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Riding high on the pro circuit

For most of their young-adult lives the Larsen brothers — Tyrel, Orin and Kane — have been involved in one sport and one sport only — rodeo. But they aren’t complaining. The heritage of the sport is close to the Inglis family’s heart and being involved in rodeo is looked at as being a great

Romanian farmhouse preserved

The Paulencu House is the last known surviving example of a traditional Romanian-style farmhouse from Manitoba’s settlement era. Its three-part rectangular plan, vernacular design and log construction, brought from the Carpathian Mountain region of Eastern Europe, adeptly blend functional and esthetic elements that extend beyond the basic requirements of a simple, sturdy but comfortable pioneer

A long and healthy life

Stanley Maydaniuk, who is 97 years old, said that although it took a bit of getting used to, he really loves living in the Sandy Lake Personal Care Home. “The nurses are so nice, that I hope I can stay here and never live anywhere else.” Maydaniuk, talking about his life said, “Other than my

Scenery, History And Horticulture

If you’re interested in short day trips, try one in western Manitoba, north of Russell – a trip filled with scenery, history and horticulture. The scenery is provided by the valleys of the Assiniboine and Shell rivers. For a beautiful view of the Assiniboine Valley, the 1,300-metre-long Shellmouth Dam and the 65-km-long Lake of the

Asessippi Provincial Park

With several of our provincial campgrounds closed this summer due to flooding, campers and boaters may want to check out some new locations. One provincial park in western Manitoba is Asessippi Provincial Park located north of Russell. Asessippi Park isn’t a large park – just 23 square kilometres – but there’s plenty to do for

“ I – for Jun. 30, 2011

t was like we’d come to another world.” Doug Chorney was shaking his head in amazement after a quick plane trip around the province last week to observe first-hand the extent of overland flooding. From the air, the president of Keystone Agricultural Producers could see vast expanses of flooded fields. An estimated three million acres

Crop Report – for Jun. 23, 2011

SOUTHWEST Another week of wet weather limited any progress in seeding. The region received about 30 to 120 mm of rain with Wednesday reporting the largest rain event. All runways and ditches were running and many roads were once again closed in several municipalities. In areas south of Highway 1 overall seeding progress remains at

Developing Rural Youth’s Eye For Stock

Rural youth may be a disappearing breed and the ability to pick superior farm genetics a dying art, but the cattle committee at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair isn’t about to cry uncle just yet. Organizers of the youth cattle competition teamed up with Vanguard Credit Union to hold an open judging competition for youth

Manitoba-Saskatchewan Flood Control Agreement Denounced

Farmers in the Assiniboine Valley say they feel sold down the river by a recent interprovincial flood control agreement. The pact between the Manitoba and Saskatchewan governments allows a controversial drainage project at Fishing Lake, Sask., to proceed with a controlled flow to avoid flooding on the upper Assiniboine River. But Manitoba producers who live

Cool, Snowy January… February?

This week it’s time for us to do our monthly look back, then try to glance ahead and see what February might have in store for us. Looking back at temperatures during January, it seems we saw a little bit of everything from bone-chilling cold to nice balmy days. The month started off with fairly