A Minnedosa resident got a surprise this September when he went to investigate why his dogs were barking at a tree 20 feet north of his home.
That’s because Warren Pearson looked up to see a large brown bear lounging in the “v” of the tree, reports The Minnedosa Tribune.
Local RCMP were called in to get the bear away, but even the police car sirens wouldn’t scare the bear out of its tree.
Eventually, as the RCMP were leaving, the bear made its way slowly down the tree and headed east through the trees.
The community of Baldur is having a ‘blooming’ good time.
The Baldur-Glenboro Gazette tells its readers the L.U.D. of Baldur has been awarded a “5 Bloom Status” by Communities in Bloom judges at the 2012 Provincial Competition.
The town and area received 829.5 marks out of a possible 1,000, while its Veteran Park received the Special Mention Award and its youngsters’ school initiatives received mention as Youth Volunteers.
The score also qualifies the town to compete in the National competition next year.
Roblin Elementary School and Goose Lake High are trying a new approach to their education practices.
According to The Roblin Review, students at those schools will be heading home at noon the first Wednesday of every month. The new approach aims to give teachers the afternoon to work together on addressing student needs in the school.
The new approach was discussed prior to the school year beginning and educators have said they didn’t really hear any negative comment from the community.
Forget about Jack and the Beanstalk, Carberry’s newest story involves Grace and the Sunflower.
The Carberry News-Express reports local resident five-year-old Grace Deveau came home from the Carberry Co-op Daycare on Mother’s Day with a decorated coffee can filled with dirt and a sunflower seed.
A few months later, Grace and her family are amazed that the plant, which was transplanted and cared for at the Deveau’s home, has grown to stand over 12 feet, six inches tall.