Sign of spring in Saskatchewan — warm days, migrating birds and the ministry of agriculture’s first crop report of the year. Released Thursday morning, it shows that only two per cent of the 2015 crop is in the ground. That’s a small proportion, but still ahead of the five-year (2010-2014) average for this time of year, which is less than one per cent.
The CIB Committee has completed their Compost Centre Recycling Project located on the west side of town just off McGillvary Ave. It is available for disposal of yard and household wastes, such as vegetable wastes, lawn clippings, leaves and kitchen wastes.
What to Compost:
Vegetable peelings • Rotten fruit • Leaves • Coffee grounds • Tea leaves • Dry leaves, grass and plant stalks • Shredded newsprint (non-toxic inks only) or brown paper (egg paper bags) • Cut-up cardboards (recycle large pieces) • Corncobs • Straw • Other paper (unbleached paper towels, napkins, etc. – wet is okay, not greasy) • Rinsed, crushed eggshells • Pet hair, to help discourage rodents • Fireplace ash • Dryer lint.
What not to Compost:
Grease, oils or fats• Bread or bread products • Rice Pastas Salad dressings or sauces • Dairy products • Nuts or nut butters • Fish • Meat • Bones • Kitty Litter • Ash from barbecues or coal• Treated wood products • Tree Branches (may be disposed of free of charge at the Landfill).
For more information please contact the Town Office (306) 672-3361.
No doubt, times are tough in the oilpatch, with oil prices half of what they were six months ago, drilling down 50 per cent, and oil companies laying off employees by the thousands. But the message coming out of the 23rd annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Regina was that this too shall pass.