Harvest Standing Still  [LINK]
Cool, wet weather over the past week has stalled harvest progress. In its weekly crop report, Manitoba Agriculture says the harvest of cereals and canola is nearing completion. When conditions allow, harvest will continue for spring cereals, canola, flax, edible beans, soybeans, potatoes, and silage corn. Fall field work, including tillage, baling of straw, and soil testing, is on-going. CLICK... [Read More]
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Changes To Altona's Police Board  [LINK]
Some changes have been made to the structure of Altona's Police Board.    Mayor Melvin Klassen said the makeup of the board has been slightly adjusted. Just one member will now represent town council on the board, instead of two.         "We still have a 5 member board. One is appointed by the government, and then we have one appointed by our council, ... [Read More]
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Toews Says Self-Regulation Will Improve Paramedic Services  [LINK]
  A man from Steinbach has begun the process of implementing self-regulation for Emergency Medical Technicians, or paramedics, in Manitoba. Reg Toews has been hired for the task by Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen. Toews had previously prepared a report for the government on self-regulation and potential challenges to implementation. He outlines the work that now needs to be done to bring abo... [Read More]
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Off the Tee  [LINK]
Time is running out on the 2017 golf season. Golf Manitoba executive director Dave Comaskey will join Clayton Dreger on Off the Tee which airs Tuesdays at 11:35 a.m. & 5:20 p.m. on CFAM Radio 950. [Read More]
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Manitou Merger Makes Waves In Library Industry  [LINK]
The South Central Regional Library (SCRL) is growing. Manitou Regional Library has joined the network as SCRL's 5th branch. "This is big news in the library world because mergers aren't always looked at favourably," Cathy Ching, SCRL Director of Library Services, explains. "The transition went so well... sometimes people get pulled into things kicking and screaming but this isn't the case here."... [Read More]
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Manitoba Metis Federation Puts An End To Spotlighting  [LINK]
  The Manitoba Metis Federation's vote to end the practice of spotlighting to hunt game is a vote being applauded by many groups and individuals. The motion was passed at the MMF's annual assembly held this past weekend in Winnipeg. For more than a year a group of municipalities in southwestern Manitoba has been lobbying government to do something about spotlighting and night hunting. "Th... [Read More]
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Hundreds Get Behind the Wheel in Support for Gretna Playground Prjoect  [LINK]
There was a strong show of support Saturday for the Gretna School playground project. Three hundred-twenty three drivers registered to test drive the all new lineup of 2017 & 2018 Ford cars, SUVs, F-150s, and Super Duty during the  Ford DRIVE 4UR School/Community fund raiser hosted by Rhineland Car. "The day started out quite cloudy, windy and cold but as the day warmed up and the sun ca... [Read More]
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2nd Kidney Walk Honours Memory Of Founder, Raises $10,000 (GALLERY)  [LINK]
The second annual Morden Kidney Walk honoured the life of founder Jenn Derksen this weekend. Derksen coordinated the inaugural event last year before passing away from the chronic disease this June. Participants held a moment of silence before releasing 46 purple balloons in her memory. This year approximately $10,000 was raised for the Manitoba Kidney Foundation. Despite the cooler temperature... [Read More]
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Federal Gov Discusses NAFTA With Ag Stakeholders  [LINK]
Agricultural stakeholders gathered in Ottawa Monday to take part in roundtable discussions surrounding NAFTA. Groups ranging from beef to dairy to grain met with Federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay in addition to Andrew Leslie, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. "A strong NAFTA is important for our farmers and our economy," said MacAulay. "Millions of sector jobs acros... [Read More]
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The Blue Bombers Report  [LINK]
Winnipeg extended it's winning streak to five game at Investors Group Field thanks to a 29-9 victory over the Ottawa Redblacks last Friday. Head coach Mike O'Shea, quarterback Matt Nichols and defensive lineman Jackson Jeffcoat will join Clayton Dreger on the Blue Bombers report which airs Mondays at 11:35 a.m. & 5:20 p.m. on CFAM Radio 950.     photo courtesy Merle Peters [Read More]
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PembinaValleyOnline.com Rainwatchers - September 25, 2017  [LINK]
The following are rainfall totals for Sunday, September 24th, as reported so far by our PembinaValleyOnline.com Rainwatchers. Emerson - 1.3 inchesAltona – 1.2 inchesMorris – 1.1 inchesWinkler – 1 inchGretna/Morden – 9/10thsCarman – 7/10thsElm Creek/Manitou - 6/10thsPilot Mound - 4/10ths [Read More]
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Decor Invites All To Celebrate Its 40th Anniversary (GALLERY)  [LINK]
From its formation in 1977, Decor Cabinets has grown to a vastly successful business celebrating 40 years on Friday. As thanks for the support from the area and its employees, Decor threw an event offering free food, music, and a chance to tour their facilities. Decor is owned by President and CEO Larry Dyck and Vice President of Sales and Marketing Stan Pauls. Dyck remembers when he and two ot... [Read More]
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Neepawa Spoils Flyers Home Opener  [LINK]
