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LMPPOA 2013

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Sad news, our friend Willow passed away from cancer yesterday. She was a wonderful girl. All our best to her family, she will be missed by all.

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Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

The paws that refreshes
Florida a perfect vacation spot for you and your dog
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Sarah Ranes, of Safety Harbor, prepares to throw a tennis ball to her dog ?Strider? on a dog-friendly beach at Fort DeSoto Park in St. Petersburg, Fla.
FORT DE SOTO PARK, Fla. -- Picture this: You're sitting on a white sand beach, warm sun on your skin. Coconut-scented sunscreen wafts through the air. A splashing noise comes from the blue Gulf of Mexico. It's your dog, happily retrieving his favourite ball from the water.

This could be your vacation, with a bit of planning.

With miles of sandy beaches, endless winter sunshine and a laid-back vibe, there's no reason to leave your four-legged friend behind when you vacation in Florida. From lodging that offers special pet beds, to beaches with off-leash play, to theme parks with nearby kennels, many places around the state accommodate visitors with pets. Many Florida state parks also allow leashed dogs.

Lodging with your dog can be as rustic as a campground or as ritzy as, well, the Ritz Carlton. In places like Key West or Sanibel Island -- where all beaches are open to leashed dogs -- unique and funky pet-friendly accommodations are easy to find in various price ranges.

Most counties have their own tourism boards and many have specific pages on their websites about pet-friendly activities, restaurants and hotels. Visit Florida has lots of information at http://www.visitflorida.com/Pet--Friendly--Florida.

Jeannette Scott, a fashion blogger from Orlando, took her shih tzu-Yorkie mix named Bella on a three-day trip in June. Together, they drove three hours to Fort Myers, boarded a ferry to Key West, stayed at a Sheraton that offered a doggie bed for Bella, and posed for photos in front of a frozen yogurt stand that carried Yoghund, a froyo for doggies.

"She thought it was really fun to get away and go on adventure instead of staying at home," said Scott.

If your dog might enjoy the same, here are some dog-friendly destinations around Florida, along with lodging advice and general tips for travelling here with pets.

 

DESTINATIONS

 

-- Dog Beach and Paw Playground at Fort De Soto State Park. In 2010, Southern Living magazine named this spot in Pinellas County on Florida's West Coast one of the top five dog beaches in the South. You only need to set one paw onto the sugary sand to know why: It's a gorgeous and peaceful place. The Gulf of Mexico is usually warm and calm, and dogs of all sizes love to play in the soft surf. Dogs can run on the beach and swim off-leash, then enjoy a large, adjacent fenced-in grassy dog park area. There are water fountains, waste bags and a place to wash salt out of dog fur. Admission to the park area is $5.

-- Dinosaur World in Plant City. Who loves dinosaurs? Dogs, that's who. Located halfway between Tampa and Disney, Dinosaur World is a park featuring 150 giant dinosaur statues and trails winding through the lush Florida landscape. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails and it's a great opportunity to snap a photo of your pooch with a giant Stegosaurus (some intrepid bloggers have gotten shots of their dogs posing inside a dinosaur's mouth). Tickets are $14.95, dogs are free; open daily.

-- Dog Wood Park, Jacksonville. This 25-acre, privately owned park is heaven for dogs. It's all off-leash and entirely fenced in, from the pond to the grassy knoll to the trails. A separate small area nearby has chairs where owners can sip coffee and chat. There are two ponds, Lake Bow Wow for the big dogs and Lake Fifi for little ones, plus doggie sand piles, shady areas and tires for dogs to climb on. Day visits are $11, including tax. Additional services, like use of the park's indoor dog wash area, are extra.

-- The Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine. Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles discovered this spring in 1565 and the Timucua Indians lived here for 4,000 years before that. You and your dog can sniff around and drink from the fountain. Tickets are $12.

-- Downtown Naples. A great place to stroll with your pet while embracing tropical Florida, downtown Naples has lots of outdoor cafes, bars and restaurants where you can dine al fresco with your dog. Several stores -- Diva Doghouse, For Footed Friends, Pucci & Catana and Fergie's Closet Doggie Boutique -- specialize in upscale pet accessories, clothing and food.

-- Lincoln Road, Miami. Located on South Beach, this pedestrian-friendly shopping area is the place to watch all of the beautiful people and their designer dogs. Outdoor restaurants and tropical drinks abound.

-- Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Hobe Sound. This sprawling park on Florida's East Coast, north of tony Palm Beach, offers miles of trails that showcase how Florida looked before development. Dogs must be leashed. Admission is $6 per vehicle.

-- Panama City Beach dog playground. This Florida Panhandle spring break favourite offers 400 feet of beachfront for leashed dogs and the new Panama City Beach Conservation Park with 12 trails (dogs must be leashed there).

-- Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway, Tallahassee. This park in the state's capitol is popular with local dog owners because of its beautiful trails and secluded grassy areas.

 

LODGING

 

-- Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort, Lake Buena Vista. Located on 750 acres near the theme parks, this campground allows RVs with full hookups and tent camping. Some spaces allow pets, but those spaces are limited and should be reserved well in advance. Leashed dogs are allowed on some trails near the campground. There is also an off-leash dog park, Waggin' Tails Dog Park, within the campground.

-- Best Friends Pet Resort, Lake Buena Vista. Best Friends provides day and overnight care for pets (not just dogs) in the Orlando area. Discounts are available for Disney World Resort guests, but anyone can use the service, which starts at $27 for doggie daycare.

-- Loews hotels at Universal Orlando Resort. All three are pet-friendly.

-- La Quinta. This ubiquitous and affordable chain, found throughout Florida, is probably the best-known pet-friendly chain, with free stays for dogs.

-- Aloft Hotels. This Starwood boutique hotel chain offers hip decor and sophisticated style and it's also pet-friendly. Aloft offers two locations in Jacksonville (one not far from Dog Wood Park), one in Tallahassee and several opening in Miami and Orlando in the coming year. A recent weekday room rate in Jacksonville was $69, not including taxes. Aloft policies vary regarding weight restrictions for dogs, fees and deposits.

-- Luxury hotels. Pampered people have pampered pooches. For small dogs who need luxury (under 25 pounds) try Ritz Carlton hotels in Sarasota, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Miami Beach. Non-refundable pet fees vary, but hover in the $250 range. The Mandarin Oriental in Miami -- a swanky hotel frequented by celebrities like Jennifer Anniston -- also accepts pets up to 25 pounds. The Mandarin sells dog T-shirts bedazzled with Swarovski crystals in its gift shop and the concierge can book doggie boot camp appointments and dog massages.

 

GENERAL TIPS

 

While it might seem like you are in a remote area as you hike through jungle-like trails or play on deserted beaches with your dog, you're actually never far from civilization in Florida. There's usually a veterinarian, big-box pet store and pet-friendly hotel within a short drive. A quick Google search or sites like http://www.bringfido.com or http://www.dogfriendly.com can help locate them.

Larger theme parks such as Busch Gardens in Tampa offer kennel services; make sure to bring your pet's vaccination record along.

Other essentials for a Florida vacation with your dog: Drinking water, heartworm medicine and even sunscreen. With temperatures in the 70s and 80s in many Florida locations during the winter, dogs (and people) can easily become dehydrated. Specially-formulated sunscreen for dogs isn't a bad idea, especially if your furry friend has a short, fair coat and pink skin.

Take shady breaks, put ice cubes in the water dish and let dogs sprawl on cool tiles. Never, ever, leave your dog in a car in Florida, even for a few minutes. Temperatures inside cars can heat up to 120 degrees and kill animals quickly.

Heartworm, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes, is endemic to Florida. Plan to visit a vet before your trip to get a heartworm test and pills to prevent infection.

Many beaches in Florida allow leashed dogs on the sand, but check first. In some places, you can receive a heavy fine. Dogs are welcome in many places at outdoor cafes and along pedestrian malls.

 

-- The Associated Press

 
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Vote-buying allegations bedevil First Nation
Lake St. Martin chief, lawyer call accusations baseless
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Lake St. Martin Chief Adrian Sinclair blames the trouble on internal strife within his beleaguered First Nation.
Lake St. Martin flood victims desperate for resettlement face yet another setback, this time allegations that their chief and council bought an election victory with whiskey, cash and marijuana.

Chief Adrian Sinclair and the First Nation's Toronto-based lawyer both dismiss the allegations as baseless.

Chief Adrian Sinclair loads his rented Dodge Charger.

Sinclair's rented farmhouse has mouse traps on the floor, plastic insulation on the windows and barely any furniture. 'A rich man wouldn't live like this,' Sinclair says.
"A rich man wouldn't live like this," Sinclair scoffed earlier this week, as he invited photographs to be taken of his rented farmhouse on the outskirts of Winnipeg. He blamed the trouble on internal strife within his beleaguered First Nation.

The house had mousetraps on the floor, plastic insulation on the windows and barely any furniture. The car parked in the driveway was a rented Dodge Charger.

Sinclair said he handed out his own provincial fishing-compensation award to band members for groceries and gas, but said such handouts happen all the time. Federal funding is locked up under third-party management, he said.

Critics stand by their charges, alleging the chief and several councillors spent the two weeks leading up to the June 28 election offering bribes for votes or mail-in ballots in a bid to stack the odds in their favour.

Ottawa took an appeal of the election victory seriously enough that Aboriginal Affairs officials ordered an investigation last fall.

The investigator compiled allegations and gave Ottawa an opinion on each.

But since then, the report has waited in Ottawa for responses from everyone named in it. The federal government has not issued its own judgment on the allegations.

The latest scandal has left the band -- which lost its land base to the flood -- facing the risk that its political leaders are in limbo, unable to negotiate a new home until their own fates are decided.

One elder, 82, said he believes the election appeal is really about who can get a settlement for the evacuees after two years of waiting.

Mark Traverse is the first to agree he didn't vote for the chief, but said he thinks another chief would have closed a deal by now.

Hundreds of evacuees are stuck in hotels and low-income housing in Winnipeg and desperately want to get back to their territory in Manitoba's forested lake region.

"If he could have agreed with the province... we'd have been gone far ahead and maybe there'd be land reserved for us," Traverse said.

Traverse lives in one of the 60 homes the province constructed for evacuees on a former radar base near Gypsumville, the town closest to the First Nation.

Sinclair rejected that offer more than a year ago, as did a lot of other evacuees. The province announced just before Christmas it will give the homes to evacuees from the First Nation's sister band, the Little Saskatchewan First Nation.

Meanwhile, the election appeal, filed last summer, is moving slowly through the federal bureaucracy.

"The appeal has not yet reached the minister's desk," ministerial spokeswoman Claudia Fournier said in an email response.

The report, which the department commissioned, is based on six witness reports and found the allegations "credible" four months ago.

"The pattern seen in these allegations is similar to other election campaigns when a group of candidates work together to buy votes," the report concluded last November.

The report cited "mickeys of whiskey," cash payments ranging from as little as $40 to as much as $500, gas and food vouchers, and a "bag of marijuana" as the chosen currency for election bribes.

"On Treaty Days at Little Mountain Park, Chief Adrian Sinclair had a truckload of 24-can cases of Budweiser beer and was giving the cases out to band members," the report said.

The scandal triggered a fierce legal defence with affidavits from the chief and council.

"All the allegations are completely unfounded and many of them do not meet any evidentiary standard at all," Lake St. Martin lawyer Robyn Gervais said in an email.

The lawyer discredited Ottawa's choice of investigation as a useless effort.

"You may want to turn your mind to what kind of evidence would be required if allegations of corruption were made (about) provincial or federal... politicians. I can assure you that a statement, not made under oath, would not suffice," Gervais wrote.

Under the Indian Act that governs First Nations in Canada, election regulations allow the minister to set aside an election and remove a chief and council from office for violating specific regulations.

Lake St. Martin's flooded-out reserve is located 255 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.

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A favor to ask could you post the picture of my 2 foster dogs?

The 2 pups (middle one is adopted) are quiet, cuddly and friendly. They are not scared of my 73 lbs Lab X. They are both girls and are 4 months old and will be small dogs when fully grown. Smaller one is Jett (short hair, short legs, and longer body) and will be 18 lbs the bigger pup is Jaycee (longer hair, and long legs) will be 28 lbs maximum (as per vet at Sherbrook Animal Hospital). The adoption fee is $300.00 and all shots/spay is included in the adoption. They just got their 2nd vaccine on Feb 6, 2013. I can be reached by phone (204) 334-4077 if interested in adopting either one of these small pups. It would be so awesome to have someone from LMPPOA adopt these girls.

Alice

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Hi Everyone,
 
It's time for an update.... We have some news, still selling tickets for our events and we are rolling out our favorite Spring Fundraisers.
 
 
New Fosters and More Adoptions
 
Well this past weekend was a busy one for the rescue. On Saturday, Dixie went on a home visit with a great family and they liked her so much, they decided to start her on adoption trial on Sunday afternoon. We are happy to report, that all is going well. On Sunday, Jewel went on a road trip with her Aunty Rena and Aunty Jessica all the way to Kenora to meet a wonderful family who had a BT named Bella. We spent about and hour and a bit in their home and were very happy with Jewel's new potential family. She has a canine sister, two feline brother, 3 human brothers and amazing parents. Adoption Trial has started, but we are pretty sure Jewel has become a resident of Ontario. :)
 
On Sunday afternoon Jade's family came into Winnipeg and finalized her adoption with Shaila. They only waited a week into the trial and told us, there was no way that they were gonna let her go. She is just so happy and loves her new home, new parents and her new Puggle brother named Oscar.
 
