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Are we losing our common sense?

Are we losing some of our common sense? I wonder when I see communities and the public in fear of offending or allowing some risk. Today many of the things that I did growing up are now considered dangerous and should be banned.
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Put their feet to the fire

Sometimes when you write a story, facts and figures conflict and may or may not be accurate. I take for instance information that was published in the Fort Frances Times on November 5 when Minister of Natural Resources offered up information that Expera had been offered over 700,000 m3 of fibre by Resolute to operate the Kraft Mill in Fort Frances.
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Age is a relative term

Last August, forms from the Canadian government arrived in the mail for me to apply for my Canadian Pension and Old Age Security.

Growing orchids indoors

By Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

Inventory time

By Gary Sliworsky
OMAF/MRA Rep.
Another year will soon be gone. Many businesses take year-end inventories of goods on hand and farm businesses are no exception.

What will we do with our time?

As I sat down to write this column, I wondered to myself if all my electronic gadgets were dumbing me down or making me smarter. The more I have read, the more confused I have become.

Dear Santa....

Dear Santa,
I am writing this letter on behalf of many important people who probably would like to believe in you but somehow feel it below their dignity to write.

Have you taken a grower pesticice class?

By Gary Sliworsky
OMAF/MRA Rep.

The Christmas Cactus

By Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru
The Christmas cactus is usually available this time of year and makes a great holiday gift or a nice houseplant for yourself.

Christmas lights

I like the lights of the Christmas season. I enjoy the variety of styles that people use to decorate their yards. I hope that we have enough snow to cover the leaves and brown grass, but not too much to bury the lights in the yard.
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