Tirrell Thomas has had a busy year.The performing artist who originally hails from Altona, has been touring across Canada, as part of the Live Different tour.Live Different was established as a Canadian charity in 2000 and is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives through their youth empowerment presentations, humanitarian Builds pr
All through the month of November, owners Lloyd and Dylan Wiebe held a “Grow your Moe and come for the show” annual Movember event. They encouraged their staff, business associates, customers and friends to join them, by growing out their mustaches to raise awareness a
Wednesday, Dec. 6 is Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women.
The holiday season can be the happiest or the saddest time of year, depending on individual circumstances.
A Winkler Christmas sale will benefit a local women’s shelter. Pembina Valley Events is hosting its annual Christmas sale on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Garden Valley Collegiate in support of Genesis House. Director Ang Braun will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to speak about the services Genesis House provides, and accept donations.
If you love Jane Austen, you’ll be thrilled to hear this.W.C. Miller Collegiate will be presenting the beloved drama, “Pride and Prejudice”.
During the late night hours of Nov. 26, persons unknown broke into the Chicken Chef Restaurant in Altona. An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen. The Altona Police Service is seeking the public’s help in identifying two potential witnesses. Anyone knowing the identity of the two individuals in the attached photos is requested to contact police at
A donation to a non-profit from the proceeds of steer sales this year was so popular among local beef club members, they are planning to do it again. Laura Penner of the Winkler 4-H Beef Club said every year members raise market animals.
A donation from the RBC Foundation has brought the Winkler & District United Way closer to their goal. The presentation of the $1,100 donation was made at the Winkler Royal Bank location on Nov. 27 and Branch Manager Miranda Rowson said RBC Foundation has long been a proud supporter of United Way across Canada.
South Central Cancer Resource wrapped up a year filled with generous donations and new programs at their annual AGM on Nov. 23. SCCR received a total of $166,779.47 in the 2016/2017 year. Just over $111,000 of that was third party donations, $34,143 came from United Way. “We have done extremely well with our donations,” president June Letkeman said.
The Stanley Agricultural Society is hoping a recent search conference will improve their organization. The group hosted the day and a half long event Nov. 24-25, inviting various stakeholders from the region. Society president Toban Dyck said the idea for the conference was first floated almost a year ago.
Boxes have been put out in local businesses, canned good collections have started throughout the community and the Carman and District Cheer Board is preparing for another successful hamper drive this holiday season.
A Morden Chrysler technician has been named best in Canada after winning the regional and national Master Tech award. Keith Bergen has worked at Pembina Valley Chrysler Dodge Jeep for 10 years. “I’ve always liked working on cars,” Bergen said. “It started when I got my first car. I wanted to build it up to what I wanted and I loved working on it."
The City of Winkler is a dangerous place to live, if you believe a study compiled by Macleans Magazine. Using the Crime Severity Index, a Stats Canada measure of all police-reported crime, the article written by Mark Brown was released Nov. 23. In it, the 2016 data was used to rank the most dangerous cities.
Postmedia Network Inc. and Torstar Corp. announced a deal to swap dozens of free daily and community newspapers, most of which will be shut down due to declines in print advertising revenue.
The new PCH project in Carman has raised $2.3 million from community donors so far.
The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre Aquasaur Theatre was packed Nov. 22, as Diversitas hosted the Venerable Matthumagala Chandananda Thero, resident monk of the Manitoba Buddhist Vihara and Cultural Association. Thero gave the crowd a lesson on Buddhism and its roots, focussing primarily on the life of Prince Siddhartha Gautama.
TORONTO -- After five weeks of often damning testimony, the Crown rested its case against accused killers Dellen Millard and Mark Smich. Now we must wait to see if Millard will call himself to the stand to testify in his own defence.
A Morden Police officer who was behind the creation of the Regional Support Tactical Team was one of 16 recognized for outstanding contributions to their communities and police services through the Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards, Nov. 17.