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The Boyne-Morris Watershed and associated municipalities, townships and waterways. (submitted image)

Regional watershed plan on horizon

A 10-year action plan is in the future for local water systems if the region’s watershed planning authority has its way.The Boyne-Morris watershed, including the R.M. of Dufferin and Thompson, sections of the R.M. of Norfolk, Lorne, Pembina, Roland, Macdonald and Stanley, St. Claude and west to the Red River, is next on the province’s list to devel

Nineteen local riders raised $65,000 for a faith-based training centre in India July 10-13. (submitted photo)

Biking Alberta's ice fields for CCI

Climbing the steep inclines that make up the Icefields Parkway near Jasper pushed some of their group to the limit, Mark Bergen said, but the vistas at the top were often worth a pause.“For a lot of the guys, that was a big test for them physically, but you get to the top and just celebrate and kind of take a few minutes, just enjoy the beauty,” th

Former Treaty Commissioner and Grand Chief Dennis White Bird is next up on the list of Diversitas speakers and will appear in Morden July 30, 2016. (submitted)

Former Treaty Commissioner to speak in Morden

Former Treaty Commissioner and Grand Chief Dennis White Bird will speak in Morden as part of the Diversitas series.White Bird is slated to speak at 2 p.m. on July 30 at the Aquasaur Theatre located in the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre.An Anishinabae from the Rolling River First Nation, White Bird has an extensive biography.A former school teache

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 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

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

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"

Former Somerset student Jacy Howarth (centre) poses with professor Sheryl Zelenitsky (left) and Maple Leaf School teacher Gisèle Rondeau (right), who taught Howarth prior to high school graduation. The new university graduate honoured both teachers with recognition awards. (submitted photo)

Former Somerset student honours local teacher

When Gisèle Rondeau first got a call from Jacy Howarth, one of her former students from École Somerset and now a University of Manitoba Faculty of Pharmacy graduate, she thought she was being invited to the graduation ceremony. Instead, she was being asked to receive an award.“She said, ‘You’ll be able to invite four people,’ and then I got off the