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Snowmobiling and ice fishing fill holidays

Meota News
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More than 30 ice-fishing shacks are installed on Jackfish Lake, near Meota. Photo by Lorna Pearson

There’s not much to report in the way of traveller news. The main activity around the area right now is the snowmobilers enjoying the nice weather. You often see three or four travelling together and sometimes a dozen or more. It looks like a great sport. In the north country the trails through the forest and lakes are very different than the open spaces down here. The other busy activity is on the lake. There are more than 30 fish shacks out there. They are near enough to shore to watch the action. The view is better with field glasses, of course. This is a great family sport during the holidays.

There is ice in the skating rink and open to anyone wanting to get out and skate, with no fixed schedule. Again this is so great with the nice days we are enjoying, The lights are on from 5:30 to 10 p.m. daily. There is ice in the curling rink also but with the regulations in place it is not being used. Curlers are hoping that on Jan. 15, when regulations are updated, they are able to use it. 

The new hours at the village office are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special birthday greetings to one special lady in Harwood Manor, Helen Munn, on reaching her 100th birthday Jan. 2. The staff and family arranged a nice afternoon in her honour, with music and all, in the dining room.   

To register for the Edam Snowmobile Rally Jan. 9 call 306-441-5704. 

Time and good friends are two things that become more valuable the older we get.