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Strike averted: 71% in favour of Cargill contract

Strike averted: 71% in favour of Cargill contract

'We are pleased to have reached an agreement that is comprehensive, fair and reflective of their commitment to excellence at Cargill.'
Cargill workers at Foothills plant ready to strike

Cargill workers at Foothills plant ready to strike

The union representing Cargill employees served the company with a notice to strike on Nov. 10 in Calgary.
PHOTO GALLERY: The slow walk home - Black Diamond area ranchers round up their herd

PHOTO GALLERY: The slow walk home - Black Diamond area ranchers round up their herd

Each year after the herds are driven out to forestry leases in Kananaskis Country in spring to graze for the summer, the time comes to gather them up again. Spending a week in K-Country, ranchers round up cattle, sort the herds, and bring them home for the winter.
Giant potatoes unearthed in Bonnyville

Giant potatoes unearthed in Bonnyville

After an early summer heat dome, a Bonnyville local was shocked to dig up a nearly five-pound potato from his garden.
Black Diamond area Ranch Kids start brand to rep way of life

Black Diamond area Ranch Kids start brand to rep way of life

Learning the ropes early is a fact of ranching life for brothers Jack and Casey Emerson
GALLERY: Foothills ranchers carry on branding tradition

GALLERY: Foothills ranchers carry on branding tradition

Each year, after the herds of the Foothills finish calving, comes branding time.
Foothills sheep has “one in a million” birth

Foothills sheep has “one in a million” birth

Farmer surprised and overjoyed by ewe’s sextuplet addition to her flock
Scenes from grand opening of Hartell Homestead

Scenes from grand opening of Hartell Homestead

The Foothills region's first farm store lets visitors get acquainted with goats, chickens, ducks, and a herd of Highland cattle
Kneehill's David Price inducted into Alberta's Agriculture Hall of Fame

Kneehill's David Price inducted into Alberta's Agriculture Hall of Fame

Mr. Price grew up near the Village of Acme as part of a mixed-farming family. 
Driving cattle west of Turner Valley a mix of tradition and practicality

Driving cattle west of Turner Valley a mix of tradition and practicality

Driving cattle on horseback to the base of the Rockies isn’t just history, but still a fact of life for Foothills ranchers.