Also on Sunday, we received a call from Manitoba Small Dog Rescue as they were taking in 19 dogs from a local Puppy Mill. They asked if we would be able to take in any Pugs or Boston Terriers and of course we said yes. So we ended up taking in a 5 year old Boston Terrier who recently had puppies. :( We picked her up around 5:00 pm and brought her to our vet for an exam. We have named her Raven, since it was the Superbowl and the Raven's won. :) We are happy to report that Raven is doing well in her new foster home. She will not be available for about a month or so. Raven is healthy for the most part, but we want to make her feel better, and get her to learn to trust humans a little more, and learn to walk on a leash. All these things will start happening as she becomes more comfortable and starts feeling better. We will be spaying Raven in about 2-3 weeks once she has had a chance to get used to her new foster family. She will also be getting a much needed dental cleaning. Stay tuned for updates on Raven on our Facebook page.
 
A few other adoptions that happened since our last update were Abby, Bella and Livingston. We also took into our care a pregnant pug named Meeka. Meeka had her puppies in the early hours of Tuesday, February 5th. She had 6 puppies, but unfortunately only 5 survived. Their names are Nibbler (male), Moonbeam (our little angel at Rainbow Bridge), Harlow (female), Toro (male), Jax (male) and Nushi (female). Check out our Facebook page for updates and photo of Meeka's puppies as they grow.
 
Congratulations to all of the furkids that have found their new forever homes and to the ones who are on adoption trial.
 
 
 
Aunt Sarah's Chocolate Bar Fundraiser
 
It's that time of year again! Beginning today, we'll start taking orders for selling Aunt Sarah's Famous Chocolate bars. Many of you are familiar with the "Simply Delicious" bars that are so addictive!

As in the past, we're looking for people willing to sell a case (or more?) or our behalf. How does it work? Easy - just let us know how many cases you'd like, and whether you'd like a mixed case, or a case entirely of one kind. Each case has 30 bars in it that are sold for $2 each. We collect the $60 per case up front from you when you get your case, and then you recoup the $60 you've put out through sales of the bars. These things sell like HOTCAKES!
 
Please consider selling a case of chocolate bars on our behalf - every case we sell covers the cost of an exam and three vaccines for the dogs who come into the rescue. For every two cases sold we are able to cover the cost or a spay or neuter on a foster dog who needs to be altered.
 
There are now only three types of flavours available through Aunt Sarahs:
-Simply Delicious
-Simply Caramel
-Krispie Rice

We're placing our order on Friday, February 15th. If you are able to take a case or two, please let us know prior to this date and we will include your request in our order. Delivery will be arranged once the bars are available. Your support is greatly appreciated!!

PartyLite Fundraiser
 
New for 2013, we have decided to try a PartyLite Fundraiser. BTPRSM would received 35% of net sales.
 

PartyLite candles are made with lead free wicks and the scents are unbelievable.

 

Please see the attached Fundraising Brochure for the styles and scents that you can order.

 

If you would like to place an order for this fundraiser, please email us at btprmb@gmail.com

 

Order DEADLINE is Sunday, March 3rd.
 
Show & Save Card & Coupon Book Fundraiser ~ Spring/Summer 2013 Edition (Available at the end of March)
 
This was a great fundraiser for us in 2012 and because we heard such great feedback we decided to make this a yearly Spring Fundraiser.
The Show and Save Card and Coupon book is $15.00. They will be available for us to sell around the end of March and we will be selling them for approximately three weeks.
We are taking orders now, so please email us at btprmb@gmail.com so you don't miss out on this great savings book. BTPRSM gets a % of all books sold.
WHAT IS THE SHOW & SAVE CARD?
 
The SHOW & SAVE CARD is a re-usable discount card that conveniently fits into your wallet.
The SHOW & SAVE CARD features over 100 money saving discounts and offers including restaurants, entertainment, clothing, merchandise, services, and much, much more.
The SHOW & SAVE CARD can be used over and over until the expiry date of March 31, 2014.
 
HOW THE CARD WORKS:
 
Simply present the Card when ordering at any of the businesses and you will receive the discount or offer featured on the Card.
The business does not punch their ad out, cross it out or cut it out. Like a credit card, it may be used over and over, until the expiry date.
The SHOW & SAVE CARD is carried with you at all times and presented at the point of purchase.
 
COUPON BOOK OF SAVINGS:
 
Every SHOW & SAVE CARD includes a Coupon Book. This book features over 400 coupons.
The coupons may only be used once, but they are a tremendous value; worth thousands of dollars. Featured discounts include restaurants, golf, entertainment, merchandise, grocery, services and more. All coupons expire March 31, 2014.
 
Silver and Penny Coin Drive
 
Well February 4th, has come and gone... And we know you still have those pesky pennies sitting in a bowl not being used. We will still take your pennies off your hands., loose of rolled and deposit them at our bank to help us pay off our vet bills and purchase supplies for the puppies and medications for dogs such as Ernie and Harley.
 
We would love to THANK Everyone who has already donated to our Coin Drives. We can't express enough how much your donations have impacted the lives of the dogs in our care. If they could speak, each and everyone of them would say THANKS.
 
We hand roll all coins donated to the rescue. We don't use the machines that count it for you, and charge a percentage. This way EVERY penny you donate, stays in the rescue. The pennies donated will be put directly towards our vet bill. We have a few expensive surgeries coming up, so every penny counts!!!!!
 
For those of you who that you use Facebook and would like to follow our two coins driver here are the links:
"BTPRSM wants you to Show us your Rolls" - https://www.facebook.com/events/359719604082795/?fref=ts
"BTPRSM Silver Coin Drive" - https://www.facebook.com/events/369010996512481/?fref=ts
 
At both of these Facebook links you can track our progress on Fundraising Thermometers and see how much money that bag of coins you donated adds up too.
 
If you would like to donate towards our coin drive, please send us an email at btprmb@gmail.com and we can arrange pick up/drop off your donation. Pennies can be dropped off (make sure you label them with your name, so we know who to thank) at Southglen Vet (730 St. Anne's Road), or Barks n' Bubbles (1103 Corydon Avenue). Pennies can also be dropped off at our upcoming adoption events, playgroups and fundraising events.
 
Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue Playgroup of Winnipeg
 
Don't forget about our February Playgroup on Sunday, February 17th (3:00- 4:30pm) is our Valentine's Day themed playgroup. You will find a poster attached with more information.
 
And lastly, our Sunday, March 3rd (3:00- 4:30pm) playgroup will be another regular playgroup where the dogs will have fun socializing with each other.
 
If you have not signed up on MeetUp.com here is the direct link to all our upcoming playgroups. You can RSVP, ask questions and the site will automatically send you updates on the playgroup days and times.
http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Terrier-Pug-Rescue-Playgroup-of-Winnipeg/
 
If anyone has any questions please feel free to email us directly at btprmb@gmail.com
 
BTPRSM St. Paddy's Bingo Bowl ~ ONLY 7 LANES LEFT!!!

That's right... Only 7 lanes left... we rented out all 24 lanes this year and we only have 7 lanes left. RESERVE YOUR LANE TODAY!!!
 
More info below...
 
We are excited to announce we will be holding our Annual Bingo Bowl Fundraiser on Saturday, March 16th from 8:00 - 10:00pm.
Join us at Dakota Lanes (1085 St.Mary's Rd.) for two games of bowling, prizes, food, a silent auction, and a 50/50 draw!
 
Tickets are $12.00 each for Bowlers. Non-Bowlers/Supporter Tickets are $5.00 each.

Bring your family and friends! There is fun for all ages, plus prizes for the team winners in each Bingo Bowl Game!

If you would like to book a lane for your team of four, five or six, please send us your team name so we can reserve a lane for you.

Each ticket also includes late night lunch, desserts and unlimited soft drinks throughout the event. We will also have our famous Silent Auction with amazing baskets to be won as well as a 50/50 draw. All monies raised at this event support the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue directly.
 
Don't delay - we sold out of tickets very quickly last year and there were some people who were disappointed that they didn't get their tickets on time.. We don't want that to happen to you this year! Email us at btprmb@gmail.com to reserve your lane. More details on the attached Event poster. Feel free to print and post them up around your area of the city.
As well, we are also looking for donations to help make our Silent Auction a success.
A donation letter is also attached - if anyone is able to donate or solicit donations on our behalf, it is greatly appreciated!
 
For those of you who have Facebook, here is the direct link to the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/438196016241040/?fref=ts
 
4th Annual Rescue Reunion and Anniversary Celebration

Our 4th Annual Rescue Reunion and Anniversary Celebration is happening on Sunday, March 31 from 1 pm - 4 pm at Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp.
This event is open to EVERYONE - not just past adopters or foster families, so please come and enjoy the day with us!

We'll be going all out, with a full social lunch and celebratory goodies. We are not usually too sticky about RSVPs, but for this event, we need to get a handle on how much food to order, so if you're planning on coming, please RSVP by Sunday, March 24th.
See the attached Invite for more detailed information.
 
BTPRSM Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast

Mmmm... Pancakes...Get them while their HOT!
Join us on Saturday, April 13th from 8 - 10 am.

What better way to start the day then a nice hearty breakfast and supporting your favorite rescue!

Tickets are just $10 each and include 3 large pancakes, 3 strips of bacon and your choice of beverage!

To get your tickets, email us at btprmb@gmail.com and we can arrange drop off. We will also have tickets available at our 2013 playgroups, Adoption Events and the ever popular St. Paddy's Bingo Bowl Fundraiser on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Silent Auction and 50/50 Draw!

Proceeds support Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba directly.

*NOTE: This is a human only event. Please leave your furry friends at home.
 
As well, we are also looking for donations to help make our Silent Auction a success.
A donation letter is also attached - if anyone is able to donate or solicit donations on our behalf, it is greatly appreciated!
 
Please see the attached poster for more information.


Great Food | Great Prizes | Great Way to Start the Day!
 
Always Looking for Qualified Foster Homes

Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba are always looking for qualified foster homes to add to our fleet of home and to give our other foster homes a break and to be able to take in more dogs.
Foster homes are the heart and soul of our rescue. So if you have a bit extra love to care for one of rescued dogs then please don't hesitate to fill out an application. We supply food, leash, collar, harness, kennel (if required) and medications (if needed). We also pay for all vetting as well.

You can find the foster application attached to this email or on our website atwww.bostonpugrescuemb.com under “Fostering A Dog”.
 
 
Cheers,
Jessica, Rena & Shaila
 

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Hi Everyone,

 
It's been a long time since our last Email blast. Happy New Year to all of you!!!
 
We have a few larger Fundraising Events coming up in March and April. We have scheduled our January, February and March Playgroups. The 4th Annual Rescue Reunion is coming up as well near the end of March.
 
We have some other news regarding some of our other ongoing fundraisers as well.
 
Let's get started...
 
FUN & INTERESTING FACTS of 2012
27 - is the number of dogs that were adopted into loving FOREVER HOMES.
2 - is the number of dogs who became FOREVER Fosters are are in best Foster Homes we could ask for.
10 - is the number of female dogs that were spayed while in our care.
6 - is the number of male dogs that were neutered while in our care.
14 - is the number of dogs who had either nares surgery, elongated soft palate surgery or both.
13 - is the number of rotten teeth that were pulled out of Harley's mouth when he had his dental cleaning.
1 - is the number of dogs who had a double Third Eye Lid (Cherry Eye) Surgery.
15 is the number of dogs who had dental cleaning with extractions.
2 - is the number of dogs who had to have their luxatting patellas corrected. Roxy had to have one knee done twice. THANKS Dr. Sra for all your wonderful work on both Roxy and Squibbs.
2 - is also the number of dogs who almost crossed Rainbow Bridge too early. Cassie and Ralph are very THANKFUL to Dr. Singh and Dr. Tait and the rest of the staff at Southglen Veterinary Hospital for all they did to help them through a traumatic time.
13 is the age in years of the oldest dog who was adopted in 2012.
5 is the age in weeks of the youngest dog to come into BTPRSM's care in 2012.
2 is the number of years that Sasha was in foster care until she was adopted in 2012!
$729.15 - is the amount of donations in silver coins and bills that we received since we started our silver coin drive.
$1482.36 - is the amount of penny donations that we have received since we started the "Show us your Rolls" campaign.
$36,742.09 - is the amount of money that was spent on vetting all our little furry friends in 2012. This included exams, surgeries, vaccines, medications and specialized dog foods.
 
Thanks to everyone who supported us in 2012. Without all your help we couldn't have helped as many dogs as we could. The vet care we put into every dog who comes into our care is above and beyond. We did lots of fundraising to make up the costs of the vetting as we all know that our adoption fees don't cover the amount of vetting we put into each dog.
 
From the bottom of our hearts.... THANKS!!
 
lia sophia Raffle to Support the BTPRSM


Our lia sophia Advisor Jessica McEachern is holding a fundraising raffle for the BTPRSM. We have attached the Fundraising Poster with all the details, but basically you can purchase a ticket for $5.00 and be entered to win $100 worth of lia sophia jewelry of your choice.
 
DRAW DATE: Sunday, January 20th


Please see the attached poster for more information. If anyone has any questions or would like to be entered into the draw, please email us at btprmb@gmail.com so can pick up your donation before the draw date.

