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There's a new tree planted

Wow - what a change in weather patterns. From this coastal city where we're still waiting for more than two days of summer, I can't help but think of my prairie friends.
What a way to start the season

What a way to start the season

Oh Canada! The Roughriders celebrated the July 1 holiday with their own fireworks, coming back from a 21-point third quarter deficit to defeat the Montreal Alouettes 54-51 in double overtime in a Grey Cup rematch at Mosaic Stadium.

Observations on the G20 conference

The vandalism that occurred during the G20 conference in Toronto was appalling. My wife and I lived in Toronto for about 10 years. It's a beautiful city. I literally wept to see the wanton destruction of stores, police vehicles, and more.
The hard court season comes to an end

The hard court season comes to an end

This column is coming in a little after the fact because a backload of other sports, but better late then never.

What's the point?

So, the G-20 and the G-8 summits are over.And what did we learn?The first thing that people will remember are the protesters. They grabbed more headlines and more photo ops than the politicians, or even the fake lake.

Flooding a priority

I am writing in response to a recent article published in the June 23 edition of the Humboldt Journal regarding the provincial government's response to flooded farmland and unseeded acres.

Delay in ambulance attendance will be costly

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter at the request of Manitou Fire/Rescue. It concerns the consequences to our department, and to those people we serve, of the closure of the Neilburg Ambulance Service.

Heart rate monitors boost exercise efficiency

If you have ever been in one of my boot camp classes, you have probably completed the dreaded treadmill test. This means that you have worn a heart rate monitor. If you haven't, you might wonder what is a heart rate monitor and what it does.

Moon begins month on the wane

This month opens with the moon in its waning gibbous state, meaning it is reducing in illuminated size and the lit portion has a "humped" or "bulging outward" shape. The moon is also at apogee, 405,036 kilometres.
Free agent season should have Russians on the move

Free agent season should have Russians on the move

Happy Birthday Canada, Go Riders Go and let the bidding wars begin. July 1, could be one of the most exciting days in Canada for the entire year, for sports enthusiasts like myself in any case.