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Carberry receives zipline funding2 minute read Updated: 9:50 AM CDT
The Town of Carberry has received $4,500 from the Westoba Credit Union Inspire Program to complete a zipline in the recreation area that is expected to draw more tourists to the community.
Westoba Credit Union has given Carberry the funds for the installation of a zipline in the community’s recreation area. The funding will allow the town to finish the project, said Callie Sudak, the town’s manager of leisure services.
“The Town of Carberry and the RM of North Cypress-Langford, along with numerous residents and volunteers, are working hard to create a new recreation area in town for all residents to enjoy for years to come,” Sudak said in a May press release.
Thanks to previous fundraising efforts, the town has already bought the zipline, and the Westoba funds will be used to purchase the required safety base needed for the structure, Sudak said.
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Pros, cons of glyphosate4 minute read Preview 2:00 AM CDT
A newly publicized study by researchers with the University of Saskatchewan confirms what many farmers already knew.
Glyphosate, one of the world’s most widely used herbicides, and crops that are genetically modified to tolerate the herbicide have contributed to better soil management through reduced tillage.
The researchers with the university’s agricultural and resource economics department set out to quantify the net increases in carbon sequestration due to the virtual elimination of summerfallow practices, reductions in tillage and the use of herbicide-tolerant crops over three decades. Based on a 1,000-hectare farm, it equates with the emissions from 432 cars.
In the early 1990s, a 1,000-hectare farm under conventional tillage of the time released 15 times more carbon than the average car each year. Two decades later, in the period between 2016 to 2019, that same farm would sequester the equivalent of emissions from 95 cars due to the adoption of reduced tillage.