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Community Garden A Big Success

When a couple of keen gardeners in Killarney came up with the idea of a community garden plot last fall, they did not expect the response they got. Holding their first “work day” last month, they were overwhelmed with help, machinery, supplies, goodwill – and a great sunny day to get things done. “It’s our

Looking After The Goats

When two pygmy goat does gave birth to two sets of triplets, Spencer Kemp, 13, landed a new job on the family’s 10-acre small holding north of Killarney. “I really help out with the feeding,” said Kemp. “One of the mothers had only two of her baby goats survive, and she rejected one of them.

Big-City Services In Killarney – for Sep. 2, 2010

When Coral Peters shakes your hand, you know that something is up. The firm grip of this warm-hearted and smiling woman gives you a sense of how strong and determined she is. And she must be, to have reinvented herself into becoming the multi-talented massage and spa specialist she is today. After 30 years in

Killarney Farmers’ Market Heads Downtown

“More and more people are coming to the farmers’ markets, and it’s really growing. This is our fourth year, and sales have gone up 25 per cent.” – RICHARD GROSS OF THE MAYFAIR COLONY It was a whole new playing field July 3 as the Killarney Farmers Market vendors set up their stalls for the

Celebrating 10 Years Of Accomplishments

It was a birthday party celebration of a different sort in Ninette, Manitoba. A jubilant group of adults and staff, all part of Southwest Community Options (SCO), recently lit up the candles there to mark 10 years of their progress in the little town. And it has been a remarkable decade. That’s because SCO was

Locks, Stocks, And A Sprinkling Of Confetti

Police are warning farmers to be more vigilant safeguarding their grain storage after canola was stolen recently from bins in the Spruce Plains area of southwestern Manitoba. Investigators suspect higher commodity prices could be behind the theft, but they are releasing few details, other than to warn farmers to take measures to protect their inventory.

Sowing Seeds Of Hope For The World’s Hungry

“It’s just a Christian response to meet the needs of the hungry.” BARRY REIMER, CO-CHAIR AND FARMER WI TH THE KILLARNEY GROWI NG PROJECT, WHO SOWED THE SECOND HALF OF A 120-ACRE FIELD EARMARKED FOR THE CANADIAN FOODGRAINS BANK. The conditions couldn’t be better,” said Dale Balour, who wanted things to go perfectly on Monday,