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Woman charged after box-cutter attacks at party on Garden Hill First Nation: RCMP – Winnipeg

Manitoba RCMP say three people have been left with “life-altering injuries” after being attacked with a box cutter at a home on Garden Hill First Nation.

Investigators met up with the victims who were being treated for slash wounds at the community’s nursing station around 12:40 a.m. Monday.

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Man, woman charged in Garden Hill First Nation assault: Manitoba RCMP

Police say the trouble started when a woman who had been asked to leave a house party returned with a box cutter.

They say the suspect slashed two women, aged 24 and 26, as well as a 39-year-old man.

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Indigenous leaders waiting for answers, issue plea for help following tragic death of 2 girls

“All three have life-altering injuries,” police said in a media release Tuesday.

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4 Vegetable Garden Layout Designs to Consider

A subset of raised bed gardening is called square foot gardening. This mathematical approach aims to grow more in less space. The basics of this technique include utilizing 4’ x 4’ raised beds that are sectioned into 12-inch squares. Within each of these squares crops are planted based on spacing guidance found on seed or vegetable-start packaging. So if your plant needs 12 inches, put one in each square; if your plant needs four inches, plant three in each square. The back portion of the boxed-grid can hold trellises for climbing crops like beans, melons, or cucumbers. 

Careful garden planning can yield beautiful results.

Photo: Courtesy of Ball Horticultural

Bryn Bird, who is an expert in this approach, explains that square foot gardening is so productive due to the very specific mix of soil used: ⅓ compost, ⅓ peat moss, and ⅓ vermiculite. The compost provides a shot of fresh

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Generous donations mean accessible agriculture at Agassiz Community Garden

Donations from the local Lions Club and Powerwood made four raises garden beds (two pictured here) possible for the Agassiz Community Garden. (Photo/Laurens van Vliet)

Donations from the local Lions Club and Powerwood made four raises garden beds (two pictured here) possible for the Agassiz Community Garden. (Photo/Laurens van Vliet)

Generous donations mean accessible agriculture at Agassiz Community Garden

Powerwood, Lions Club made raised garden beds possible

The Agassiz Community Garden is welcoming a few new additions just in time for the growing season.

The volunteers behind the community garden expressed their thanks to the Agassiz Lions Club and to Powerwood for their roles in creating four accessible gardening boxes.

Specially designed for those living with mobility issues, the raised garden enclosures are easily accessible by wheelchair or walker. The raised walls and ledge offer a place for the gardener to sit and tend to their plants in comfort.

The local Lions Club donated $1,000 toward creating the new raised garden boxes while

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Kickstart Your Lawn and Garden


March 28, 2023 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm



From garden design to starting a backyard composter, learn what to do to kick start your lawn and garden this spring! You will leave this workshop with a plan for a healthy, beautiful yard.

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Receive online gardening fact sheets and guides to help implement these projects at home!

This presentation is intended for a General Audience:

  • Beginner level information
  • Includes intermediate concepts
  • Content intended for adults

This event is taking place via Zoom. After registration you will be emailed a link to join the webinar.

TRCA is committed to creating an accessible experience for all participants. If you require an accessibility accommodation, please email [email protected] at least 7 days prior to the event.

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How do you ward off plant disease in the rose garden? Just do the math

Math was not my favorite subject in school, so I have always been a little wary of mathematical concepts. But growing roses introduced me to the disease triangle, which is one bit of geometry triangle that really makes sense. This is good news, because understanding the disease triangle makes growing healthy roses much easier.

Sometimes, a rose garden is not all rosy. Along with the beauty and the fragrance — the part we love — comes the part we dread: the fungal diseases. Three parameters depicted as the three legs of the triangle are required for fungal disease to occur. We can minimize the occurrence of disease and maximize the health of our roses when we understand the components of the disease triangle and manipulate them to our advantage.

Components of the disease triangle

  • The first parameter is a susceptible host. Some roses are a host for the pathogen, but
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SPRING IN THE GARDEN: Attract the pollinators with some spectacular spring blooms

After the long grey nights of winter, it’s been lovely to experience these warm days of spring. We have decorated the store in a variety of spring-blooming plants such as the gorgeous magnolia soulangeana, with its luscious pink tulip-shaped flowers bursting forth to lead the parade.

The heady scents of hyacinths and muscari fill the greenhouse with fragrance, and the smiling faces of pansies and violas cheerfully guide visitors along the way. It’s difficult to say which plant makes the most impact. We have had an array of tulips and daffodils bursting with a kaleidoscope of colour and they all seem to say “hello look at me.”

One of the most dramatic combinations is the tulips ‘Queen of the Night’ and ‘Rem’s favourite’ with the narcissus ‘Thalia’. ‘Queen of the Night’ is still considered one of the best blacks on the market: this popular elegant single tulip has deep velvety

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