Hutterite colony creates first-of-its-kind farm safety program

Written by: Paul Wipf on Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Posted with permission, Courtesy of Alberta Farmer newspaper,
Written by Alexis Kienlen.

The Viking Colony is partnering with a safety expert to create a 
program geared to Hutterite colonies and their diverse enterprises.

Paul Wipf has a passion for safety and has always wanted to raise awareness about farm safety on his colony.

That prompted the farm manager of Viking Colony to partner with a workplace health and safety consultant to develop a first-of-its-kind safety program specifically for Hutterite c....

Chanda. My Wife’s Therapist.

Written by: Paul Wipf on Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Written by Micheal Wollman. Allan Sask. CA.
Posted with permission.

We got to know Chanda 6 years ago when my wife Miriam started therapy at Daniels Kimber in Saskatoon. She was one of the many therapists that helped Miriam rehab from a highway accident. An accident eerily identical to the one that claimed Chanda and her family.

Chanda was a friendly compassionate person with a big heart, big smile and kind words. We remember her care and patience. We remember her joy in her children, evident when she brought Kamryn and Migui....

Homosexuality, what are we to make of it?

Written by: Louie Vetter on Thursday, April 14th, 2016

It seems everywhere you turn these days you see and hear of gay pride, gay marriages, homophobia, gay tolerance and gay bashing.

What are we Hutterites to make of all this? Where should we stand? Didn't Jesus talk of love and forgiveness?

Matthew 19:4-5 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one fl....

Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

Written by: Paul Wipf on Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

Posted with permission, Written by Micheal Wollman. Allan Sask. CA.

I used to think cancer was a bad word, but I don't think so anymore. My mother inlaw was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in the second week in February 2014. From her diagnosis to her death was 10 weeks. In those 10 weeks I changed my mind. Too fast, too sudden, we say. But if the day for us to die is appointed as scr....

A New Venture

Written by: Paul Wipf on Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Written by Lisa Guenther  Writer with Grainews and Country Guide.

Paul Wipf is a Hutterite ambassador of sorts. He has talked about life on Hutterite colonies at Alberta farm shows, he speaks openly to reporters, and he puts time and effort into helping the general public see what it means to be Hutterite.

Wipf is also the farm steward — he doesn’t like the title “farm boss” — on the Viking Colony, about two hours southeast of Edmonton. Typically, Hutterite colonies have a range of ventures, and the Viking Colony, which....