A special souvenir from a special place, used for a special treat. (Les Green/Submitted Photo)

Of Happy Rock and black water

The other day, just by chance in a certain waiting room, I sat beside a nice lady who mentioned she was from Gladstone. “Happy Rock” I exclaimed, and

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A berry, berry good time

What started as a fundraiser for the St. Ambroise Community Centre has become a much loved annual tradition as the town prepares for the 15th annual S

Canadian Northern Lights drill team member Amber Hebert gasps as iced water hits her head during the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 22 at the MacGregor Co-op (with the help of Four-Way Motors). The team nominated the Austin, Portage, and MacGregor fire departments as well as the Virden fire chief and raised $160 for ALS. The Ice Bucket Challenge, which is done to promote awareness of the disease and encourage donations, has raised $70.2 million. ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed. (Svjetlana Mlinarevic/The Graphic/QMI Agency)

Brain freeze

Canadian Northern Lights drill team member Amber Hebert gasps as iced water hits her head during the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 22 at the MacGre

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