Silver and Penny Coin Drive
 
First of all... THANKS to Everyone who has already donated to our Coin Drives. We can't express enough how much your donations have impacted the lives of the dogs in our care. If they could speak, each and everyone of them would say THANKS.
 
We STILL want your pennies!!! Loose, rolled, in a jar or in a box. We hand roll all coins donated to the rescue. We don't use the machines that count it for you, and charge a percentage. This way EVERY penny you donate, stays in the rescue. The pennies donated will be put directly towards our vet bill. We have a few expensive surgeries coming up, so every penny counts!!!!!
 
For those of you who that you use Facebook and would like to follow our two coins driver here are the links:
"BTPRSM wants you to Show us your Rolls" - https://www.facebook.com/events/359719604082795/?fref=ts
"BTPRSM Silver Coin Drive" - https://www.facebook.com/events/369010996512481/?fref=ts
 
At both of these Facebook links you can track our progress on Fundraising Thermometers and see how much money that bag of coins you donated adds up too.
 
If you would like to donate towards our coin drive, please send us an email at btprmb@gmail.com and we can arrange pick up/drop off your donation. Pennies can be dropped off (make sure you label them with your name, so we know who to thank) at Southglen Vet (730 St. Anne's Road), or Barks n' Bubbles (1103 Corydon Avenue). Pennies can also be dropped off at our upcoming adoption events, playgroups and fundraising events.
 
Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue Playgroup of Winnipeg
 
We have three upcoming playgroups scheduled for January, February and March.
 
Our first one on Sunday, January 27 (3:00- 4:30pm) is just a regular playgroup where dogs can socialize with other dogs and get rid of some of their cabin fever.
 
Our February Playgroup on Sunday, February 17th (3:00- 4:30pm) is our Valentine's Day themed playgroup. You will find a poster attached with more information.


And lastly, our Sunday, March 3rd (3:00- 4:30pm) playgroup will be another regular playgroup where the dogs will have fun socializing with each other.
 
If you have not signed up on MeetUp.com here is the direct link to all our upcoming playgroups. You can RSVP, ask questions and the site will automatically send you updates on the playgroup days and times.
 
http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Terrier-Pug-Rescue-Playgroup-of-Winnipeg/
 
If anyone has any questions please feel free to email us directly at btprmb@gmail.com
 
BTPRSM St. Paddy's Bingo Bowl

It's that time of year again...
We are excited to announce we will be holding our Annual Bingo Bowl Fundraiser on Saturday, March 16th from 8:00 - 10:00pm.
Join us at Dakota Lanes (1085 St.Mary's Rd.) for two games of bowling, prizes, food, a silent auction, and a 50/50 draw!
 
Tickets are $12.00 each for Bowlers. Non-Bowlers/Supporter Tickets are $5.00 each.

Bring your family and friends! There is fun for all ages, plus prizes for the team winners in each Bingo Bowl Game!

If you would like to book a lane for your team of four, five or six, please send us your team name so we can reserve a lane for you.

Each ticket also includes late night lunch, desserts and unlimited soft drinks throughout the event. We will also have our famous Silent Auction with amazing baskets to be won as well as a 50/50 draw. All monies raised at this event support the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue directly.
 
Don't delay - we sold out of tickets very quickly last year and there were some people who were disappointed that they didn't get their tickets on time.. We don't want that to happen to you this year! Email us at btprmb@gmail.com to reserve your lane. More details on the attached Event poster. Feel free to print and post them up around your area of the city.
 
As well, we are also looking for donations to help make our Silent Auction a success.
A donation letter is also attached - if anyone is able to donate or solicit donations on our behalf, it is greatly appreciated!
 
For those of you who have Facebook, here is the direct link to the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/438196016241040/?fref=ts
 
4th Annual Rescue Reunion and Anniversary Celebration

We are looking at tentatively holding our 4th Annual Rescue Reunion and Anniversary Celebration on
Sunday, March 31 from 1 pm - 4 pm.
We are still waiting on confirmation details for the location and if it will be available to us on March 31st.
 
As more information is known we will be updating all our alumni adoptive families, foster families and volunteers and supporters.
 
BTPRSM Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast

Mmmm... Pancakes...Get them while their HOT!
Join us on Saturday, April 13th from 8 - 10 am.

What better way to start the day then a nice hearty breakfast and supporting your favorite rescue!

Tickets are just $10 each and include 3 large pancakes, 3 strips of bacon and your choice of beverage!

To get your tickets, email us at btprmb@gmail.com and we can arrange drop off. We will also have tickets available at our 2013 playgroups, Adoption Events and the ever popular St. Paddy's Bingo Bowl Fundraiser on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Silent Auction and 50/50 Draw!

Proceeds support Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba directly.

*NOTE: This is a human only event. Please leave your furry friends at home.


As well, we are also looking for donations to help make our Silent Auction a success.
A donation letter is also attached - if anyone is able to donate or solicit donations on our behalf, it is greatly appreciated!


Fundraising Poster will be available soon and we will update everyone once it's ready.

Great Food | Great Prizes | Great Way to Start the Day!


Always Looking for Qualified Foster Homes

Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba are always looking for qualified foster homes to add to our fleet of home and to give our other foster homes a break and to be able to take in more dogs.
Foster homes are the heart and soul of our rescue. So if you have a bit extra love to care for one of rescued dogs then please don't hesitate to fill out an application. We supply food, leash, collar, harness, kennel (if required) and medications (if needed). We also pay for all vetting as well.

You can find the foster application attached to this email or on our website atwww.bostonpugrescuemb.com under “Fostering A Dog”.

Look forward to a *NEW* and *FRESH LOOKING* Website

We are working with website designer Stephanie Nixon to create a New and Fresh website for BTPRSM. We hope to unveil the website in a few weeks so keep watching for updates on Facebook when the new site will be launched. We are pretty stoked about it and hope everyone else loves it too.

As always if anyone has any questions about the above events or posts please feel free to email us at btprmb@gmail.com
 
Cheers,
Jessica, Rena & Shaila
 

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Dogs Missing
 
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/columnists/owners-fear-for-fate-of-50-missing-dogs-185978842.html

January 8 2013 Owners Fear Fate of Fifty Missing Dogs by Lindor Reynolds

 

At least 50 large-breed dogs have vanished from southeastern Manitoba homes in the past year, fuelling speculation the animals are being used as bait in illegal dogfights.

The RCMP say there is no proof of such a crime, but as the number of missing dogs grows, so grows the scuttlebutt.

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Cathy Brule cuddles Lucas, a bull mastiff pup she got for Christmas. Her dog Bobby went missing in August. (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS )
Janine Acott volunteers for the 500-member Southeast Manitoba Lost Dogs site on Facebook. She says her group had 46 documented cases of stolen dogs two weeks ago and more animals have vanished since.

"While we have no proof what the dogs are being taken for, the one thing that all the missing have in common is they are all spayed/neutered, older, larger-breed country dogs," she says. There are likely many more missing animals, she says, but they only have numbers on the ones reported to the site.

Garett Aubin lives north of Dufresne, off Provincial Road 501. His dog, Callie, a two-year-old black Lab and his brother's dog, Chevy, a six-year-old husky-terrier cross, vanished from his acreage Nov. 26. Since then, he says, six more dogs have disappeared within 21/2 square kilometres of his place.

"It's almost like common knowledge around here that someone is taking the dogs," says Aubin. "Ours were rural dogs. They were kind of sucks. They just want a warm bed.

"I don't know what's happening to them. I don't want to believe someone is making them fight."

Aubin filed a report with the St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP detachment. He says rural residents should be on the lookout for strange vehicles near their homes and report anyone who seems to have an unusually large number of dogs in their possession.

Terry Bolton lives across the road from Aubin. He came home last Wednesday to find a strange set of vehicle tracks entering his property. He later discovered a dog biscuit in his yard.

"It wasn't something we'd feed him," he says. His mixed-breed bull mastiff, Caleb, was still on the property.

"My dog has an electric collar so he doesn't leave the yard," Terry says. "I think someone tried to lure him out. There's no rhyme or reason to this. They're not purebred dogs or anything."

Bolton contacted St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP, who came out, took a statement and bagged the biscuit. "These dogs aren't running away. They're not getting run over," Bolton says.

RCMP spokesman Cpl. Miles Hiebert says he's heard the rumours but only a handful of missing dogs have been reported to rural detachments.

"Dogs go missing all over the place," Hiebert says. "Certainly I can assure you if there is any criminal activity suspected, we will investigate."

Hiebert says he understands dogs become part of families and urges people to report their concerns.

Jessica Blue, who recovered her two German shepherds after they were taken from her Ste. Anne-area yard two months ago, thinks the animals are being tossed into dogfighting rings to incite the competitors.

After her dogs, Kota and Tucker, were stolen, she got a tip they were tied up at a home three kilometres away. She investigated and found them chained to a Hydro pole.

"The people said they were their dogs, they've had them for a couple of years. My name was on the collar. I took them back."

She reported the theft to the RCMP.

"Everybody's dogs are going missing. What do they think is going on?" Blue said.

Cathy Brule's five-year-old boxer, Bobby, went missing from her home near Ste. Anne in August. She and her family haven't stopped searching for him, putting up posters in neighbouring towns and on Facebook sites dedicated to lost dogs.

She says she's disturbed at how many dogs have vanished from southeast Manitoba.

"I don't want to think that anything bad would happen to my guy," she says. "I'm hoping someone has him and will bring him home eventually. We won't give up until we know he's died of old age."

She estimates there are 40 dogs missing and presumed stolen in the region.

Janine Acott's German shepherd cross, Keesha, disappeared from her parents' yard near Oakbank on Nov. 7. The dog and its sister were let out for a run. Only one dog came back.

"We've knocked on so many doors. Every time we got a lead ,we followed it up," she says. Since Keesha went missing, she says, she's heard of 20 more dogs disappearing from area homes.

"Literally, people let them out to go to the bathroom and they never see them again."

Erica Lenton lives close to Garett Aubin, near Dufresne. Her son's dog, a German shepherd named Max, vanished Dec. 19. They'd put him in the yard in the early evening and never saw him again.

"He doesn't run away," she says. "He's our baby. We've looked everywhere, posted notices on Kijiji and Facebook.

"I'm not thinking we're going to get our dog back."

Lenton has four sons, ages 11 to 19. Max belongs to her eldest, who was given the dog when its first owner, a friend of the teenager, died.

When eight dogs vanish from 21/2 square kilometres of rural Manitoba, that's not coincidence. Someone is taking these dogs and harming them.

If you spot something suspicious, don't just tell your friends over coffee; call the law. Whoever is stealing the dogs is breaking up families.

lindor.reynolds@freepress.mb.ca

 
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Happy New Year
 
Happy New Year everyone! Just a heads up, the snowmobiles have found their way into the park again! These people don't care about the park users so becareful when you are out and about.

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Heroes
 
 

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Dog, owner both heroes in Alberta ice rescue
Dive into water to pull girls out of frigid river
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EDMONTON -- Adam Shaw was taking an Easter stroll with his wife, two young children and the family dog when they heard the screams.

It sounded at first as if kids were cavorting in the spring sunshine in a northeast Edmonton park.

But Shaw and his wife, Kelsey, quickly realized two girls had been playing on ice near a footbridge and had fallen into the bone-chilling water of the wide North Saskatchewan River.

"We looked down to see one young girl floating in the river and her sister trying to pull her out," he recalled Monday at a fire-hall news conference. "We tried to yell to them to hang onto the ice and stay where they were if they could."

After asking his wife to dial 911, Shaw called his eight-year-old lab-husky cross Rocky to his side and together they scrambled down the steep bank through tangles of bushes and onto the river ice.

By now the second girl, 9, had fallen in.

Shaw managed to pull her six-year-old sister out reasonably quickly.

"The ice was still fairly solid where she was and I was able to pull her out. I told her to head back to shore and stay there and wait for help."

But even in those few moments, the situation grew more dire.

"The second girl had floated quite a ways down the river. She was bobbing in and out. We could barely see her, so we started running down the ice, trying to get close to her."

He yelled out to her so she knew he was there. He asked her if she could swim closer to the ice. But she said she was really cold and couldn't move her arms or legs.

That's when things got even worse. Shaw was trying to throw Rocky's leash to the girl when he fell in and Rocky fell in with him. That's when Shaw "got scared for myself."

"It was breathtaking. It was very cold."

But the adrenalin was pumping and he just kept going.

Man and dog tried to pull themselves back to shore, but the thinning ice kept collapsing beneath them.

"It kept breaking, kept breaking."

Rocky finally managed to get his front paws on the ice.

"I pushed his back end up so he was on the ice, then used the leash and him to pull myself up on the ice."

Shaw realized he needed to try a different approach if he wasn't going to become a victim.

"I just really didn't want to fail," Shaw said.

By this time, he couldn't see the second girl. He said it seemed as if his eyes searched for her a long time along the expanse of open water.

"I started to look around and I couldn't see her. She had gone underneath the water and I thought she was gone. She popped up... down the river and she was still screaming and I started to run after her again."

Shaw and his dog got as close as they could.

"I put the leash around Rocky and pushed him to get in the water. I told her I was going to get him to jump in and if she could grab a hold of his leash, we could get her back to the ice."

Rocky, a burly canine with a greying muzzle, jumped in right beside the girl and she managed to cling to his leash.

"I called him back and he swam towards the ice."

Again the ice crumbled as Rocky swam closer with the girl in tow. But Shaw managed to grab the dog and the girl's arm and pull them both to safety. The girl was hypothermic.

