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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.
In Our Words: Cutting funds for community news, CBC a failing strategy

In Our Words: Cutting funds for community news, CBC a failing strategy

You may have noticed the federal Conservatives have a new leader. Erin O’Toole got the job and is now opposition leader and possibly a future Prime Minister. After O’Toole won, I went to his website to check his platform.
MP Report: COVID-19 is not going away

MP Report: COVID-19 is not going away

Only a few weeks back, the number of people with COVID-19 dropped to very low levels, not only here in Manitoba but in many places across Canada. In recent weeks, the clear evidence is that COVID-19 is back with a vengeance.
In Our Words: Once COVID-19 ends, we should throw an absolute rager

In Our Words: Once COVID-19 ends, we should throw an absolute rager

COVID-19 has been a drag. The constant news of death, illness and the toll taken worldwide can be overwhelmingly grim. We must pay attention to it, of course, but let’s think about something we haven’t likely thought much about lately – parties.
Northern Gardening: Seasonal challenges for your plot

Northern Gardening: Seasonal challenges for your plot

Just when many people decided to spend more time gardening because of the pandemic, the weather decided to throw some challenges at those plans. First, we had a cool, wet start. The continuous wet weather affected plants in a number of ways.
In Our Words: The ins and outs of youth criminal justice

In Our Words: The ins and outs of youth criminal justice

Whenever we write an article or post it online dealing with a crime and an offender who cannot be named, people get to chirping. “Name them,” the comments say.
In Our Words: Back-to-school plans require utmost caution

In Our Words: Back-to-school plans require utmost caution

Way down south within the borders of our geographic big brother, in the great state of Indiana, schools have already started to reopen.
In Our Words: A fresh approach to COVID-19 care

In Our Words: A fresh approach to COVID-19 care

I just got back from a week away from work and boy, was it just what I needed. Getting away from the old computer and home office has given me a different perspective on some things that I’d like to share.
In Other Words: Thank you, Flin Flon

In Other Words: Thank you, Flin Flon

When I told my family and friends I was moving to Flin Flon, I was told I would fall in love with the positivity and people up here and might never leave. Unfortunately, the second part of that statement will not come to pass.