Ken's Korner

Tried to quit even though I never started

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Have you ever tried to quit smoking even though you don’t smoke?
Well over the long weekend I had such an experience.
It did not occur until the second full day of our camping trip to Itasca State Park in Minnesota. That was the day after it was 85 degrees fahrenheit. In the morning it seemed as though Mother Nature was unsure what weather front would prevail. The colder one from the north or the warmer one just to our south.


New found yard

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What a difference a few trees being cut down makes!
For the past few years my buddy and I have been talking about getting rid of three trees in my back yard.
At first we joked about them making good firewood.


Should people go compact?

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Are compact fluorescent light bulbs the answer to cutting huge power demands in households?
Well the answer seems to be yes, but there are a number of problems associated with making everyone switch to them.


Back to normal, I hope!

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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.


RR has miles of beaches

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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 the season

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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.


The Easter bunny sure gets around!

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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.


New meaning to recycling

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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.


I smell a ripoff here

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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?

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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.


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