Bulbs or bulb-like plants are usually considered perennial plants which have a period of growth and flowering, followed by a period of dormancy where they die back to ground level at the end of each growing season. The end of the growing season for spring flowering bulbs occurs in the […]

I think we are wearing warmer clothes now that we ever did in May or June! We need Mother Nature to turn up the heat a bit and move the rain showers out. I understand there are a few areas that are still looking for some rain, but it is […]

I was reading about Canada’s justice system, specifically about the rates of recidivism, and generally about a system seemingly obsessed with incarceration with little if any focus on prevention of crime, how to help our most vulnerable before they find themselves in trouble. Do we have a system in Canada […]

The R.R. Women’s Institute Museum in Emo is all set to go for the summer. The museum’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be crafts every Thursday morning, please call 482-3991 or Facebook message to register, everyone is welcome to Like and follow the Rainy […]

Tom, Dick and Harry? How about Larry, Curly and Moe? Or Willie, Mickey and The Duke? Never mind all that…what happened to Mike, Dave and Bob? A generation or so ago, Mike, Dave and Bob were the most popular names in pro sports — in that order. Well, at least […]

The local fishing tournament scene got cranked up this past weekend with the Kenora Walleye Open and the Shoal Lake Bass Classic, both taking place Saturday and Sunday. When the dates have worked out, I have fished both tournaments in the past but if they happen to overlap, I’m a […]

Good news on the farm! We had a second duckling hatch! This one came on July 4 — so we now have Canada and Indee. They are still living in the house and Lexi is learning to be gentle. She sleeps by the spare room door where they are living […]

I was sorting through old photos the other day and came upon four-year-old me with my cat in my arms. Muff was my first pet. She had the softest of soft furs, pussy willow grey, trimmed with a white face and four white paws. She had a serious demeanour at […]

Cheers to organizers and volunteers to both Emo and Barwick who were part of the July 1st festivities. Parades, ball tournaments, fire department displays, kids games, dunk tanks, excellent food booths, vendors and much more made up for a great July 1st holiday. One could feel the enjoyment of family […]