General

Helmut Oberlander to be deported

I've tried to keep this blog focussed on issues that have to do with our local area, but this just bugs me too much! Mr. Helmut Oberlander was found guilty today of of making a false statement on his application for Canadian citizenship in 1954. I believe 95% of the people who will read this were not even born back then.

By Fredrick, ago
General

Listeriosis, another food scare in Canada this summer

First it was tomatoes from the States with salmonella, then salmonella in Cilantro now its listeriosis in meat products! This last food scare is the worst yet. Quite a few people have actually died from food poisoning and the resulting infection. The problem seems to originate from a Maple Leaf processing plant in Toronto.

By Fredrick, ago
General

Salmonella in Cilantro, Coriander recall

My next problem was Cilantro. Now what the heck might that be. I had to check it up. Cilantro is actually the name of the plant that produces the Coriander seeds. I like using freshly crushed dried Coriander for Lamb Provencial, together with fresh rosemary, thyme and garlic in a red wine marinade. Does that mean I have to leave out the coriander seeds, or is just the green part of the plant infected? (which I have never used anyway)

By Fredrick, ago
Festivals Parties

Icelandic Festival in Gimli

The Icelandic Festival or Islendingadagurinn starts today in Gimli. It is the 119th occurance of this annual festival. The event will culminate in the annual parade on Monday. The parade will start at 10 am and will be attended by Iceland's foreign minister Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir who is expected to toast Canada.

By Fredrick, ago
General

Gas prices in Canada are sky-rocketing! Alternatives?

People may even have to think twice before planning a weekend trip to the cottage. For most families a trip to the Lake from Winnipeg and back with their family car will cost them between 40 and 50 Liters of gasoline. That's between 60 and 70 bucks right there - and you haven't picked up groceries, gotten gas for the boat or filled up the propane tank yet.

By Fredrick, ago