What a week it was last week.
The Krahn fire did what few new stories do to us at the paper... it trumped everything else.
On Monday I was trying to figure out how we were going to run the pictures and the story. After running off eight different front pages we settled on the one you saw.
The beaches of Rainy River stretch for what seems to be endless miles.
While there is a small beach at the park, there are numerous other ones up and down just about every street.
While some of them disappeared on the weekend when it rained, for the most part they are still all intact.
The sounds of spring were everywhere over the weekend.
While my neighbours, Jim and Sue Armstrong, were over sitting on my deck, we enjoyed the weather that Mother Nature had finally delivered.
The only down side of finally getting outside was that everyone’s idea of being outside comes with different things to do.
A hippity hop here a hippity hop there... the Easter bunny was sure busy over the weekend!
It was at Hannam Park early Saturday morning hiding over 500 eggs for local kids to find.
That event was a huge success thanks to organizer Kristine Brown and her group of volunteers. About the only bad thing that happened that day was the cold wind from the north, but that did not keep too many kids at home. There was 102 registered before the event and I would say at least 50 more that showed up that day.
Recycling took on a new meaning last weekend for me and my best friend Jim Armstrong.
A couple of weeks ago he and his wife purchased a new washer and dryer set from Lowes Furniture.
We moved the new ones in and Jim and Sue offered me their old dryer as mine has never worked well since the floods we had a few years back.
Wasn’t the pet food scare a real eye opener last week?
I was shocked to discover that the pet food industry is self regulated. In other words they are not held to the same safety standards our food supply is by the government.
How much is that doggy in the window?
I have been getting asked that over the past week or so.
About two weeks ago I adopted another Shih Tzu. His name is Ricky Ricardo and he definitely is a character.
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.
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.
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.