He tried carrying her back up the bank, but it was too steep, so they sat down at the edge of the river. Amazingly, despite getting cold and wet, his cellphone rang. It was the emergency rescue team telling him to stay put.

Later, after the girls had been taken to hospital where they were examined and declared fine, Shaw called his mom. He told her he was famished from the exertion and she said she would bring him a burger -- and one for Rocky, too.

Shaw said he isn't surprised by his dog's actions.

"He's very adventurous. He's always in and out of the water. He's always shocking us with jumping off the ice and stuff like that his whole life, so I knew that he could jump in the water and swim back, no problem."

He also feels Rocky sensed he had to come through with some heroics. "I think he knew something out of the ordinary was going on. After it all happened, we were sitting on the shore and he's a pretty active dog, he's usually running around and stuff, but he came and sat down beside me and beside the girl and he didn't move," Shaw said.

"When the rescue team actually approached us, he was growling at them, which is kind of out of the ordinary for him, so I think he was a little scared for me or something."

Rocky has no special training other than spending a lot of time outdoors with Shaw, who has had him since he was a puppy.

Edmonton's fire chief presented Shaw with a fire rescue helmet for his bravery, while Rocky was given a big, rawhide bone he gnawed on enthusiastically.

Shaw said he thought about little else the whole time except getting the girls out of the frigid water.

"They were really scared. They were screaming. I just wanted to help them."

 

-- The Canadian Press
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 2, 2013 A2
 

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McNally Robinson
 
 

McNally Robinson is having a photo contest for their new book. They are looking for pictures of what makes Winnipeg a Great City to live in. Little Mountain has so much to offer with our landscape, history, pets and people that all come together in a wonderful mosaic .

Photos must be digital (JPEG, TIFF or PNG) and must be of sufficient resolution to reproduce well in the book.

You may submit up to five photos. Please include your name, address, and a description of the image.

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Dog Dazed
 
Winnipeg Sun , Sunday March 17, 2013 pg 6 (Ent.)

Dog Dazed: This documentary examines the growing uneasiness between dog owners and non-dog owners in North America's crowded urban centers. Just quit dressing up the dogs and we'll get along fine, okay? When: Thursday March 21st on CBC at 9:00 pm

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Pope
 

the associated press Pope Francis pats the guide dog of a visually impaired journalist Saturday. (CP)

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Trails
 
From Bill

Be prepared. The trails today (Tuesday) make for tough walking. Four to six inches of fresh snow, and there hasn't been much traffic to pack things down.

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Dog Politics
 
 

Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Dog politics can be vicious
By: John Homans

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The Westminster dog show, at Madison Square Garden in New York, hasn't only been about the dogs lately. Last year, PETA protesters invaded the two-day event.

As a handler in one of the fantastically dowdy suits that are a Westminster hallmark trotted a graceful Doberman around the ring, one of the protesters held up a sign reading "Mutts rule." She was led away by blue-suited security officers, but another protester appeared, smartly dressed in jacket and slacks, and mounted the winners podium to hold up a sign that read "Breeders Kill Shelter Dogs Chances." Her message lasted for maybe 10 seconds before she too was led away.

The protests are an indication of how complicated dog politics have become. To start with, these days, mutts do rule, at least relatively. Rescue dogs, which are mostly mutts, have never been more popular, while the American Kennel Club, arbiter and protector of purebred dogs, has seen its membership and registrations drop for a decade or more. The AKC brand has been partly hollowed out: Purebred used to mean excellent; now it can as easily mean inbred.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, though inspired by the horror of shelters in 1970s America, is in many ways a latecomer to these issues. PETA's founder and head, Ingrid Newkirk, as the young expatriate bride of a race car driver, volunteered at an animal shelter and was appalled at the conditions in which the animals lived and died. It opened her eyes to animal suffering. Alarmed at the carelessness of her co-workers, she volunteered for extra euthanasias, and eventually founded an organization that's done more than any other to change the way we view the treatment of animals.

It's an amazing legacy but a complicated one. In the past, PETA viewed the keeping of household pets as equivalent to chattel slavery. "If people want toys, they should buy inanimate objects," Newkirk said years ago.

These days, those kinds of sentiments have been deeply submerged, if they still exist at all in PETA. Newkirk herself became much cuddlier, even writing a book called Let's Have a Dog Party, possibly because she's realized that it's difficult for a broad-based animal rights organization to survive without the donations of pet owners.

But even with this adjustment, PETA's radicalism can be grating and off-key. In recent years, it has equated the AKC with the KKK -- because of both organizations' emphasis on purity -- and sent protesters to Westminster in hooded robes. "No dog breeder can be called responsible," PETA's website says. "Only greedy."

PETA's point is that, with homeless dogs languishing in shelters, more dogs shouldn't be purposely brought into the world -- a notion that contains a sensible kernel but is precisely the kind of stern moral equation ("A pig is a dog is a rat is a boy" was the organization's motto a decade ago) that makes it difficult for most people to buy into PETA's message.

PETA aims to reduce animal suffering by any means necessary; it's utilitarian mathematics. And the most shocking consequence of this aim is that PETA euthanizes a remarkably high percentage of the animals it rescues: more than 90 per cent in 2011. One would expect in an animal rights organization more of a distinction between life and death, even painless death, but PETA has always talked in remarkably positive terms about euthanasia. Years ago, Newkirk called euthanizers "dark angels." Just last year, a PETA spokesperson told a reporter that euthanasia was "a product of love for animals who have no one to love them."

Attitudes like this make PETA and the no-kill movement -- natural allies in their fight against the AKC -- into the bitterest of enemies. For the no-kill movement, an animal life is a life, and that life itself is what's important, not just the suffering.

Though there are still too many dogs in shelters, and too many of them end up euthanized, the no-kill movement has actually been a huge success story, reducing euthanasias in shelters by a factor of four while creating a vast, ad hoc national network devoted to saving dogs. The results -- rescue dogs -- tend to flow from states where leash laws and spay-neuter provisions are generally laxer and the old farmyard animal ethics still hold sway, to states where in many suburbs there aren't enough rescue dogs, especially puppies, to meet the demand.

Care must be taken that the current system isn't commercialized. (And, given the speed of change in the dog world in the last few decades, the current system probably won't last.) Westminster, with its air of tradition and its aspirations to be the Super Bowl of dogs, seems a perfect place to protest the dog status quo -- and of course, there's much to protest. But in many ways the dog status quo has already changed -- and Westminster is a kind of relic.

 

John Homans, executive editor of New York magazine, is the author of What's a Dog For: The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy and Politics of Man's Best Friend.

 

-- Los Angeles Times
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 2, 2013 A16
 

 

 

 

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Mobile Vet
 
 

 

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Clinic snips stray dogs: Cancer survivor fulfils dream
By: Bill Redekop

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SAGKEENG FIRST NATION -- Cathie Mieyette was on her death bed when she was inspired to tackle the stray-dog problem on Manitoba First Nations communities. She was in hospital receiving aggressive chemotherapy and a stem-cell transplant in her third bout with cancer.

You might expect her to be depressed and thinking only of herself. Instead, she was thinking about the many dogs at Winnipeg rescue shelters that have to be euthanized because they don't have homes.

"I thought if I live, I want to do something for dogs in the rescue world. I saw where a lot of them are coming from. They're coming in from reserves. So I picked Sagkeeng as a reserve to work with," she said.

On Monday, Mieyette, two years removed from her cancer treatment and feeling "amazing," opened the first mobile spay-and-neuter clinic ever tried in Manitoba, on Sagkeeng First Nation, about 110 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.

The first customer? A male German shepherd cross that wandered in "without an appointment" just before the doors opened at 8 a.m. "It was funny. He was like, 'Am I first?' "

The Spay and Neuter Initiative Program (SNIP) uses a mobile unit housed in a large trailer at the Sagkeeng bingo hall. It is operating from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, as well.

The mobile unit belongs to veterinarian Dr. Keri Hudson Reykdal, who is performing the surgeries. She is based in Ashern, where she's more accustomed to delivering doggies -- i.e., calves.

As of Monday morning, Sagkeeng residents had already scheduled 23 dogs for surgery.

The first time Mieyette drove into Sagkeeng, she counted 35 dogs running loose on the road and in ditches. She would transport Sagkeeng dogs to Winnipeg for surgeries -- 75 were treated -- before she learned of mobile unit veterinary clinics.

Mieyette has held bake sales, silent auctions, and a Snipping It In the Bud, Spud, and Steak Night to raise funds. People bringing in their dogs to be spayed or neutered are only asked to make a donation. The program is run independently of the Winnipeg Humane Society.

"We needed the help. It was good they came in," said Sagkeeng Chief Donovan Fontaine. "We've always had issues with the dog population and stray dogs."

The band is trying to control the dog population before a child is mauled, like what has happened on some reserves, Fontaine said. Band constables have had to shoot dogs in the past.

The council hopes to have every dog spayed or neutered. It is also running a public awareness campaign about controlling the dog population, said Fontaine. He added some of community members have been taking it upon themselves in recent years to pick up stray dogs and take them into Winnipeg, either to get spayed or neutered or to put them up for adoption.

Mieyette said she hopes enforcement takes root at Sagkeeng and other reserves. "We want a control reserve with a bylaw enforcement so there are not a million dogs being born on the reserve," Mieyette said.

As for strays, Mieyette said SNIP will first try to find an owner. If not, it will snip-snip with efforts made to find the dog a home. Local residents have also been on the watch for stray dogs as candidates for surgery.

Mieyette said she is not aboriginal, although she is distantly Métis, and has no family connection to Sagkeeng.

Cats can also have the surgery but owners have to pay.

 

-- with file from Geoff Kirbyson

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Ticks
 
Hey there, hi there, ho there happy campers! Just what I found today, ('Jaws' theme playing the background) you're right! The first woodtick of the season. Time to start checking after the walk. Have you looked after the Heartworm pills yet? Also, (with it getting warm real fast) don't forget to bring out a water jug!

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Birthday
 
Me Bad! I forgot May 1st was our 5th birthday of the LMP web page. Ta-da!!!

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Heritage Trees
 
With the City, Province and Centre-port gunning for our parks Greenspace we should read this!

 

Protection for heritage trees
Province's new program reflects Manitobans' love for stately timbers
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Some people hug them. Some senior citizens will defend them holding an axe, or facing authorities wearing only a don't-touch-this glare and their pyjamas. Others cherish them like historical, living relics.

In Winnipeg, everyday folks will go to extraordinary measures to save their trees.

In 1957, for example, city planners had targeted a giant triple-trunked elm in Wolseley as a traffic hazard. They didn't count on a Mrs. Wolfram and Mrs. McCord, who confronted city police along with about a dozen other women. When a city employee approached the tree with a buzz saw, an elderly grandmother holding an axe shouted, "We don't think you should do this!"

Flash forward over a half-century, early April, when a 76-year-old woman -- barefoot and in her bathrobe -- spotted city workers digging a hole near a 25-metre elm in front of her West Kildonan home.

"Get the hell out of here!," yelled Patricia Kuzak, who later told the Free Press about the tale. "You can bulldoze the house but you can't take a tree."

So history records there is a passion for trees with roots as deep as the elms and cottonwoods and oaks themselves, which means Monday brought good news for Manitoba's tree huggers.

Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh introduced legislation that would create a provincial heritage-tree program to recognize and protect trees that have environmental, cultural, social and historic importance.

Or, in Mackintosh's words, "the remarkable monuments to nature's bounty."

"These trees all tell stories," he added. "And now we want those stories better heard."

Mackintosh said the heritage-tree program, created through the first-of-its-kind-in-Canada legislation, will bring additional protection measures for designated heritage trees on private and Crown land to prevent their removal for reasons other than health or safety. The designation process will consider any landowner's concerns before a tree receives heritage-tree status.

The program will run in partnership with the Manitoba Forestry Association, which has run its own heritage-tree program since the early 1980s and is based on a recommendation from Rivers West -- Red River Corridor Inc., a group that promotes the Red River from Emerson to Lake Winnipeg for tourism.

Winnipeg tree experts believe the relationship between humans and trees forms on many levels: sentimentality, history and conservation among them.

"The trees are living," said Ken Fosty, a former employee of the Manitoba Forestry Association. "They're part of the landscape, and they defend themselves against nature, the floods and winters, the storms. And they provide oxygen. How important is that?"

Michael Allen, of Viburnum Tree Experts, added protecting trees is now part of almost every municipal government's job. "It's like making sure our churches and synagogues and mosques are viable as institutions," Allen noted. "Trees are right up there. There's a passion for trees. There's not a lot of things out there in our life that people will take a stand for."

Trees are one. Ask Mr. Wolfram, Mrs. McCord and Mrs. Kuzak.

Mackintosh said at the heart of heritage-tree program is to teach Manitobans the importance of nature.

The province will create an online registry with some designated trees to get plaques. The program will also private sponsors to help offset the cost. All potentially significant trees could be considered for nomination and a plaque.

"We have to make sure people aren't hammering plaques into these great trees," Mackintosh said.

Manitoba Forestry Association executive director Patricia Pohrebniuk said the province's involvement in keeping an inventory of trees will help keep a better track of significant trees in the province.

Pohrebniuk said the association will do a lot of the groundwork to verify nominated trees.

She said there are 200 trees already on its database, although up to 50 of them have been lost to disease, flooding and being cut down.

"There are so many more out there that have yet to be recognized," she added.

