Dr. Linda Jewell a Research Scientist in Plant Pathology with Agriculture Agri-Food Canada will be speaking during a webinar at Olds College on Tuesday, December 12th. The topic will be Understanding and Managing Foraging Diseases. It is free and open to producers from the region and students so they can learn about the latest beef cattle research.
There is an opportunity on Tuesday, December 12th for producers from the region to join students for a free webinar session to learn about the latest beef cattle research and how they can apply it to their own operation.
It will be the first in a series of webinar sessions, thanks to a partnership between Olds College and the Beef Cattle Research Council.
Kaley Segboer is the Business Development Coordinator for the Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production at Olds College. She says the viewing will allow producers with less than ideal technology and internet at home to participate in the webinar.
It is slated for 5pm this Tuesday in the Bell e-Learning Centre at Olds College in room 954/955 and the topic will be Understanding and Managing Foraging Diseases.
Segboer says the speaker will be Dr. Linda Jewell - a Research Scientist in Plant Pathology with Agriculture Agri-Food Canada.
Olds College will continue to present the drop in webinar viewing series into 2018 with the events being held monthly.
The first one in the new year will be on January 23rd. The topic will be Preventing Reproductive Wrecks with Dr. Cheryl Waldner from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
Visit oldscollege.ca for more information including a list of the entire series of upcoming webinars.
Preliminary stages are underway regarding a proposed affordable housing project for the Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society. A community consultation session took place on Wednesday, April 18th with Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) to discuss the needs of the community and current statistics.
The Citizens of the Year for the town of Olds were announced on Wednesday, April 18th during the Volunteer Appreciation event at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites. The awards are presented on behalf of the Rotary Club of Olds. The nominations come in from the community at large between June and September of each year.
Bridge Manager with Alberta Transportation Donald Saunders says it looks like there will be a construction crew on Highway 582 over the Rosebud River 0.5 kilometers east of Didsbury on Friday, April 20th to reconstruct the detour road bridge.
On Tuesday, April 17th just after 5pm the Olds Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire in the 6700 block of 46th Street. Upon arrival, crews determined there was no fire, but there was smoke being produced inside one of the occupancies from malfunctioning electrical equipment. According to the OFD, the nature of the incident was due to the failure of an electrical transformer from a nearby power service. No injuries were reported.