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MONTMARTRE, Sask. — Bryant Gaetz was sure he was going to die. In an instant, the 16-year-old farm boy’s life flashed before his eyes. “I thought I was dying right then,” said Gaetz, recounting a harrowing day three years ago when the grain auger he was pulling with a tractor hit an overhead power line on his family’s mixed farm. With an explosion of sparks and flames, the voltage surge set the auger tires ablaze and the tractor tires exploded. The stubble was on fire by the time the Grade 10 stud...