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How much freedom should we relinquish following attacks

How much freedom should we relinquish following the two attacks on soldiers in Montreal and Ottawa this past week.

Our portable devices are becoming entertainment hubs

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. In fact I have to make sure that I don’t take it out of my pocket at a restaurant, or at any social event.
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Traveling to Big Sky Country

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. On both routes you travel at 118 km/hr. so you do make good time.
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Trying to fix Question Period

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 case being brought to North America.
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Give thanks for democracy

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. Water has been drained from my water system at the lake and a fond farewell was said to the cabin as I left by boat on Saturday.
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Watch for problems with excess nitrates this fall

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

By Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

We need to dream big!

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. Today, I would like to talk about what the challenges municipal governments will face should both the mill be restarted and the mine in Chapple go forward.
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Pasture gains in wet years are often disappointing

By Gary Sliworsky
OMAF/MRA Rep.

The Principles of Xeriscaping

By Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

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