Nominate Your Nature Heroes for National Awards

  OTTAWA, Jan. 18, 2021 The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is now accepting applications for several national conservation awards. “The pandemic has brought Canadians together in nature, inspiring outdoor activity and increased awareness of the importance of wildlife and habitat,” said Rick Bates, CEO. “Now more than ever, the people who support conservation deserve to …

From the Archives ~ Aloha, Pipi Wahine!

Paniolo on the Parker Ranch by Terri Mason It was an outwardly innocent gift turned disastrous that gave rise to not only a unique culture, but one of the largest cattle ranches in the U.S. – the Parker Ranch of Hawaii. Ancient Hawaii boasted no large land mammals, but in 1793, Captain George Vancouver presented …

Heartland ~ Filming in a Pandemic

By Bill Borgwardt When CBC announced in early May that the popular western lifestyle, family value series, Heartland, had been renewed for an unprecedented 14th season, the producers, cast and crew were elated. Still, there was also consternation as to how the production could proceed with the entire world shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic. …

National Film Board ~ Cattle Country by Beth Zinkan

This short 1944 documentary offers a portrait of ranching in the foothills of southern Alberta. Exciting scenes of great herds being rounded up and moved to summer feeding grounds suggest the large scale on which this business is run, while segments on spraying, feeding and shipping illustrate some of the less dramatic jobs involved in …