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Legion Chat: Thanks students!

By President Walter Wagner It is that time to acknowlede the efforts of the students who manned, the Tourist Centre and the Rail Museum. The Legion is very grateful for the weeding and watering you have done for our flower beds and surrounding area. Your efforts are there for all to see. Read more...

Publisher's Pen: Students need to use the world as their classroom

Schools will be starting soon. Some parents will experience worry as their first youngster walks out the front door and boards a waiting school bus. It is a passage of time. Almost a decade later, that group will move on to high school and parents will suddenly realize that their children are growing and quickly will disappear in just a short time from home. All too soon, those children who boarded that school bus are now being loaded into the family car and are off to university dorms.

Gardening Guru: Two crops-One planting!

By Melanie Mathieson Gardening Guru •Two Crops – One Planting Sometimes you can get a second crop from some plants like green and yellow beans, lettuce, Swiss chard and other greens. After they have finished producing, try chopping them down about 3 inches above the soil. You can either cut with scissors or pruners or if you have a large patch use the lawn mower set on the highest setting or garden shears. Keep watering as usual and in about a week you should see the stumps sending out new shoots. In about a month to six weeks, depending on the weather, you should be picking a new crop.

Things a new farmer has to think about

By Gary Sliworsky OMAFRA Rep. There are many things you need to think about when starting a farm. Some of these things are what do you want to produce, where are you going to produce it, how are you going to gain the skills to do so, and how are you going to finance this initiative? Read more...

Agri-News: Nitrates

By Gary Sliworsky OMAFRA Rep. Nitrate is the form of nitrogen that plant roots take up from the soil. It is transported to the leaves where it is eventually converted into protein. When plants are stressed or injured this process is interrupted and excess nitrates accumulate. Drought, hot dry winds, hail or frost can result in high nitrate levels. Even cool, cloudy weather can cause the problem. Read more...

Gardening Guru: Keeping weeds at bay

By Melanie Mathieson Gardening Guru It is true that weeds and unwanted plants are present in almost every garden, but there are some ways to control weeds without them getting out of hand and taking over the garden. With some patience diligence and some early attack methods you’ll soon be keeping weeds at bay and enjoying the later part of the season a little more ‘weed free’. Read more...

Agri-News: New Grassland Stewardship Program

By Gary Sliworsky
OMAFRA Rep.

Publisher's Pen: Connecting with our kids

We have a habit on Sunday evenings. We call our sons shortly after they should have finished supper in Calgary. It has been ongoing since they left home for university. One might think that with twitter, Facebook, Facetime, and Skype that the old fashion phone call would continue to be used, but it is our preferred way of keeping in touch. Read more....

Publisher's Pen: No more eating dough!

When I was growing up, one of the carrots that my mother would use to get us to help when she was baking was the opportunity to lick the beaters or spatulas. Or sometimes when she was baking cookies my mom would roll some dough into a small ball and offer it to us to taste the cookies before they were baked. Chocolate cake batter was always my favorite, although a lemon cake was equally good.

Library Corner: Summer reading club is back!

By Michael Dawber Librarian/CEO The TD Summer Reading Club is back at the Rainy River Public Library! This summer, we’re going “Wild” at the Library. Read more...

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