What Inspires Inaugural Fur Design Competition Winners?

What Inspires Inaugural Fur Design Competition Winners?

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Late last year, the Fur Council of Canada launched the inaugural Fur Design Competition for young designers residing in Canada,…
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US Legislators Should Be Promoting Natural Fur, Not Seeking to Ban It

US Legislators Should Be Promoting Natural Fur, Not Seeking to Ban It

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A troubling new trend among progressive legislators in the US is to virtue signal by proposing to ban the sale…
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Gene Walters – Child of the Wilderness

Gene Walters – Child of the Wilderness

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Gene Walters was born in South Dakota in 1927, but his family moved to the untamed forests of northern Alberta…
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Take a Kid Trapping – They Say the Darnedest Things!

Take a Kid Trapping – They Say the Darnedest Things!

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“Take a kid trapping” was first published in the March/April 2021 issue of Canadian Trapper magazine, telling your stories for…
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Insider Tips from Fur Competition Judges

Insider Tips from Fur Competition Judges

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Last month, the 12 winners were announced of Canada’s inaugural National Fur Designers Competition, judged by four Canadians all with…
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After Years of Crises It’s Clear: Fur Auctions Are the Only Way to Ensure Fair Prices

After Years of Crises It’s Clear: Fur Auctions Are the Only Way to Ensure Fair Prices

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I have been employed in this business from the fur auction end since the early 1980s and as a trapper…
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David Suzuki Got It Wrong; Mink Farming Makes Sense

David Suzuki Got It Wrong; Mink Farming Makes Sense

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The following letter was first published by Powell River Peak in response to the January 30 article “David Suzuki and…
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Indigenous Fur Harvesters Speak Out Against Anti-Fur Campaigners

Indigenous Fur Harvesters Speak Out Against Anti-Fur Campaigners

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The following statement from the four signatories below was released to the media on Jan. 24, 2021. “Harvesting and trading…
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British Columbia Fur Design School to Stress First Nations Roots

British Columbia Fur Design School to Stress First Nations Roots

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A fresh opportunity is coming soon for future designers to receive a holistic education on working with fur, against a…
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Clouds Over Fur Trade Have Silver Lining

Clouds Over Fur Trade Have Silver Lining

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It’s the Holiday Season, a time of good cheer, so let’s pretend for a moment that Covid-19 hasn’t made the…
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With Proper Precautions, Mink Farms Don’t Pose Covid-19 Risk

With Proper Precautions, Mink Farms Don’t Pose Covid-19 Risk

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Quick to turn the misfortune of others to their own benefit, animal activists have jumped on reports about Covid-19 on…
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Canadian Fur Trade Unites for Design Competition

Canadian Fur Trade Unites for Design Competition

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In response to an unexpected shortage this year of opportunities for aspiring fur designers, the Canadian fur trade has launched…
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