COVID-19 transforms festival of trees

Baljennie News

The Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation will not host a festival of trees at the Western Development Museum this year because of COVID-19. It has been hosted by BUHF for the past 25 years. The festival trees, wreaths and other decorations will be displayed at various businesses where members of the community can bid on them. Funds raised all go to support Battlefords Union Hospital.

Halloween saw many homes decorated for the holiday, but visitors in costume weren’t as prevalent. With clear skies and a full moon it was a good night to be out and about, but there was a nasty wind to make it cool. The moon was called a blue moon due to two full moons in October. There will not be another full moon for Halloween until 2039.

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Remembrance Day is next on the agenda. It’s time to get a red poppy and wear it with pride for all those lost in wars. Poppies have been set out in various businesses.

It’s time for the annual time change across Canada. A few areas besides Saskatchewan are starting to follow the “no change” route. It would be nice to see time across Canada follow the old standard time again. That extra hour does not mean that much to most people and it is so good Saskatchewan time does not move back and forth anymore.

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