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Emo tapped for winter water supply

Freeze up could spell disaster for Emo’s water supply and that has council there looking at its options tonight to nip the problem before winter hits.

Any decision could depend on the price tag the solution comes with. But with freeze up normally in November, the municipality is hoping to do something fast.

Local 4-H’ers ‘go for the gold’

Eight district girls are out to prove they know all there is to know about 4-H when they head to Bruce Mines (near Sault Ste. Marie) for the regional “Go for the Gold” competition Saturday.

A sort of “Reach for the Top” in 4-H, it pits teams against each other in a knowledge quiz with questions based on any of the hundreds of projects in 4-H.

DYS welcomes new staffers

Pegeen Keffer, Adriana Schulz, Kerri Tolen, and Dorothy Wiersema are no strangers to the local board of education system but they’re all new to Donald Young School in Emo this year.

Schulz and Tolen, who came over to DYS from Nestor Falls, will be teaching grade four/five and seven/eight respectively this year, while Wiersema, who came from Sturgeon Creek, is a special ed assistant.

Farmers tour area pastures

There’s an old joke that goes, “You can tell if someone’s a farmer or not because they are the ones who are out standing (outstanding) in their fields.”

But you could take that joke literally during the Emo Research Station’s pasture tour last Saturday.

Hemp making name for itself

About 30 people made their way to the Lowey farm on Highway 602 last Friday for an industrial hemp demonstration—and they seemed to like what they saw.

Blair Lowey, along with University of Guelph researcher Gordon Scheifele, who is supervising hemp test plots across Northern Ontario, held a field day at the five-acre plot just west of town.