MacAulay Busy Promoting Canadian Ag In China  [LINK]
Federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay’s trade mission to China is reportedly off to a strong start, with industry groups reaching a multitude of new deals. The marquee event during MacAulay’s visit to Shanghai was Food and Hospitality China, the largest food trade show in china specifically targeting international food and beverage suppliers for the Chinese market. “China is a ... [Read More]
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Canadian Bison Association Holds Annual Convention  [LINK]
There's a lot of optimism in the bison industry right now with strong and stable prices. The Canadian Bison Association held its 34th Annual Convention this past weekend in Regina. Executive Director Terry Kreminuk says this year’s theme was “Centuries of Bison – 150 Years as a Country”. "You know, all through the Canadian bison industry is relatively new in this country... [Read More]
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Agribition Underway In Regina  [LINK]
Monday was the opening day for Canadian Western Agribiton at Regina's Evraz Place. One of the big highlights of the show this year is full access to the new International Trade Centre which now connects all facilities on the grounds. Agribition President Bruce Holmquist says cattle are on the grounds, trade show exhibitors are ready to go, and everyone is gearing up for another big show."We are ... [Read More]
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This Week in Curling  [LINK]
The 10th DEKALB SuperSpiel wrapped up Monday night at the Morris Curling Club. 2017 champions Penny Barker of Moose Jaw and Dylan Johnston of Thunder Bay will join Clayton Dreger on This Week in Curling which airs Tuesdays at 11:35 a.m. & 5:20 p.m. on CFAM radio 950. photos courtesy Connie Norris Tyler Dyck (Rocky Mountain Equipment, Chris Briand, Travis Showalter, Cody Johnston, Mike Badi... [Read More]
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Phone Scam Costs Winkler Victim $1,674  [LINK]
Scams and fraud attempts continue to plague residents of the Pembina Valley. The latest scam was reported to Winkler Police earlier last week regarding a female who received a phone call from someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House. The caller claimed the victim won $2.6 million, as well as a car. However, the victim was first instructed to transfer funds at two separate locations... [Read More]
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Winkler Woman Assaults Male While Holding Small Baby  [LINK]
Winkler Police responded to two unrelated assaults, within an hour of each other, at the same location. On November 12 at approximately 3:00 p.m, police were dispatched to Navigator Apartments regarding an assault that had taken place. The suspect, a 17 year-old-male, was reported to have assaulted his father and his father's girlfriend and had also punched a hole in the wall and threw items arou... [Read More]
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MISSING: RCMP Looking For Morris Teen  [LINK]
Morris RCMP ask for assistance in locating missing teen On November 19, 2017, at 7:30 pm, 18-year-old Aaron Martens left his home in a distressed state. Aaron is vulnerable and police are concerned for his well-being. He left his home on foot without his cell phone. Aaron is described as Caucasian, 6’ tall, 220 pounds with short dark hair with blonde streaks. He was wearing a red and b... [Read More]
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The Hawks Report  [LINK]
Pembina Valley defeated the Central Plains Capitals and lost to the Winnipeg Bruins this past weekend. Head coach Rylan Price will join Clayton Dreger on the Hawks report which airs Mondays at 11:35 a.m. & 5:20 p.m. on CFAM Radio 950. [Read More]
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Proposal To Reduce Winkler Garbage Bag Limit Pushed To 2019  [LINK]
The proposal to reduce Winkler's residential garbage limit to a single bag per week has been pushed to January 2019. Mayor Martin Harder says as composting and recycling ramps up, the single limit will become more doable. "One of the things we're finding is the amount of product put into compost is making a huge difference in the amount going to the garbage dump," Harder says. He notes the city... [Read More]
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Amish Group Moving To Vita Area  [LINK]
Some unusual highway signs have been posted along Provincial 201 in the Vita area. They advise motorists to watch for horses and buggies. Lucie Maynard, Chief Administrative Officer for the RM of Stuartburn, says that's because Amish Mennonites are moving to the area from southern Ontario. Between 20 and 30 families will live in an area just west of Vita and south towards Arbakka. Maynard says the... [Read More]
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Winkler Pool Renovations 80 Percent Complete Before Winter Hit  [LINK]
Work was over 80 percent complete on the $650,000 renovations at the Winkler Aquatic Centre before the weather halted the project. While crews wait for spring, the City of Winkler has received a nearly $38,000 grant for on-going pool upgrades. The grant was possible through the Province's Community Places Program. While the grant represents a small portion of the entire budget, "it's very helpfu... [Read More]
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PRSD Consults Community On Tight Budget  [LINK]
Prairie Rose School Division held two community consultations over the last number of weeks. The two sessions were held in Carman and at St. Paul's Collegiate. Superintendent Terry Osiowy said the turnout was good compared to past years, noting that 16 Carman community members attended, as well as 6-8 people from St. Paul's Collegiate area. Osiowy also stated they received good feedback, which w... [Read More]
