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Written by Heather J. Marshall Tonya Lwiwski was raised in Winnipeg, but says her heart “belongs in rural areas”. Spending time out on the farm with cousins fostered an early interest in the natural world. Later, when Lwiwski began her studies at the University of Manitoba, she was “inexplicably taken” with a plant anatomy course, […] Read More »

By Heather J. Marshall Three water quality surveys were done along the Vermilion River and Stretton Creek in 2014. The diagrams below summarize survey tests and their results. To read the full report, click here.         Heather J. Marshall is a freelance writer and graphic designer. Her main interests are local food […] Read More »

Written by Heather J. Marshall Invasive Species: What’s the Problem?  Scentless Chamomile can compete with crops (especially forages) in their early development and are often found near waterbodies, or in places with periodic flooding. Photo from Pixabay.com Invasive species are not necessarily bad in and of themselves, as they may: Be attractive to look at […] Read More »