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Whether you use a tent or a yurt, now is the time to plan for summer camping.

Time to start planning for summer camping

It seems early with snow still around but some reservations can be made this month

Snow may still be on the ground, and camping may be far from your mind, but it’s almost time to make plans — especially if you want to make reservations for provincial cabins, yurts or group-use areas. Reservations for these spots open Monday, March 19 at 7 a.m., and the cabins and yurts fill up

UFA to shut down outdoor outfitter business

Alberta farmers’ co-operative UFA is set to get out of an “increasingly competitive” space in the retail sector by closing its outdoor supply chain Wholesale Sports. The co-operative, which bought what was then a seven-store chain in 2008, announced Thursday it would start inventory liquidation sales Friday at all 12 of its remaining Wholesale Sports


Good food makes for happy campers

Prairie Fare: Some tips and recipes to make cooking outdoors as enjoyable as the food itself

Grab your fishing pole, marshmallows and floaty, it’s time to go camping! I know, it’s hard to leave the farm, but taking time to enjoy summer with family and friends is important. Not only is it a good way to reduce stress, but it can build fond memories that will last a lifetime. With harvest

Beware Of Invisible Summertime “Bugs”

When we think about summer pests, we often think of mosquitoes, flies and ants. These bugs certainly are annoyances at outdoor picnics and camping. Even worse – sometimes bugs can spread disease. However, in the summertime, the “bugs” we can’t see can have worse consequences than the ones we can manage with repellents. Bacteria, which



Holidaying In The North, The Economical Way

Are the fireweed-covered slopes of the Yukon calling you? Do the glaciers and mountains of Alaska beckon? Has the lure of the North taken hold? If you are eager to visit the Yukon and Alaska but hesitate because of the cost, here’s some suggestions that might make it affordable. Last summer my husband and I

Summer Camp — An Opportunity To Grow

Often it was the first lengthy separation for both mother and child. For the heart of a child in its buoyancy, is one that is pure and free. So put me in touch with the heart of a child, of the person that is to be. – C. Burtis Hunter Summer camp – a place

Try Out A Yurt This Summer

The yurt now being used at some Manitoba campgrounds has kept the name and a similar domed shape, but uses more high-tech materials. Do you enjoy the outdoors but aren’t keen on sleeping on the ground? Do you want to try camping this summer, but don’t own a trailer or a tent? Do you enjoy