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P.A., La Ronge residents rally for their libraries

The announcement of a 58 per cent cut to library budgets has residents in Saskatchewan up in arms -- roughly 100 book lovers from the Prince Albert area gathered to show their support on April 7.

A "read-in" was hosted outside of SaskParty MLA Joe Hargrave's office in Prince Albert along with MLA Doyle Vermette's office in La Ronge.

"The library system is socially and cognitively important to me," Nancy Carswell with the Council of Canadians chapter in Prince Albert said.

Read more at http://panow.com/article/664351/pa-la-ronge-residents-rally-their-libraries.

Planting a seed of environmental protection

We eneed to enhance environmental sustainability and protect seed species was centre stage Saturday in Prince Albert. Seedy Saturday was celebrated at the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library, which is a time to encourage people to preserve, plant, protect and use homegrown seeds from the area over those from seed manufacturers.

"That is critical because we want to be able to keep things diverse, and we want to be able to adopt things and grow things in our own local communities that are best for us," Nancy Carswell with the Council for Canadians said.

Early in March, the library launched its Seed Library, which lend seeds over books to interested growers and works to increase plant variety and genetic diversity to aid in fighting off disease and extinction.

Read more at http://panow.com/article/669872/earth-day-comes-pa.