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Winter 2019

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Introducing our Agri-Environmental Technicians!
 
This fall we added two new Agri-Environmental Technicians to our team. Our three AET's will be working to bring producers up to date on the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership Programs. 
Robin Flecik will be working with producers on the west side of our region.
Annette Smith works with the producers in the central part of our region. 
Kyla Kennedy will be working with producers on the east side of our region. 
This map shows the RM's in which each AET works. 
This picture shows our AET's. From left to right: Robin Flecik, Annette Smith, and Kyla Kennedy. 
Health Canada awards Funding in Support of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation: a Story of Community and Climate
                In October of 2018, the NSRBC sent in a funding application to support Muskeg Lake Cree Nation: A Story of Community and Climate. This research project is designed to help the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation community understand climate change and the different impacts it can have on the community. There will also be the developing of a storybook about the impacts of climate change, which will be created by students. This storybook will then be made into a short film and will be posted on YouTube so it can be widely distributed. This will all take place through many meetings with the community and educating the youth in the project through Elder’s teachings.
                This project will begin in April/May of this year and is planned to be completed by March of 2020. This application was submitted to receive $99,192 and we are pleased to announce that we have received this funding from Health Canada for the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation: a Story of Community and Climate project.
Workshop Update
In the month of January our 3 AET's put on a workshop in each of their areas. We had a good turnout at each workshop. The three workshops took place in Neilburg, North Battleford, and Big River. 
At each of these workshops Steve Kenyon spoke on his experiences and his work with Greener Pastures Ranching. Steve presented about soil health and rotational grazing. 
At the Neilburg workshop the speakers included Dr. Bart Lardner, Trent MacNab, Steve Kenyon, and FBC. 
At the North Battleford workshop the speakers included Steve Kenyon, FBC, and the afternoon consisted of The Ministry of Agriculture Pasture Winter Workshop. 
At the Big River Workshop the speakers included Steve Kenyon, FBC, Alanna Johnson, Andre Bonneau, Allie Noble, and Jenifer Heyden. 
If you missed these first three workshops you're in luck! There is another workshop happening in Turtleford on Tuesday, March 5. Speakers at this workshop include John and Deanne Chulko - Holistic Management, bale grazing, and rotational grazing; Ryan Sommerfeld - RPS Gelbvieh- Baling with a high moisture environment a whole system approach; Dr. Paul Hardes - Hardes Veterinary Services - Livestock disease prevention; and Ministry of Agriculture Staff - Program updates. If you are interested in this workshop contact Annette Smith at 306-441-4066 to register. 
NSRBC collaborates with University of Saskatchewan's Dr. Robert Patrick
The North Saskatchewan River Basin Council is very pleased to announce that we will be collaborating with Dr. Robert Patrick from the University of Saskatchewan and Vernon Lewis from the Onion Lake Cree Nation on Building Indigenous research capacity and reconciliation through source water protection planning. This project with source water protection planning will be done on Onion Lake Cree Nation. Funding was approved at the amount of $28,283.00 which was approved as part of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. 
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Our mailing address is:
North Saskatchewan River Basin Council
Box 458
Hafford, SK
S0J 1A0

306-441-3119 | 306-549-2360
info@nsrbc.ca

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