4th July 2012

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My favourite stretch of highway is closed. Number 83 highway, between Russell and Roblin. It’s always been a squirrely drive. Huge holes and what not. I know this stretch, where it drops and turns into the other side of the valley. One of the most amazing views, but clearly a hazardous road.

There were flags warning you about huge chunks of road caving into itself, where sad attempts were made to fill the gaps with gravel. That started several years ago. It looks like where the flags were is where the slide happened. It was just a matter of time.

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17th May 2012

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May Long 2008.

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17th May 2012

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You know, I was raised out in Yorkton. I visit there a couple times a year. Meet with friends, stay at my brother’s, eat at my parent’s - you know, stuff you do “back-home”. But when I go I don’t get that gut feeling of “home.” I tell you where I do feel at home, though. Lake of the Prairies.

Little tradition says that on May Long Weekend, the males are to congregate with their closest friends at Lake of the Prairies.

Guess where I’m going this weekend?

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17th May 2012

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Asessippi Provincial Park →

In 1882, with the hope of an early railway connection and with a federal land grant, the Shell River Colonization Co. founded the village of Asessippi. A dam, roller process grist mill, saw mill, shingle factory, brick works and cheese factory were all built at this site.

Some 50 Ontario settlers had homesteaded here by 1883. However, the railway did not arrive. Lacking access to a larger market, local industries failed and in 1888 the Government of Canada revoked the Company’s charter. Most residents resettled in nearby communities like Shellmouth and Russell. For more information, refer to the publication Asessippi Townsite, available from Historic Resources Branch.

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17th May 2012

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Whoever took this photo has zero clue as to how deep it goes into my memories.

Whoever took this photo has zero clue as to how deep it goes into my memories.

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26th August 2011

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Beer darts.

Beer darts.

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26th August 2011

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Beer darts.

Beer darts.

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26th August 2011

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My brother, rocking some sick flow.

My brother, rocking some sick flow.

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26th August 2011

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Last weekend.

Last weekend.

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5th August 2010

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Brother and Cousin.

Brother and Cousin.

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5th August 2010

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Prairie living.

Prairie living.

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5th August 2010

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Lord, love the prairies.

Lord, love the prairies.

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5th August 2010

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August Long was sick.

August Long was sick.

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26th May 2010

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Grand Marquis.

Grand Marquis.

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