Alberta Woman Wanted on Animal Cruelty Charges Arrested in Manitoba

Alberta Woman Wanted on Animal Cruelty Charges Arrested in Manitoba

By The Canadian Press

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CALGARY — Manitoba RCMP have arrested an Alberta woman who is at the centre of an animal cruelty investigation.

April Irving was charged in 2015 with animal cruelty and neglect after 201 emaciated dogs were seized from a property near Milk River in southern Alberta.

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Fighting the Livestock Antibiotic Resistance: Jackman-Atkinson

Fighting the Livestock Antibiotic Resistance: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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NEEPAWA, Man. — Sometimes it’s easy to forget, but the livestock sector doesn’t operate in a vacuum. Producers were reminded of that late last year when new regulations came into effect regarding the purchase of antimicrobials, commonly known as antibiotics.

Starting December 1, 2018, the way in which Canadian livestock producers can purchase medically important antibiotics changed. While in the past, producers could buy some antibiotics, such as penicillin or tetracycline, at their local farm supply store, they’ll now need a prescription from a licensed veterinarian in order to purchase these commonly used medications. The changes are part of federal legislation aimed at helping to curb antibiotic resistance.

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Milk Vodka? Federal Government Opens Consultations on Definition of Vodka

Milk Vodka? Federal Government Opens Consultations on Definition of Vodka

By The Canadian Press

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This March 23, 2015 photo shows mixed cocktails, from left, an old fashioned, a vodka gimlet, a Bull Shot, a dry martini and a bloody mary. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matthew Mead)

The federal government is asking Canadians how they like their vodka.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has uncorked consultations on whether to redefine the clear, neutral spirit and open interprovincial trade for craft distillers who want to try something new.

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Blue Bombers Release Veteran Linebacker Ian Wild

Blue Bombers Release Veteran Linebacker Ian Wild

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Ian Wild (38) runs in a blocked kick for the touchdown during the second half of CFL action against the Toronto Argonauts in Winnipeg Friday, July 27, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have parted ways with linebacker Ian Wild.

Wild has spent the past six seasons with Winnipeg, playing in 67 career games and recording 245 defensive tackles, 60 special teams tackles, eight sacks, one interception and eight forced fumbles.

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