Seventeen members of St. Mary's Health Care Centre Auxiliary met on June 15 at the Sweetgrass Cafe, located in the house at the Trochu Arboretum. Prior to a short meeting the ladies enjoyed a sumptuous lunch prepared by Suzanne Sinclair, proprietor of the cafe. (Several members left early in order to attend the year-end band concert that iffy weather forced to change from the Arboretum to Tro-Val School). Reports showed that Jan Magnusson and Donna Pride served the monthly pancake breakfast at e

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As this column is being written, June 14, the wind is back in control with possible showers forecast for the afternoon. Hopefully, the almost perfect weekend weatherwise was not this year's summer. The Tolman Bridge Campground was packed and TL Bar Ranch busy with campers and trail rides. The Lobster Fest at the Trochu Hall was a sold out affair and the local golf course was host to the County tournament. It was great to hear the laughter and splashing of those enjoying the pool The Arboretum al

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Are the birds trying to tell us something? This past week, residents on Poplar Avenue have witnessed flocks of waxwings swooshing into their trees. They appear to spend the day, disappear at night and return the next day. We're used to them flocking in, staying a few minutes and rushing off to another spot. They're beautiful birds so we don't mind them lingering and sharing the bird bath with other birds. It gives us another reason to enjoy our backyards.
A few families on Poplar Ave. north of Ma

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I wonder if Mother Nature is going through a phase where she can't make up her mind as to whether it should be winter or summer. Maybe she's having trouble getting to see a specialist in that area. Doesn't she realize that we have to get our pink flowers planted so we can become the pinkest community in August when the Trail Ride for Cancer visits Trochu? We don't mind the rains, but please, Mother Nature, the cold and snow is not meant to be May and June weather. I will admit that you did manag

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