Neil (nt) wrote,

Alberta has a third case of mad cow disease. I'm reassured to learn that the practice of feeding animal remains to cattle was banned in 1997 (though the latest case involves an animal born in 1998). I like my steak, so I do find this situation mildly worrisome. I am more concerned about the possible effect on Alberta's economy.

The above has been a popular bumper sticker here since the first case and the subsequent ban on imports of Canadian cattle and beef to the US and other countries.

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    I drove around town today and was shocked at the number of trees that had been damaged by the heavy snowfall earlier in the week. It's too early in…

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