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APAS encouraged by Federal Provincial discussions on AgriStability

APAS is encouraged by news that the Federal and Provincial governments are considering improvements to the AgriStability program in their Federal/Provincial/Territorial meeting today. “It is very positive that the Federal Minister of Agriculture has tabled concrete proposals to fund their 60% share of the program,” said APAS President Todd Lewis, “and we hope that discussions…

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APAS launches Saskatchewan’s first Internet Speed Test

APAS has launched an Internet Speed Test for Saskatchewan. The test gives people living anywhere in Saskatchewan the chance to test their internet speeds against what their internet contracts promise. The project is a partnership between APAS and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), which works to improve the safety and accessibility of the internet for Canadians. The APAS…

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Rural Connectivity Task Force meets industry experts

The APAS Rural Connectivity Task Force met on November 5, 2020 for its second meeting since forming in September. The November 5 meeting was part of the Task Force's research phase, during which they are delving into the technical and regulatory issues that shape Canada's internet landscape. The Task Force welcomed in-depth presentations by internet experts Dr. Reza Rajabuin…

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APAS Representatives elected in 116 RMs

Congratulations to the following individuals who have been elected to represent their RMs as APAS Representatives. We look forward to working with each and every one of you to advocate for Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers over the next four years. RM 1 (Argyle) – Brenda Ryckman RM 2 (Mount Pleasant) – Terrance Macfarlane RM 3 (Enniskillen) – Barry Fitzpatrick RM 33 (Moose…

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Growing Agriculture: 2020 SK Election Forum airs Oct 19-25

Growing Agriculture: 2020 Saskatchewan Provincial Election Forum launches TODAY from 4:30-6:00 pm and 9:30-11:00 pm on AccessNow TV community channels across the province.   APAS, SaskFSA, and Access Communications partnered on the special election forum focused on Saskatchewan agriculture.   Political candidates will respond to priority questions for agriculture, and Shaun Haney of…

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APAS partners to host Growing Agriculture: 2020 Saskatchewan Provincial Election Forum

 APAS, Saskatchewan Farm Stewardship Association (SaskFSA), and Access Communications are partnering on a special election forum focused on Saskatchewan agriculture. Candidates representing the Sask Party, NDP and Liberals will respond to priority issues, with Shaun Haney of RealAgriculture moderating a producer panel to discuss and debate the responses. Growing Agriculture will air on…

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APAS launches Rural Connectivity Task Force

APAS is launching a Rural Connectivity Task Force. From September 2020 to January 2021 the Task Force will investigate the barriers to and opportunities for better internet and cellular service in rural Saskatchewan. The Rural Connectivity Task Force will be led by agricultural producers from across the province. This fall they will meet with industry experts, service providers, academics,…

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APAS releases report on rural cell phone and internet service

Poor cell and internet service in rural communities is a well-known problem facing Saskatchewan residents, and positive change is long overdue.   APAS continues to tackle the issue of rural connectivity on behalf of our members, and are proud to announce the release of a new report called “Out of Range: Internet and Cell Service in Rural Saskatchewan.”   Released…

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