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Beautiful Video from local filmmaker adds perspective to Thanksgiving

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  • For thanksgiving, I wanted to acknowledge farmers and scientists for the hard work they do keeping us fed. We’ll all be gorging on mountains of food this weekend, and I don’t know if farmers or scientists will get the credit they deserve, so I made this video to say thanks.

    About Nick Saik:

    I was born and raised in Central Alberta, surrounded on all sides by Agriculture. Besides the proximity I’ve had to it, Agriculture has always been a major draw for me. While I’m quite confident that I’m not cut of the same cloth that farmers are cut from, there is something in that lifestyle, and in those values that I can’t escape. My Dad Robert Saik made his living as a consultant to farmers. He’d spend the majority of his time helping farmers do more with the resources available to them. I think my investigative relationship with Agriculture is thanks to my Dad’s relationship with Agriculture.

    I always wanted to know what was so important that it occupied that much of his time. As I grew and refined my passions and skills in story telling and film making, I was fortunate that my Dad worked hard to help me apply those skills back into capturing the realities of food production.

    I’ve lived and worked in Vancouver, and seen many talented story tellers who lack passion and purpose in their careers, because they aren’t telling the right stories. I realized that the bar of quality for film making has never been higher, or simultaneously lower than it currently is. Being satisfied as a film maker all comes down to how you apply your skills, and what stories you apply them to.

    I don’t know which stories I will get to tell in my life, but I can promise that I’ll never add sludge to the pile of stories we call entertainment. I will always find an uplifting story to tell. I can think of no other sector, no other story, that I’d rather be telling, than the story of Modern Agriculture.

    I consider it a privilege to be part of this current conversation about food. If I do my job well, the average person should have a far greater understanding about what it takes to feed the world. Could I ask for any better job? Not a chance.

     


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    The future is here! Mind-blowing driverless farm implements featured by Know Ideas Media

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    ***Thanks to Pattison Liquid Systems for sponsoring the video. Checkout liquidsystems.net to learn more about the CONNECT sprayer. Pattison also makes all kinds of other Ag gear, so if you’re in the market for liquid fertilizer application systems, liquid handling products, or spray management systems, Pattison has you covered. ***

    **To learn more about the DOT platform, visit seedotrun.com**

    *To support our video work visit patreon.com/knowideasmedia*

    A special thanks to Luke Silinski for being the reason I made this video. Your Lego creation is amazing, and it was a great reason to get into telling our audience about the DOT platform. As you’ll see in the video, DOT is changing the way we approach growing food, by automating some of the most labor intensive parts of farming. It’s also enticing kids to consider applying their love of technology to the Ag industry, and maybe end up following a career in Ag.

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    Update 3: “Second Arrest” Evansburg RCMP lay charges in animal cruelty investigation

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  • January 10, 2019

    Evansburg RCMP lay charges in animal cruelty investigation *update 3*

    Parkland County, Alberta – A male previously charged in an animal cruelty investigation has turned himself in and is facing new charges.

    Ross Andrew Atkinson (50) of Parkland County has been charged with 60 counts of permitting and/or causing unnecessary pain, suffering, or injury to animals contrary to section 446(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

    Atkinson was released from custody after a bail hearing to appear in Evansburg Provincial Court on January 14, 2019.

    The public is reminded that the RCMP nor the SPCA is soliciting funds, feed, or supports of any kind. The animals involved are in appropriate care and necessary supports are in place.

     

    January 9 Evansburg RCMP lay charges in animal cruelty investigation *update 2: new charges*

    Parkland County, Alberta – A female previously charged in an animal cruelty investigation is now facing an additional 60 Criminal Code charges as a result of a continuing investigation by Evansburg RCMP.

    On January 8, 2019, a collaborative effort involving Evansburg RCMP, RCMP Livestock Investigations, Alberta SPCA, Brand Inspectors, Sangudo Veterinary Clinic, Parkland County, and Lac St. Anne County resulted in the removal of a total of 65 horses and 6 dogs from a rural property. The animals were alive but in varied states of health. The animals were taken to appropriate locations for care and medical treatment where required.

    Patricia Lynn Moore (48) of Parkland County has been charged with 60 counts of permitting and/or causing unnecessary pain, suffering, or injury to animals contrary to section 446(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

    Moore remains in custody and is due to appear before a Justice by phone in Stony Plain Provincial Court this morning.

    RCMP would like to advise that they are not seeking donations and arrangements for the care of the animals has already been made. The public should be aware of any potential fraudsters seeking to benefit from this incident.

    January 7, 2019

    Evansburg RCMP lay charges in animal cruelty investigation *update second arrest*

    Parkland County, Alberta – A second person has been arrested and charged in relation to an animal cruelty investigation.

    Ross Andrew Atkinson (50) of Parkland County has been charged with three counts of permitting and/or causing unnecessary pain, suffering, or injury to animals contrary to section 446(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

    Atkinson was released from custody after a bail hearing to appear in Evansburg Provincial Court on January 14, 2019.

    As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be provided.

    Parkland County, Alberta – An adult female is facing charges after Evansburg RCMP launched an investigation surrounding allegations of mistreatment of horses on a rural property.

    RCMP began a criminal investigation after receiving reports of starving horses on a property. On January 4, 2019, an adult female resident of the property was arrested without incident.

    Patricia Lynn Moore (48) of Parkland County has been charged with three counts of permitting and/or causing unnecessary pain, suffering, or injury to animals contrary to section 446(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.

    Moore was released from custody after a bail hearing to appear in Evansburg Provincial Court on January 14, 2019.

    As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be provided


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