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About three miles (shown in yellow) will be paved in the village of Reinfeld this summer.

Village paving one step closer: R.M. of Stanley

Funds have been approved for Phase 2 of the R.M. of Stanley village paving program, which will see newly lain asphalt in Reinfeld, Schanzenfeld and along Road 10N from Highway 32 into Schanzenfeld. The $544,000 borrowing bylaw passed its third reading May 26.About three miles of streets within Reinfeld will be paved this year, while another half a

What began as a youth ministry is now a paintball business for pastor Harold Espinosa and Bunker executive director Kevin Hildebrand. (Greg Vandermeulen/The Winkler Times)

Trading in pews for paintballs

What began as a youth ministry has become a business, but Borderlands Paintball founders Kevin Hildebrand and Harold Espinosa say they aren’t losing sight of their original goal.Bunker executive director Kevin Hildebrand and Pathway Community Church pastor Harold Espinosa operate Borderlands Paintball, located near Haskett on 15 acres.Hildebrand sa

A gender neutral restroom is seen in a city building in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

11 states sue govt for transgender bathroom policy

Eleven U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday, seeking to overturn a directive from the federal government this month that public schools should allow transgender students to use the bathroom matching their gender identity.

Cyclists from the Winkler area are preparing for their 300 kilometre fundraising bike ride July 10-13 in support of Children’s Camps International. (Submitted Image)

Cyclists in the saddle for kids camp

There are few hills to worry about in Southern Manitoba, but over 20 Winkler-area cyclists are getting ready to tackle the mountains this summer for Children’s Camps International.The second ride to benefit the faith-based non-profit will see participants pedal from Banff, Alt. to Jasper, 300 kilometres away.The group will make the trip July 10-13.

Charlie Hildebrand (left) and Fred Stock (right) of the Morden Elks present funds from the 2015 Elks raffle to SCCR administrative co-ordinator Deb Thiessen (centre). (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Morden Elks give to SCCR transportation program

South Central Cancer Resource has another $2,000 for their transportation program after receiving a portion of last year’s Morden Elks raffle proceeds.Morden Elks head Charlie Hildebrand and treasurer Fred Stock presented the centre with the funds May 19.“We thought it would be a good thing to give money to,” Hildebrand said. “We have some members

Drivers reminded to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles. (FILE)

CAA shares long weekend tips for motorists

With Environment Canada forecasting sunny skies for the majority of the May long weekend, CAA Manitoba shares a few important tips for motorists to ensure the safety of all road users over the holidays.

Jonathan Niemczak, president of the Pride Winnipeg Festival, came to Morden on May 14 to talk about the history of the LGBTTQ* community and issues facing the community. (Joel Nickel/The Winkler Times)

LGBTTQ* issues shared in Morden

Jonathan Niemczak, president of the Pride Winnipeg Festival, came to Morden on May 14 to talk about the history of the LGBTTQ* community and issues facing the community. Pride Winnipeg uses the acronym LGBTTQ* as an umbrella term to recognize identities such as, but not limited to: lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer, questioning, inte

Previous PVC owner David Weiss (right) with new owners Jake and Barb Penner at the local waste company's Morden location. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Penner Waste takes reins at PV Containers

More details have been released around the recent acquisition of Pembina Valley Containers by Winkler’s Penner Waste. Jake and Barb Penner, who took over the Morden-based company as of May 1, released a statement May 13.“Penner Waste is well known for great customer service with their waste and recycling bins,” the release stated. “Being an industr

Donald Trump. (Reuters photo)

Trump: My tax rate 'none of your business'

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pushed back on Friday against renewed calls for him to release his tax returns before the election, saying the rate that he pays is "none of your business."

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Evidence of ancient humans found under river

Researchers who dove hundreds of times into a sinkhole beneath the brown murky waters of Florida's Aucilla River have retrieved some of the oldest evidence of human presence in the Americas including stone tools apparently used to butcher a mastodon.

Richard Neufeld warms up his biplane at the Winkler Wings fun fly May 7. 2016. A pilot who flies spray planes in real life, he says the physics are similar but the skills are not transferable.

Aviation on a smaller scale

Planes and helicopters soared through the sky north of Winkler on May 7, thanks to some talented pilots.The Winkler Wings RC Flying Club hosted their Spring Fun Fly, a chance for the public to check out the skills and passion of local RC flying enthusiasts.Club secretary Rick Waldner said they always hope to recruit new members.“We want to bring aw

Two Winkler men faced charges as a result of an Albert St. raid May 11. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)

Bust reveals new drug

A drug seizure in Winkler brought local police a drug they don’t normally see. In addition to crystal meth, marijuana, cash, cell phones, and drug paraphernalia, police seized Hydromorphone, an opioid pain medication.

Midland MLA Blaine Pedersen was sworn in as Minister of Infrastructure on May 3 in Winnipeg. (EMILY DISTEFANO/VALLEY LEADER)

Pedersen ready to hit the road in new role

It’s been a busy week and a half for Manitoba’s new Minister of Infrastructure, and with his regular MLA duties, cabinet post and a spot on the treasury board, Midland MLA Blaine Pedersen has a chock-full schedule ahead of him.

Cecil Starr (sawing) and Shannon O’Donnell are bringing the first Manitoba Lumberjack Championships to Carman after starting a similar event in Ontario. (COURTESY ONTARIO LUMBERJACK CHAMPIONSHIPS)

Lumberjacks coming to Carman Country Fair

The Dufferin Ag Society is introducing a brand new event to its line-up this summer and organizers are hoping it will breathe new life – and bring back a bit of old glory – to one of the oldest fairs on the prairies.

MLA and new Finance Minister Cameron Friesen is sworn in by Lt. Gov. Janice Filmon. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)

Restoring MB's finances a challenge

Morden-Winkler MLA and Finance Minister Cameron Friesen is learning just how exciting and challenging his new responsibility is. “When people told me that as a new minister my schedule would be morning to night, I thought it was a figurative expression,” he said.

(L-R) Foundation president Chris Hildebrand and estate executors Eugene Wiebe and Dale Gisalon with a photo of the late Gordon Wiebe, who donated the $2.2 million for educational scholarships.

More details on $2.2 M Winkler scholarship fund

More details have emerged on how the multi-million dollar Gordon Wiebe Scholarship Fund will operate, Winkler Community Foundation president Chris Hildebrand said at a recent celebration honouring the fund and its founder May 5.The fund was unveiled in January after the foundation announced a $2.2 million donation from the estate of late pharmacist

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