Crews search the area where Travis Bauman was last seen. (Cassidy Dankochik/The Winkler Times)

Details emerge on Horndean youth drowning

A body recovered downstream of a diversion dam three miles east of Winkler has been positively identified as 17-year-old Travis Bauman, RCMP have said.The teen from Horndean, Man., drowned after disappearing under the water while swimming with his brother and another friend the evening of July 13.A week of heavy rains, including a storm two days be

Baseball-sized hail was photographed north of Manitou,Man., July 19. (Michelle Sanders/Facebook)

Baseball sized hail hits north of Manitou

A single hailstone comfortably filled each palm in the photo taken by a farm family to document the hail that fell north of Manitou July 19.Michelle Sanders posted the picture to her Facebook page along with other photos of hail and a lake-like pond suddenly formed in their yard.The afternoon July 19 had residents looking to the sky as tornado watc

The MacEwan University student missing in the Thursday attack on Nice, France has been identified as Mykhaylo "Misha" Bazelevskyy, a Ukrainian citizen with permanent resident status in Canada. Twitter

MacEwan student confirmed dead

A 22-year-old MacEwan University student was killed in last week’s attack during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, the school confirmed Wednesday morning. The university says it received confirmation of Mykhaylo (Misha) Bazelevskyy’s death from French officials and his family late Tuesday evening.“Few, if any of us, can comprehend the sens

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team looks for a missing 17-year-old male near Winkler. (CASSIDY DANKOCHIK/Winkler Times)

Searching for missing teen

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team and Search and Rescue were still on the scene of a drowning near Winkler on Thursday afternoon. On July 13 at approximately 9:30 p.m, Morden RCMP were called to a diversion dam after a 17-year-old boy, who was swimming with two friends, could not be located.

This photo was taken on the corner of 4th Avenue NW and 2nd Street NW earlier this afternoon. The bear has left the scene but local RCMP are investigating.

Bear spotted in Carman

This photo in Carman of a small bear was submitted by Jessica Friesen to the Carman Valley Leader facebook page earlier this (July 7) afternoon (

Sgt. Sean Aune and Morden fire chief Andy Thiessen felt the mercury drop as they plunged into Hudson Bay on Canada for Special Olympics Manitoba. (submitted photo)

Swimming with ice flows for Special O

Two Morden first responders had a chilly Canada Day.Sgt. Sean Aune of the Morden Police Service and fire chief Andy Thiessen were among the people to run into the ice-spotted waters of Hudson Bay in support of Special Olympics Manitoba. The inaugural Ultimate Polar Plunge, which took place over the weekend June 30 to July 2, upped the ante from typ

Manitou Golf Course's club house was one of the projects to receive grants. (submitted)

Community Places funds local projects

Projects from across the Pembina Valley were awarded money as a part of the Community Places Grant.The Altamont Centennial Community Centre received $3,000 for Bathroom renovations. The Cartwright Centennial Auditorium received $9,500 for acoustical improvements to the building. The Central Station Community Centre was awarded $34,000 for a kitchen

The completed living room of Katie's Cottage just east of the Boundary Trails Health Centre. A memory wall and quilt with the Katie Cares motto are visible. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

A look at the completed Katie's Cottage

It took less than two years for Katie’s Cottage to spring up on what only a few months ago was an empty lot across from Boundary Trails Health Centre.With a lighted sign, freshly laid sod and covered porch bordering the 300 square foot respite home, the lot just east and south from the hospital is far from empty now.Looking around the completed liv

Man charged in possible youth sex assault case

On June 26th, police reported an investigation regarding a possible sexual assault of a child under the age of 10. Police have now charged a 35-year-old male with assault, sexual assault, and sexual interference in relation to this investigation. The male was released on a recognizance with conditions and is now residing in Winnipeg. His next court

Friesen speaks on passing by proposed CPP plan

Manitoba Finance Minister and Morden-Winkler MLA Cameron Friesen said his refusal to sign a document in favour of CPP reform was not a vote against the idea.Friesen was criticized by opposition NDP and others for taking a “pro-business stance” instead of siding with the average wage earner.Friesen said his refusal to sign was because not enough had

Tanya and Carter Vanstone (decked out in Spider-Man face paint) share a mother-son moment at the petting zoo June 25. The Miami Fair and Rodeo ran June 25-26, 2016. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Farm life centre stage at Miami Fair

The Pembina Valley’s summer fair season is underway with Miami once again starting off the circuit June 25-26.The event, which has fought through weather for the last two years--the second day of rodeo was cancelled due to rain in 2014 and the event paused briefly last year for a supercell thunderstorm--saw a short rainfall June 26, but did not slo

The 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron was in the Pembina Valley running training, including a parachute drop from a CC-130 Hercules June 29, 2016. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Hercules in the sky over Morden-Winkler

Winkler and Morden residents were looking to the sky June 29 to get a rare glimpse of a CC-130 Hercules.The massive transport plane circled above the Pembina Valley from about 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as part of search and rescue training and certification for air force personnel.The plane is one of five Hercules-class planes operated by the 435 Transp

Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau leaves court in Gatineau, Que Tuesday May 19, 2015. Tony Caldwell/Ottawa Sun/Postmedia Network

Brazeau charged with drunk driving

Sen. Patrick Brazeau is to appear in Gatineau on Tuesday on new charges of drunk driving and refusing to submit to an alcohol test.While refusing to identify the senator by name, Sûreté du Québec spokesman Marc Tessier confirmed Thursday that "a 41-year-old man was arrested April 3 on Highway 148 in the municipality of Mayo" after the SQ was called.

Winkler pedestrian struck on crosswalk

A 68-year-old man is in stable condition at the Health Sciences Centre after being hit by a pickup truck in Winkler.Winkler Police say the man was attempting to cross Main Street westbound at the crosswalk near South Railway Ave when he was struck by a north bound pickup on June 25 at 2:20 p.m.The victim was transported to Boundary Trails Health Ce

Gabriel Langlois, better known as Dancing Gabe, is coming to Valley Bowling Lanes to talk and bowl with residents.

Dancing Gabe coming to Pembina Valley

If you’ve gone to a Winnipeg sporting event, you’ve probably seen Gabriel Langlois, better known as Dancing Gabe, spinning, playing the air guitar or high-fiving everybody in sight. Now, you’ll get a chance to meet him in person, along with Daniel Perron, the author of Dancing Gabe: One Step at a Time. Tickets to the event, which is taking place at

Regional operations manager Alan Hanks on what will soon be home to Municipal Waste Management's hub for the area. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

MWM shop breaks ground in Morden

Municipal Waste Management has broken ground on what regional operations manager Alan Hanks says will become the company’s home base in the area.Work has begun on the currently empty lot north of the Pembina Valley Humane Society on Jefferson Street.Hanks has said the completed shop will have “at least three doors,” house six trucks and accommodate

Morden police report possible sex assault

On June 26, Morden Police announced they are investigating a "possible sexual assault of a child under the age of 10. The assault took place at a residence and the suspect is known. The joint investigation between police and Child and Family Services continues with charges pending"