What is summer for?

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Summer is for being outside, for lounging, playing, relaxing in the sun. But summer is also the time for something far more important than fun and games.

Summer is when we grow food in Canada. 

Now you will have noticed that, for periods of time, conditions are less than ideal for growing food in this fair nation with its specific set of seasonal extremes also known as Very Cold Weather. Therefore, it is in summer that farmers must grow all the food. And for that they need rain. For, lo, when there is no rain, the food does not grow. 

And unless your food has been beamed into your fridge from the planet Zlorg, there's a high chance it has been grown in some place on this planet. Using water, that most likely fell out of the sky.

So enjoy your lounging and relaxing and whatnot over summer, for sure.

But please do not whine and puke when it rains. Because we're busy trying to grow your food out here and you can't water 110 acres of soy beans with a hose and a sprinkler.

 

 

Nos autres nouvelles / Our other News

Municipality of Pontiac's 12th Council Gets to Work in Earnest

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Thomas Soulière

LUSKVILLE — Pontiac's twelfth Council conducted its first public meeting Tuesday with many new faces following the municipal election on November 5th.  Since coming into power, this is the new team's third meeting together: a special meeting on November 14th, a caucus meeting to prepare the agenda for their first regular meeting, and the public meeting Tuesday night.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Luskville craft bazaar

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Kate Aley

Slippery driving and chilly weather did not deter participants from attending the annual craft bazaar and breakfast event at the Luskville Community Centre on Sunday, November 19th.

To Paris with paint: Luskville artist invited to French Salon

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Kate Aley

Taking part in any art exhibition can feel exciting yet challenging, But to be part of an international exhibition takes those emotions to a whole new level. Luskville painter Linda Bergeron Baril will be flying to France next month to show three paintings at the Carrousel du Louvre at a show hosted by the Société​ Nationale Des Beaux Arts from December 7 to 10.

Above, Linda Bergeron Baril with the three paintings selected to be in the exhibition.

Le jour du Souvenir 2017 au cénotaphe de Quyon

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Kate Aley

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Guy Faubert

Malgré les pluies torrentielles, les habitants de Pontiac ont gardé un silence respectueux lors de la cérémonie du jour du Souvenir au Cénotaphe de Quyon le 5 novembre.

Not Lyme: woman struggles to recover after tick bite

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Kate Aley

Two months ago, Ottawa high-school teacher Julia Brown* was a healthy woman enjoying a summer day at a riverside cottage. Yet a bite from a tick nearly took her life. But it was not Lyme disease; it was something worse. Brown and her family were visiting a friends’ cottage on the waterfront in the south of Luskville, along Ch. Pins on Black Bay in mid-August.

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