Back row (left to right): Margaret, Willie, Nettie.

Coming Home: Nettie's Story

When our family moved to Morden in 1951, I met Nettie Dyck, my first friend. I was 7 years old and had already lived in three communities in Ontario and was now in my fourth community in Manitoba. Nettie’s family had moved many times also but for entirely different reasons.

Milbert’s tortoiseshell butterflies in flight are a typical Manitoban sign of springtime. (JOHN GAVLOSKI)

Incredible Creatures: Signs of spring

As I write this, it is April 2, 2018. The weather in Carman this morning is -18°C and -27°C if you factor in the windchill. The ground is covered in snow. Where is spring you ask? Do not despair – there is hope. . .

Southern Health RHA released their new logo in December, 2012. The logo includes colours to promote service, trust and integrity, and also represent the Red River which runs through the middle of the new RHA which was formed from Central RHA and Eastman Health RHA. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)

Southern Health plans projects

The province has approved more than 120 projects across the province with funding totalling close to $30 million and Southern Health will see 22 of those projects.

A pink katydid from Borneo is one of many newly discovered species. (PETER KIRK)

Incredible Creatures: New species in 2017

Need a new year’s challenge? There are still a lot of animals and plants remaining to be discovered. Each year we learn more about the planet and the many animals and plants we share it with. In the past year there have been many new species described. In keeping with what seems to be a New Year’s trend, it seems fitting to produce another top 10 f

Chicken Soup and the flu

A steaming bowl of chicken soup may make you feel better when you have a common cold, but it may not do the trick when you get influenza - often called “the flu”. We took a few minutes to sit down with Dr. Michael Routledge, Medical Officer of Health for Southern Health-Santé Sud, who shared some very good advice about the flu.

BTHC Foundation Chair Debra Enns, Dr. Elizabeth Thompson, Dr. Mary Jacob, BTHC Foundation Executive Director Shannon Samatte-Folkett, pose with the new breast probe at Boundary Trails Health Centre donated by the foundation. (GREG VANDERMEULEN/Winkler Times)

Boost for breast cancer treatment

A new breast probe, donated to the Boundary Trails Health Centre, will make surgeries less invasive, and prevent an extra trip to Winnipeg for southern Manitoba residents dealing with breast cancer. The Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation gave the $69,000 probe to fulfill a local request.

Socks for Siloam Mission

Local menswear designer Shelley Ediger is kicking off her third annual Socks for Siloam Mission in December.

Recovery of Hope and the Manitoba Chapter of the Neufeld Institute will host a full day workshop with Dr. Gordon Neufeld in Morden.

Keeping Children Safe in a Wounding World

Mark your calendars, because on Saturday February 10th, Recovery of Hope and the Manitoba Chapter of the Neufeld Institute will be hosting a full day workshop with Dr. Gordon Neufeld on the topic of “Keeping Children Safe in a Wounding World.”

Modern Day Slavery

Many people would tell you that slavery ended with Abraham Lincoln in the USA and William Wilbe...