"The success of our program has confirmed that Manitobans truly do love and appreciate their trees," she said. "While we were able to provide acknowledgement as part of a program, we were never able to take that next step... that next step being protection."

 

bruce.owen@freepress.mb.ca randy.turner@freepress.mb.ca

 

 

The rules on cutting

THE heritage-tree amendment provides protection for designated trees on Crown land in the form that the Manitoba government will not allow their authorized removal. Crown timber authorizations are dealt with under the Forest Act, which makes it an offence to cut down Crown timber without authorization. Therefore, it would be an offence to remove a heritage tree on Crown property without a timber-cutting authority. Penalties under the Forest Act has first-offence fines for individuals up to $50,000 and corporations up to $250,000.

Trees on municipal lands would be the responsibility of the municipality to protect and enforce.
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 30, 2013 A2
 

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Iron-on
 
Hi there, I've placed another order for our LMP logo iron-on transfers. They should be ready for pick-up within the next two weeks. The cost is $2.50 each. If you would like one drop me an e-mail and I'll set it aside.

 

    

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Ivan
 
Ivan is my three year old mastiff, I'm sure a lot of people at the park know him by now. Ivan needs knee surgery on both of his knees, sadly we are unable to enjoy the dog park now, Ivan and I are very sad :(I have put up a poster on the billboard by the washrooms at LMP in order to raise awareness. Unfortunately my search for an organization in Manitoba which provides pet/veterinary financial aid to people with disabilities does not exist. I have a heart condition which has limited my lifestyle, and my pocketbook. I am seeking donations which can be made direct via credit card to Ivan's vet office- Pet-Vet in Steinbach,MB #204-326-6562- he has a collection/donation account under Ivan Kehler. I will also accept cash donations if people would like to contact me: Blair Kehler 204-586-1463 or 204-619-1030. I am brought to tears seeing my beautiful gentle giant in pain, and I will not put down my otherwise healthy 3 year old (son) :) He is a very important part of our family. My daughter had purchased his brother, and they are the best of friends but cannot play due to Ivans pain. I do have Ivan on anti-inflammatories, and I do everything i can to make his life easier and less painful.

     

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In The Ruff
 
The Winnipeg Humane Society

Fore the Animals!

In The Ruff

PAWS-itively the most unique golf tourney of the season!

August 22, 2013 - Breezy Bend Country Club

WHS events sell out fast, so register now!

winnipeghumanesociety.ca - 982-2041

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BTPRSM
 
 

Where to start...
Meeka's puppies have grown up before all of your eyes. Born on February 5th, two of the 5 have already found their forever families. Congratulations to Nibbler (now Toby) and Jax (now Patch) on winning over their new families.
Nushi, Harlow and Toro are still waiting for their new families. Harlow will be having surgery this Wednesday to correct her inguinal hernia. She should be able to move to a new foster home or better yet her Forever Home a week after that. Toro is going to need a special family who understands his disability. He was born with a deformed elbow, but that doesn't stop him at all. He moves just as fast as the girls and causes just as much trouble. He is already learning that if he lifts that leg up, he can run faster. When Toro is in for his neuter surgery, our vet will be amputating his deformed leg. We know he will be a fast little tri-pod and he won't even know he is one. :)
 
If you would like to donate to Harlow's or Toro's surgeries, you can email us at btprmb@gmail.com and we can tell you how you can help.
Thanks to Everyone who already donated to help us pay for both their surgeries.
 
Other news...
 
Maya the Boston Terrier who was surrendered to our rescue a few weeks ago has three families that sent in applications to meet her. We had to start a waiting list, which is never bad thing in rescue. Maya is having surgery this Friday to be spayed and possibly have her elongated palate shortened and narrow nares widened. Once she is healed she will be going to visit family #1.
 
Meeka has found her Forever Family with a wonderful couple that loves her to pieces. Yoda her new brother has finally accepted the fact that she is there to stay and will let her groom him. :) Meeka is learning lots of new rules since she was so spoiled while she was pregnant and nursing, we now knows how to wait for her food and is learning to ask to go outside to potty. Once she has healed from her spay surgery this Friday, she will start to go to doggy daycare once a week to learn to socialize with other dogs. Congratulations Meeka!
 
Lilly the Pug X has found her forever home with her foster family. They couldn't imagine life without her in it, and when we had someone ask to have a home visit with her, they let us know that she was going to stay forever!! Congratulations Lilly!
 
Bosco the Pug X has also found his forever home with his foster family. After a few weeks in foster care his family fell in love with him and after a very long day a week ago, they found their resident dog and Bosco curled up together. They knew they couldn't separate the two of them. Congratulations Bosco on finding the perfect Forever home!
 
Honey Boo Boo the Pug X has also found her forever family. She now has two larger breed dogs to play with a little human just her size to cuddle with and watch cartoons. Congratulations Honey Boo Boo on finding your forever home!
 
Elise the Smooth Coated Brussels Griffon has an application that was sent to us all the way from California! Thanks to Shay's connections to many Pug Blogs and Facebook groups, someone saw Elise's photo and said they wanted to adopt her. It sounds like the perfect family for her and we are just in the midst of preparing all the paperwork and making arrangements to finalize the adoption. It sounds like her new family, may come to visit Canada to pick her up.
 
Ernie the Chug.... is still on adoption trial and that is a plus in our books. We are just giving him some more time to adjust to the cats in the house and his new living arrangements with them. He does have a new sister, a Cocker Spaniel named Rhiannon and they are the best of buddies. We are hoping to sign the adoption papers soon as Ernie learns to love his new feline siblings.
 
 
So who is still waiting for their forever family:
Cassie
Harley
Archie
Roxy
Celia
Daisy
Ralphie
 
If you or someone you know is interested in adopting any of the above dogs please feel free to send us an email at btprmb@gmail.com for more information an adoption application.
 
 
BTPRSM Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast Update
 
Thank you to everyone that came out and supported our Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebees.
We had a great time and raised over $700 while doing it!!!! All money raised will be applied to our vet bills!
We would also like to Thank everyone who donated to our Silent Auction. Jenn L., Pet Valu Charleswood, Paws n' Go, Karen J., Gail H., Sharon and John K., Andrea & Don, Grower's Direct, The Green Scene and Pet Valu McPhillips. Also a huge shout out to Linda & Lorraine for volunteering their time to help us with the breakfast duties.
 
 
BTPRSM & Pet Valu Tuxedo PAWS Event 2013
 
Come on out and celebrate Pet Guardianship and maybe find your new best friend at the Pet Valu Paws Event.
Pet Valu Tuxedo has teamed up with BTPRSM for the main adoption weekend in April.

You will find us at 2025 Corydon Ave. at the Pet Valu in the Tuxedo Shopping Centre on Saturday, April 20 from 10-4 and on Sunday, April 21 from 11-5.

We will have our adorable adoptables available for meet and greets with potential families.

There will also be some raffle baskets, 50/50 tickets and much, much more!!
Here is the link for the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/430628717021245/
Hope to see you all there!!
 
Adoption Event for BTPRSM & Jenn's Furry Friend's Rescue
 
Come on out on Sunday, April 28th to Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp to check out an Adoption Event, supporting two amazing rescues.
Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Manitoba and Jenn's Furry Friends Rescue will have adorable adoptables from each of their rescues available to meet & greet.

Each rescue will have their own informational table set up as well as merchandise and donations jars.
There will be a bake sale in support of Jenn's Furry Friends Rescue. So if you have any baking you would like to donate, please let us know to arrange for drop off or pick up.
We will also have a silent auction which will be supporting both rescues.

Any Donations are greatly appreciated and will be recognized at the event and on this FB Event Page.
Donations for Baking can be emailed to: jennsfurryfriendsrescue@gmail.com
Donations for the Silent Auction, you can email either BTPRSM at btprmb@gmail.com or Jenn's Furry Friends Rescue at: jennsfurryfriendsrescue@gmail.com
If you require a donation request letter for your donation, please let us know and we can email one out to you.

Here is the link to the Facbook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/591161350899189/
BTPRSM & Niverville Dog Adoption Event II
 
Join us on Saturday, May 11 from 12-4 pm in Niverville, MB at the Niverville Dog Adoption Event II.
 
We will have a table set up and our adoptables will be in attendance.
 
Check out the link to the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/520557471305719/
 
Back by Popular Demand "Aunt Sarah's Chocolate Bars"
 
Beginning today, we'll start taking orders for selling Aunt Sarah's Famous Chocolate bars. Many of you are familiar with the "Simply Delicious" bars that are so addictive!
As in the past, we're looking for people willing to sell a case (or more?) or our behalf. How does it work? Easy - just let us know how many cases you'd like, and whether you'd like a mixed case, or a case entirely of one kind. Each case has 30 bars in it that are sold for $2 each. We collect the $60 per case up front from you when you get your case, and then you recoup the $60 you've put out through sales of the bars. These things sell like HOTCAKES!
 
Please consider selling a case of chocolate bars on our behalf - every case we sell covers the cost of an exam and three vaccines for the dogs who come into the rescue. For every two cases sold we are able to cover the cost or a spay or neuter on a foster dog who needs to be altered.
 
There are now only three types of flavours available through Aunt Sarahs:
-Simply Delicious
-Simply Caramel
-Krispie Rice

We're placing our order on Sunday, April 21st. If you are able to take a case or two, please let us know prior to this date and we will include your request in our order. Delivery will be arranged once the bars are available. Your support is greatly appreciated!!
 
 
50/50 Raffle in Support of the BTPRSM
 
Support The Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba by purchasing some 50/50 Tickets.

Draw Date: August 25, 2013 at 3:00pm
Draw Location: Southglen Veterinary Hospital, V-730 St. Anne's Road, Winnipeg, MB

1 prize of 50% Ticket Revenue - 2500 Tickets Printed.
Draw open to all ticket holders.
Proceeds to benefit the dogs in our care.

If you would like to purchase some tickets or sell them on our behalf please email us at btprmb@gmail.com so we can arrange to get them to you.

License# MGCC-5778-RF
 
See the attached poster and feel free to post and share it.
 
Epicure Selections ~ Extraordinary Cheese Dip Fundraiser

You get three jars of dips (Lemon Dilly, Cheese, Chives and Bacon & Herb & Garlic), recipe booklet and a black Epicure Velcro bag for $20.

If you are interested in ordering an Epicure Dip Kit, please email us at bprmb@gmail.com

Payments can be made by cash or cheque. If paying by cheque, please make cheques payable to BTPRSM.
 
Fundraising with Gourmet Kitchen
 
We did this fundraiser last year and many people enjoyed it.
This fundraiser will help us raise some money to put towards our vet bills.
 
ORDER DEADLINE is Friday, May 3
 
Check out the two fundraisers below:
 
Fun Pasta:
Fun Pasta comes in all sorts of different shapes from Dog, Cat, Horse to hockey, holiday and pasta meals.
BTPRSM gets 40% profit from each bag sold.
See the attached Order Form for details.
Here is a link to the website with more information about the products:
http://www.gourmetkitchenfundraising.com/productlistpasta.html
 
Frozen Food:
On this form we have cookie dough, bread sticks, chicken fingers, pizzas and much more.
BTPRSM gets $8 profit per case.
See the attached Order Form for details.
Here is a link to the website with more information about the products:
http://www.gourmetkitchenfundraising.com/productlist.html
 
Any questions, feel free to email us at btprmb@gmail.com and we will be happy to help you.
Please feel free to share this fundraiser with family and friends.
 
We want your Junk!

Now that Spring is finally on it's way here we know Spring Cleaning is starting to happen in your homes.

BTPRSM is looking for your gently used items for the summer yard sales we will be having to raise money for the rescue. So when you start cleaning out that cupboard or closet, put aside a box for our rescue. We will be posting when we will start collecting items for our first yard sale.

No clothing please as it's hard to display at the sales and store for future events. Thanks :)
 
Sincerely,
 
Jessica, Rena & Shaila

Executive Committee
Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba
"It's a dog's life!"
 

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Adoption Fair
 

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Not just any walk in the park
Residents chase away drug dealers
By: Oliver Sachgau

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Fighting crime usually isn't a walk in the park, but North Point Douglas may be the exception as residents there work to keep the drug trade out of their neighbourhood.

And they're taking their canine pals with them as they face off against crack dealers and pester them to leave the area.

"We're just reminding all the drug dealers that this is a public park and we like to come here, and we don't really enjoy drug dealing around us. So, go elsewhere," said Chris Burrows, an organizer of Thursday's walk in Joe Zuken Park.

With her dog, Zarzy, at her side, Burrows and some friends and neighbours walked their dogs as a show of strength and commitment to keeping their park safe.

Six years ago, the group held a similar walk. Over the course of three days, they approached people who were dealing in the park -- until the crack dealers stopped coming.

Roanna Hepburn, who walked with her dog, Bentley, said the neighbourhood went several years without a drug problem in the park, until recently. "I noticed that there was a lot of punks around this area that are selling drugs blatantly... they're not even trying to hide it," Hepburn said.

She and her friends knew it was time to face the problem head on -- again.

"We have a lot of families that moved into this area with children and they're good parents, and they're concerned about their children," Hepburn said. "We don't want these people to move. So we are taking back our community again."

The neighbourhood has also been fighting back in other ways. After the first walk, Burrows and her husband, Sel, set up a tip line called Powerline that lets people report any suspicious activity they notice. That information is then given to police.

And it seems to be working. Six years ago, the tip line would receive 50 to 70 calls a week. Now, it's down to three a week.

