The one that didn’t get away

By Scott Best
Like many people, I love having new experiences and learning new things. I had the opportunity to do just that back in June. I was working as an editorial intern at Pegasus Publications for Steven Wintemute. Steven is also the editor in chief for Hooked magazine, Travel Manitoba fishing ambassador, all around good guy and, this one’s pretty important, an avid fisherman.

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Lake Manitoba narrows where the lake and sky meet

View from the hump backed bridge.

Driving across the Narrows, over the bridge that spans the tiny waist of Lake Manitoba, is an experience that will bring joy to the hearts of prairie dwellers. For a few brief moments, as you travel over the hump-backed bridge, it feels as though you are suspended between earth and sky, with blue both above and below. It’s a great feeling, this oneness with the sky. It suits us, who live here where the sky never ends.

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A chipmunk ladder and its joyful aftermath

The chipmunk ladder at the edge of Dorothy’s pool is a life saver.
By Dorothy Dobbie
Garden Page

We have a chipmunk ladder in our pool.

It’s to let the chipmunks save themselves from drowning as they have been doing ever since we moved to this house. And it works.

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A money lesson from Facebook’s founder

By Ike Ikokwu

photo from time.com

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg made news recently when he refinanced the $5.95 million mortgage on his Palo Alto, Calif., home with a 30-year adjustable-rate loan starting at 1.05 per cent. The question I keep hearing folks ask is, “Why does a billionaire like Mark need a mortgage on his home? Why doesn’t he just pay it off with cash?

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All about living in the age of maturity

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