Monthly Archives: June 2012

The average North American meal travels 2400 km from farmer’s field to diner’s dish. According to a new study, imported food items create 100 times more greenhouse gas emissions than the local ones.
Be sure to visit our local farmers’ markets in Gimli and Arnes and to watch for local farmgate providers – such as eggs, chickens, honey, saskatoons, etc.

Used, uncontaminated oil, oil containers and oil filters are accepted at two municipal locations: the Arnes Landfill (on Lake Forest Road, 9 km west of Highway 8. Winter Hours of Operation Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 to 5:00. Closed Tuesday and Thursday. OR the Public Works shop at 178 Anson Street, Gimli Business Park. The hours of acceptance at the Public Works Shop are Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:00. Both location are now accepting antifreeze. Public Works will not accept any oil containers larger than 20l.

Most lawns only need two to three cm of water each week. If your grass springs back after you step on it, it doesn’t need water. It’s much better to “water a little a lot” rather than “water a lot a little”. A good soaking (2-3 cm (1″)) once a week is usually enough for lawns and gardens. Place an small empty tin can where you are watering and move to another location when the can is 1″ full.