Local Organic Farm Expands Produce Line

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Maryann Caldwell Merridy Senior and Eben Hancock are the owners and operators of the 100 year old farm known as Puddle Duck Farm which they purchased in 2012. Since then, they have been busy with: house and barn improvements,caring for the animals (lots of cows and chickens, three Indian running ducks, a goat … Continue reading

Where are They Now? Doug Howson of Cavan Places 3rd in Canadian Death Race

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Karen Graham Growing up on Syer Line, Doug was an active, fun-loving child.  He played House League hockey, but was never a star athlete.  That changed soon after his wife Allison introduced him to long distance running. After finishing high school at Crestwood, Doug completed a Heavy Equipment program at … Continue reading

Beware of Toxic plants Lining Rural Roads

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  By Karen Graham If you suddenly notice unusual brown discolouration of your skin with little or no accompanying discomfort, or weeping blisters from an unknown source, you may have come in contact with the sap from a plant containing a chemical compound called “furanocoumarin”.  Common plants containing this chemical … Continue reading