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History: The Venerable Archdeacon George McKay

Reprinted from the September 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Venerable Archdeacon George McKay By W. H. McKay ‘Some time in the late seventies, Canon McKay was appointed Chaplain of the famous R. N. W. M. Police and stationed at Fort Macleod. He at once saw that the best way to prevent an outbreak of hostilities among the powerful Blackfoot Confederacy, was by cultivating […] Read more

Canadian Beef Industry Award presented, new Cattlemen’s Young Leaders

NewsMakers from the September 7, 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Robyn Unrau was raised on a small cow-calf operation near Marquette, Man. Unrau has earned a diploma in agriculture, majoring in livestock production, from the University of Manitoba, and is pursuing an animal science degree. Unrau plans to pursue a career in the beef industry while growing her family farm. Unrau’s mentor […] Read more


History: Goodwill in the West

Reprinted from the December 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Goodwill in the West By Doreen Runciman, RR2, High River, Alta. ‘The approach of another Christmas season brings thoughts of familiar appurtenances such as trees and greeting cards, turkey and plum pudding and those old, comfortable words; Peace on earth and good will toward men. For the first White Men who spent Christmas in the […] Read more

History: A Pioneer School Teacher

Reprinted from the September 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A Pioneer School Teacher By Anne L. Gaetz When Alberta was young, schools were few and far between. Even after a school house was built, rural districts found difficulty in procuring a teacher. Most of the teachers came from the eastern provinces, Ontario or Nova Scotia, and engaged a school through the Teacher’s Employment Agency. […] Read more



TrustBIX enters into contribution agreement with Western Economic Diversification

TrustBIX Inc. announced today a contribution agreement with Western Economic Diversification Canada (WEDC) for a repayable financial contribution of up to $1,000,000 under the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund. The contribution agreement will see WEDC support TrustBIX with the investment prior to March 31, 2021 to support general working capital requirements. “This investment has come […] Read more


A sample of Joe Cosley’s drawings.

History: Cosley, Trapper and the Guide Extraordinary: Part 2

Reprinted from the September 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cosley, Trapper and the Guide Extraordinary: Part 2 By Julia Nelson, Mountain View, Alberta ‘Joe must have been unusually impressed with the man, even to the point of imitation, of Joe himself is well remembered with a rose-decorated buckskin hat like the one he said Kootenai wore, and an early picture records him wearing, also, […] Read more

Workers in Cargill's High River plant on the line in the spring of 2020. The photo, taken from a company presentation, shows the plastic barriers the company has installed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Outbreak linked to Cargill’s Case Ready plant in Calgary

Alberta noted 84 new coronavirus cases during its update on Friday, including five linked to the Cargill plant

Five cases of COVID-19 were linked to Cargill’s Case Ready meat facility in Calgary on Friday afternoon. “Widespread testing is underway. AHS and OHS have visited the plant and are making sure necessary measures are in place to reduce transmission and protect workers,” tweeted Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer, on August 14. Friday’s […] Read more


History: Cosley, Trapper and the Guide Extraordinary: Part 1

Reprinted from the August 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cosley, Trapper and the Guide Extraordinary: Part 1 By Julia Nelson, Mountain View, Alberta ‘After an eight-day search through the northern wilds of Saskatchewan, Constable J. McLeod and his Indian guide entered a trapper’s log cabin 400 miles north of Prince Albert. This was on October 12, 1944. They found that Joe Clarence Cosley had […] Read more

Left to right: Chad, Ricky, Cooper, Renee, Riata, Ellie and Louis Seelhof.

Researcher, ranchers receive awards at Canadian Beef Industry Conference

B.C.'s Seelhof family and Dr. Karen Beauchemin of AAFC Lethbridge were honoured at the national beef conference

The Canadian Beef Industry Conference, held virtually this year, spotlighted the national recipients of The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA), along with the recipient of the Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation. Ricky and Chad Seelhof and family, of B.C.’s Woodjam Ranch, received the national TESA. The Seelhof family raises cattle in the […] Read more