Jonathan Niemczak, president of the Pride Winnipeg Festival, came to Morden on May 14 to talk about the history of the LGBTTQ* community and issues facing the community. Pride Winnipeg uses the acronym LGBTTQ* as an umbrella term to recognize identities such as, but not limited to: lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer, questioning, inte
More details have been released around the recent acquisition of Pembina Valley Containers by Winkler’s Penner Waste. Jake and Barb Penner, who took over the Morden-based company as of May 1, released a statement May 13.“Penner Waste is well known for great customer service with their waste and recycling bins,” the release stated. “Being an industr
The Carman-Dufferin Planning District is reminding residents that they need to puchase a permit in order to put up a temporary car shelter or tarp shed.
Planes and helicopters soared through the sky north of Winkler on May 7, thanks to some talented pilots.The Winkler Wings RC Flying Club hosted their Spring Fun Fly, a chance for the public to check out the skills and passion of local RC flying enthusiasts.Club secretary Rick Waldner said they always hope to recruit new members.“We want to bring aw
A drug seizure in Winkler brought local police a drug they don’t normally see. In addition to crystal meth, marijuana, cash, cell phones, and drug paraphernalia, police seized Hydromorphone, an opioid pain medication.
It’s been a busy week and a half for Manitoba’s new Minister of Infrastructure, and with his regular MLA duties, cabinet post and a spot on the treasury board, Midland MLA Blaine Pedersen has a chock-full schedule ahead of him.
The Dufferin Ag Society is introducing a brand new event to its line-up this summer and organizers are hoping it will breathe new life – and bring back a bit of old glory – to one of the oldest fairs on the prairies.
Morden-Winkler MLA and Finance Minister Cameron Friesen is learning just how exciting and challenging his new responsibility is. “When people told me that as a new minister my schedule would be morning to night, I thought it was a figurative expression,” he said.
More details have emerged on how the multi-million dollar Gordon Wiebe Scholarship Fund will operate, Winkler Community Foundation president Chris Hildebrand said at a recent celebration honouring the fund and its founder May 5.The fund was unveiled in January after the foundation announced a $2.2 million donation from the estate of late pharmacist
The burn ban has been lifted for now, but Winkler Fire Department is urging the public to be vigilant. Winkler Fire Chief Richard Paetzold confirmed they responded to several fires that should not have been lit under the level 4 burn ban in the past week.
A 21-year-old male from Carman is charged with assault with a weapon, two counts of utter threats to kill as well as three counts of breach of probation. He was remanded into custody until his next court appearance.
Visitors to the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre can’t touch Bruce, the museum’s 43-foot headlining mosasaur, but they can ride a metal version of the “T-rex of the sea.”The CFDC’s Aquasaur Photo Booth, featuring a 13-foot welded mosasaur named “Motoko” and background mural designed by Julius Csotonyi, the paleo-artist responsible for Bruce’s brush
A 23-year-old man died during a head-on collision over the weekend.
Emergency crews have responded to a vehicle collision at the intersection of Thornhill Street and First Street for the second time in as many days.At about 4 p.m. this afternoon, police say a vehicle travelling west-bound on Thornhill Street attempted a left-hand turn south onto Route 100, but was T-boned by a vehicle travelling east.“Both vehicles
Access Credit Union has suspended debit card use in California and India after fraudulent transactions have been discovered.“It became apparent that we had some members that there was activity taking place in those two areas,” CEO Larry Davey said. “It wasn’t a normal place that these particular members would visit, so as a result we were able to t
Before Kaitlyn Reimer was claimed by cancer at the age of 13, she had a dream. She envisioned a time when people with relatives at Boundary Trails Hospital would have a place to relax, to sleep while remaining close to their loved ones.That dream took a giant leap toward reality May 3, as Katie’s Cottage was moved to its foundation.
The Southern Emergency Response Committee wants residents to have a plan for when the lights go out.Part of 2016’s Emergency Preparedness Week May 1-7, the SERC has geared their annual awareness campaign towards long-term power outages, regional co-ordinator Chris Kalansky announced April 28.Residents should be prepared to take care of themselves f
A Morden couple has the most beautiful yard of 2015, according to the Manitoba Good Roads Association. Sara and Dennis Stoesz accepted the Burgess Shield for the Best Urban Home Grounds: Population 7,501 Plus in Brandon April 12.“We had never intended that we would win the Manitoba yard of the year,” Sara Stoesz said. “I never thought that would be
Measures to reduce the goose population in Plum Coulee by shooting the birds has some residents upset while others say it had to be done.“This has been an ongoing problem for a number of years,” Rhineland CAO Mike Rempel said, explaining geese were getting too numerous and aggressive along the pathway which runs by the community beach.After trying