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Author: Judie Steeves

Get ready for Family Fishing Weekend

June 17-19 BC residents can fish for free without a fishing licence — such programs give volunteers a chance to teach kids to fish With his face screwed up in concentration, the small boy held his fishing rod up in the air and then flung it forward, where its tip vibrated for a minute, and the bobber and hook danced above the water—but no line went out. He looked up at his dad with questioning eyes and was shown once more how to operate the reel so the fishing line would be free to snake out and drop his baited...

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Centennial blossoms at Summerland Gardens

Major events planned for 100th anniversary of Summerland Ornamental Gardens They’re less likely to be wearing long skirts and fashionable little hats, but 100 years after the Summerland Ornamental Gardens were first created, people still come to picnic on the tree-studded lawns surrounding the historic Superintendent’s House at the federal Summerland research centre. High fashion may have changed, but colourful flower beds remain an attraction, whether you’re just looking for peace amid bright surroundings, or you’re interested in learning more about plants. In 1916 it was decided that the Agriculture Canada research station, then two years old, should look...

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