of British Columbia has set up a Food Security Task Force to find new ways to use technology and innovation to strengthen B.C.’s agriculture sector.
'SURREY, B.C. – The Province of British Columbia has set up a Food Security Task Force to find new ways to use technology and innovation to strengthen B.C.’s agriculture sector.According to Minister of Agriculture, Lana Popham, the Task Force will look at new ways to help farmers expand production and develop thriving businesses. “By helping farmers put more B.C. farmland into production, our government is supporting the province’s agricultural industry and strengthening food security for all British Columbians.We are always looking for new ideas as we continue to help farmers produce more, grow new crops and develop thriving businesses.I know the task force will identify further innovations to support the sector and I’m looking forward to receiving their recommendations.” The three-member task force, led by Peter Dhillon, chair, with Arvind Gupta and Lenore Newman as members, will assess and provide strategic advice on opportunities to apply agri-technologies, expand the emerging agritech industry, and increase access to fresh and healthy food.The Task Force will speak with stakeholder groups and provide a final report to the ministers of Agriculture and Jobs, Trade and Technology by December 31, 2019.Public comments and engagement can be made online by visiting the Province’s website . . The post Province sets up Task Force to help strengthen BC’s agriculture sector appeared first on Energeticcity.ca .'

Crab fishermen cashing in during windfall harvest in Northern B.C.

Agriculture CHEK

Fishermen say they haven’t seen such a bountiful crab harvest in the Hecate Strait in 25 years and are working around the clock to reap the financial benefits this season.
'Fishermen say they haven’t seen such a bountiful crab harvest in the Hecate Strait in 25 years and are working around the clock to reap the financial benefits this season. . The post Crab fishermen cashing in during windfall harvest in Northern B.C. appeared first on CHEK .'