Category: Irrigation

Saying Thank You to Ray Kettenbach

On December 16, 2023, at an employee Town Hall Meeting, General Manager Troy Tangedal had the pleasure of thanking Ray Kettenbach for his years of service as Vice Chair and Chair on the WID Board of Directors. Ray was presented with a framed aerial photo of one of his properties. Thank you Ray!

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WID land is home to new plant protein facility in Strathmore

The WID is pleased to be a part of an agreement for Phyto Organix Foods to develop a plant-protein processing facility in Strathmore, announced May 24, 2022. Located on 15 acres of land from the WID, Phyto will construct a net-zero facility at a cost of $225 million total, expected to be operational by 2024.

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Construction season expands year-round

Since our last update in the fall, plenty of progress has been made on construction projects throughout the District. In particular, the Glenrose Phase 3, along with the spillway, underwent considerable upgrades and is now complete. Improvements on ‘C’ Canal continued, from Highway 21 to RR 264. Now looking ahead to this spring and summer,

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New WID building Strathmore, AB

Getting settled at 1000A Pine

It’s been a few months now since the WID moved into the new facility shared with the Marigold Library System. And it is an excellent space, with lots of natural light, a modern and open style and is welcoming and functional. We had the opportunity to host the WID’s Annual General Meeting in the WID/MLS

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New board director for Gleichen-Cluny

After an election in early April 2022, a new director was chosen to represent the Gleichen-Cluny area. The WID is pleased to welcome Joel Tschetter as the Director for Division 1. A leader in his community, Joel brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board team. Our many thanks to Doug Brown for

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Familiar face takes on new role of GM

After a thorough search for a new General Manager, the WID Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Sean Mascaluk has accepted the position. Sean has been part of the WID team since 2020 as Executive Manager of Operations, and the Board is confident he will lead through the lens of the WID’s three

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Sunflower during Sunset

Expert advice builds trust

When Charlotte Mandel joined the WID almost eight years ago, there was no question that she would be an asset to the team. With prior experience in agricultural banking, Charlotte is well-acquainted with the local farming community. She understands the challenges and efforts to be successful in the ag industry, including the value of irrigation

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Lending irrigation acres opens opportunities

With a spike in Alternate Parcel Irrigation agreements for the upcoming water season, more than 100 irrigators now have additional acres thanks to the cooperation of fellow irrigators. A fresh marketing initiative helped to explain the process to let other irrigators borrow acres for a year. The WID Board reviewed and approved the agreements, and

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Alberta’s water – everything you need to know

It’s no question that water is a priceless resource in our province. It is vital to Alberta agriculture and food security for our local, national and international communities. Further to that, it is important to understand the value of irrigated water – how it’s managed, used and distributed. Educating the public through an unbiased lens,

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