Gardener’s Report updates Council on Arboretum activities


The Town of Trochu held their regular Council meeting on Monday, July 16, 2018. 

Director of Operations Report

A cracked valve was replaced at the Arboretum and a broken water line was repaired. Summer students assisted with the levelling of the fountain. It was noted in the ‘Gardener’s Report’ that it took a full day with five people working and Tom Bigelow was awarded the electrical work for the irrigation electrical repair and power to Sara’s fountain

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The 420 on Canada’s Marijuana Legalization

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on June 20 that Canadians will be able to consume marijuana recreationally without criminal penalties starting this fall, on Oct. 17, 2018.

“We will soon have a new system in place, one that keeps cannabis out of the hands of our kids, and keeps profits away from organized crime,” said Prime Minister Trudeau on Wednesday, June 20.

The Canadian government left the practical details of implementing legalization to the provinces and territories.

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Driver survives 60-foot plunge into coulee

Carbon and Linden Fire Departments were dispatched to an accident scene on Friday evening, July 6 at around 9:24 p.m. A vehicle had pitched over an embankment after a perilous journey through fences, fields, and highways, finally entering a barley field on the north side of Hwy 575, about a quarter mile east of Hwy 21.

Alcohol was not a factor and the lone occupant, a female driver was experiencing medical related distress. She was driving a black two-door Saturn.

The vehicle was westbound from

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Hats Off to Dorothy Queck -  A Hidden Treasure in Three Hills

On June 11 this year, I met Dorothy Queck for the first time. I had seen her, a number of times, at the Health Club meetings and thought her to be a sturdy and healthy 80 years of age - But, last month I discovered she was 99 years old!

I also learned that she was an original founding member of the Health Food Store. It all began with a group of people who were interested in finding nutritious and healthful ways of maintaining or improving their well-being. This is something that Dorothy and he

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