Farmers protesting Bill 6 at Westerner

Farmers upset with a proposed farm safety bill will be protesting today at 11 a.m. at the Westerner in Red Deer.

Farmers upset with a proposed farm safety bill will be protesting today at 11 a.m. at the Westerner in Red Deer.

That’s also the location of today’s town hall meeting from 1 to 4 p.m. between the Alberta government and participants to discuss changes to legislation governing safety on farms.

Opposition to Bill 6 has been growing. A protest at the Alberta legislature drew 1,000 people on Monday.

The bill would make Workers’ Compensation Board coverage mandatory for farm workers and would cancel the agriculture sector’s exemption from occupational health and safety rules.

Just Posted

Fog advisory issued for Red Deer area

Fog to persist through Tuesday morning

Innisfail girl gone missing

Innisfail RCMP seek public’s assistance

Three provincial election forums to be held next month in Red Deer

These are opportunities to get informed about candidates

Motown Soul is coming to Red Deer

April 4 at Red Deer Memorial Centre

Police seeking public help in locating missing 35-year-old woman

RCMP wants to verify the well-being of Elizabeth Sallenback

Bianca Andreescu’s win streak ends after early exit because of injury

MIAMI — The injury bug has derailed Bianca Andreescu’s impressive run. The… Continue reading

CONCACAF teams to learn Nations League draw on Wednesday in Las Vegas

Canada will learn its next CONCACAF Nations League opponents at Wednesday’s draw… Continue reading

Alanis Morissette announces pregnancy in Instagram photo

Alanis Morissette is pregnant with her third child. The Grammy-winning singer posted… Continue reading

“MLB The Show 19” allows video gamers a chance to relive baseball history

TORONTO — From Babe Ruth’s debut as a pitcher to Jose Bautista’s… Continue reading

Canada Revenue Agency tax services back online after ‘hardware’ problems

OTTAWA — The websites Canadians use to file their taxes online were… Continue reading

Roof structures failed before Radiohead stage came down, inquest hears

TORONTO — Metal structures meant to hold a roof over a stage… Continue reading

Opinion: Business tax relief is a sound idea

NDP leader should avoid picking winners and losers

Svechnikov scores in overtime, Carolina beats Montreal 2-1

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes struggled to beat Montreal goaltender Carey… Continue reading

Most Read