BR_day planners 2020
  • HyLife begins construction of new hog barn

    HyLife begins construction of new hog barn

    With planning done and permission complete, HyLife has started the practical work in building its new hog nursery in Boissevain-Morton.

    Earlier this month, the company began work on the site, located on the south 1/2 of SE 34-04-WPM, about seven miles north of Boissevain and three miles west of #10 Highway. The plan is for the facility to be a 24,000 head hog nursery (720 animal units). There are to be four barns in total in the project. According to HyLife Senior Director of Corporate Sustainability Sheldon Stott, at present Jim Fluker Construction is the only contractor on site, as they are in the early stages.

  • #10 curves nearing completion

    #10 curves nearing completion

    Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation are hoping to have the last phase of the #10 Highway project done before the snow flies. 

    Work has been progressing on the curves north of Boissevain since spring. Like much of the highway north and south of Boissevain, the existing curves were in rough shape. The Province of Manitoba began planning the project several years ago, at the same time as the other work on the road was being done. As the existing double curve located just north of town did not meet current standards – as a Road Transportation Association of Canada (RTAC) route, a high level of safety was necessary – they decided not to re-work the old road, but to build new curves. This meant working with landowners and designing a new route. The new curves have a wider curve radius, improved elevation, paved shoulders and fewer access points. These will improve safety and bring them up to current standards.

  • Wet, cool weather delays harvest

    Wet, cool weather delays harvest

    As soon as Mother Nature allows, farmers would like to get back in the fields and combine what looks to be a decent crop.

    In a rather odd year, the weather patterns in the area are kicking up another fuss. A dry spring was followed by a fair bit of rain in early summer. It dried out again, but near the end of August, the rains returned. Of course, this is the time for harvest, and rains are not as welcome.

    “It’s frustrating for sure,” said Minto area producer and Keystone Agricultural Producers President Bill Campbell. “It’s time to be harvesting. You see the crop out there and you want it in the bin. You want to get at it, but we’re in a bad weather pattern.”

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