A giant water bug male carries eggs on his wings in just one instance of interesting insect parenting strategies. (Photo by Tom Murray/

Incredible Creatures: Wild parenting skills

Sunday May 13 is Mother’s Day, and on June 17 we will celebrate Father’s Day. On these days we give thanks for the countless sacrifices that have been made to nurture, protect, and care for our development.

Focus on safety as farm traffic increases

Manitoba Agriculture and Manitoba Infrastructure are encouraging farmers, drivers and agricultural equipment operators to make road safety a priority this spring. Warmer temperatures mean an increase in oversized equipment travelling on Manitoba highways is expected to begin soon.

Back row (left to right): Margaret, Willie, Nettie.

Coming Home: Nettie's Story

When our family moved to Morden in 1951, I met Nettie Dyck, my first friend. I was 7 years old and had already lived in three communities in Ontario and was now in my fourth community in Manitoba. Nettie’s family had moved many times also but for entirely different reasons.

Milbert’s tortoiseshell butterflies in flight are a typical Manitoban sign of springtime. (JOHN GAVLOSKI)

Incredible Creatures: Signs of spring

As I write this, it is April 2, 2018. The weather in Carman this morning is -18°C and -27°C if you factor in the windchill. The ground is covered in snow. Where is spring you ask? Do not despair – there is hope. . .

Southern Health RHA released their new logo in December, 2012. The logo includes colours to promote service, trust and integrity, and also represent the Red River which runs through the middle of the new RHA which was formed from Central RHA and Eastman Health RHA. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)

Southern Health plans projects

The province has approved more than 120 projects across the province with funding totalling close to $30 million and Southern Health will see 22 of those projects.

Modern Day Slavery

Many people would tell you that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln in the USA and William Wilbe...