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New doctors Miranda Charette, Jocelyne Rondeau and Jason Zhang pose outside their new workplace along with Dr. Kevin Convery of the Agassiz Medical Centre, board member Myra Mayor, clinical manager Karen Chezick and board member Bob Wahl. (Missing from photo: Dr. Kathryn Martin, Dr. Kurt Kauenhofen) (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Doctors join Agassiz staff

Five new doctors joined the Agassiz Medical Centre staff between May and October this year, a move that clinic manager Karen Chezick says is both in anticipation of coming retirements and an effort to meet the growing demand for family physicians in Morden.

Garry Hiebert takes a seat at the Morden city council table one final time before his retirement. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Morden director of finance to retire

A quarter century after picking up a calculator as an accounts payable clerk at the Morden Civic Centre, Garry Hiebert (now director of finance for the city) will be leaving the books to someone else.

Sgt. Brent Menzies (left) and Maple Leaf School crossing guards with the newly introduced pylons. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Red means stop: Morden police

Drivers on Thornhill Street will be getting a visual reminder of traffic light laws after repeated police complaints of vehicles driving through the red light near Maple Leaf School.Offending vehicles have been caught passing through the light directly after children have crossed the street, but prior to the light turning green.“We need people to s

Pure Anada founder Candace Grenier next to her products in her downtown Morden boutique. (Alexis Stockford/The Morden Times)

Pure Anada, Penner Waste up for MBiz Award

Of the three businesses up for this year’s MBiz Outstanding Small Business Award, two are from the Pembina Valley.Penner Waste in Winkler and Pure Anada in Morden are up against Brandon’s Progressive Sanitation for the province-wide award.The award is given to a nominated business with less than 30 employees.Penner Waste, which recently acquired Pe

The Macainan family enjoys free corn at the 50th Morden Corn and Apple Festival Aug. 27, 2016.

C&A named MDCC Not for Profit of Year

The Morden Corn and Apple Festival will have one more laurel to wave as it wraps up its record breaking 50th anniversary season.Morden’s signature community festival will also be the 2016 Morden and District Chamber of Commerce Not for Profit of the Year, the Chamber recently announced.“There’s so many wonderful not for profit organizations, but no

Marni LuHu owner and now Entrepreneur of the Year, Marla Fehr-Sinclair. (File image/The Morden Times)

Marni LuHu founder named Entrepreneur of Year

This year’s Morden and District Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year is a former teacher, cancer survivor, and founder of a growing online business and downtown boutique.Marla Fehr-Sinclair, founder of Marni LuHu, will take home the award during the Nov. 9 Chamber gala.“I’m honoured and surprised, I guess, by the nomination and the award,”

Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)

Bergen adds survey numbers to referendum bid

Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen says her constituents overwhelmingly want a referendum of electoral reform, and she’s backing up the claim with a recent survey.About 96 per cent of respondents to Bergen’s mass mail out were in favour of a referendum, she reported.A total 646 responses, most commonly from Portage la Prairie and Winkler, were receiv

Two-year-old Nicholas Bolt is dressed for the occasion at the Winkler Fire Department Open House Oct. 12, 2016. (Alexis Stockford/The Winkler Times)

Winkler fire department on display

Winkler’s string of fire engines doubled as jungle gyms Oct. 12 as the door opened on this year’s fire department open house.It was the third year since the annual event was moved to mid-week, having initially been held over the weekend.“We have our guys out anyway every Wednesday night for drill and we were seeing a decline in attendance on the we

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Flu shots on the way again

Flu shots are on their way to locations across Manitoba after the province launched its yearly influenza control program Sept. 30.

Board members of the Morden Paddle Club pose with Peter Loewen (second from left), owner of Country Cycle, after the Adventure Film Night fundraiser Sept. 30, 2016. (Alexis Stockford/Morden Times)

Looking for adventure with film night

The leaves changing colour is usually the cue to retire watersports for another year, but Morden’s paddling enthusiasts were hoping for one more adventure, even if it was on screen.