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MLA Report: Reviewing successes, provincial government failures in 2020

MLA Report: Reviewing successes, provincial government failures in 2020

As the New Year approaches, the provincial legislature has ended its fall sitting. We did our best to delay some truly egregious legislation the Pallister government brought in.
Elly on the Arts: Trying to find silver linings

Elly on the Arts: Trying to find silver linings

What a sad couple of weeks this has been.
In Our Words: Get to the polls, today or Nov. 9

In Our Words: Get to the polls, today or Nov. 9

There are elections coming up here - elections, plural. For anyone looking for a quick little cheat sheet on those, here you go: There’s the Flin Flon byelection Oct. 28 - today.
In Our Words: Let's get back to the Forum - as safely as possible

In Our Words: Let's get back to the Forum - as safely as possible

It’s October and for people like me, that typically means one thing - hockey season is back. Normally, it would be back to Zamboni fumes, cheering on goals with the crew and poking gentle fun at the opposition. Normally is the key word here.
MP Report: Measures to help small businesses

MP Report: Measures to help small businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on many people in our region and across Canada. It is particularly impacting small businesses across the country.
Northern Gardening: Preparing for fall planting

Northern Gardening: Preparing for fall planting

Should you find yourself near a larger centre during these days of limited travel, be sure to check out any garden centres for trees, shrubs and perennials. At this time of year, they will offer some great bargains.
In Our Words: On COVID-19, burnout and how to fix what’s broken

In Our Words: On COVID-19, burnout and how to fix what’s broken

Hi. See this paper here? I wrote most of the stuff in it. Nice to meet you. While some of you know me, who I am and what I’m about, I’m sure a lot of people don’t. Let me reintroduce myself. I was raised in Flin Flon. I went to McIsaac and Hapnot.
In Our Words: Travel restrictions could be useful - if they're actually enforced

In Our Words: Travel restrictions could be useful - if they're actually enforced

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody’s around to hear it, does it make a sound? That is a classic condundrum posed by some of our finest modern thinkers – Albert Einstein, George Berkeley, even Bruce Cockburn.
Northern Gardening: Tending to the fall garden

Northern Gardening: Tending to the fall garden

What happened to summer this year? It feels like we barely had two weeks of it. The cool weather has settled in, with cool days and cold nights in the forecast. Most gardens have performed reasonably well.
Northern Gardening: Adjusting to challenges with your plot

Northern Gardening: Adjusting to challenges with your plot

The effects of a cool, wet start to the season can be mitigated with a few cultural practices. First, the garden soil should have some organic material added every year.