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Winkler pedestrian struck on crosswalk

A 68-year-old man is in stable condition at the Health Sciences Centre after being hit by a pickup truck in Winkler.Winkler Police say the man was attempting to cross Main Street westbound at the crosswalk near South Railway Ave when he was struck by a north bound pickup on June 25 at 2:20 p.m.The victim was transported to Boundary Trails Health Ce

Gabriel Langlois, better known as Dancing Gabe, is coming to Valley Bowling Lanes to talk and bowl with residents.

Dancing Gabe coming to Pembina Valley

If you’ve gone to a Winnipeg sporting event, you’ve probably seen Gabriel Langlois, better known as Dancing Gabe, spinning, playing the air guitar or high-fiving everybody in sight. Now, you’ll get a chance to meet him in person, along with Daniel Perron, the author of Dancing Gabe: One Step at a Time. Tickets to the event, which is taking place at

Regional operations manager Alan Hanks on what will soon be home to Municipal Waste Management's hub for the area. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

MWM shop breaks ground in Morden

Municipal Waste Management has broken ground on what regional operations manager Alan Hanks says will become the company’s home base in the area.Work has begun on the currently empty lot north of the Pembina Valley Humane Society on Jefferson Street.Hanks has said the completed shop will have “at least three doors,” house six trucks and accommodate

Morden police report possible sex assault

On June 26, Morden Police announced they are investigating a "possible sexual assault of a child under the age of 10. The assault took place at a residence and the suspect is known. The joint investigation between police and Child and Family Services continues with charges pending"

Former Somerset student Jacy Howarth (centre) poses with professor Sheryl Zelenitsky (left) and Maple Leaf School teacher Gisèle Rondeau (right), who taught Howarth prior to high school graduation. The new university graduate honoured both teachers with recognition awards. (submitted photo)

Former Somerset student honours local teacher

When Gisèle Rondeau first got a call from Jacy Howarth, one of her former students from École Somerset and now a University of Manitoba Faculty of Pharmacy graduate, she thought she was being invited to the graduation ceremony. Instead, she was being asked to receive an award.“She said, ‘You’ll be able to invite four people,’ and then I got off the

EMMS Grade 5 students taught by Becky Williams and Barb Price pose on their Pay It Forward buddy benches June 23. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

EMMS pays it forward with buddy benches

In the EMMS/Morden Collegiate school yard, two benches now sit in the shade of some of the yard’s only trees. Bright, sunshine yellow and emblazoned with sprays of multicoloured hand prints from EMMS Grade 5 students, the benches are in plain sight of the yard and draw the eye.That’s exactly the point.“We’re trying to get these kids to always be ki

In this photo illustration a European Union referendum postal voting form, waits to be signed on June 1, 2016 in Knutsford, U.K. (Photo by illustration by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

'Move to Canada' trends on Google after EU vote

Better hurry up, Brits. The anti-Trump migrants are already taking up all the good igloos. Once again, in the aftermath of the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union, those who lost the vote appear to be seeking a common Plan B: move to Canada.

Walkers take a seat while waiting for the 2016 Steps for Pets at Morden Park to begin June 16, 2016. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Morden Steps for Pets runs after rain delay

The Pembina Valley Humane Society (PVHS) had a smaller turnout than average for their home town Steps for Pets after the event, originally planned for June 12, was delayed due to weather.“We’re really thankful that today the sun is out and it should be a nice night for a walk,” PVHS fundraising co-chair Megan Rodgers said.About 20 walkers of both t

Olivia Doerksen of Carman get a literal weight off their shoulders, cutting over a foot of hair off to make wigs for medical patients and other hair loss sufferers. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Angel Hair takes a foot off the top

At least 30 people are feeling a little lighter around the head and shoulders this week.The biennial Angel Hair for Kids rolled back around Shear Bliss Salon and Day Spa June 18 with about 250 braids and $6,500 raised to make wigs for medical patients or anyone else who has lost their hair.A total of 30 braids were newly chopped during the day-long

A woman is in stable condition after being struck while on her bicycle by a truck on Route 100 in Morden. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Morden cyclist struck by vehicle

A cyclist is in stable condition after she was struck by a pick-up truck on Route 100 in Morden.Emergency crews were called to the scene just north of Grant Street at about 11:20 a.m. to find the female in the western ditch beside the road.The woman was rushed to Boundary Trails Health Centre soon after.Police say both cyclist and vehicle were south

A steady stream of beach goers wait for their turn on the dragon boat. Morden’s second Paddlefest saw 288 people, over twice last year’s 120 person turn out, at Colert Beach June 18. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Morden Paddlefest shatters first year attendance

Life was but a dream as far as the City of Morden recreation department was concerned after their second Paddlefest over doubled attendance from last year’s debut.Last year, 120 area residents tried their hand at kayaking, canoeing and dragon boating during a chilly day at Colert Beach.This year, June 18 dawned clear and hot, with 288 signing on to

Manitoba finance minster Cameron Friesen (l) chats with Premier Brian Pallister. (Brian Donogh/Winnipeg Sun/Postmedia Network)

Tories look to repeal balanced budget laws

Manitoba’s new Progressive Conservative government has begun their bid to replace current balanced budget legislation. The government has tabled a bill that would repeal the Balanced Budget, Fiscal Management and Taxpayer Accountability Act “in it’s entirety,” with replacement legislation to be introduced in fall.The news came as no surprise as Cam

Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)

Bergen calls for stronger language on ISIS

A Conservative motion declaring that violence perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) constitutes genocide was defeated after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the majority of Liberal MPs voted against the motion.“Canada strongly condemns the atrocities committed by ISIL in the Middle East, and we stand with our allies in the

Morden Legion members, city officials, teachers and students gather to reveal commemorative WW1 plaques at Confederation Park June 17. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Morden unveils student-designed WW1 plaques

The story of Morden’s First World War history has jumped from the history textbook to Confederation Park.Visitors to the park may mark the addition of interpretive signs, each representing a snap shot of the war and its impact on Morden.“I think it’s a great project and the nice part was that it was led primarily by students,” Mayor Ken Wiebe, pres

About 150 middle and high school students took over Stephen Street in Morden June 14 for the second Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special O. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Morden Police carrying a torch for Special O

Morden’s second Law Enforcement Torch Run since its decades long hiatus from the Pembina Valley more than tripled last year’s debut.A total of 150 students from EMMS and Morden Collegiate joined police, Special O athletes and coaches in the run June 14. Last year, 40 runners tackled the 12 block route from the RCMP station to the Morden Police Serv

Morden held its first Special Olympics Polar Plunge in February, 2016. Now several area residents on their way to repeat the experience in Churchill, assuming they can raise the funds. (file photo)

Plunging for a cause in Hudson's Bay

Morden’s fire chief, Andy Thiessen, and Sgt. Sean Aune of the Morden police already took the plunge this winter for Special Olympics. Now they want to repeat the experience in Hudson’s Bay.The police officer and fire chief are embroiled in a friendly fundraising competition as part of the first Ultimate Polar Plunge in Churchill June 30-July 2.Aune