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Congratulations to K of C winners

By Kendall Olsen

Congratulations go out to McCrosson-Tovell and Riverview students Michaela Jack, Courtney Hansen, Carter Chorney and Sara Gall for their excellent finishes in the Knights of Columbus basket ball free throw competition. Michaela finished first in the district competition and tied for second in the regional competition for girls age 12; Courtney finished first in both the district and regional levels for girls age 11; Carter finished first in the district and regional levels for boys age 9; Sara placed first at both the district and regional level for girls age 10.

More on handling facilities

By Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

Following from last week’s article here is the second of a 3 part series on handling facilities from Harold K. House, Dairy and Beef Housing and Equipment Engineer with OMAFRA.

Enjoying the crafts of 200 years ago today

After my aunt died, my brother and his wife and I, went through her belongings and keepsakes. It was quite revealing about my aunt. She liked fine clothing. She enjoyed jewelry. She read a great deal. And she had fine taste in painting.

The importance of soil for houseplants

By Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

Just like gardening outdoors, soil plays a vital role in the survival and growth of your houseplant. The potting soil or media in which a plant grows must be of good quality. It should be porous for root aeration and drainage but also capable of water and nutrient retention.

The Evening Grosbeak

By Al Lowe

Most people who feed birds in the winter in this area will be familiar with the Evening Grosbeak. It has a body about the size of a robin, but with a short tail and an enormous beak. The male birds are beautifully marked in yellow, black and white, while the females are more conservatively arrayed in dull brown with a wash of yellow. Both have black and white wings.

Rainy River to host Region 12 convention this Saturday

By Irene Hanson
RR Hosp. Aux.

Twenty members came to our regular meeting along with Bob McGreevy and Dr. Singleton. First on the agenda was photographs taken of all the members present, one with Bob McGreevy accepting two cheques (1 for $10,000 completing our pledge to the CT Scanner, 2nd $2000 from the fund raising bingo’s held over the winter), the other with Dr. Singleton accepting $15,000 for the expansion to the Health Fitness Centre in the hospital.

True greatness

By Fr.Dan Debano
Rainy River Ministerial

“Rather whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave.”
Many people desire to do great things in life. This is not being arrogant or conceited. Rather, according to St. Thomas Aquinas, aspiring to greatness is a sign of virtue. What is important is that we understand what Jesus means by greatness.

Good handling facilities

By Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

Any producer who is dealing with cattle needs some type of handling facilities whether he has ten steers or a thousand steers. Handling facilities are, and will continue to be an important part of a successful cattle operation, allowing the producer many advantages and options. Following is the first of a 3 part series on handling facilities from Harold K. House, Dairy and Beef Housing and Equipment Engineer with OMAFRA.

Remembering WWI and Vimy Ridge

When I was in grade 10, our history teacher, Murray Kitts spent months taking us through the build up to World War I and then took us through the many battles that included Canadian soldiers.
We followed the course of the war from its beginning through to the armistice of November 18. I was left with a clear impression that there was no glory in that war. Everything in my memory is of misery, mud and death.

Working to green Canada up

Submitted by
Ken Boshcoff M.P.

Last October, the Conservative Government introduced their “Clean Air Act” - legislation that Environmental groups called “hollow rhetoric” and “completely pointless”. The Conservative’s proposed Act did not provide any additional powers to regulate the environment that the Government did not already have and did not propose one new rule to prevent greenhouse gas emissions or pollution.


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