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Melanie Markling

Why We Need to Teach Children Firearm Safety

NORTHERN ELITE FIREARMS - The entire firearm industry advocates the safety and respect of firearms amongst all people, especially to the next generation. Canadian gun owners accept it as wisdom that teaching firearms education is good for our families and communities; I continue on my own journey with my children as I teach them the value of preparedness, resourcefulness, and accomplishment that comes along with attaining a good collection of firearms and knowing how to use them to our advantage. I have come to appreciate guns for their importance as tools in delivering a vast array of experiences, entertainment, and security. Unfortunately this is a concept not easily accepted by those who are not as well-versed with firearms. 

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Finding Comfort in

My life isn’t Monday to Friday any more, as it was for so many years previous.  It’s a blend of my heart on my sleeve with whatever flies off the cuff mixed in with a few appointments and necessary happenings scattered in between.  A few cups of coffee.  Bacon.  Even though my style may be a bit unorthodox, as a woman of many roles I find I am always on the look out for one thing that really drives my future behaviour: RESULTS.  

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The Messenger

Over the last few years I’ve met many people in Prince Albert who don’t call the city their original homeland but they choose to make it their home.  One particular man, Brad, is one of these people.  Hailing from another country, Brad was summoned by the hunting gods to chase a dream right here in Saskatchewan where he successfully tracked and harvested a beautiful non-typical whitetail buck they called, The Messenger; what a divine twist of fate for Brad as he eventually came to start a new life in PA.

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A Boreal Paradise

I make it a priority to spend as much time outdoors as I can.  A few years back I discovered that a significant part of my personal growth was directly related to the amount of time I spent outdoors in nature – it helped me expand in every area of my life.  When I’m looking for time out from the business of life and daily routine; or when I notice my kids need it too, one of the easiest places to go is Little Red River Park, a boreal paradise!  Many of my childhood memories include bits and pieces of this special place that reaches just beyond the city and throughout the next few weeks I’m going to highlight the wonder that sparked my natural curiosity as a child and continues to enchant me as an adult.

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The Garden of Dreams

Imagine my yard without dandelions.  Almost impossible.  Last week they were out in full force; sweet fuzzy buttons of sunshine waiting to be plucked by little hands.  Those blossoms by now have turned to seed and are waiting even more so to be blown away with the wind.   I know there are those of us who curse them and will attempt anything to rid them for good but there are a select few of us who embrace them too.  I am one of those people.  Two quick facts about dandelions that I’ve learned in the past year: bears love them and every part of the plant, from the root to the blossom, is completely edible either raw or cooked and is loaded with vitamins and nutrients.  

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