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FREE COMPOST

THE CONTRARIAN  Did you know you can get compost at the landfill, made from our own yard waste, free in quantities you can shovel into your pick up? I went down to the landfill yesterday and got some.  The pile … Continue reading

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CANNING PEAS

THE CONTRARIAN   Many of you remember Bill and Mavis Rushak as long-time operators of the Dryden bowling alley. We get into all kinds of discussions at the Seniors Centre and one day Mavis told me that when she was … Continue reading

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HUMBOLDT CRASH

THE CONTRARIAN   We church-goers hear atheists saying “if there is a God, why would he allow disasters like the Humboldt Crash?” Of course they have a point, but there are disasters and cruelties happen every day, and we can … Continue reading

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HEMP AND MARIJUANA

THE CONTRARIAN A PAGE FROM WILLY BRANT’S DIARY —Joe and I were on our way to Bear Narrows for our annual ice fishing trip.  Takes quite a while to get there trundling along in his old pick-up truck, so we … Continue reading

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BUYING A TESLA?

THE CONTRARIAN There’s a lot of hype around electric cars these days, especially the Tesla, with new models coming out that might even be affordable for ordinary people. But you won’t see me rushing out to buy one because I … Continue reading

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THE OLE SWIMMING HOLE

THE CONTRARIAN George Wice, in his excellent book ‘Carved from the Wilderness’, tells that before 1910 there was a little beach, just to the south of the west abutment of the CPR Bridge over the Wabigoon. Picture that, it would … Continue reading

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RUPERTSLAND

THE CONTRARIAN It has been said that History cannot be written until at least 50 years passes, and 300 years is better, to avoid the prejudices and opinions of the writer. This is strikingly illustrated in one of my favourite … Continue reading

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