We began the Jan. 11 meeting by making sundaes and exchanging gifts, as our December meeting got cancelled. We had Janelle Chawrun as our guest speaker talking about preparing speeches .Feb. 7-9 were club speech nights.
Donations are being accepted for both families involved in a two car accident March 19, near Winkler. The head-on collision sent all occupants of the vehicles to hospital, with two remaining in critical condition in Winnipeg as of the last update. Accounts have been set up on gofundme.com for the Assani Muhanuzi family and Pete & Lori Friesen.
Students from the Northlands Parkway Collegiate have been raising money all year, and now they want to give it away for a good cause.The Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) program is currently accepting applications from local non-profits to receive a grant of up to $1000.
Despite a cut to their funding, Stanley Soils Management Association (SSMA) finished the year with some positives to report. The RM of Stanley usually provides about one-third of their budget, but it cut funding to SSMA last year in March. “We were kind of wondering how we would survive,” SSMA Technician Richard Warkentin said.
Morden’s Kenmor Theatre was nearly full as a local group hosted an Aboriginal Film Event to kick off a series on reconciliation. Two documentaries were shown from filmmaker Brad Leitch. For Love of a River: Two stories of Loss & Longing is a production of the Interchurch Council on Hydropower.
STARs responded to an accident involving multiple vehicles south of Winkler Sunday afternoon.
On March 21, 2017 Safe Communities Carman Dufferin is partnering with Safety Service Manitoba to present a free ATV & Snowmobile Safety Course for both experienced and novice riders.
It’s been a challenging time for Kat’s Kritters Rescue, which recently moved from the RM of Thompson to its third location in three years. Between unexpected bills, animal health issues and the difficulty of finding volunteers willing to commit themselves on a regular basis, the rescue is actively looking at ways to make sure it remains sustainable
If you want to see your face on the big screen, now's your chance.
The Metropolitan Police Service in London, England is asking people to make sure they’re phoning the right place when they’re looking for Morden Station. That’s after several calls came to the police in Morden, Manitoba.
The Dufferin Agricultural Society has a new president and a fresh vision for the future of the Carman Country Fair.
Carman-Dufferin residents have met twice over the last few weeks to explore the possibility of hosting a multicultural event this year, but while the idea was well received it may never happen if enough people don’t volunteer to organize it.
A car chase, police standoff and a young child packing meth and marijuana were all part of a bizarre chain of events in Winkler, Feb. 22. It all began about 8 p.m. when the RCMP conducted a routine traffic stop on Hwy. 14 near 15th St. in Winkler.
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.
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.