Bonnie and John Buhler have asked that their names be removed from the sponsorship sign east of Morden that sparked online criticism this week.The sign, which prominently displayed the words “sponsored by Bonnie & John Buhler,” was located in front of Morden’s recently unveiled mosasaur entrance sign along Highway 3.The City of Morden announced in
Residents unhappy with a sponsorship sign in front of Morden’s recently unveiled city sign and model of Bruce the mosasaur have taken to Facebook.In a Aug. 19 post sent to the City of Morden page, Brandon Burley criticized the prominent placement of the names Bonnie and John Buhler, describing it as “disgraceful.”“I can’t tell whether I’m entering
For the first time in 57 years, a member of the Later family will not be at the helm when lifts open at Holiday Mountain this winter. The La Rivière ski resort has been sold to the Locke, Stock & Barrel Co. of Alberta, current owners of Lake Louise Ski Resort, Bernice Later announced over Facebook Aug. 18.“It wasn’t that we were actively looking fo
It’s been an active week for 16 Morden youth aged 6-12, the second round of children this year to take part in the city’s RBC Sports Camps.The camps, which previously ran July 18-22 and returned Aug. 15-19, were introduced this year after a $4,000 RBC Learn to Play grant covered initial equipment and start up costs.“Both camps filled up and both ca
Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen’s “Portage-Lisgar Tour 2016: Corner to Corner” has been a great experience for the long-time member of parliament, she has said.Every summer the MP visits communities throughout her riding, meeting with voters and discussing issues. “It’s a great opportunity to be at home consistently for a longer period of time,” s
Falun Gong practitioners are travelling across Canada in a 250-city car tour to raise awareness about the persecution, including forced organ harvesting, they face in China. They are also asking the Canadian government to place sanctions on China and the public to sign a petition encouraging action against China. The tour made stops in both Winkler
With a festival that’s been going as long as Corn and Apple has, you’ll find a lot of stories about what goes on behind the scenes. Authors, Dianne Lambert, Linda Fehr, and Catherine Evenson have compiled those stories into the book “See Corn & Apple History Unfold”. They held a book launch at the Morden Farmer’s Market on Aug. 18.“We started putti
A new sign was unveiled at the 2016 Plum Fest in honour of Plum Coulee musician, Rosemary Siemens. “I really want to thank my hometown,” Siemens said at the sign unveiling.Siemens said she’d created a video in a wheat field about a year ago, “and people started sharing it from my hometown and I was having lunch one Sunday after church with my boyfr
I have paid to see The Tragically Hip perform more than 40 times. It may be closer to 50; I have honestly lost count. Many of these shows were close by, but at least half involved a rock 'n' roll road trip.
Winkler Police have charged four suspects after a series of break-ins culminated in a fire that destroyed the interior of Country Cycle & Ski on Main St. Aug. 13.It was close to 4 a.m. when a patrolling officer noticed a haze in the air on Mountain Ave. The investigation led him to Country Cycle which was on fire. The Fire Department responded, and
Were you at the midway or the parade? Did you check out the vendors or jump in for the 3-on-3 basketball or beach volleyball tournaments? We (and our cameras) were there capturing the scene at this years Winkler Harvest Festival.
Two stages with acts ranging from Caribbean steel drums and polka to The Road Hammers and Tom Cochrane drew crowds to the bleachers and main stage pit Aug. 12-14 for this year's Winkler Harvest Festival entertainment line-up. Local bands such as The Color went on stage, as well as emerging country artist Leanne Pearson, Uncle Jake's Country Band, L
Winkler Mayor Martin Harder stepped onto the Stage at the Winkler Harvest Festival before Tom Cochrane performed to announce a new stage for the festival grounds in 2017. It will feature two separate change rooms, wheelchair accessible washrooms, an expanded stage area, improved acoustics, and a different placement to allow for more seating.“It’s a
Francis Lavigne-Theriault, founder of NZP Chasers, was the keynote speaker at the “Heart of the Storm” event, hosted as an educational talk by the A Rocha Pembina Valley Interpretive Centre.
A replica WWI front attracted over 300 people to La Riviere for “A Day in the Trenches."
A London couple was devastated when their happy, seemingly healthy eight- day-old baby boy died suddenly.
Bruce Tascona wants to give people a new, first-hand, perspective on life in the trenches of the First World War.The local war historian, author and founder of the Manitoba World War One Museum is once again gearing up to host his annual living history day, “A Day in the Trenches,” which will have attendees walk in the shoes of a typical day on WW1
When the Miami Historical Society turned to auto enthusiasts for support last year, the inaugural Miami Show and Shine was hailed as an enormous success with over 60 vehicles, six tractors and $6,200 raised for the town’s two museums.This year’s event continued the successful streak, according to organizer Dawn Bird.“The day was fantastic. It went
The Town of Carman is moving ahead with plans to widen 2nd Street SW next to the Carman Elementary School, while the Prairie Rose School Division believes no changes are needed at this time.