From the Archives ~ GJ Bucking Horses

The End of an Era It’s the end of an era.  For the last 37 years, Gene and Joy Allen of the beautiful, remote Kispiox Valley in north-western British Columbia have bred some of North America’s most flamboyant bucking horses. Their high-kicking bloodlines run in many of today’s top rough stock herds. But eventually time …

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From the Archives ~ Riches of the Cariboo

Jack Cunningham Realized His Golden Opportunity By Marguerite Meland Many prospective gold miners travelled the B.C. interior along the Cariboo Wagon Road in the 1860’s – but road crew foreman Jack Cunningham found his treasure at Mile 74 of the fabled trail, where he built a ranch that stands to this day. Still home to …

The War on Boar

Dr. Ryan Brook has been trying to incite a war against Saskatchewan’s wild boar for several years, and it appears as though his efforts may now be paying off. A University of Saskatchewan assistant professor, Brook has been studying the wild boar population in the province since 2011. At first, all he wanted to do …

From left, Cuyler on Dip, Tyson on Butter and Pete Jenkins on Roots pause for this early spring photo on their ranch in the Wood Mountain Uplands deep in southern Saskatchewan

Pioneer Pedigree

A Long Line of Experience   For a man in his mid-thirties, Pete Jenkins can draw from a lot of experience. Pete’s people have been raising and marketing cattle in Western Canada since the days of Sam Steele and Jerry Potts.   Pete’s great-grandfather Dr. Henry H. Jenkins hailed from Prince Edward Island, and joined …