BreakOut West: Home Edition!

WINNERS OF THE WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDSTO BE ANNOUNCED ON SEPTEMBER 25DURING SPECIAL LIVE STREAMED EVENT   BreakOut West is moving online for 2020! This year, the annual festival and conference was set to take place in Winnipeg, MB from September 30 to October 4. In response to the ongoing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, BOW 2020 will …

Ranching in the West ~ Willsies of the West Country

Alberta’s Trailblazing Ranchers ~ By Dianne Finstad People with a sense of adventure love to visit the West Country of central Alberta’s Parkland. But the real adventurers were those who came to the region when it was truly untamed and stayed to carve out a place and build a family legacy. George Albert Willsie was …

Colter Wall ~ Western Swing & Waltzes

In August, Colter Wall released his new album, “Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs,” featuring the old Stan Jones prairie classic Cowpoke. Colter is a young Canadian singer/songwriter (who happens to be the son of former Saskatchewan premier, Brad Wall) who has a love for the old cowboy songs and cowboy life. He …

New Transport Regulations Webinars Featuring CIFA

AFAC works with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to deliver a webinar series on the updated humane transport regulations Calgary, ALBERTA — A presentation from this spring’s Livestock Care Conference (LCC) has led to a new webinar series, to be offered by Alberta Farm Animal Care with technical expertise provided by the CFIA. During our …