A moose? In Virden?

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Hello, from Evergreen. I often wonder how the majority of people in Virden are doing during these continuing pandemic days. I'm home, I'm fine!  I would welcome some phone calls to say how you are doing.

I notice residents here are doing more visiting among themselves so there are positive changes. Social distancing is still being practised.

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Barb and Dale Lowdon of Winnipeg were down to visit Barb’s mother, Joyce Braybrook.

Sherald Joynt spent the weekend with Kristie and Steven Argue and family in Hamiota.

Dale Hill had an excitement this last weekend. Walking out to see what the day was like he saw a very unusual sight. Right across Routledge Street he saw a big, bull moose with large antlers, right in the neighbour’s yard. Moose are not to be wandering into cities and towns. But they feed on leaves, bark, pine cones and buds on trees and shrubs, so of course the town is a good place for them. Moose prefer to leave humans alone, but they are among the most dangerous animals in the world. If they are threatened, they are known to respond by charging with aggression. A moose can run up to 56km per hour. The fastest human has run 45km per hour. So beware when you are near a moose, they can outrun you!

Some restaurants are open now so a number of residents have taken advantage of it. It's good to see the Parks open. I spent Sunday afternoon at the Lyons Campground, just reading, relaxing and listening to music, enjoying God's lovely creation. We keep hoping more changes will come soon. Meanwhile, stay home and keep distancing.

Quote for the Day: "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is what it takes to sit down and listen."  - Winston Churchill

Kenton by Paulette Wiens

We had church on Sunday, June 7 for the first time (since COVID-19 closure), following all the safety precautions. It was good to get back.

Kenton residents can now sit in for their coffee break or enjoy a meal at Brierwood Creek Cafe and Grill. The restaurant is now open to 50 per cent capacity, following COVID-19 health regulations and the Phase 2.

Congratulations to our Kenton 2020 graduates. They are Olivia Tolton, Levi Best and Foster Tolton. All the best to you in your future plans for your lives.


Miniota by Bev Peel

We received seven tenths of an inch of rain early Sunday morning of June 7 along with thunder and lightning and some strong winds. Everything is so green with lots of foliage and all the lilacs, mauve, purple and white dotting throughout the town!

Congratulations to Tamara Fenty and Devin Bajus on the birth of a baby boy, Bohdi William Bajus on June 3, a brother for Ryder and Maci Fenty.

"Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride." (John F Kennedy) We see lots of families biking with their children or just children and some men and some ladies enjoying the outdoors! 

A quote from Rose Kennedy: "I looked on child-rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring it."


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