Ken's Korner

The best of both seasons!

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As I sit here and find my body clock adjusting to the earlier switch to Daylight Saving Time Monday morning, I find myself saying, “The jet lag is worth it.”
I am ready for spring and summer and Saturday afternoon affirmed that for me.


Silly Willy suggested D.S.T.

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Well I am not sure if it is where the phrase “Silly Willy” comes from but in researching the origin of Daylight Saving Time I learned that the first man to seriously propose the concept was called that often.


All shoveled out!

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Are you all shoveled out?
I know I sure was on Sunday. After about a foot of snow fell from Friday to Sunday everyone had their work cut out for them.
I thought the snow might let up overnight on Saturday so I told my little dog he was going to have to hold it until morning.


Not much I can tell you at this time

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The past few weeks have certainly been interesting ones on this page.
It was all prompted by a letter from former Mayor Glen Armstrong questioning the decision of the current Mayor Debbie Ewald to vacation with an unnamed party who is apparently engaged in a lawsuit with the Town of Rainy River.


What is this cold weather good for?

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Where will the first pipes burst?
With weather this cold (-34C and -27F) and very little snow cover it is a miracle that we have not seen geysers popping up out of the streets yet.
It seems that we are now doing penance for the extremely mild and dry fall and winter we have had to date.


The great ATM fee debate

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It seems the federal New Democratic Party has found a way to make headlines that has everyone talking.
By pointing the finger at the big banks for charging fees at their Automated Teller Machines and saying they are gouging the public, Jack Layton and the NDP, have picked up on an issue that we all face every time we go and use an ATM.


The great ATM fee debate

kens_korner

It seems the federal New Democratic Party has found a way to make headlines that has everyone talking.
By pointing the finger at the big banks for charging fees at their Automated Teller Machines and saying they are gouging the public, Jack Layton and the NDP, have picked up on an issue that we all face every time we go and use an ATM.


Is it the March rush already?

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Wow!
What an amazingly busy week!
Traditionally January is a very quiet month and the first two weeks were no exception to that rule.
However, last week I felt like I was in mid March when all the winter activities wind down and I am running from event to another.


Thinking warm thoughts

It never seems to fail. We talk about the weather in the paper and it goes to the complete opposite.
Last week we had a poll in the paper asking people if they thought the cause of the mild weather was pollution.
Bam! Within a day or so the mercury plunged to sub-arctic temperatures and it as stayed there ever since.
Brrrrrrrrr it is cold out there!
It was only day two of the deep freeze and I was already sick of it.
Funny all winter we have had mild temperatures and after one or two days I was already tired of the cold.
But not much we can do about it... bundle up, throw more blankets on the bed at night and think warm thoughts.
That is what my dad and I did on Thursday.
Just as the weather settled in, he received his KOA camping guide for 2007.
We have looked at it twice since then and planned several fantasy trips... one to the badlands and one to Chicago and Michigan.
We also started talking about our annual spring camping trip to Itasca State Park and possibly a few extra trips this year. Heck the more we think about the warm weather the faster it will come... right??
–Until then,
Ken


I tried to fly but gravity won!

by Ken Johnston
Editor

Have you ever slipped and fallen?
Well with the lack of snow and all the rain we have had it is like a skating rink out there.


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