May 25-29, 2020 is Alberta Rural Health Week when we have the opportunity to recognize the contributions of the rural Alberta health-care providers and community volunteers who go above and beyond to support health care and health-care providers in their communities.
Battle River Power Coop is nearing its seventy-first anniversary as an electricity distributor in rural central Alberta. Our long and successful history rests on a commitment to serve the rural Albertans who are member-owners of their electricity cooperative.
Battle River Power Coop has adapted to COVID-19 in a number of ways, including directing staff to work from home when tasks permit. This strategy allows the essential work of electricity delivery to continue while looking after the health and well-being of employees.
Many rural Albertans take advantage of cold winter weather and snow cover to burn brush piles, old buildings or unused bales. Now is the time to check winter burn sites and make sure that they are completely extinguished.
Building Wellness on the Farm is the theme of Ag Safety Week 2020. The theme recognizes that safety goes beyond equipment maintenance, safe use of materials and appropriate personal protective equipment.
Why should you never approach a downed powerline? What are behaviors to avoid around electrical structures like pad mount transformers? What should you do if you are in a car that hits a power pole?
Cooperative businesses provide more than goods and services. They are also a source of rural opportunity.
Two-thirds of Albertans have at least one cooperative membership, yet many coop members will have difficulty explaining what a coop is.
On January 31, 2020 the Farm Freedom and Safety Act came into effect, replacing the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act enacted by the previous Alberta government.
Alberta farmers are increasingly tech-savvy, using computer programs to calculate the need for soil additives, determine the best feed mix for dairy cattle, and regulate the environment in poultry barns, to name just a few applications.