The community's efforts have not gone unnoticed by the city. Coun. Ross Eadie (Mynarski ward) said he's happy with what Powerline has achieved in North Point Douglas.

"I like this concept where you have people living in the community and basically saying, 'We don't want this activity happening here,'" he said.

"Chris and Sel are getting older, and so are the women who are walking the dogs. We need to find younger people to also get involved and continue these kind of things."

The message the park walkers are sending is clear, Chris Burrows said.

"Not in our park, thank you! Go back to a back lane somewhere if you really have to deal," she said. "Actually, the best thing, go back to school."

oliver.sachgau@freepress.mb.ca

 
 

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 7, 2013 B1
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Landmark
 

We lost a landmark in the storms this week. On the Old Hut trail, the 'Pitch-fork' tree lost one of its limbs.

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Casting Call
 
Calling all cuties!

2nd Annual Calender Casting Call from Petvalu

To Participate: Submit your pet's photo between June 5th to 28th at www.petvalu.com/castingcall

12 dazzling pets will be chosen to appear in our 2014 Calender

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Hope Garden
 
I think that the warm weather is here to stay. It's time to start filling in the Hope Garden for another year.

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Lost and Found Box
 
Some kind soul has decided that we no longer require a 'Lost and Found' Box anymore at the Club House! Such thoughtfulness on their part should not go unrewarded. I guess we'll have to make up a new one to replace it.

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Dog Awareness
 
From our friends at Muddy Dog Paws.

We are officially authorised Canadian Distributors ~ We are Offering Discounted rates for the Friendly Dog Collars to Canadians. This range of dog products comes in collars, leads and harnesses. It uses the Traffic Light System & NEEDS to be everywhere to help educate people & especially kids about our dogs. EDUCATION is KEY when it comes to dog safety, our Collars, Leashes and Harnesses are easy to see and read! They're Strong enough to pull a car, durable and long lasting!

 

 

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Burn
 
The City had a burn on May 9th. It's a good way to clean up the dead grass and weeds. At least this year they didn't walk away and leave it still burning like last year.

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Football
 
Yes, the PIT League footballers are setting up shop again in the off-leash section of the park. I've already spoken to them about it with no results. Our city cares so much for the park users that they put up signs to show us the areas only to give the space away!

 

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Hope Garden 2013
 
Our Hope garden is looking much more colourful thanks to a wonderful donation by Sandra's Greenhouses. Sandra Thorgilsson donated 3 box's of Pansies. Thanks to Brenda and Kim who helped me get them all in.

 

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D'Arcy's Arc
 
Hi There!
Our 3rd Annual Woof Walk in support of D'Arcy's ARC will be held September
14th, 2013.
Its a fun Family event with a BBQ, Vendor Market, Silent Auction and
agility display.
There are may ways to get involved:
You can SPONSOR
You can have a table at our VENDOR MARKET
You can put together a TEAM of your clients, staff, furries, family and
friends
You can help us spread the word by posting our poster at your location
You can spread the word about *your business* by adding a gift/ coupon to
participant bags

Please consider your business, or groups involvement in this years WOOF
WALK!
For More information or if you would like to be involved

Please contact Tennille Paille 204-296-6668,

Email: woofwalkwpg@gmail.com

Website: www.darcysarc.ca

Drop off materials at the shelter on 730B Century St. Attention: Tennille
Paille.

  

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Thanks
 

Many thanks to our Parks Crew for moving a picnic table into the middle of the 'Big Field'. I had asked them the other day to do that and never got a chance to thank them for a job well done! Also, the garden is looking pretty sad. Let's get busy and add some flowers in!

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BTPRSM
 
BTPRSM News, Events & Fundraisers June 2013

Good Afternoon BTPRSM Supporters,

Well, this is gearing up to a busy summer.

We have some great news with current adoptions! Harley, Finn, Harlow, Archie and Nushi(now spelled

Nucci) have all found their forever homes. Each one of them found a perfect family to match their

personalities. Congratulations to the new families that get to have these little furkids in their lives!

In other rescue news…with the increased and sudden intake of local dogs, our vet bills are going through

the roof. Recently, Roxy the black pug went in for emergency surgery to have bladder stones removed.

She had 4 very large stones and many tiny ones some as small as grains of sand. She also had a dental

cleaning with a few extractions, had her narrow nares widened and had her elongated palate trimmed.

Her total bill was just over $2000 after all the surgeries were completed.

A few more surgeries will be happening in the next few months as well:

Kinsey the pug was surrendered to our rescue. Our vet did a through exam and found she had a very

loose right knee, and her left knee isn’t as good as it could be either. So under the vet’s discretion, we are

waiting for Kinsey to stop growing, as her growth plates still need to fuse and hopefully by September she

will be having surgery on her luxating patellas. We will know by September if she will be having a double

surgery or just her right knee.

Layla was another pug who was surrendered to our rescue. Layla will be having her narrow nares

widened and her elongated palate trimmed, but first we need her to lose some weight. She is a little too

large right now to go under anesthesia and we would never put her at risk. So she has cut back on the

food, treats and goes for lots of walks to help her work off some of the weight so she can have her

surgery.

Scooter our 10 year old Boston Terrier is also on a restricted diet. He had to lose some weight as he

came in quite large for his age and size. Scooter will be having his cherry eye corrected; as well he will

have his elongated palate trimmed and a dental cleaning with some extractions. We have recently

discovered that Scooter will need to start taking shorter walks as he is getting a little sore on his walks.

We will be taking Scooter to the vet this Friday to talk a little more about what we can do for him to help

with possible arthritis.

Sadie our newest Boston Terrier is also going to the vet on Friday to see Dr. Sra to talk about her hips

and knees. Poor little girl is only 20 months old and has already had laser therapy on her hips. Also, her

knees are loose. On the plus side, she has a family waiting to meet her this weekend. 

Lastly, we have a spay and a few neuters that will be done in August for Nucci, Toby(Nibbler), Patch(Jax)

and Toro. Harlow was spayed when our vets corrected her inguinal hernia.

Toro will also be possibly undergoing a leg amputation at the same time. We will be consulting with our

vet as to see if he has developed enough muscle in his leg to compensate. This surgery is required for

Toro to have a pain free life, because if the leg is not amputated he will develop arthritis in the deformed

leg. Toro is a happy little guy and we know he will make a great little tri-pod. Stay tuned for updates on

Toro.

With all these surgeries we need to raise some much needed funds to help us offset the costs of vetting,

as we all know the adoption fee doesn’t cover the vetting we put into these little ones.

Fundraisers

1) Peel ~ A ~ Deal:

BTPRSM is selling Papa Murphy’s and Lovey’s BBQ Peel ~ A ~ Deal Fundraising Cards. Only

$5 per card with over $55 in savings on each card.

BTPRSM gets the whole $5 for each card sold!!!

We will have them available at all of our events and yard sales OR you can contact us for pick-up

or delivery

Papa Murphy's Winnipeg East, 31B-1530 Regent Ave. East, Winnipeg, MB

-Any Large 1-Topping Pizza $6

-Hawaiian or 2-Topping Large Pizza $8

-Any Gourmet deLITE Large Pizza $12

-Any Stuffed Large Pizza $16

-Get a Large 1 topping FREE with the purchase of any Family size Combination Pizza

-Any Family sized Pizza $3 off

-Any 2 family sized Pizzas $5 off

-Cheesy bread OR Cookie dough FREE with the purchase of any regular priced Family sized

Pizza

Lovey’s BBQ, Unit 2 -208 Marion Street, Winnipeg, MB

-Any BBQ Sandwich & 1 side $5

-Lovey’s Mixer (perfect for two) Save $10

-Voyageur Platter (perfect for four) Save $10

-BBQ Poutine $6

-Carry Out for 6 $10 OFF

-FREE Garlic Fries (with purchase of any burger)

-FREE ½ LB Wings (with purchase of any dinner entrée)

-Any Rib Dinner $5 OFF

2) Huge 2-Day Fundraising Yard Sale:

Our first yard sale will be THIS weekend, June 22 and 23! The sale will be weather permitting (we

are hoping the sun will be shining!!). Volunteers will be needed for set up on Saturday (around

7:30am), and take down (around 4pm). And on Sunday (around 8:30am) and take down (around

3pm). Any volunteers would be welcome to help during the sale as well.

Yard Sale Donations: If you have any gently used items to donate, you can drop them off the day

of the sale or email us to request a pick up.

We are tons of amazing treasures! Guaranteed, there is something for everyone!!

There will also be some of our adoptables out and about over the weekend. Stop in and say hi,

and meet some of the pugs looking for their FOREVER FAMILIES.

See the poster below for more details.

3) 50/50 Raffle:

We still have raffle ticket books available! If you are able to sell one (or two), please let us know.

Tickets are just $2 each and there are 25 tickets per book. As of June 18, 2013 we have sold

$550 in tickets. But there are many books out there and lots of tickets are being sold!

Draw Date: August 25, 2013 at 3:00pm

Draw Location: Southglen Veterinary Hospital, V-730 St. Anne's Road, Winnipeg, MB

1 prize of 50% Ticket Revenue - 2500 Tickets Printed.

Draw open to all ticket holders.

Proceeds to benefit the dogs in our care.

License# MGCC-5778-RF

If you are interested in selling please email us at btprmb@gmail.com

4) Charleswood Pet Valu Nail Trims:

Every second Wednesday between 5:30 -8:30 pm, the staff at Charleswood Pet Valu will be

doing nail trims in support of BTPRSM!!! Only $10 per dog.

Tomorrow, June 19th is the next Nail Trim Day!

Events and Other Outings

1) Batting Against Breast Cancer Slo-Pitch Tournament:

On Saturday, July 6th, BTPRSM is participating in a fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer

Foundation. Come on out to Little Mountain Sportsplex for Batting Against Breast Cancer Slo-

Pitch Tournament! We will have our table set up and adoptables out from 12:00 - 3:00pm! Hope

to see you there! Check out this link for more information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/473865632681415/

2) Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue Playgroup of Winnipeg:

We have started our summer walks again. This is a great way to socialize your pug or boston

terrier with other dogs. Also it’s an opportunity to get your foster dog some exposure to be

adopted. Check out this link to sign up for the Meet Ups and find out when our next walk is.

http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Terrier-Pug-Rescue-Playgroup-of-

Winnipeg/events/120973622/

Well that’s all the news we have for you now. Check out our Facebook page and our Website for updates

on the dogs needing surgeries and for new fundraisers.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email us at btprmb@gmail.com and we will

get back to you as soon as possible

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DREAM
 

With Keynote speakers from Kil-cona, Maple Grove and Little Mountain Park.

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Black Dog Club
 
Our next Black Dog Club walk will be this Saturday, June 15th at 1:00 p.m. at Maple Grove Rugby Park.

 

We will be meeting at the off-leash site, in the main field. Lesley Cass, our lead volunteer, will be leading the walk around the perimeter. Please share with your fellow black dog owners, and encourage them to join us this weekend!

 

Have a great day,

 

Laina Hughes

Communications Coordinator

The Winnipeg Humane Society

45 Hurst Way

 

Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3

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Paris
 
Pooches, owners march near Louvre to demand more dog-friendly public transport, parks in Paris
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Dog owners march toward the Tuileries Gardens, in Paris, Saturday June 8, 2013. At least 100 pooches with owners in tow, holding leashes marched near the Louvre at a demonstration to demand more park space and access to public transport for the four-legged friends.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
PARIS - Some Parisians want just a little bit more of their city to go to the dogs.

At least 100 pooches — with owners in tow, holding leashes — marched near the Louvre at a demonstration to demand more park space and access to public transportation for the four-legged friends.

Tongues and tails wagged Saturday under a warm Paris sun as collies, pugs, boxers, bulldogs, Labradors and other breeds paraded around the famed Paris museum.

Organizers of the canine-citizen march dubbed "My Dog, My City" estimate about 200,000 dogs live in Paris. They say other cities like New York, London, Montreal and Brussels offer more dog-oriented public spaces.

According to the city's website, two of Paris' 20 sections have only one reserved public park space for dogs. Leashes are required.
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Water Fix
 
River is CentrePort’s water fix
Solution may increase cost of major project
By: Martin Cash and Bartley Kives

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The new rail overpass off Inkster Boulevard for CentrePort is under construction. CentrePort has found a way around a First Nations legal challenge, but it could be financially draining.
CENTREPORT Canada plans to draw water from the Assiniboine River to work around a First Nations legal challenge that had stalled the development of the international trade hub on the northwest edge of Winnipeg.

But the plan might push up the price tag of the infrastructure project that has ambitious economic goals.

HOW DID WE GET HERE?
Bumps on the road toward a servicing deal for CentrePort:

2009: Prime Minister Stephen Harper and then-premier Gary Doer announce $212 million in funding toward a new trade hub called CentrePort, straddling the border of Winnipeg and the RM of Rosser.
2010: Rosser rejects Winnipeg’s plan to annex part of the rural municipality, which would have placed all of CentrePort under a single jurisdiction.
2011: The city and province agree to spend a combined $17 million to extend water and sewer pipes into Rosser to serve CentrePort, which begins to market its lands.
2012: Iskatewizaagegan First Nation, which sits on Shoal Lake, launches legal action against the city’s plans to send water across its borders, arguing this violates the terms of a century-old deal. Shoal Lake No. 40 later joins the lawsuit.
2013: The International Joint Commission issues a preliminary ruling in favour of the First Nations, stating Winnipeg would be in violation of the century-old deal to draw water from Shoal Lake. The province then ponders Plan B — drawing water from the Assiniboine River.
Since 2008, the city and province have struggled with a jurisdictional headache surrounding the extension of services to CentrePort, a 8,000-hectare industrial development that straddles the border of Winnipeg and the RM of Rosser. A tentative deal was struck in 2011 for the two levels of government to share the $17-million cost of extending water and sewer pipes into Rosser.