  Despite firing 42 shots on goal, the Winkler Flyers dropped a 3-1 decision to the visiting Neepawa Natives in their home opener on Saturday night. Coltyn Bates scored the lone goal for the Flyers, who were once again undone by untimely penalties and missed opportunities on the power-play. The night before in Neepawa, the Flyers failed to hit their stride offensively and spent far too much... [Read More]
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Five Straight at Home  [LINK]
There was a time when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers won a lot more games than they lost at home. Blue Bombers team’s coached by Bud Grant, Cal Murphy and Dave Ritchie dominated at Winnipeg Stadium. Visiting teams knew they were in tough. When the Blue & Gold moved to Investors Group Field in 2013, home field advantage suddenly turned into no advantage at all. The Bombers recorded a grand tot... [Read More]
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MCC Overwhelmed With Disaster Relief Projects  [LINK]
The recent cycle of natural disasters around the world is keeping relief organizations like the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) very busy. MCC partners with local churches and organizations with similar values around the world. They offer services in relief, development, and peace to over 50 countries. Bruce Guenther, Disaster Response Director for MCC, said the organization finds it challengi... [Read More]
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Town Of Morris Donation Made Through A Recycling Initiative  [LINK]
MWM Environmental in Morris has made a $312 donation to the town. Larry Klein, sales representative for MWM, explained that every time one of their recycling carts is emptied, 5 cents goes back to the the town of Morris. "MWM has promised 5 cents a cart for all the carts we've tipped for recycling carts since the beginning of our contract and that works out to 6,240 carts we've tipped up to this... [Read More]
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Morden And District United Way Optimistic For 2018  [LINK]
In 2017 almost 30 local charities and agencies were aided by the Morden and District United Way. With the beginning of their 2018 campaign to begin in the near future, letters will be sent out to individuals and businesses with the goal of reaching $90,000. With the success of their Combine Pull at the Morden Corn and Apple festival, and generous donations, Morden and District United Way Preside... [Read More]
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Emerson's New Golf Course In Last Stages Of Development  [LINK]
Progress is being made on Emerson's new 9-hole golf course. Spokesperson Wayne Arseny estimates the course is 80% complete. He said the greens and fairways are finished, and the majority of the work that's left lies in completing the clubhouse. Arseny also noted the dry weather this summer was a challenge for the grass. "The dry summer has been challenging, we've used a lot of water from our, yo... [Read More]
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Winkler's Butterfly Gardens Earn International Recognition (VIDEO)  [LINK]
Winkler's Butterfly Gardens saw plenty of action in recent weeks, both from the people across the country and winged insects. "Frequently people stop by," Organizer Martha Bergman says, adding visitors from afar away as Saskatchewan have come to take family photos at the gardens. "It's drawing visitors from all over the place and it's exciting to see," she says. The gardens, an initiative by ... [Read More]
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Flyers Drop Season Opener In Neepawa  [LINK]
  The Winkler Flyers dropped a 4-2 decision in Neepawa on Friday night in their first game of the MJHL regular season. Winkler played well in spurts, but failed to keep the momentum they needed due to a number of untimely penalties. Trying to keep the ball rolling after a 6-0 pre-season, the Flyers travelled to the Yellowhead Centre in Neepawa to play the first game of the season that matte... [Read More]
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"Building Looked Like A Stick Of Jell-O": Former Altona Resident Describes Mexico Earthquake  [LINK]
A former resident of Altona experienced both earthquakes in Mexico City this month. Jackson Rempel was born and raised in Altona, and graduated from Mennonite Collegiate Institute in Gretna. He said his work with Shell Oil took him to B.C, Ottawa, and now Mexico City to help with energy reform in that country. He and his family have only been living in Mexico City for three months. He said Tuesd... [Read More]
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NAFTA Talks in Canada this Weekend  [LINK]
The third round of NAFTA talks are set to take place this weekend in Ottawa. John Masswohl, Director of Government and International Relations with the Canadian Cattlemen's Association, says NAFTA has been a good agreement for the Canadian beef sector, but there's still room for improvement. "Some of the things like having to sometimes unload cattle and have them inspected at the border for thin... [Read More]
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New Market Access to Europe  [LINK]
As of Thursday, new duty free quotas are available for hormone free Canadian beef entering the European Union. Through the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement, also known as CETA, Canada will be able to export 50,000 tonnes of beef when the quotas reach their full amount in 2022. For beef to be eligible for the E.U. market, the cattle have to be enrolled in the Canadian Program for Certif... [Read More]
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Sportsbeat  [LINK]
The Brandon Bobcats men's volleyball team played an intrasquad match at Carman Collegiate this past Tuesday. Head coach Grant Wilson will join Clayton Dreger on Sportsbeat which airs Fridays at 11:35 a.m. & 5:20 p.m. on CFAM Radio 950. [Read More]
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