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Our portable devices are becoming entertainment hubs

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I am constantly aware of how dependent we have become on electronic gadgets. My wife complains that I really can’t give up my cell phone.


Traveling to Big Sky Country

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I have been travelling the last six days, firstly across the northern US states of North Dakota and Montana along highway 2 to Shelby and then back east on the Trans Canada.


Trying to fix Question Period

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This week in Ottawa New Democrats tried to fix Question Period but were prevented from doing so by the Conservatives, and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa gathered more media attention with the first


Give thanks for democracy

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The leaves are falling from the trees around my home. Already one maple is bare and half the golden leaves from the birch trees now sit upon the grass.


Watch for problems with excess nitrates this fall

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By Gary Sliworsky
OMAF/MRA Rep.
With the weather conditions we had this year we may have to watch for problems with nitrates this fall.


Double Digging

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By Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru


We need to dream big!

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I have written about doom and gloom and the issues facing councils across the district. Some of the financial issues facing councils this year are not pretty.


Pasture gains in wet years are often disappointing

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By Gary Sliworsky
OMAF/MRA Rep.


The Principles of Xeriscaping

By Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru


A fun family fishing weekend

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Last weekend was a fishing weekend. My brother-in-law Tom Foster and his son Ben came for a weekend of fishing on Rainy Lake. My son Brendan who came in from Calgary joined them.


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