Welcome to our first 12-page issue in over a year.
Unfortunately, the amount of ad content dictates the number of pages that we are able to print and we just couldn’t get over the bar to get 16 pages out to you.
So, then what happens is I have to decide what makes the paper and what has to wait for next week or fall to the cutting room floor. Congrats to the Poplar River Mine ERT for a great showing at the Annual competition. The group didn’t bring home any awards but the knowledge and skills they possess is invaluable to their workplace and our community.
So, the items that you can look for in upcoming issues will be a profile on Trina Korbo, our new Public Health Nurse in Coronach and a story about the Supreme Honoured Royal Lady’s visit to the Royal Purple’s regular meeting.
You can also look for an interview with the newly appointed Minister of Health, our MLA Dustin Duncan.
I went to the Jolly Giant for supper during Renaud Bissonnettes’s last weekend in the bar. I wish him luck in wherever his new path takes him. I’d like to thank Renaud for the support of our paper over the years and wish Dawn Lessard all the best in her new venture.
Can you believe that it is June already? Delaney gave me a count down of days left in school already!
In case you are counting. . . 38 days till Craven and 24 till my holidays begin!
Random thought. . . I like the smell of new fence posts. . . railroad ties. . . not so much!
We didn’t get time to get a moisture report, but I heard up to three inches over the past week. The rain made for quite a lazy weekend for me! I suppose I should have taken that time to clean out the corners of my home, but that didn’t sound like much fun. Instead, I caught up on television, went to a movie, did some visiting, started a book, went to church and spend lots of time on my couch! I was happy to see the sun return though! We finally did some yard work that involved Grant cutting off many branches of our very overgrown fir trees in the back yard. It was so hard to watch Grant cut off all of those huge branches, even though many of them were half dead and taking up our whole back yard, as well as some of the neighbours’ yard too.
With all of the rain lately, I was surprised to see that the Crop Report showed nearly 75% of the crop in the ground.
Our little bit of crop is in the ground. It is on a sandy hill so it was the first dry spot they could find after the deluge. I am sure there are many farmers that were still looking for dry land when our’s got done. I hope by the time you read this, we have enjoyed a nice dry weekend and many farmers begin to wrap up their seeding.
Tonight is the first game for Grant, Boycie and the men’s ball team. They were scheduled to play the newly reborn Rockglen Rock Rats, so I hope the clouds that are forming keep moving and the game gets underway.
I will wrap up on a sad note. This past week the area was once again dealt a tragedy that no one could imagine dealing with.
My heart breaks for the Wilcock family in Assiniboia, as they deal with the tragic deaths of their family members. My deepest sympathies.