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SEA TURTLES

THE CONTRARIAN An entry from Willie Brant’s diary: Ran out of Eno’s heartburn medicine last night, have to stop eating so many tomatoes, but they are so good this time of year.  Heading for town to get more Eno’s, stopped … Continue reading

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CHILDREN OF NATURE

THE CONTRARIAN People who spend time with nature are better balanced; better able to distinguish what is the cause and what is the effect; what is logic and what is fractured logic; whether an event is closer to a kid … Continue reading

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PINE LOGS

THE CONTRARIAN Before the CPR came, white pine was quite common south of Wabigoon and Eagle lakes, but rare north of them, this is the limit of its natural range. Red pine and especially Jack pine is the natural dominant … Continue reading

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THE WAITING PLACE

THE CONTRARIAN Every day they gather at the Waiting Place, a couple of dozen dapper, well-groomed uniformed men, playing cards or smoking or just shooting the breeze. When it is ‘Time’, they all go out and each gets into a … Continue reading

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SAVE THE BOREAL FOREST

THE CONTRARIAN From Willy Brant’s Diary Part 1 — planting trees — Rainy day last spring.  Stopped at Joe’s on my way home from town.  Found him busy transplanting tiny little cabbage plants into bigger pots; Joe has great big … Continue reading

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The Human Drive for Inequality

I thought you might find the following essay interesting, it is copied from the Casey Daily Dispatch, july 3/18. The Human Drive for Inequality,   By John Hunt, MD At the Foundation for Economic Education Conference (FEECON) in 2017, I met … Continue reading

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SASKATCHEWAN DAY!

THE CONTRARIAN Part one — Youmans or Yeomans  —  The first entry in the Land Agents Record Book for a lot in the CPR subdivision which became Dryden was on August 4 1896 to a Mr. George Markland Yeomans (sometimes … Continue reading

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