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May 16, 2007
Springtime in Rural Alberta
Urban commuters might sympathize with traffic conditions on the Prairies at this time of year as spring seeding operations brings equipment not only to the fields but to the roads. Here at top, farm equipment is pulled west towards town — shortly after a grain truck rumbled down Highway 13 eastward. ©Provost News Photos.
High Cattle Shipments Are Expected This Summer —U.S. Ambassador
The U.S. Ambassador to Canada, David Wilkins told 450 journalists, editors and publishers that he expects the level of cattle crossing into the United States from Canada will soon mean numbers that will match pre-BSE levels.

David Wilkins, who spoke at a newspaper conference in Winnipeg on May 9 says that he hopes by mid-summer the trade in live cattle will resume to normal levels. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been found in both countries.

The Provost News asked Wilkins what hopes the U.S. has for the possible use of both Canadian oil and water over the next decade. He replied that his country is trying to reduce its reliance on foreign oil and that “Canada will remain a major supplier.” Regarding bulk water sales, he said that because of the NAFTA agreement, “water is not a commodity to be traded.”

In January 1994, Canada, the United States and Mexico launched the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) forming the world’s largest free trade area.

In a related issue the ambassador also told members of the Canadian Community Newspapers Association and the Canadian Newspaper Association that Canada’s Arctic sovereignty is “not challenged” by the United States but maintains the U.S. position that the northern passage is “open for international travel.”

He also pointed out that trade among the U.S.A. and Canada is the largest in the world and that they share “common values and friendship.”

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Rocket Triggers Fire at Capt. Ayre Lake
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Letters to the Editor Highlight Provost's Hospitality During Film Première Weekend
Dear Richard,
What a wonderful gala event and weekend the Friends of Pete Committee had planned for us! Wow!
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This week we ask : "What Should You Do to Succeed Throughout Life?"
. . . and we heard opinions from John Friesen, Phil Enarson, Joy (Friesen) Rhoads, Dan Enarson, and Bill Stewart.
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