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Soon the lake will be bustling

As I sat on my deck at the lake Sunday, the solitude of the island was occassionally broken by a large jet heading northwest over Rainy Lake. The sound of the engines trailed far behind the shining silver body with the two white trails of water vapour being thrown off by the plane.
A red squirrel made several quick dashes across the deck and around the house. Normally they like to chatter to announce their presence, but the only sound heard was the thump, thump sound as they bounded over the boards.

The mysteries of fertilizers

By Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

Proud of my first Private Member's Bill

Even with all the hoopla surrounding other stories in Ottawa, a lot of hard work has been taking place on the most pressing issues facing our families. One of those issues is pension security, and this week I was proud to take part in the first hour of debate on my Private Members Bill, C-501.

Food safety achieved through good practices

By Gary Sliworsky
OMAFRA Rep.

The Mute Swan: A beautiful terrorist

By Al Lowe
Contributor

Know your history

A comment posted on the story regarding Couchiching placing a tollbooth on the highway generated a very important comment; “Know your history!”. History has shown that over millenniums, lands and people have been conquered, reconquered, and freed.

Tricking your garden into thinking it is spring!

By Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

Knowing the cost of production is important

By Gary Sliworsky
OMAFRA Rep.

Everyone needs to know their cost of production. The OMAFRA crop budgets are once again available as 2010 Field Crop Budgets (OMAFRA Publication 60)

The little gray birds of spring

By Al Lowe
Contributor

Letting big oil off the hook

In last week’s column I touched on the new Conservative bill that will increase the number of inspections of gas pumps across Canada to ensure that they are working properly and dispensing the corre

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