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Tom Harrison before his webinar for Prairie's Got the Goods Week

Last week, the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan delivered a series of webinars to local ranchers to show them how they can save native prairie and make money too.

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Saskatchewan cereal farmers are hoping a crop infection that’s troubled the province for years will not return this year.

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Horizon School Division and Greater Catholic Schools hosted Saskatchewan’s first ever EdTechTeam Google for Education summit at Holy Cross High School in Saskatoon on Feb. 24 and 25. Photo by Harrison Brooks.

It’s only been a short time since the EdTechTeam’s Google for Education summit in Saskatoon, and deputy director of Horizon School Division, Randy MacLEAN, is already thinking of trying to bring an EdTechTeam summit back to Saskatchewan next year. “We’re looking at what it could look like next year. Can we bring another Google summit back to Saskatchewan? We’re in the midst of those discussions now,” said MacLEAN. 

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Regina car covered in snow after a snowfall on Sunday, Mar. 4.

Despite slow commutes and other winter frustrations, the 10 to 30 cm snowfall at the beginning of the month could contribute to a better growing season for local farmers and greenhouses.

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Prairie Valley School Division released its new strategic plan for 2017-2020, last month, and with it comes some new targets for the teachers within the division.

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Ellen Gillies, board member of Fort Qu'Appelle Community Outreach

Olivia Obey is excited to start growing her own food this spring in Fort Qu’Appelle's new community garden. “For one thing it could feed a lot of people that need special foods that they can’t get because they can’t afford it,” said Obey. “So it means eating I guess and being nourished with what you need and what you can’t get.”

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Nutrient management is a modern approach to agriculture that ensures farmers apply the correct amount of fertilizer to a specific crop. "Nutrients" include manure, commercial fertilzers, wash water, biosolids, and sludge. Photo by Jayda Noyes.

A Saskatchewan farmer and food advocate is encouraging farmers to use nutrient management to increase productivity and reduce environmental impact.

Clinton Monchuk farms near Lanigan and is also the Executive Director of Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan. He said nutrient management starts with knowing which nutrients and how much of those nutrients a specific crop needs to grow by testing the soil, and then fertilizing accordingly.

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A University of Regina student is hoping a financial literacy initiative he started will be introduced into Saskatchewan high schools within the next five years.

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