Winkler Mayor Martin Harder was part of the mayor’s challenge at the inaugural Crokicurl Tournaspiel at The Forks in Winnipeg, Feb. 9. While he finished third, behind Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman and champion Steinbach mayor Chris Goertzen, he was the only mayor to score a 20. “It’s a camaraderie between cities,” Harder said of the event.
A large group of firefighters at the Altona Fire Department have resigned, citing safety concerns as their reason for leaving.Six members submitted their letters of resignation on Feb. 3, with one more member putting in a leave of absence, due in part to health issues. Another member resigned on Feb. 6.The sudden resignations have reduced the membe
Former Winnipeg police chief Devon Clunis and his wife Pearlene visited Minnewasta School and Maple Leaf School to help celebrate both I Love To Read Month and Black History Month with the students. “We want kids to be realizing the importance of reading,” Western School Division literacy coach Darlene Keith said.
Crystal Kehler says she didn’t know what kind of response she’d get when she organized a rally in front of the Altona Clinic on Feb. 12. In the end, about 20 people showed up with their signs and their enthusiasm, eager to join the cause, in spite of temperatures hovering around minus 20 C.They gathered to protest a recent decision by the Altona Cl
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Morden-Winkler Bowl for Kids Sake 2018 will take place March 24 at Valley Bowling Lanes in Winkler. Executive Director Michael Penner and Winkler Mayor Martin Harder were at the bowling alley Feb. 12 to launch the annual fundraiser that has a target of raising $35,000.
Close to 200 Grade 8 students took part in Trades Camp, hosted by the RRTVA (Red River Technical Vocational Area) Feb. 2 and 5. The experience gave them a taste of what life in the program for a specific trade would mean.
The Morden Festival of the Arts will welcome band sessions back to the festival. The 43rd season of the festival will feature band sessions Tuesday, February 13th, in the morning only, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Westside Community Church. The adjudicator is Paul Moen, who will workshop with each band after they’ve performed.
Provincial champion skip Reid Carruthers is no stranger to the community of Winkler and the arena. He said he wasn’t at all surprised to see large crowds of curling fans on hand throughout the week of the 2018 Viterra Championship. “Every time I’ve come out here, they’ve always supported their events,” he said.
A residential fire in Roland caused around $250,000 damage to a vacant century home on Monday night. The Roland Fire Department was called out to the blaze around on 5:30 p.m. on the evening of Monday, Feb. 5 after someone witnessed smoke wafting from the two-story house on 1st Street.
Morden-Winkler MLA and Finance Minister Cameron Friesen was named along with Premier Brian Pallister as winners of the 2018 Golden Scissors Award. Presented by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, the award honours leadership in cutting red tape for small businesses.
Seventeen years ago, when a former school teacher from Carman passed away, she left a bequest of $127,000 to the Boyne Regional Library.
A 2.17 per cent budget increase will result in lower taxes for residences and higher taxes for farmland in the R.M. of Stanley .Council gave first reading to the $6.8 million budget (up from $6.65 million last year) on Jan. 25. Reeve Morris Olafson said he thinks they did well in planning this year’s budget.
The latest Diversitas speaker brought his experience growing up Palestinian to the region. Dr. Idris Elbakri was the first speaker in the Diversitas series when it kicked off in 2015.
The Winkler Police Service has announced who will be taking the job of police chief in the spring. Long-time police service member Ryan Hunt is the new deputy chief, which means he will study under and eventually take over for the current chief of police Rick Hiebert when he retires at the end of March.
Renovations complete, Plum Coulee’s arena and community centre had a grand reopening ceremony and a new name on Jan. 26. The C.J. Dyck Arena celebrated the newly renovated facility, as members of the Dyck family gathered to honour his contribution. The $1.2 million renovation project became necessary after a fire damaged the facility in May of 2016.
RCMP are asking for assistance in locating a missing Roland man.
An RM of Thompson resident lost his life in a fatal collision Sunday, Jan. 28.
Altona Minor Ball is hosting a rally at the MEC tonight, to help them get a grant for lights on the junior diamond.
Carman’s annual Alzheimer Ukrainian Dinner is back again this year, and organizers are aiming to make it bigger and better than ever.