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Agriculture Report

Agriculture Safety Lessons in Chepstow

By Manny Paiva

The Chepstow Lion's Park will be site of the Progressive Ag Safety Day on Tuesday.

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Farm safety will be front and centre at the Chepstow Lion's Park on Tuesday. 

Progressive Ag Safety Day will be held with special seminars and presentations.

Some of the sessions will be hosted by the OPP, the War Amps, St. John's Ambulance, veterinarians and the Saugeen Conservation Authority.

More than 50 children have registered for the day -- but organizers say there is room for more kids.

There will be lunch and refreshments offered as well.

For more information, call Linda at 881-0549.


The Manitoba government says about 60 million dollars will be needed to compensate for over 38 hundred square kilometres of flooded land.

That's how much land can not be seeded this year.

The 60 million is on top of the estimated 200 million the province estimates will be needed to repair roads and bridges.


Organizers of the Calgary Stampede say an incident during the steer roping event which caused an animal to be euthanized will be reviewed.

The steer had difficulty standing and was later put down by on-site veterinarians on Saturday.

A spokesman for the Vancouver Humane Society reacted by calling the event "blatant animal abuse for the sake of entertainment.''

Steer wrestler Casey Martin said in a statement that he runs horned cattle on his ranch and that he often throws them down to do medical and field doctoring.

Martin said when he realized the steer was injured, he held it still to prevent any further injury.


And hundreds of people gathered in Ottawa to watch the demolition of a federal government building.

It took only 4 seconds for the 11 storey Sir John Carling Building on the Experimental Farm to be imploded yesterday.



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