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Garth and Tracey Asham judge the desserts entered in the dessert contest at the St. Ambroise Saskatoon Festival Saturday morning. (CLARISE KLASSEN/PORTAGE DAILY GRAPHIC/QMI AGENCY)

Fifteen years of berries

It is hard to believe but it is finally here, the 15th Annual St. Ambroise Community Centre Saskatoon Berry Festival. It will be held on Sunday Aug. 31 in St. Ambroise.

Karla Gurke, Heartland Recreation director and facility manager.

Preserving the bounty in MacGregor

Preserving the Bounty A Drying, Canning and Freezing Workshop by Professional Home Economists Amy Yonda or Getty Stewart. Sept. 15 from 6:30 till 8:30 p.m. at the ACU Normac Community Centre. In this free, two-hour workshop we’ll blanch and freeze veggies, dry herbs and make a seasoning mix, make hot pepper jelly, sterilize and can jars safety usin

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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 Saskatoon Berry Festival on Aug. 31.

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 MacGregor Co-op (with the help of Four-Way Motors).

Agricutural machinery on display at the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) in Portage la Prairie Aug. 27. Under the provincial and federal government-funded Growing Forward 2 program, PAMI has received $735,00. (Kevin Hirschfield/The Graphic/QMI AGENCY)

New machinery for PAMI

The Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute in Portage la Prairie is excited to get their hands on some new machinery, thanks to funding from the provincial and federal governments.

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