But a legal challenge from a pair of northwestern Ontario Ojibwa communities effectively turned off the tap last year. Two bands situated on Shoal Lake, the source of Winnipeg’s drinking water, argued the city had no right to sell water to neighbouring municipalities.

In April, the International Joint Commission, a Canada-U.S. body that governs cross-border water disputes, agreed with the First Nations by ruling Winnipeg would be violating the terms of a 100-year-old agreement to use Shoal Lake’s water.

On Monday, the city, province and CentrePort came up with a new plan: Winnipeg will extend sewer pipes into Rosser from the east, while treated water from the Assiniboine River will be piped in from the west.

The plan, reached during a meeting between Premier Greg Selinger and Mayor Sam Katz, is intended to kickstart the development of CentrePort lands, which will soon be serviced by a $212-million highway called Centre-Port Canada Way, financed by the province and Ottawa.

"We are basically at a point where we need certainty of supply of water at CentrePort," CentrePort CEO Diane Gray said Tuesday. "We have agreed all together the way forward involved an alternative water supply."

The city, province and CentrePort started working on the alternative servicing plan when it became apparent the legal issues surrounding the extension of pipes from Winnipeg would not be resolved — and the loss of a potential anchor tenant in the form of a Facebook server farm.

No one was prepared to say how much this new plan would cost, but it would likely involve the construction of a water-treatment plant in Headingley.

"If we want economic development to take place there we can’t have this uncertainty hanging over our heads," said Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux. "So we need to be able to move on this."

If the Facebook plant were to have gone ahead, an $18-million water treatment plant would have been built in Headingley, said Mayor Wilf Taillieu. But Lemieux said it’s too soon to speculate about the details of the water-servicing plan. A spokeswoman for Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz said the city will not contribute funds to any new water-treatment plant, though the city would use part of its $8.5-million servicing commitment to extend sewer pipes into Rosser.

CentrePort board chairman Don Streuber, the CEO of Bison Transport, said there is growing investor interest in the industrial site, but clarity on the servicing schedule is essential before any deals can be concluded.

"For instance, if IKEA had been interested in CentrePort, they would have laughed at us because water service is essential," Streuber said.

"It has been a challenge for us to drill down with any specific anchor tenant beyond a brand-awareness discussion about what we are building," Gray added. "They all need that firm timeline."

The resolution of the servicing is needed to prevent CentrePort from becoming a "white elephant," said St. James-Brooklands Coun. Scott Fielding, one of CentrePort’s biggest supporters on city council.

"At the end of the day, it’s $212 million in dollars invested from two levels of government," he said. "We need to come to a conclusion extremely fast."

Fielding, however, said it makes more sense for Winnipeg to annex the southwest corner of Rosser, a move he called "the only sensible solution" to the dispute. Annexation, he suggested, would be cheaper than building a new plant.

The province and Rosser have expressed little interest in expanding Winnipeg’s borders.

 

martin.cash@freepress.mb.ca bartley.kives@freepress.mb.ca
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Sad Note
 
We have a sad note to pass along, the outhouse on the Ridge trail was removed today. I can't say I was upset to see that it was gone but it's still sad that a landmark has disappeared! Also, the compound at the East end of the Park has been cleaned out. There is an off-leash sign on the fence. Is it a dog control area? Stay tuned while I find out

On the same note, what is happening on the North side of Farmer Road? If somebody can find out, let me know and I'll pass it along.

 

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Car
 
We found out that last night the RCMP pulled another car out of the Quarry. Also, it was a Volvo that was burnt in the Big Field!

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Bonfire
 

 

Looks like we had another bonfire out in the Big Field. We have fire pits all around the park and these ya-hoo's want to set fires and destroy things. Watch out for broken glass. I'll try to clean it up tomorrow. I wish the that the park would make more visits after hours to stop this from happening.

Like people were saying today, the 'Dog People' are the problem. Yeah, right.

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Quads
 
Heads up everybody ! I had a set too with a pair of Quad drivers  that were in the park today. We exchanged pleasantries with each other. They drove off. If you see them again please call the Park police  or the RCMP Stonewall and report their actions. As they seem to have the opinion they have a right to be there.

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Black Dog Club
 
Subject: Black Dog Club Walk, July 13


 

Hello Black Dog Club members!

 

Our next Black Dog Club walk will be this Saturday, July 13th at 1:00 p.m. at Maple Grove Rugby Park.

 

We will be meeting at the off-leash site, in the main field. Lesley Cass, our lead volunteer, will be leading the walk around the perimeter. Please share with your fellow black dog owners and encourage them to join us this weekend!

 

Have a great day,

 

Laina Hughes

Communications Coordinator

The Winnipeg Humane Society

45 Hurst Way

Winnipeg, MB  R3T 0R3

T: 204.988.8810

F: 204.663.9401

E: lainah@winnipeghumanesociety.ca

www.winnipeghumanesociety.ca

Don't forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter!

   
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Lost and Found Box
 
I had a few seconds to replace the 'Lost and Found' box this last weekend. The old one that Jim made sure was wonderful until somebody decided that they didn't like it.

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B-17
 
'Sentimental Journey', a Boeing B-17 strategic bomber will be visiting the Museum from August 12 to August 18. Mark this on your calendar as you don't want to miss seeing this historic aircraft.

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Adoption Fair
 
Adoption Fair with Manitoba Small Dog Rescue

$5:00 nail trimmings with proceeds going to Manitoba Small Dog Rescue

- Popcorn

- Candy Floss

- Face Painting

- And Many More Fun Surprises !

Sunday July 7th 11am - 3pm

Petvalu - your pet store

2136 McPhillips St. Winnipeg - (204)334-8600

www.petvalu.com

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Garbage Cans
 
Here is the latest rumor that I heard today.

The City wants to remove the garbage cans from the trails over the winter. That way, they will not have to collect the garbage. For years we, the park users, have been doing the city the favour of collecting the garbage into green garbage so they can collect them in the spring time. It's only been the last couple of winters that the City has made any kind of effort to remove the winter garbage. Now, if people are not cleaning up after their dogs, the City has threatened to take the off-leash section away! When and why did the City become so confrontational with the people at the park? Is this a way to remove the dog owners from the park so they can push the highway plans through or to increase the area available to rent out to groups like the footballers? The park foreman , (a paid Public Official) has not been answering any calls on this. We, the voting public need to put a stop to our elected council and it's policies toward the Green Space areas!

I hope to confirm this story, stay tuned.

Help save our park.

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Garbage Cans
 
Has anybody else noticed the garbage cans have been going AWOL? I wrote the City's Public Works on the matter and they are looking into the great disappearance. We'll see were that goes. So stay tuned!

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Black Dog Club
 
Hello Black Dog Club members!

 

Our next Black Dog Club walk will be this Saturday, September 21 at 1:00 p.m. at Maple Grove Park.

 

We will be meeting at the off-leash site, in the main field. Lesley Cass, our lead volunteer, will be leading the walk around the perimeter. Please share with your fellow black dog owners and encourage them to join us this weekend!

 

Have a great day,

 

Laina Hughes

Communications Coordinator

The Winnipeg Humane Society

45 Hurst Way

Winnipeg, MB  R3T 0R3

T: 204.988.8810

F: 204.663.9401

E: lainah@winnipeghumanesociety.ca

www.winnipeghumanesociety.ca
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Green Space
 
 

 

Is this the shapes of things to come? Unused Green Space!!!

 

 

Park land to become condos

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Green space conversion not a test case for city-owned golf courses: Councillors
 

BY JIM BENDER ,WINNIPEG SUN
FIRST POSTED: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 06:39 PM CDT

 

The Stewart park on Allard Avenue in Winnipeg, Man. is seen Sunday September 15, 2013. The city is putting the property up for sale for residential development. BRIAN DONOGH/WINNIPEG SUN/QMI AGENCY 

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The City of Winnipeg may be on the verge of approving the sale of park land in the St. Charles ward to a private developer but don't expect that to become a precursor for what the immediate future holds in store for city-owned golf land.

The city's standing policy committee recommended the approval of park land at 405 Allard Avenue (north side between St. Charles and Stewart streets) be sold to A and S Construction for $609,000 last week. The company is expected to erect a complex that would house about 25 units, likely as condominiums.

But that doesn't mean the city is about to start offering golf course land for sale to private developers as well.

"In terms of golf courses, we've had a debate and council does not appear to have an appetite to sell or contract out courses at this time," Coun. Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan), the standing policy committee chair, said by email Sunday. "I don't see any change on this during the current term.

"Because this council did not enter into long-term leases with the private sector, future councils have a full range of options when it comes to golf courses which could potentially be selling one or more off. Again, being zoned as park land, any sale would require a 2/3 vote of council."

Actually, the city-owned John Blumberg Golf Course is now for sale.

"We'll see who has that kind of money and what comes in there," said Coun. Grant Nordman (St. Charles). "I can see them (new owners) taking nine holes out of service and doing something with that land, and keeping the other 18 holes. But it would be up to the Rural Municipality of Headingley to have the final say on that."

The park land being sold at Allard Avenue was not being used for recreation or anything else after a playground was moved away from that corner.

"We're just trying to convert some unused green space into tax dollars," Nordman said. "And I hope to see a shovel in the ground by next year."

In contrast, some had suggested converting at least some of the city-owned courses into green space.

Nordman added that there are also plans to convert the part of the Allard Avenue land where a school, hockey arena and the police training academy now sit into a multiplex with two indoor hockey pens and an indoor soccer pitch. The school and academy will soon be abandoned.

jim.bender@sunmedia.ca

Twitter: @bendersun

 
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Blessing For The Animals
 

 

2013 Blessing For The Animals

We will be holding our Fourth Annual Blessing For The Animals on Sunday, October 6th at 2:00 P.M. It will be performed by Re. Geoff Woodcroft, at the Little Mountain Park Club House.

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Spam
 
SPAM

Apology




Written by Kevin Nakonechny
Friday, 23 August 2013 16:22
To all website visitors,

During the week of August 19, a computer that is used for posting content to this website was infected with a piece of malware (despite having functional antivirus software and all required OS updates installed). The malware was able to obtain the password to one of our e-mail accounts, and began sending hundreds of spam messages a day using the account. If you have received any SPAM from us this week - please delete it, and accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

We have been working with our ISP and web hosting provider for the past few days, and we believe that the incident is finally under control. The affected computer is being sent away for professional virus removal, and will not be used for website maintenance until it receives a clean bill of health.

Thank you for your understanding while we continue to clean up this little mess.

-Lloyd / Kevin
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Found
 
I found somebody's glasses along the Golf Course trail today, (Sunday). They are in the Lost and Box at the club house.

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Chester
 

This is Chester.  Chester is a 4 year old Jack Russell cross who,
through no fault of his own, finds himself looking for a new home.

Chester was adopted 3.5 years ago from a farm just outside Morden,
Manitoba and lived a very happy life with his "person" in Winnipeg.  Two
years ago, that person was diagnosed with cancer and Chester became a
very successful companion dog.  Chester came to live with us at the end
of August when his owner could no longer care for him properly.  Since
that time, he has been exercising and dieting and has become an active
and healthy dog (he gained quite a bit of weight while sitting quietly
next to his owner for two years).

Approximately 10 days ago, Chester's owner died and now he needs to find
his new forever home.  He is neutered, up-to-date on shots, housebroken
and kennel trained.  I would describe him as a medium to small sized
dog. He knows a few basic commands (sit, stay, lie down) and is learning to
play frisbee.  Chester would do best in a house with another active and
healthy dog (as he loves to wrestle) or as an only dog.  He is used to
children having had two young boys in his house before he moved in with
us.  Older children ( 8 years of age and up) would be better as he can
be a little excitable and we wouldn't want him to accidentally knock
over a toddler!

One absolute is that Chester must go to a home with no cats.  He thinks
they are dinner, or at the very least super cool chew toys.

Please contact me directly or email adoptions@hullshaven.org if you are
interested in more information on this great little guy.

Lisa Bjerring
Human Resources Coordinator
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent & CEO Executive Assistant,
Maintenance Department THE RED RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL DIVISION
204-746-2317, ext. 222

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Bird Feeder
 
We have a nice new landmark at L.M.P. A new 'Bird Feeder' at the West end of the Main Trail. I went to take a picture of it but the batteries for my camera died! Tomorrow.

There we go, back in business!

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Surveyor
 
It was reported to me today that a surveyor was in the 'Big' field near the North parking lot. I saw the truck and equipment there. Has it started all ready?

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Sale
 
From Les

If you're looking for a unique gift or just want to treat yourself, you won't want to miss this amazing, new handmade sale on November 2nd at the beautiful Masonic Centre at 420 Corydon!


Featuring more than 40 local makers, you'll find a wide variety of hand crafted accessories, jewelry, soap, art work and more plus some tasty, locally made foods to fill your belly or be the perfect gift.

Sale runs from 10am to 4pm. Admission is $1 and includes a ticket for a wonderful door prize of handcrafted items. Free parking is available.

Hosted by Boutique Unique and Tea Story.

