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Editorial: All hands on deck

It was a dreary fall afternoon this past Sunday at Argyle, as rain lashed the countryside and soaked stubble fields. Inside the local community hall and curling rink, however, there was a clear sense of warmth and community. The hamlet had pulled out all the stops to host its annual fall supper — the 135th

Hard Luck Story Draws In The Cash

Monsanto Canada has chosen the Manitou Curling Club as this year’s $10,000 grand prizewinner of its “Imagine a Better House” Community Curling Club Improvement contest. The 170-member, four-sheet curling club located in southwestern Manitoba has a long history dating back to its year of establishment in 1890. The current facility is approaching 50 years old


Monsanto Supports Curling Rinks

Monsanto Canada’s “Imagine a Better House” community curling club improvement program is back for another year with enhanced funding of $45,000 in cash awards available to rural-based curling clubs in Western Canada who need a hand to improve their clubs. The “Imagine a Better House” community curling club program gives rural-based curling clubs in Western

In Brief… – for Mar. 18, 2010

Veggie tales: Peak of the Market will top up its promised donation of $40,000 to the Canadian Red Cross for Haiti earthquake relief based on 20 cents for every bag of vegetables sold last month. Manitobans bought 259,341 bags of vegetables during that period, which equalled $51,868. “We are so exhilarated by the support Manitobans

In Briefs continued from page 2 – for Mar. 11, 2010

Correction: W434 is a new winter wheat from Rob Graf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada adapted to Manitoba and was recently supported for registration. Its winter wheat survival is rated similar to Radiant and CDC Falcon. Incorrect information appeared last week. Joint effort: The University of Manitoba and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives have


4-H Reports – for Mar. 4, 2010

The Co-operator will publish 4-H reports once a month. Reports can be submitted by the third week of the month by email to [email protected],by regular mail to 4-H Reports, c/o Manitoba Co-operator, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, Man. R3H 0H1 or by fax to 204-954-1422. OAK LAKE BEEF The club met Feb. 7 at the Oak

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

If you think that “hog line” has something to do with pigs, that “house” is a program on television and that an “eight-ender” doesn’t even bear discussion, then you are obviously not a curler. People who understand the intricacies of this very popular winter sport have called curling “chess on ice.” And, there’s good news

Monsanto Sweeps Into Curling House

Monsanto Canada has extended its involvement as the presenting sponsor of several premier curling championships in Canada through 2013. This new multiyear agreement makes Monsanto the presenting sponsor of the 2010 Ford world women’s curling championship, March 20 to 28 in Swift Current, Sask., the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Tim Hortons Brier (Canadian men’s curling


Curling Clubs Get Financial Support

The two-sheet Holland Curling Club located in southwest Manitoba is this year’s $10,000 grand prize winner of Monsanto Canada’s “Imagine a Better House” Community Curling Club program. The 40-member curling club, established in 1892, came out on top after sharing their compelling story about the need for a facelift to their 116-year-old club that is

4-H Reports – for Mar. 5, 2009

The Co-operator will publish 4-H reports once a month. Reports can be submitted by the third week of the month by e-mail to [email protected],by regular mail to 4-H Reports, c/o Manitoba Co-operator, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, Man. R3H 0H1 or by fax to 204-954-1422. OAK LAKE BEEF The club held its monthly meeting Feb. 1