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Be on the defensive for mosquito bites

By Nikki Jamieson Westwind Weekly News Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding people to take precautions against mosquito bites in the summer. With the approach of August, Alberta is also heading into the time of year when the Culex tarsalis — the species of mosquito that carries West Nile virus — is most active. WNV is a virus carried by mosquitoes — which have become… Read More »

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Crop insurance program adjusted through CAP

By Nikki Jamieson Westwind Weekly News A crop insurance program change will allow for a higher yield threshold of crop to be salvaged for livestock… Read More »

Be on the defensive for mosquito bites

By Nikki Jamieson Westwind Weekly News Alberta Health Services (AHS) is reminding people to take precautions against mosquito bites in the summer. With the approach… Read More »

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Crop insurance program adjusted through CAP

By Nikki Jamieson Westwind Weekly News A crop insurance program change will allow for a higher yield threshold of crop to be salvaged for livestock… Read More »

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