The Wadena News had an unusual visitor on Aug. 19 shortly after Lori Howe stopped in to alert us to a photo opportunity. A Canada goose was in Mike Pluhator’s back yard just down the street, she said, and didn’t seem to want to leave. Grabbing a camera, a member of staff moseyed over and found […]
Barley Dog, faithful companion of Harvest Fare columnist Jim Lincez, just turned 17. Whatever you’re feeding that youthful-looking gal, Jim, keep it up. She doesn’t look a day over five.
The community of Wadena played host to some canines in training last week when four-legged candidates for the RCMP Police Service Dog (PSD) program were put through some training exercises. Using the greenspace behind Recreation Centre Park, 18-month-old Force along with six-month-old Gabi were put through the paces by their respective trainers, RCMP Consts. Filipe […]
Motor vehicle collisions with wildlife are increasing and, all over the province, more of these are with moose. As drivers we are accustomed to seeing a flash of reflected light, a lighter silhouette or other signs of deer beside the road. However moose, being darker and taller, do not show up so easily. Moose are […]
It used to be that everybody had a herd of cattle in one particular corner of the farms around Porcupine Plain. Now almost no one does and, if nothing else, that agricultural shift was reflected in the career of recently retired veterinarian Dr. Robert McLeod of Kelvington. Rob McLeod and his wife Cathy, centre, and […]