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Bill to give judges leeway on surcharges

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould put forward a new bill Friday that is poised to reverse some elements of one of the previous Conservative government’s tough-on-crime laws that some judges have openly refused to impose on offenders and has been repeatedly criticized as unconstitutional.

Sgt. Brent Menzies (left) and Maple Leaf School crossing guards with the newly introduced pylons. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Red means stop: Morden police

Drivers on Thornhill Street will be getting a visual reminder of traffic light laws after repeated police complaints of vehicles driving through the red light near Maple Leaf School.Offending vehicles have been caught passing through the light directly after children have crossed the street, but prior to the light turning green.“We need people to s

Pure Anada founder Candace Grenier next to her products in her downtown Morden boutique. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Pure Anada, Penner Waste up for MBiz Award

Of the three businesses up for this year’s MBiz Outstanding Small Business Award, two are from the Pembina Valley.Penner Waste in Winkler and Pure Anada in Morden are up against Brandon’s Progressive Sanitation for the province-wide award.The award is given to a nominated business with less than 30 employees.Penner Waste, which recently acquired Pe

Paul Godfrey, Postmedia president and chief executive officer in seen in a file photo. (Veronica Henri/Postmedia Network File Photo)

Postmedia reports $99.4M quarterly loss

Postmedia Network Canada Corp., Canada’s largest newspaper company and the owner of the Sun, says it intends to reduce staffing costs by 20% after it reported steep declines in revenue and print advertising in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The Macainan family enjoys free corn at the 50th Morden Corn and Apple Festival Aug. 27, 2016.

C&A named MDCC Not for Profit of Year

The Morden Corn and Apple Festival will have one more laurel to wave as it wraps up its record breaking 50th anniversary season.Morden’s signature community festival will also be the 2016 Morden and District Chamber of Commerce Not for Profit of the Year, the Chamber recently announced.“There’s so many wonderful not for profit organizations, but no

Marni LuHu owner and now Entrepreneur of the Year, Marla Fehr-Sinclair. (File image/The Morden Times)

Marni LuHu founder named Entrepreneur of Year

This year’s Morden and District Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year is a former teacher, cancer survivor, and founder of a growing online business and downtown boutique.Marla Fehr-Sinclair, founder of Marni LuHu, will take home the award during the Nov. 9 Chamber gala.“I’m honoured and surprised, I guess, by the nomination and the award,”

Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)

Bergen adds survey numbers to referendum bid

Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen says her constituents overwhelmingly want a referendum of electoral reform, and she’s backing up the claim with a recent survey.About 96 per cent of respondents to Bergen’s mass mail out were in favour of a referendum, she reported.A total 646 responses, most commonly from Portage la Prairie and Winkler, were receiv

Celebrity cannabis brands

Marketing experts are working their magic to turn pot’s identity into something that bears little resemblance to marijuana of past decades.