By Patricia Hanbidge

Saskatoon School of Horticulture Principal

Today in the garden it was all about getting eaten. Handling mosquitoes —even this year in their overabundance of population — is mostly alright but handling the sting of wasps is not so nice. A nice morning in the garden puttering around for enjoyment was cut short when I stepped into the wrong place! After all, the buzz in the garden right now is wasps! This tells me that we have recently reached late summer and the savvy insects that have to overwinter outside are already beginning to prepare.

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Council clips- August 29 Rivers Banner

RM of Daly, July 8: Board of Revision will be held on Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. A variation order was granted to Paradise Valley to change the minimum front yard requirement of 150 feet to 90 feet and up to 141.2 feet, depending on the specific lot. Councillor Larry Fast discussed the trimming of trees at Chimo Resort. Councillor Ian Dyer questioned what is required to open a gravel pit. Councillor Dave Falkevitch voiced his concern for Road 65 and the amount of damage done by gravel trucks. Reeve Evan Smith spoke about the amount of damage done to roads and bridges and how the staff and councillors have worked hard to get repairs done. RM of Daly will inform the joint Rivers/Daly amalgamation committee that Daly does not wish to join Midwest Planning District.

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Rivers Banner

The picture of Don Simms and Dorothy Taylor on last week’s front page was identified as a niece and nephew of Sam and Doris Henry. Don and Dorothy are Doris’ brother and sister; our apologies for this error.

President resigns, VP needed for Rivers Chamber

By Sheila Runions

Banner Staff

Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce held its latest meeting on Aug. 20 and on Aug. 19, president Melissa Macmillan emailed vice-president Ken Tait her resignation, effective immediately. Thankfully, Ken agreed to step into the chair 16 months ahead of schedule (presidency is a two-year term) and it was a seamless transition as he has chaired five of seven previous meetings. Since Ken accepted the new responsibility, another vice-president is required and of the 14 people present, none volunteered for the role.

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More jobs for Brandon with Behlen’s big new project


Press Release

Behlen Industries will soon start the biggest project in its history, which will create more jobs for Brandon workers. The company will complete the job with its Edmonton-based building partner, NWS Construction. The project includes the manufacturing of 31 buildings for Shell Canada’s Carmon Creek heavy oil development located near Peace River, Alta.

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