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You can't make this stuff up de­part­ment......heard a news re­port the other day that there is a study un­der­way at the La­combe Re­search Sta­tion, to look at ways to re­duce the amount of meth­ane gas pro­duced by cows. This may be a much-needed study in the eyes of some, but cows pro­duce meth­ane gas based on how much they eat, and sub­se­quently ex­pel into the air.

Now one has to won­der how they mea­sure the quan­tity of gas ex­pelled, and who is the poor guy that gets to hook up the plas­tic bag, (pre­sum­ably), to get a control sam­ple of ex­pelled ma­te­rial.

Things brings up all sorts of pos­si­bil­i­ties. It's not the Seine River in France, but looks like Love Lock fever has reached Rosedale's Swing­ing Bridge across the Red Deer River. We were out at the fa­mous at­trac­tion on a cold Sun­day, and vis­i­tors have started to adorn the walk­ing bridge with locks, not un­like the now fa­mous Pont des Arts bridge in Paris. For years, peo­ple have been lock­ing the pad­locks onto the bridge and, then, as a sym­bol of their love for each other, sign them and then throw the key into the river.

Wo rke r s in Paris have had to cut the locks off, as the tremen­dous weight, ( 45 tons), added to the bridge with thou­sands upon thou­sands of locks pose a safety haz­ard.

Hope­fully these locks can be re­moved as well, be­fore it be­comes a ma­jor is­sue.

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