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Prairie Theater Exchange
 

At PTE we have our first play that has a lot of dog love and humour in it.
We never actually see the dog, but it is an important part.  Two brothers
need to cope with working together when their eccentric mother dies suddenly
when she?s flattened by a loud speaker and a drag queen. Among the things
they need to do is decide who gets the dog, should the dog be in the obit ?
who responds to the condolence cards the dog gets?.

Plus the mother?s character comes back and forth in the show (she?s played
in turns by the 2 brothers) and talks about her life if Enzo ? her Italian
Greyhound.

Below here I'?m going to share some great dogie centered quotes.  

Another thing we have planned is a special 2 for 1 price for the October
31st show. It is traditionally a slow night for us but maybe a good day for
dog lovers to give PTE a try. Our full ticket price is $35- $47 depending on
location.

There will be an ad promoting this in next week?s Free Press Pets Page. I'?ve
attached the pdf of it here. It give the code to be used for online and
phone orders.

I am hoping there is a way that you can share this information with your
group. My friend Mary brings her dog Peggy out to there for walks and I know
it is a busy and very social place.
Here is that listing of dogie
quotes.

The mother ? Bunny Best ? is seized by the need to get a dog:

By 3 am and about three hundred profiles in, suddenly chemistry. There was
his face. There was Enzo. I melted at his eyes. His little paws. His perfect
ears. His kind of smile.  I called and woke the breeder on New Year?s Day
and made arrangements to have him flown in from Tennessee that weekend. The
moment I hung up the phone I knew everything was about to change.?

õ

Bunny?s son gets custody of Enzo when she passes away:

Don?t give me that. Don?t give me that tilted little head. Oh you'?re so
innocent aren?'t you? ?Huh  Who? Me??

Save it for your next victim.

õ

Bunny as the embarrassed dog mom:

The third trainer came along when at Dogie Day care he had horrifyingly
been labelled a ?poo eater? ? on the main board for all to see. By the
second month I came to understand that breeders who said their dogs didn'?t
bark were similar to parents who say their children don?t cry.  Both were
liars.?

õ

Bunny at that magic moment when it all comes together:

I called his name without hope, without desperation, having fully given up.
And he stopped. He looked up.

Over at me. And began running as if in slow motion and high speed all at the
same time, across the vast expanse of park. He stopped before me. Placed his
little rump down, tongue hanging out, almost a smile, and looked up at me.
At me, the centre of his Universe.

And then I fell in love.?

õ

?It is as if this animal becomes our heart, and now we walk our hearts three
times daily.?

Ardith (Bunny) Best

The Best Brothers  by  Daniel MacIvor

On at PTE from Oct 16 ? Nov 3.

Mr. Carman Johnston

Director of Publicity, Corporate Fundraising & Endowment

204-925-5257

campaignmgr@pte.mb.ca

Donate online at www.pte.mb.ca <http://www.pte.mb.ca/> ,
https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/364 or ask for a donation form from me!


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Market Place
 
Did anybody watch the Market Place show on last Friday night about the high cost of vet bills?

 

It’s worth checking out on line if you did not catch it.


http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/episodes/2013-2014/barking-mad

 

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Blessing 2013
 
Our 2013 Blessing was wonderful! So many people came out and the weather couldn't have been better! Many thanks to Rev. Woodcroft and Kathryn's sister-in-law Bonnie for making it a special afternoon for everybody. I have made a picture file for this event.

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Garbage Cans
 
Looks like the City has replaced some of the Garbage Cans. Let's do our bit for the park and keep it clean over the winter, ( and everyday for that matter).

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BTPRSM
 
Hi Everyone,
 
Please see the attached BTPRSM November 2013 Newsletter. 
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Jessica, Rena & Shaila

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CentrePort
 
Thanks to everyone who came out and contributed to June's interviews and to July's collaborative planning meetings. We appreciate your insights. Now we're asking for your review of work to date, on November 20 at 6:30 pm at the Richardson Building.

Rosser CentrePort Canada Zoning and Design Standards

As you know, the Rural Municipality of Rosser, supported by the Province of Manitoba with the cooperation of the City of Winnipeg, hired a team of planning consultants to prepare a zoning framework and design standards to guide development of the first phases of CentrePort Canada.

 

Ready for Your Review

 

The consultant team of PlaceMakers and MMM Group invite you to join us for an open house on November 20 at 6:30 pm at the Richardson Building, 1 Lombard Place, Salons A and B on the Concourse Level. We want to hear your ideas and edits to the draft recommendations on a zoning by-law, which you can download here.

 

During the July design workshop and June interviews, the community helped identify potential opportunities and issues with a zoning framework outline. Now's the time to review the collaborative draft recommendations.

 

This effort aligns with The CentrePort Canada Act, which directs the Province and the affected municipalities to develop a singular and comprehensive planning framework to guide CentrePort development.
Please feel free to share this email with other parties who may have an interest.

Check in at the project website, rmofrosser.com/centreport, for additional information and ongoing updates. 

For directions to November 20 meeting at 6:30 in the Richardson Building:

If coming from Richardson Building (One Lombard Place):Take escalator down to Concourse Level.
Proceed straight (east) past Marcello's, past Nathan Detroits towards the end of the corridor.
Salons A&B will be on the right hand side of the corridor at/near the end.  There is a seating area there as well.
If coming from parkade (east of Fairmont Hotel):Exit the parkade into stairwell located on the west side of the parkade.
Take stairs or elevator to the Concourse Level.
Once there walk until you see a open/seating area. Salons A&B are located by the seating area. If you pass a jewelry store you have gone too far.
Best regards,  Bob Brown
CentrePort Project Coordinator
Rural Municipality of Rosser

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Craft Sale
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silver Heights United Church welcomes you to our Christmas Craft Sale on November 30 from 10am to 3pm. We have over 30 wonderful artists and crafters at our sale along with a bake table and other food products. A light lunch will be available for purchase in our canteen.
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 Published: 12 November 2013
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Black Dog Club
 
Hello Black Dog Club members!

 

Our next Black Dog Club walk will be this Sunday, November 10 at 1:00 p.m. at Maple Grove Park.

 

We will be meeting at the off-leash site, in the main field. Lesley Cass, our lead volunteer, will be leading the walk around the perimeter. Please share with your fellow black dog owners and encourage them to join us this weekend!

 

Have a great day,

 

Laina Hughes

Communications Coordinator

The Winnipeg Humane Society

45 Hurst Way

Winnipeg, MB  R3T 0R3

T: 204.988.8810

F: 204.663.9401

E: lainah@winnipeghumanesociety.ca

www.winnipeghumanesociety.ca

 

   

Paws for the Season

Sunday, December 1st @ The WHS

 

Be there with Jingle Bells on!

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 Published: 06 November 2013
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Fence
 

The trucking firm that borders the eastern edge of the small field is fencing off the rear of their property.

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 Published: 06 November 2013
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Archive
 
Hey there, we have two new features added in. The News Archive section and the Centreport news. If you're looking for past stories this will make the process that much faster.

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 Published: 02 November 2013
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PetValu
 
PetValu McPhillips
Pet Pictures with Santa will be taking place on Sunday, December 1st, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be no price set for the pictures but all donations will given to rescues. Please call (204) 334-8600 to book your appointment. We will have free refreshments, raffles and giveaways to help support the rescues in need.
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 Published: 30 October 2013
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Boo
 
FOUND!!
It is with the greatest happiness that I share that Boo is home!!

We received a tip Wednesday afternoon that we should look in northern MB
Specifically The Pas
Emails began being sent to as many places as possible for posters to be hung!!
Within 2 hours, I received a call from The Town of The Pas office, telling me they had a dog at their pound who resembled Boo and could they send me pictures!
Once I received the pictures, I knew at that moment that it was our Boo!!

We drove to pick her up last night and she is home safe now with her family where she belongs!

We were told that she was dropped off on Friday at the pound. We don't know by who and we're leaving that in the RCMP's hands. The dog catcher sent a picture to the town office to post on the website not 10 minutes before my email was received!
Special thanks to Jennifer, Shawna and Scott at the Town of The Pas for contacting us so quickly and to everyone who has shared, posted, prayed and joined in our search for the missing link of our family!

We couldn't ask for anything better for Christmas!!
Merry Christmas to all!! Keep your fur babies close!!

Sonia Chaves & Rick Ducharme

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Jax
 
 

I was talking with Jax family today.They had asked me if I knew if anybody would be interested in looking after Jax for a short while. If you are able to help give them a call at 204-290-8622.

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 Published: 19 December 2013
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Boo
 
Subject: Please post! Please help us by sharing!! Our dog Boo is missing after we came home to see that our house was ransacked. The back door was kicked in and the place was a mess. Our first concern was our dogs. One was still here, but she would've likely hid when all the noise was happening but Boo is gone!! We were hoping that she ran out, but at this point, without hearing or seeing anything we think she was taken and are desperate to get her back!! She is a Lhasa apso cross w miniature poodle. Completely black w a grey patch on her chin. She is about 7 lbs and is about 8 years old. We live in Grosse Isle MB. Please help us!! This happened on Thursday December 12 We have made reports to all shelters, the humane society, made a lost dog report, have it plastered all over Facebook, including Winnipeg Lost Dog Alert! We have called local vets and posted posters around town and neighboring towns. My name is Sonia Chaves and my ph # is 204-633-5341

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 Published: 16 December 2013
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Blood Donor
 
Here's a invitation to everybody to join Brendas' dog Ardeen as she donates blood tonight at Red River Community College. Good on you two.

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 Published: 11 December 2013
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Discount
 
Many thanks to Sue and Jim  McNaught for setting up a 10 % discount with PetValu at the 10-2136 McPhillips Street store. Sue and Jim are handing out discount cards. If you are interested and can't get a hold of them. Drop me an e-mail and I'll do my best to set up a meeting.

Good On You!

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 Published: 30 November 2013
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PetValu
 
Ron Semenchuk at Petvalu  (10-2136 McPhillips Street, Wpg.) has a nice promotion on. If you send in a picture of your pet they will place it on the TV they have at the store. Send to mpetvalu@mymts.net  and check out the web page at www.petvalu.com

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 Published: 28 November 2013
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Pad
 
I see that today the City poured a small cement pad (North parking lot, East side) by the stairs that go down to the Quarry.

A new Bench has been added that overlooks the Quarry. It was donated by the Bergen family in memory of Kenneth Edward Bergen. Thanks so much for that and adding to the enhancement  of our park.

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 Published: 25 November 2013
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Nature Of Things
 
Doggone fascinating
Documentarians sniff out facts, myths involving man's best friend
By: Alan Small

Posted: 11/19/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0


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They can run, they can sniff and they can play. They love us, they annoy us and can even help us in an emergency.

There is, however, more to the ordinary dog than fetching a ball and hugging your leg. That's the basis of a new hour-long documentary on CBC's The Nature of Things, A Dog's Life, which premieres Thursday night at 8 p.m.

TV REVIEW
A Dog's Life

The Nature of Things

Thursday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m.
CBC
3/12 stars
Toronto-based documentary filmmakers Daniel and Donna Zuckerbrot of Reel Time Images literally put an adorable Jack Russell terrier -- he's got more personality than The Littlest Hobo ever had -- on the couch to give viewers a chance to find out what really makes dogs tick.

This is more than just a sniff test. All sorts of different dogs are put through a battery of tests that address topics such as a dog's senses, its problem-solving ability, time-recognition, social relations with other dogs and interaction with humans.

The tests expose dogs' strengths and weaknesses. Sniffer dogs assist biologists find at-risk ribbon snakes, which are about the size of a shoelace, in a Nova Scotia marsh that abounds with items that would stimulate a curious canine. Still, amid all the swampy smells, mud puddles and high grass, it's the humans who are mostly cheerleaders for the dogs, who in no time bark and point the tiny snakes out to their handlers.

"Dogs live in an olfactory world; it's a world of odours, and I think sometimes we deprive them of this," Simon Gadbois, a Dalhousie University professor, says during the documentary.

On the other hand, another dog struggles with a maze-memory test that narrator David Suzuki says would be easy-peasy for laboratory mice. Take the maze away, and the dog is still unsure which basket still has a treat in it and which one he's already checked out and scarfed down.

Naturally, the most fascinating parts are dogs' interactions with humans, and this is where the documentary -- and our four-legged friends -- shine.

A dog's power to imitate the behaviour of another species -- humans -- leaves supposedly smarter animals like monkeys in the back of the class.

"Their genius is when they can use us as a tool," Duke University scientist Brian Hare says during the documentary.

A dog's imitative skills are fantastic when teaching them how to fetch something; it's certainly a bad idea to let them watch you weed the garden, though.

The documentary also challenges the alpha-dog theory preached by some dog handlers, claiming all dogs show both dominant and submissive characteristics.

Another myth the show tackles is that dogs would rather hang out with other dogs rather than people. Sure, there are dogs who love playing with their own kind, but just like humans, canine relationships are an individual thing.

In that way, a dog's behaviour is completely different of the human-shunning wolf, which it evolved from.

"So the idea that dogs evolved into a species from wolves, where we have this really antagonistic relationship, that now sleeps in our bed, we feed them, pick up their poop," Hare, the Duke scientist says, "and not only that, dogs have an emotional contagion with us -- they actually will yawn in response to our yawn... That's just remarkable."

alan.small@freepress.mb.ca

 
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 19, 2013 C5
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Merry Christmas
 
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and wonderful New Year from all of us at little Mountain Park!

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 Published: 26 December 2013