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Are our eating habits getting better?

Are our eating habits getting better?

There are four food groups in Canada's Food Guide: Vegetables and Fruit, Grain Products, Milk and Alternatives, and Meat and Alternatives. Good nutrition means choosing a variety of foods from all four food groups every day.
Enter your garden

Enter your garden

What are the plagues that can hit the prairies? While ancient peoples had locusts, we have potato beetles and slugs. We've had hail, we've had flood, and now we have one more thing to worry about: giant hogweed.
Outdoor fun is good for kids and the planet

Outdoor fun is good for kids and the planet

When I was growing up in London, Ontario, in the early 1950s, back doors would flap open between 5:30 and 6 p.m., and parents would call Johnny or Mary to come home for dinner. We'd be out playing in the park, empty lot, or nearby ditch or creek.

Editorial - An important glimpse of the past

The weekend ahead is always a rather special one in the city of Yorkton since it is the time of the annual Yorkton Threshermen's Show & Senior' Festival.
Perhaps society needs more bird-brains

Perhaps society needs more bird-brains

A pair of Bushnell 7 X 15 X 35 binoculars hangs over a chair-back near our front window - the better to spy on the new neighbours. They don't seem to mind the paparazzi, and appear oblivious to our inspection.
A look in on the vacation

A look in on the vacation

I'll begin this week by letting you in a little bit on my recent vacation. You see, our family has sure taken advantage of this camper.
Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

Putnam new to YTW

Putnam new to YTW

Chris Putnam has recently joined Yorkton This Week as a reporter. Born in Watson, Putnam attended the University of Saskatchewan taking four years of English, which after graduation turned into a reporter position at the Tisdale Recorder.
Slow  economy reveals importance of farming

Slow economy reveals importance of farming

There's not much good news in the most recent TD Bank Financial Group forecast of Saskatchewan economic growth. It significantly downgrades the province's expected gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2010 to a modest 2.
Editorial cartoon

Editorial cartoon

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