Keep it safe in the water

RCMP Media Relations

Although summer holidays are creeping towards an end, the hot, dry weather has warmed our lakes and made the beach a popular destination. While there is lots of fun to be had, there are some very real dangers that come along with children playing in or near water.

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Motocross races

By Al Lepp

Manitoba Motocross Association presents two days of intense motocross action this weekend, Aug. 30 and 31. Racing begins 9:30 a.m. at McNabb Valley Raceway near Minnedosa. Round 7 of competition was held in Grunthal on Aug. 10; this weekend is the final opportunity to collect points in Rounds 8 and 9. Come out and support local riders Cory Gill, Braden Koritar, Roger Lepp, Ryan Linto and others as they battle for points.

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RCI approved for Hockey Skills Academy

By Sheila Runions

Banner Staff

Fifteen years ago an Open Ice Summit determined the future of Canadian hockey relied in part on relationships with schools. As such, Hockey Canada Skills Academy was born and last season, 108 such groups ran in schools across Canada. This year, Rivers will be home to one of these academies; Bruce Helgeson will be the instructor.

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Fresh crop of recipes in Volume 5

By Tammy Witko

Communications Manager, Heart and Stroke Foundation

Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) will help you get back to your roots this fall with a cornucopia of fresh and delicious recipes in the newest edition of the Quick and Healthy cookbook.

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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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