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Arden celebrates 10th annual crocus contest

The annual event showcases the beauty of the crocus bloom

A short season didn’t prevent photographers from capturing the fleeting beauty of the crocus this spring. Sixteen prizes have been awarded to photographers in the 2018 edition of the Arden Crocus Photo Contest, the 10th anniversary of the contest. In the adult section there were 18 entrants with 63 photos over four categories. The youth

Visitors from far and wide took the opportunity to visit Manitoba farms on Open Farm Day.

Farm visit leaves lasting impression

Urban kids can’t stop talking about their farm visit during Open Farm Day

Mommy, I want to go back to the farm!” Michael Fuller, age three, made this point to Mom, Karen Fuller, on the drive home to Brandon from Open Farm Day. Michael and two city cousins had just spent the afternoon connecting with a real farm for the first time – and they couldn’t have been


Retired carpenter Gord Oleksuk says building purple martin houses has kept
him busy and doing what he loves, working with wood.

Retired carpenter building for the birds

Gord Oleksuk says he’s built well over 100 purple martin houses over the past 18 years

Eighteen years ago Gord Oleksuk was a freshly retired carpenter in search of something to do — so he built a purple martin house. More than 100 purple martin houses later, he’s still building them in the little shop beside his house, at the corner of Highways 10 and 25, north of Brandon. It all

Arden-area corn grower Roland Unger says good weather and some production tweaks helped him earn second place in the MCGA yield competition while growing the crop in a non-traditional area.

Perfect weather sees top corn yields from western Manitoba

Both regionally and individually, corn growers from western Manitoba earned top provincial yields in 2015

The results from the annual Manitoba Corn Growers Association (MCGA) yield competition give a tantalizing glimpse into the future of corn in western Manitoba. The event, in its 45th year, saw Baker Colony, near MacGregor, capture the top prize for 2015 with a yield of 241 bushels per acre. Roland Unger of Arden was the