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Burning Ban in effect

 Under the authority of By-law 2002/11 Council of the RM of Pipestone has instituted a burning ban effective May 3, 2018. Please refrain from all burning activities.

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Yard Sale Saturday

 Reston is hosting Yard Sale Saturday on May 26th. While in town plan to attend the art show at Reston United Church. Hidden Treasures is open and St. John’s Anglican Church is hosting a Beef on a Bun.


 Reston United Church is hosting a Concert/sing-a-long on Sunday May 27th at 11:00 a.m. This is a common vision – singing to end hunger – a fundraiser for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank at the Reston United Church featuring our local choir. Donations received will be forwarded directly to CFB. A light lunch will be served following the concert, silver collection accepted. Everyone is welcome.

National Health and Fitness Day

 Following the passage of the National Health and Fitness Day Act last year, more than 270 cities and towns across Canada have proclaimed the first Saturday in June as National Health and Fitness Day. This provides an opportunity for communities to mark the day with local events to celebrate and promote the use of indoor and outdoor sport and fitness facilities. Join them Saturday, June 2 for family outdoor activities. Everyone is welcome. Half price fitness centre memberships are available this day to new and existing members.

Rabies Clinic

 Reston at the Municipal Shed on Tuesday, June 5th 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. No appointment necessary. Bordervet Animal Health Services, Melita and Carnduff.

Companion Planting

  This chart should help you with which plants grow well together and which to plant far apart:

Beans: Near - cabbage, corn, cucumber, eggplant, lavender, strawberries. Far away – garlic, onions fennel.

Beets: Near - beans cabbage, garlic, lettuce, onions. Far away – none.

Broccoli/Cauliflower: Near - beets, celery, dill, garlic, geraniums, onions, potatoes, rosemary, sage. Far away – beans, pepper, tomatoes.

Calendula: Near - tomatoes. Far Away – none, calendula is a natural pest deterrent so should be planted through your garden.

Carrots: Near – chives, leeks, lettuce, peas, rosemary, sage, wormwood. Far away: cabbage, fennel, strawberries.

Chiles: Near - cabbage, corn. Far Away – plant on garden borders to repel flying pests.

Corn: Near - amaranth, beans, cucumbers, legumes, marigolds, melons, parsley, peas, pumpkins, squash, sunflowers. Far away – none.

Eggplant: Near – calendula, marigold, mint, peas. Far Away – none

Fennel: Near – not a good companion plant. Plant where your dog likes to hang out. Far away – beans, carrots, repels fleas.

Lettuce: Near -beans, carrots, cucumbers, radishes, strawberries. Far away – celery, parsley.

Melons: Near – corn, marigolds, pumpkin, radish, squash. Far away – other melons to prevent cross-pollination.

Nasturtium: Near – tomatoes, corn. Far away – repels white flies and spider mites.

Onions/Garlic: Near – beets, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, strawberries, tomatoes. Far Away – beans, leeks, parsley, peas.

Peas: Near – grows well with most veggies and herbs. Far away – onion, garlic.

Peppers: Near – basil, carrots, eggplant, geranium, onion, tomatoes. Far away – beans, cabbage, kale.

Potatoes: Near – beans, cabbage, coriander, corn, eggplant, marigolds. Far away – cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, squash, sunflowers, tomatoes.

Rosemary: Near – beans, cabbage, carrots, sage. Far away – deters flying pests.

Spinach: Near – broad beans, peas, strawberries. Far away – none.

Strawberries: Near – bean, lettuce, onion, spinach, thyme. Far away – cabbage.

Thyme: Near – cabbage. Far away – deters cabbage worms.

Tomatoes: Near – basil, borage, calendula, carrots, celery, chives, geranium, oregano, parsley, nasturtium. Far away – cabbage, fennel, potatoes.

Warmwood: Near –plant around garden edges. Far away – keeps many animals out the garden. Repels white flies.

Yarrow: Near – plant throughout garden. Far away – repels soil nematodes, aphids, bean beetles.

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