You are here


Curious about Cabbage?

By Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

There are literally hundreds of varieties of cabbage. The most popular in Canada are green cabbage and savoy varieties. As with broccoli, cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable and may reduce the risk of some forms of cancer including colorectal cancers. Cabbage is also high in beta-carotene, vitamin C and fibre.

Boys come up empty at NWOSSAs

By Ashley Sharp
RRHS Reporter

The halls have been empty as students in grade 9 and 10 traveled to Moose Lake for the annual winter camping trip and the ski trip to Giants Ridge in Biwabik for all grades took place this past Wednesday. This week is March Break and once school is back in session the final drive to the end of the year will be under way.

An invitation to change

By Barbara Miller
Rainy River Ministerial

As I sit here writing this, I look out and see a dull, dreary, end of winter, grey day.
Showing underneath the melting snow the threat of mud looms large. Cold, wet, sloppy mud. Mud that will soon find its way, tracked by sneakers and boots, into the house, into the car; trapped on the bottom of jeans and pets’ paws.

The Ringbill

By Al Lowe

This is one of those smallducks which make up a good part of the duck hunter’s bag, along with the Scaups, Redheads and so on. They are quite widespread and, I am told, not too hard to shoot.

A new organic label

By Gary Sliworsky
Ag. Rep.

More and more of us are purchasing and eating organically grown food. We are soon to see something new in the organic world here in Canada – a new ‘Canada Organic‘ label.

Make education more affordable for hard working families

By Howard Hampton
MPP Kenora-RR

Toronto - NDP Leader Howard Hampton today called on the McGuinty government to make education more affordable for Ontario’s hard-working families.
“Today’s families work hard and pay their taxes to make sure their children get a first-class public education. They shouldn’t have to sell chocolate bars, hold raffles or conduct skipping rope fund-raisers to make sure their children get the education they need,” Hampton told the annual general meeting of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association.

What exactly is Chard?

By Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru

Chard is a relative of the beet that has been chosen for leaf production at the expense of storage root formation therefore a bulb does not form at the root. It is a plant that is native to the Mediterranean region but grows well as an annual vegetable in our area. Chard will produce fresh white, yellow or red leaf stalks that are totally edible and tasty. Chard is also an attractive ornamental that adds colour and interest to the vegetable garden. It is a nutritional powerhouse that should be considered in a healthy diet. Chard packs a huge amount of vitamin A, high in other minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium and it is naturally high in sodium. One cup contains 313 milligrams of sodium, which is very high for vegetables.

The Arctic Fox

By Al Lowe

This is the Arctic Fox. It is the smallest of our wild dogs, about the size of a big cat or a small dog. In the winter, when the fur is thick and long, it looks quite stocky. All in all, it is a very presentable little animal.

Women’s Institutes planning for a Heritage Tea

By Laurel Desrosier

The February thirteenth meeting of Forest Women’s Institute was held at the home of Betty Blight.
Laurel Desrosier called the meeting to order and Eleanor Wiersema read the Mary Stewart Collect. Carol Clifford read the minutes of the last meeting and they were approved. The financial report was given by Eleanor and approved by the members.

Want to make it easier to eat healthier?

Submitted by
Ken Boshcoff M.P.

We all know that it’s tempting – and often all too easy – to reach for foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar. The new Canada Food Guide gives practical tips about healthy eating to children, teens, adults and seniors from all cultural groups.


Subscribe to RSS - Columns