Tags : Southern Alberta

Being safe on the highways during the 2021 harvest season

The harvest season is starting up across southern Alberta, and with the harvest comes agricultural machinery travelling on our highways. These machines are known to be slow moving, take up a large portion of the road, and aren’t lit up as well as normal machines and trucks.    Director of Public Operations with Lethbridge County, […]Read More

MD of Taber declares state of agricultural disaster amid hot,

In response to the widespread drought conditions, the Municipal District of Taber council declared a local state of agricultural disaster last week. The hot, dry conditions over the summer have depleted the soil moisture reserves. According to the Alberta crop report, as of July 13, only 33.4 per cent of all crops in the south […]Read More

Taber corn stands now open in southern Alberta

The fresh taste of Taber corn is back for another season. Johnson Fresh Farms began selling cobs in Lethbridge on Monday. The warm, dry temperatures allowed farmers to start harvesting corn early. Currently, they are selling their peaches and cream corn, which is more on the sweet side.    James Johnson, co-owner of Johnson Fresh […]Read More

Irrigation expansion project set to begin in southern Alberta

Farmers in southern Alberta received some good news on Thursday. The Alberta Government announced the expansion of the Chin Reservoir east of Lethbridge.   For farmers and ranchers in southern Alberta, water and irrigation play a vital role in producing quality products. That’s why the Alberta Government, The Canada Infrastructure Bank, the Agriculture and Forestry’s […]Read More

Master BBQ competition taking place July 10 & 11 in

Barbeque lovers in southern Alberta have the chance to indulge this weekend. The Lethbridge & District Exhibition along with Hickory Street are bringing the Smoke, Wind & Fire Master Series Barbeque competition to our city this weekend. The first Kansas City Barbeque Society competition will be in Lethbridge thanks to the easing of restrictions.    […]Read More

U of L launches Agri-food Summer Series, brining research and

With Lethbridge located in the heart of southern Alberta, agriculture plays a major role in our economy. The University of Lethbridge has introduced the Agri-food Summer Series where local producers and researchers will discuss different agricultural topics related to the industry.    U of L research associate, Dr. Kim Stanford, will be the first speaker […]Read More

Lethbridge College adds Bachelor of Agriculture Science degree program

Lethbridge College has announced it is adding another bachelor degree program to its list. The Bachelor of Agriculture Science will offer opportunities for career development, a path to further education and hands-on research, while focusing on the science of agriculture. A spokesperson with Lethbridge College says the new degree will benefit the agriculture sector in […]Read More

Head of Lethbridge Fish and Game association speaks out against

Many legal firearms owners are not happy with Ottawa proposing legislation which would allow municipalities to implement bylaws banning guns. You can include Rick Blakely in that group. Mr. Blakely is with the Alberta Fish and Game Association in Lethbridge. He says the changes to these laws will have no impact on violent gun crime […]Read More