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BRUYERE—Born to Danah Horton and Ron Bruyere, of

Fort Frances, Ont., a girl, Zoey Margaret, weighing 7

lbs. 10 oz. on October 5, 2008 at La Verendrye General

Hospital, Fort Frances, Ont.

Happy people have more friends

Writers are always happy when people read their articles and books, but most writers have to come to terms with the fact that their writings will be quickly forgotten.

Keep in mind the millions of out-of-print books.

Of course, some well-read books last longer than others. Some are read for decades, and even for a century or two. But what about a writer whose books are still in print after 2,000 years?

Such a writer is Quintus Ennius, who was born in 239 B.C.

Off the mark

Dear editor:

The new column on fishing by Jeff Gustafson (“From the Livewell”) is interesting and helpful to the average angler, but the one that appeared in the Oct. 15 edition of the Times (“Pre-fishing the key to success come tournament time”) has no meaning on the subject in hand.


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of Tracy Trudel (nee Lockman) on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 with her family by her side.

Tracy was born June 15, 1961 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Norman and Mildred Lockman. In 1983, she moved to Ignace, Ont. with her two boys, Mike and Charles.

There she met the love of her life, Denis Trudel. Together they enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing Bingo. Tracy also was an avid crafter. She loved to paint, bead, cross-stitch, and cook for everyone else.

Her sense of humour and laughter will be missed by all.

The pains of a fall ritual

If I had a trainer, she would tell me that I should warm up before raking and bagging leaves.

That it would be a good idea to stretch my arm, back, and leg muscles—and that a careful warm-up should take place before tackling the leaves in my yard.

Alas, none of that happened on Sunday. As the morning ended with its focus on pets, I looked at The Weather Network and glanced outdoors to see if it was raining. Upon arriving back home late Saturday afternoon, I had paid close attention to the mat of leaves covering the driveway and backyard.

Think about next year’s pasture now

By Gary Sliworsky, Ag rep, Emo

As we approach the winter feeding season, it’s an ideal time to be thinking about next year’s pasture season.

Even if the ground is frozen and covered with snow, there are things you can do over the winter to improve pasture growth in the coming year.

The following are suggestions from Jack Kyle, a grazier specialist with the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Rural Affairs:

Carrot crop a real labour of love

I love carrots—firm, crunchy, tasty carrots.

My granddaughter, Emily, is not so enraptured. At four years old, her reasoning was, “Papa, you know, I’m not a rabbit!”

I haven’t had a lot of luck growing carrots. Either the soil is too hard, the resulting crop looks like a bunch of tortured, arthritic fingers, the seed fails to germinate, or they are so thick they never make any size.

Practice safety this fall

By Tyler J. Moffitt The Safety Advocate

The fall season gives rise to a variety of popular indoor and outdoor activities and events across Canada. Hallowe’en, for instance, is fast approaching and it important to keep safety in mind.

Over the years, I have observed many unsafe and hazardous conditions during the month of October and on Hallowe’en night.