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    Little Mountain Park Conservancy       Group Inc.

For The Love of Our Park
 
 
 

 

 


 
 
 
 
LMP 2008

Apr. 19 2008

Park Clean up
 
It has suggested that we should have another Park clean up party, no date is set as of yet. Remember to bring your rubber boots, a shovel and a great attitude.

 


May 2008

Lost and Found : Cell Phone
The cell phone we were looking for is long gone.


May 16 2008

Dean
Our grounds keeper Dean won't be with us anymore. He has moved on to bigger and better things ( we hope ). He'll be working for the Natural Resources branch. We would like to wish him our best for the future and hope he stays in touch.


May 21 2008

Barb Wire
Just to let everybody know, I found some barb wire in the brush, behind the garbage cans in the small field . I'll take care of that right away.


Puppy Bio's
 
Now that fall is slowly closing in on us it's time to get some more puppy bio's in, also let's see some summer holiday pictures too !
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 Published: 09 August 2008
 
Dog Walker
 
Anybody need thier dog walked ? Phone 669-7807, $ 2.00 per half hour.
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 Published: 09 August 2008

A new poll
 
We have added a new poll on the front page about making our park off-leash, please vote and send us your comments.
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 Published: 20 July 2008
 
CJOB
 
Last Wednesday, June 25 2008 Charles Adler of CJOB ran a story about what happened at a Dog Park in Toronto. The story from Toronto was that several dog's died as a result of consuming bread laced with anti-freeze. To hear the story go to the CJOB website, Wednesday 2.00 14:20 to 29:00 min.Details
 Published: 02 July 2008

Something New
 
Jun 15 8:53 AM:  I made some mistakes in setting up the photo gallery that would have prevented most of you from being able to view it.  I think everything is working now, sorry for any confusion I have caused.  Please use the contact forms to let me know if you are still having problems accessing the photo gallery.  -KN. 

Hi there, log in and check out our new section, Where are they now?... (and What are they doing). Going on a holiday, moving away, this file gives you a chance to stay in touch with everybody. Add a story and send in some pictures. Enjoy !

Updated June 12/08:  A new photo gallery format has been used for this section, which will be used for other areas of the site in the future.  In order to see it, you must login to your account in the box at the top-right corner of the home page.  If you don't have an account yet, it only takes a few minutes to create one for yourself. -Kevin


360
 
In our attempt to create a complete history of the the area , we have been circulating the following letter to the home owners around the the area.

" To Whom it may Concern :

Hello, we the people that use Little Mountain Park ( also known as Little Stony Mountain or Mount Royal ) are currently working on a web page and are collecting a 360 degree mosaic about the History of the families that are connected to the area around the Park. The information we are looking for are any stories, family photos, thoughts or comments about living in the area and the changes that you have seen over the years."

Let's hope we get a possitive response from the people.

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 Published: 02 October 2008

Spooky
 
Explore Little Mountain Park's own Paranormal events, go to

http://theshadowlands.net/places/canada.htm

or

http://wpgparanormalgroup.webs.com/ourcases.htm 

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 Published: 20 September 2008
 Last Updated: 20 September 2008
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The Pawsitively Wild Pet Show
 
The Pawsitively Wild Pet Show will be at Red River Exhibition Park on September 14 2008. Visit their web page at  www.pawsitivelywild.com .


Adults: $ 5.00

Children 12 - 17 : $ 3.00

Pets: FREE !! 

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 Published: 08 September 2008

Puppy Mill's
 
There was another heartbreaker of a story about the Puppy Mill industry in Manitoba. Here's 7 questions you should ask when buying a new puppy according to the Canadian Kennel Club and the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter. These appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sunday September 7 2008 in an article by Selena Hinds. ( selena.hinds@freepress.mb.ca )


1- Can I come and see your facility ? If a breeder says NO, this is ared flag. A reputable breeder will not hesitate to show their facilities and breeding operations.

2- Where do the mother and father come from? Can I see them? Make sure, at a minimum, the mother is on the premises and available to see.

3- How many puppies are there and are they healthy ? Do you have proof of that ?  If the breeder can't produce health records of vet visits, walk away.

4- What vet do you deal with ? What vet care has the puppy had ? What vet care has the mother had ? Breeder should have comprehensive vet care written down and be willing to provide name of veterinarian and clinic.

5- If the dog is registered as a purebred, can I see the papers ?  If they aren't able to produce the papers immediately, do not buy the dog. It is illegal to sell a dog as 'purebred' without CKC papers.

6- Will you provide a written contract and health guarantee ? With any animal, there are health issues. Make sure you are protected and all of the health information is written down.

7- Do you have references ? Responsible breeders always provide references. If someone says he is a CKC breeder, you can call the CKC client services line to confirm and to see if there have been any regulatory issues.


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 Published: 07 September 2008
 
 
There is a God in the Post Office

Proof that truly good people do exist in this sometimes very cruel world. I found this very uplifting and wanted to share:

This is one of the kindest things I've ever experienced. I have no way to know who sent it, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the U.S. Postal Service.

Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so she dictated these words:

Dear God,

Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven.I miss her very

much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick. I hope you will

play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see

 her, You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her, Love Meredith We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith, and addressed it to God/ Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several postage stamps on the front of the enelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to Heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, " To Meredith' ... in an unfamiliar hand writing. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, " When a Pet Dies". Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:

Dear Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in Heaven. Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away.

Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being

your dog. Since we don't need our bodies in Heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture

in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember

Abbey by.

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it

to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.

I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.

By the way, I'm easy to find, I am wherever there is love.

Love,

God

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 Published: 06 September 2008

A Dog's Purpose
 
A Dog's Purpose ( from a 6 year old )

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound nemed Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthansia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, " I know why ".

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, " People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life, like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right ?" The six-year-old continued, " Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."

Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like :

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.

Take naps.

Stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you're not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY ! 

 

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 Published: 03 September 2008

Warning: Dogs and Xylitol
 
This is true: http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/xylitol.asp

Warning to all dog owners - pass this on to everyone you can. Last Friday evening, I arrived home from work, fed Chloe, our 24-lb. dachshund, just as I normally do. Ten minutes later, I walked into the den just in time to see her head inside the pocket of Katie's friend's purse. She had a guilty look on her face, so I looked closer and saw a small package  of sugar-free gum. It contained xylitol.

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 Published: 21 August 2008
 
 Read more: Warning: Dogs and Xylitol
Cookies and Things
 
Looking for some fun cookies and other gift's for your pet's special occasions, e-mail donamade@mts.net or visit Donamae at the St. Norbert Farmers Market.Details
 Published: 18 August 2008


Ugly Incident
We had an ugly incident the other day at the park. A couple of dogs got into it along with the owners. Please for everybody safty if your dog is aggresive with other dogs or people. Show some respect and courtesy by keeping your pet on a leash. Nobody wants to have the police called or any legal action taken plus a trip to the vet. This is a public park and all are welcome. Remember, the park is not completly off- leash.
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Published: 23 November 2008

Dogged effort saves day
Check out Laurie Mustard's article in todays Sun, pg 6, ( Nov. 20 / 08 ). Sally Hull to the rescue and one safe little scared dog. Good on you !!! "Applause to Sally and crew, a dog's best friend."
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Published: 20 November 2008

Bald Eagle
On the way home from the Park today, Sunday Nov. 16 / 08 , we saw a Bald Eagle in the Cottonwood Tree along Farmers Road. I didn't get a chance for a good camera shot of him. Is he nesting around here or just passing through ? Stay tuned.

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Published: 16 November 2008

New feature
If you check the new picture files added into the" Where Are They Now" section of the News and Events file you'll find a rating section and a comment section. We've added lots of new pictures with more to come. Please send in your pictures to add in and share with everybody. So log in and Enjoy !
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Published: 04 November 2008

Lost
If anyone has found a metal " Sheperds Whistle " on a lavender lanyard please call 783-4282 or 697-2465. It was lost around 6:15 PM on Friday October 24, 2008.
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Published: 26 October 2008


Garbage Bags
With winter coming ( sorry ) a suggestion was made to ask the Public Works Dept. to stock garbage bags for us to use . I think maybe we should ask Tim Hortons to kick in as well since the garbage can's are full of their cups !
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Published: 23 October 2008

Disturbing
There was a disturbing discovery the other day along the Golf Course trail. I don't know a gentle way to say this so I'll be up front about it. A decappitated rabbit was discovered , not done by an animal or bird but by a Human hand. I don't want to scare people just to warn them that this is a public park and there are a lot of scary people out there. My advice is to be diligent and watchful of strangers to the park . The police non-emergancy number is 986-6222 or the Stone Wall RCMP ( 204) 467-5015. Sorry for the upsetting news folks.
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Published: 19 October 2008


Done for the Season
It looks like the Parks crew is going to be shutting it down this weekend, Oct. 12 2008. This means the club house will be locked up and the water will be turned off. Also, we'll have to take care of the garbage. It's been a good year and we look forward to seeing the crew again next spring, thanks.
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Published: 08 October 2008


Charlie Cat
 
Well, I've done it again and found another animal ! If anyone wants a cat or knows of someone who would ... we have one you could borrow! He's very friendly ( once you get to know him and feed him ) and he would love a home other than our front step. He would survive as an outdoor cat as he's been out all winter so far. All no-kill shelters are full and the humane society is my last resort. Call Lisa at 334-0952, thank for any help Details
 Published: 30 December 2008

Merry Christmas
 
 A Merry Christmas to everybody and a wonderful New Year, from Little Mountain Park. Also,  I think we fixed the Guest book problem. We'd like to wish the spammer's a Merry Christmas as well.
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 Published: 25 December 2008
Guest book
 
Our guest book has become a target for spamer's so we are going to be forced to shut it down or figure something else out. That's to bad that a few " people" have to ruin things for others. Thank you to everybody  for signing our book and we'll see what we can do to stop this from happening again.
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 Published: 21 December 2008
Readers Forum
 
Here's a new feature just added, the Readers Forum in our News Dept.. If you have any stories that you would like to send in or observations that you would like to share with everybody. We'll post them for you.

 * sorry that the picture files were down today, a wee bug in the system. 

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 Published: 27 November 2008