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Did you win? Cash and Cars Lottery winners released today.

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The names of all prize winners will be listed on the Cash and Cars Lottery website at cashandcarslottery.ca beginning today.

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Alberta (October 22, 2019)- “It’s donating with a chance to win, so it’s a win-win”.

That’s how Lawrence Chang of Leduc described his win when told his lucky ticket number 700737009 had just won him the Alberta Cancer Foundation You Win 50 draw. His half was $900,000 cash.

Anica Hicks of Calgary had a similar comment when told that she had just won the third grand prize in the Alberta Cancer Foundation Cash and Cars Lottery. She had the choice of a $270,000 annuity of $4,500 a month for 60 months or $250,000 cash. She decided to take the $250,000 cash.

“It’s important to give back to charity, so we buy tickets for all the lotteries,” she said. Her winning ticket number was 302164004.

Winners for the Cash and Cars Lottery 2,675 prizes worth $3.8 million and the You Win 50 were drawn in Calgary today.

A lucky Edmonton man won the lottery’s first grand prize package that includes a Kimberley Homes furnished show home in Edmonton, a 2019 Honda Civic Hatch Sport CVT and $10,000 cash. Joseph Andrews was holding ticket number 106617001. His prize is worth more than $1 million.

 

A Brooks man is now the recipient of the lottery’s second grand prize package in Calgary. Lyle Conners now owns a Truman furnished Brownstone in Calgary’s University District, a 2019 Honda CRV LX AWD and $10,000 cash, all worth a total of more than $800,000.  Mr. Connors was holding lucky ticket number 207280001.

The annual lottery supports the Alberta Cancer Foundation, which is the official fundraising partner for all 17 Alberta Health Services cancer centres in the province, including the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary and the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. Funds raised from the lottery allow the Alberta Cancer Foundation to strategically invest in breakthrough cancer research, clinical trials and enhanced care initiatives at all cancer centres in the province. The lottery makes life better for Albertans and their families facing cancer.

Other major lottery winners are:

  • 2019 BMW X3 xDrive 30i -JUNE OLESKY of Calgary Ticket #205511002
  • 2019 Infinity QX60 -CORI WILLIAMS of Spruce Grove Ticket #402203003
  • 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman Crew Cab 4X4 -GARRY HOLMEN of Bentley Ticket #400284009 (Garry and Denise have been buying a ticket every year since 2007. She is a cancer survivor).
  • 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0T AWD-DAVID MCGARRY of Redcliff Ticket #102898001
  • 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman All4-RYAN AND JACKIE GARDNER of Peace River Ticket #111805001
  • 2019 Toyota RAV4 XLE-BRIAN AHORNER of Airdrie Ticket #400374008 (He says he buys tickets every year to help the foundation. He has family members who passed away with cancer.)
  • 2019 Acura ILX Premium -CAROL BEAUPRE of Edmonton Ticket #303020002 (She says she always buys tickets to support the foundation and says she knows a number of people impacted by cancer, including her mother. She said she was thrilled to win. It made her year.)

The names of all prize winners will be listed on the Cash and Cars Lottery website at cashandcarslottery.ca beginning today.

 

 

 

 

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Canada under pressure to produce more food, protect agricultural land: report

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Canada’s agricultural land is under increasing pressure to produce more food as demand grows domestically and internationally, while the industry grapples with limited resources and environmental constraints, a new report found. 

“We need to grow more food on less land and in a volatile climate,” said Tyler McCann, managing director of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute.

The report by the institute released Thursday looks at the pressures on Canada’s agricultural land to produce more food while also mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change, said McCann. 

Despite Canada being a big country, it doesn’t have as much agricultural land as people might think, said McCann, with the report noting that agricultural land makes up only around seven per cent of the country. 

Because of that, we can’t take what we do have for granted, he said. “We need to be really thoughtful about how we are using our agricultural land.” 

In 2020, Canada was the eighth largest country in terms of cropland area, the report said, with that cropland decreasing by seven per cent over the previous two decades. 

Canada is a major producer and net exporter of agriculture and agri-food products, the report said, exporting $91 billion in products in 2022, and one of the top 10 exporters of wheat, canola, pulses, pork and beef. 

In the coming years, Canada will face increased demand from countries whose populations are growing, the report said. 

“With population growth on one side and climate change on the other, Canada will be amongst an increasingly smaller number of countries that is a net exporter,” said McCann, noting that Canada’s own population is growing, and farmland also needs to be protected against urban sprawl. 

The wildfires clouding Canadian skies this week are a “vivid reminder” of the pressure that extreme weather and the changing climate are putting on the agricultural sector, said McCann. 

“We need to clearly mitigate … agriculture’s impact on climate change. But we also need to make sure agriculture is adapting to climate change’s impacts,” he said. 

One of the ways the world has responded to demand for increased agricultural production over time is to create more agricultural land, in some cases by cutting down forests, said McCann. But that’s not a viable option for Canada, which doesn’t have a lot of land that can be sustainably converted into farmland — and even if it could, doing so could have a variety of adverse environmental effects, he said. 

Some of the practices used to reduce emissions and sequester carbon in agriculture can also improve production output on existing farmland, the report found, such as precision agriculture and no-till practices.

However, intensifying the production of current agricultural land also comes with potential environmental downsides, the report said.

For example, McCann said fertilizer is an important part of sustainable agriculture, but there’s a balance to be struck because excessive use of fertilizer can quickly turn food production unsustainable. 

“We need to be a lot more thoughtful about the inputs that we’re using,” he said, adding the same can be said about the use of technology in agriculture and the policies and programs put in place to encourage sustainable intensification of Canadian agriculture. 

The report recommends that Canada adopt policies that provide financial incentives and technical assistance to farmers and develop regulatory frameworks promoting sustainable land use, as well as promoting education and awareness campaigns, so that the country can “ensure the long-term sustainability of its agricultural sector while protecting the environment.”  

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 8, 2023.

Rosa Saba, The Canadian Press

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