Baring, Saskatchewan

Baring was named after the prominent British banking family whose firm purchased fifteen million dollars in CPR bonds. The railroad came through Baring in 1907. The Maple Leaf Mills elevator was constructed in 1909 and sold to the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in 1928. It was abandoned in 1965, four years after the railway was no longer in use. A National Elevator Company granary was also … Continue reading Baring, Saskatchewan

Birding Field Trip

A couple weeks ago I joined Nature Regina members on a “Wandering to find Warblers in Wascana Park” walk. It was a chilly August morning, but it did not deter fifteen individuals from coming out. Our tour began south of the Science Centre where we watched the trees along the shoreline. Our focus was warblers, however we observed many species of birds. Eastern kingbirds, brown … Continue reading Birding Field Trip

Maria Montessori Day 2018

In honour of Dr. Maria Montessori’s birthday I am posting my top ten favourite quotes of hers: “Education is the best weapon for peace.” – Education and Peace, 1949 “Prizes and punishments are…the bench of the soul, the instrument of slavery for the spirit…he who accomplishes a truly human work, he who does something really great and victorious, is never spurred by his task by … Continue reading Maria Montessori Day 2018