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Three Vehicle Collision In Winkler  [LINK]
There was a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Norquay Drive and Roblin Boulevard in Winkler this afternoon. Winkler Police responded to the scene along with Winkler Fire and Boundary Trails paramedics. Police say a Dodge Caravan was traveling south on Norquay Drive and collided with a Ford Explorer that was traveling east on Roblin Boulevard. The Ford then collided with a Bui... [Read More]
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Lighting Trees To Start The Season  [LINK]
The Christmas season was kicked-off  Wednesday with Plum Coulee's tree lighting, and Morden's on Friday.  Residents gathered to celebrate the annual lighting, enjoying conversation, hot chocolate, and get their photo's taken with jolly old Saint Nicholas. The Eagle played Christmas music in Plum Coulee, had candy canes for kids, and caroling throughout the evening. Morden celebra... [Read More]
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Curtis Klassen Memorial Fund Supports Local School Breakfast Programs  [LINK]
Breakfast clubs at Gretna School and Ecole Parkside School received some financial support from the Curtis Klassen Memorial Fund. On Monday, $300 was donated to each school for their breakfast program. Representative for the Curtis Klassen Memorial Fund, Eric Hildebrand, was happy to distribute the funds to Jason Pilkington, Principal at Gretna School and Leanne Braun, Principal at Ecole Parksid... [Read More]
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South East Sno-Riders Win Award  [LINK]
South East Sno-Riders has done it again.    In 2013 the club was named tops in the province by Snoman. President Mitch Gobeil says they have now received that same recognition for last winter. "It's quite an achievement because there's fifty-three clubs in the province that belong to Snoman," explains Gobeil. "It's a nice recognition of all our various volunteers, the board, everyb... [Read More]
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Flyers Move Into First Place With Win Over Pistons  [LINK]
The Winkler Flyers moved into sole possession of first place in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League Standings after a convincing 6-3 win over the visiting Steinbach Pistons on Friday night. Troy Martyniuk had a sensational 35 save performance to help the Orange and Black leap over the league’s top club with a dominating performance on home ice. After beating the Pistons in Steinbach on Tuesda... [Read More]
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Emergency Crews Respond To Incident At Winkler Business (VIDEO)  [LINK]
Emergency crews including Winkler Fire Department responded to a call for assistance Friday afternoon. Witnesses on scene say fire crews were at work at the laundromat, Winkler Clean and Wash Centre on 4th St. Story will update as more information becomes available.   [Read More]
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Big Crowd Turns Out For Brandon Soybean Conference  [LINK]
There was a big crowd on hand Thursday in Brandon for a conference put on by a group looking to attract a soybean processing facility to Manitoba. Over 90 people attended the event, which was held at Brandon University. The Rural Development Institute (RDI) also co-hosted the conference. Those in attendance included economic officers from various communities, municipal officials, farmers, and rep... [Read More]
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Popular Canadian Author Inspires Winkler Students  [LINK]
Canadian author, Eric Walters toured a number of schools in Winkler recently, sharing the love of reading with students. Walters, a former teacher himself, has written more than 90 books, many of them teen fiction. Walters shared many of the stories behind his books and gave students a glimpse into his research process which included climbing Kilimanjaro, working at an orphanage in Africa and co... [Read More]
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The SEMHL Report  [LINK]
The Altona Maroons have reeled off three wins to start the 2017-2018 season. Forward John Mintenko will join Clayton Dreger on the SEMHL report which airs Fridays at 11:35 a.m. & 5:20 p.m. on CFAM Radio 950. [Read More]
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Genesis House Struggles For Financial Stability While Helping Victims Of Domestic Violence  [LINK]
In Canada, one in four women is affected by domestic violence. Every six days a woman is murdered by her intimate partner. It's these grim statistics that spur on the work of Genesis House in Winkler. However, Executive Director, Ang Braun, says they're trying to find new ways to get families involved and informed on the issue, even as they struggle for financial stability. In the past ten year... [Read More]
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HyLife Welcomes New Legislation On Hog Barns, Planning To Build  [LINK]
The president of HyLife of La Broquerie welcomes new legislation by the provincial government that streamlines the process of constructing new hog barns. Claude Vielfaure says the changes that became law last week are appreciated by HyLife as it continues to work on a significant expansion project. Claude Vielfaure"I think the government has taken away some of the red tape stuff that really was t... [Read More]
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WFRC Set To Launch Capital Campaign To Make Move Possible  [LINK]
The Winkler Family Resource Centre (WFRC) is gearing up for a possible move in the near future.    The growth and success of programming are leading the board to seek out a different location. Currently, WFRC runs out of Central Station, however, plans for both to grow their programs has prompted the decision by the board to make a move.    "We have very much apprecia... [Read More]
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