Winkler’s first ever ComicCon drew so many people to Garden Valley Collegiate on Feb. 20, organizer Deb Penner said it was more than she ever could’ve anticipated. “We were feeling a good buzz in the community but [the turnout was] way better than I ever thought, so I’m very happy,” Deb Penner said.
Photographs shown in an Edmonton courtroom Tuesday depict a chaotic crime scene with the blood of six people spilled across a warehouse where a double murder took place in 2014.
A brand new organization in Morden hopes to de-mystify the bee, and become a resource for hobby beekeepers. The Pembina Valley Backyard Beekeepers formed this winter and helped bring in the guest speaker on Feb. 9. “It’s to be a support for other beekeepers,” group member Ken Froese said.
Winkler is the fastest growing city in Manitoba, according to the recently released census data. The city also made the top 20 in Canada, as Winkler was ranked as the 11th fastest growing municipality with at least 5,000 inhabitants located outside metropolitan area. The city saw 18 percent growth jumping from 10,670 to 12,591 in five years.
The meeting room was packed at the South Central Library in Morden, Feb. 9, as local bee enthusiasts gathered to learn more about nature’s honey makers. Rheal Lafreniere, Industry Development Specialist, of the Provincial Apiarists of Manitoba spoke at length about the dedication needed to keep bees, and some of the common pitfalls to avoid.
Members of the Border Valley Snow Goers took part in radar runs on Feb. 11. Club president Vern Wieler said conditions have been ideal for snowmobilers this year, with their network of trails looking great. Windy conditions have made maintaining the trails a challenge, but Wieler said this is shaping up to be one of the better seasons they’ve seen.
Thanks to a surprise donation from a former area resident and her husband, the Carman Splash Pad project is gaining the momentum it needs to move construction up to this summer.
RCMP have confirmed that there have been two fatalities in a Feb. 9 plane crash near Brunkild. The 60-year-old and 41-year-old male victims were from Winkler. RCMP were first dispatched to look for a missing plane at 8:50 p.m on Feb. 9 after an aircraft that left St. Andrews Airport enroute to Winkler failed to arrive.
Amid controversy over his disparaging remark about a potential Conservative rival, Justin Trudeau is defending his decision to abandon his Liberal government’s promise to change how Canadians choose their federal leaders.
OTTAWA — With a population of 35.15 million, Canada is once against the fastest growing country in the G7, according to census data revealed Wednesday.
A two-vehicle crash near Souris has left one young man dead, and another driver in hospital with life-threatening injuries.
An editor with Vice Media used the Canadian headquarters of the youth-focused publishing empire as a recruiting ground to draw young journalists and artists into a transnational cocaine-smuggling ring, according to allegations by current and former Vice employees who spoke to the National Post.
Soil type is about to become more important for those looking to install a septic field in the Pembina Valley.
The art of ... deflection?
The R.M. of Stanley’s books will include a modest spending increase, rising mill rate and slightly higher municipal taxes this year, attendees heard as the municipality tabled its 2017 budget Jan. 26.
Natural gas users will be getting a larger bill as of Feb. 1
The South Central Regional Library got a head start on I Love to Read Month with their annual family literacy night Jan. 24.
The best in the league hit the ice in Carman Jan. 22 as the Zone 4 all-stars once again pitted the east versus the west.
A rogue red panda is on the lam after escaping from the Virginia Zoo.