Summer bike safety

By RCMP Media Relations

With summer in full swing, here are some bicycle safety tips to make all your journeys great. 

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MYJC update

By Andrea Futrell

Youth Engagement Leader, Rivers Manitoba Youth Job Centre

On Aug. 1 the Odd Job Squad hosted a car wash that was very successful. One of the best parts about my job is nurturing young kids into young adults who are ready to join the work force. Rivers is very supportive of this program, and for that, I invite you to give yourself a big pat on the back!

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Century Farm celebration

By Jessie Bell

Rivers Banner

On Friday, Aug 8 more than 50 relatives and neighbours of Gordon Hammond gathered in his spacious and well-maintained farmyard in the Tarbolton district (southeast of Bradwardine). Inside a separate building from the house were displays of family pictures and framed Manitoba Centennial Farm awards. Issued in 2014, the land at SW 8-11-22W, RM of Daly, has been farmed by the Hammond family for more than 100 years.

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Alternative controls in the garden

By Patricia Hanbidge

Saskatoon School of Horticulture Principal

Many thanks to Joanne Messer from Tisdale for calling me up and asking for some alternative methods for troubles she is having with her roses — that conversation enticed me to write this column. This is a challenging summer for gardeners everywhere with monsoon rains, flooding, cool temperatures and sweltering heat.

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Is agriculture's toxic hold turning into a death grip?

By Larry Powell

This summer the tragedy of dying pollinators took on a new dimension. A team of Dutch researchers found that, in addition to bees, "significant declines in populations of insect-eating birds are also associated with high concentrations of neonicotinoids." 


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