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B.C. hay drive lacks transportation

CECIL LAKE, B.C. -- A Northern B.C. farmer is starting a hay drive for Alberta farmers, with the missing link once...


CECIL LAKE, B.C. — A Northern B.C. farmer is starting a hay drive for Alberta farmers, with the missing link once again the transportation.

Ray L’Heureux of Cecil Lake, B.C. is donating his excess hay to drought-stricken Alberta farmers and he’s calling on other B.C. farmers to do the same. Farmers are being asked to pay for the transportation costs unless a donor is found. L’Heureux says a free truckload of hay is well worth the cost of hiring a truck to pick it up, with bales going for $60, or twice the normal rate.

“If people in Ontario can send hay all the way back to Alberta, they’re our neighbors, maybe we should help them out, too,” says L’Heureux. “I don’t care if it’s a year or two years old, fescue, straw, I just want hay.”

Anyone wanting to help out by donating the transportation of a load of hay can contact L’Heureux at 250-781-3657 or 250-261-3554.


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