Friends of Cedar Bay honours the memory of Our Gal Val Mascotto who passed away in Sault Ste Marie on June 26. Val was an ardent supporter of Cedar Bay - back in the 1980s and then in 2006 by garnering public support for its revitalization.
Val and her late husband Elso supported FCB in the most modest and thankless of ways: They would be seen driving behind the horse and wagon cleaning up behind the horses selling refreshments at every event. For 11 years she was a wise behind the scenes counsel to FCB Board and donated $3,000 towards the building of the pavilion by her campaign to collect pennies. Our thanks go out to Val for all her support www.siouxbulletin.com/memories-and-celebrations-of-life-valerie-jean-mascotto?id=1620... See MoreSee Less
Memories and Celebrations of Life: Valerie Jean Mascotto December 13, 1933 - June 26, 2020 Valerie Jean Thompson was born on December 13, 1933, in Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Along with her parents, Louv...
Meet the “Aliens” The local roadsides have been ablaze with colour for the last couple of weeks: Red and Yellow Hawkweeds, the white Ox-eye Daisy (aka Sweaty-foot daisy where I grew up!), lupins of an amazing variety of colours, buttercups and bird’s-foot trefoil, and some purple vetch (which is a native pant) for good measure. Most of these very prolific flowers are not native to Canada. In plant identification books they are terms Aliens. Not from outer space – but from Europe along with the Settlers. Perhaps brought for the garden or just jumped shipped as weeds among the seeds of crops and vegetables. Attractive though they are, many non-native species are quite invasive, crowding out the indigenous plants. You have to wonder what the Sioux Lookout roadsides would have looked like before the invasion of the aliens. ... See MoreSee Less