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.
RCMP have confirmed that there have been two fatalities in a Feb. 9 plane crash near Brunkild. The 60-year-old and 41-year-old male victims were from Winkler. RCMP were first dispatched to look for a missing plane at 8:50 p.m on Feb. 9 after an aircraft that left St. Andrews Airport enroute to Winkler failed to arrive.
A two-vehicle crash near Souris has left one young man dead, and another driver in hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Soil type is about to become more important for those looking to install a septic field in the Pembina Valley.
The R.M. of Stanley’s books will include a modest spending increase, rising mill rate and slightly higher municipal taxes this year, attendees heard as the municipality tabled its 2017 budget Jan. 26.
Natural gas users will be getting a larger bill as of Feb. 1
The South Central Regional Library got a head start on I Love to Read Month with their annual family literacy night Jan. 24.
The best in the league hit the ice in Carman Jan. 22 as the Zone 4 all-stars once again pitted the east versus the west.
Local Mennonite churches are taking a hard look at same-sex marriage.
In early December, the Southern Emergency Response Committee picked up 30 new military- style camping cots.