Fort McMurray Wildfire Fundraiser

Fort McMurray Wildfire Fundraiser

The generous donor who gave a $50,000 cheque to support Fort McMurray Wildfire victims at last nights #AlbertaStrong charity BBQ in Picture Butte has reached out to CTV with a statement. President of Van Raay Paskal Farms Ltd. Rick Paskal says, “Our thoughts are with all of the residents and heroes of Fort McMurray as they confront the devastation of the wildfire. We are a livestock company with strong roots in Alberta and we want to do all we can… Victims of this wildfire still need help, so we urge all livestock producers in Alberta to do all they can.” On top of...Read more

Changing The Rules

Changing The Rules

FEELING THE PAIN OF CANADA’S TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKERS BY SCOTT ROLLANS Cristo Hurtado remembers his first visit to Southern Alberta’s Paskal Cattle Company in 2006. The young veterinarian had travelled from his home in Monterrey, Mexico, to explore the possibility of pursuing a new life in Canada as a temporary foreign worker. “We came in May,” recalled Hurtado. “It wasn’t green yet, but there was no snow at all. [Company president] Rick Paskal told me, ‘All this is going to be white in winter.’ I couldn’t even picture that in my head.” Nine years (and nine Canadian winters) later, that snowy landscape has become home...Read more

Cancer Fundraising Walk Brings ‘Butte Community Together

Cancer Fundraising Walk Brings ‘Butte Community Together

Picture Butte community members and residents from Lethbridge County and surrounding area are gearing up to walk just over 12 kilometres from Iron Springs to Picture Butte June 6 for a cancer fundraising walk. “We will be walking from Huntsville School to the Picture Butte Community Centre — along Highway 25. Then we will be having a barbecue and then a live auction, a raffle and some entertainment,” said Sarah Marshall, assistant controller at the Paskal Cattle Company in Picture Butte and organizer of the inaugural event. Marshall added there may possibly even be a silent auction. Marshall explained Rick Paskal came...Read more