Red River Reasons

  • Red River Reasons

    Follow the adventures of new area resident Bob Turner as he explores Red River North with family and friends
    • Get Me to the Church on Time

      Get Me to the Church on Time

      By Bob Turner If you are  interested in seeing interesting old buildings, the many historic churches in Red River North should be on your bucket list. This past summer, I decided to check out a few, and  was amazed at the number of well-built, well-preserved structures there are. They include …
    • A Grand Community

      A Grand Community

      In August, I decided to explore the northern-most  part of Red River North. So with my wife and mother-in-law in tow, I headed up Highway 59 to Grand Marais, which is just 45 km north of Selkirk on Lake Winnipeg. I had heard of East Beaches Heritage Wing, and knew …
    • I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

      I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

      “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” I must admit that although I was looking forward to the  July 22, 2018 Garden and Art Tour, I was a bit skeptical of the potential success of such an event. I am happy to report that I was WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!! To …
    • Ships Ahoy!

      Ships Ahoy!

      To say that our two oldest grandsons are interesting young fellows is an understatement. Elliot and Luke are an unusual mixture: both are into science and technology, and both love history (and not just the war part, although that is a large part of it). So it shouldn’t have surprised …
    • Feeding Time

      Feeding Time

      By Bob Turner Since moving to the Selkirk area, I have been astounded by the number of pelicans here. From our sunroom window, we have an excellent view of the Red River, and I have watched with fascination as flocks of these birds scout for fish in the river below. …
    • Red River Reasons

      Red River Reasons

      RED RIVER REASONS By Bob Turner I am a relative newcomer to Red River North, having moved to the Selkirk area a year ago.There were a number of reasons why my wife and I decided to retire here: First and foremost was the fact we have family living near Lockport …