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Jamie Roy

Seine River Dealing With Drug Problem At Its Largest High School

The Superintendent for the Seine River School Division says they have increased social work at College Lorette Collegiate in order help tackle a drug problem.  Mike Borgfjord notes they met with... read more..

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Daryl Braun

Goertzen Launches K-12 Review

Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen has launched a review of the Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system in Manitoba. He announced an eight-person commission will be co-chaired by Dr. Janice MacKinno... read more..

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Connor Gerbrandt

School Bus Seatbelt Advocates Are Unhappy With Government Response

Canada Transport Minister Marc Garneau recently announced that he would create a task force to look into the putting seatbelts on school buses, and many local advocates feel this is the wrong approach... read more..

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Connor Gerbrandt

Marchand Resident Builds Snow Forts For A Living

A young artist from Marchand is being paid to build snow forts. Jakobi Heinrichs says his experience as an ice-sculptor got him recognized by the right people and he has now spent the past week and h... read more..

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Daryl Braun

Swim Fees Going Up In Steinbach

Public swim fees will soon be going up at the Steinbach Aquatic Centre. The matter came up for discussion when city council met in committee Tuesday evening. Mayor Earl Funk says swim fees need to go ... read more..

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Daryl Braun

Most Readers Still Reaching For Hard Copy Books

Hard copy books still seem to be the popular choice amongst readers in the southeast. Carolyn Graham, Head Librarian at theb Jake Epp Library, says in 2018 they checked out a total of 266,000 books c... read more..

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Kenton Dyck

Local Mushers In The Mix At Vita And Area Winter Festival

Local mushers represented the Southeast well at this year's Vita and Area Winter Festival. Dave Hochman is a musher from the St. Malo area and a member of the fundraising committee for the Vita and A... read more..

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Connor Gerbrandt

Encouraging Progress For Providence

Providence University College was shocked after their ambitious goal of raising $12.5 million by the year 2020 was met early this past December. Since this goal has been met, Providence has decided t... read more..

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Daryl Braun

Morris Planning To Expand Industrial Park

Morris town council wants to move forward on expanding its industrial park area. Mayor Scott Crick says the community has very little land for industrial sale and that situation needs to change in or... read more..

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Daryl Braun

More Signalized Intersections Planned On Highway #12 In The Future

Engineers and planners with the City of Steinbach are working hard to stay ahead of the curve as the city continues to grow at a rapid pace. Phil Kalyta, the city's head engineer, says the key to orde... read more..

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Jamie Roy

DSFM Battles Bed Bugs At Camp Moose Lake

DSFM is nearing the end of a battle with bed bugs at Camp Moose Lake. The francophone school division purchased the camp from Mennonite Church Manitoba in 2017. Assistant Superintendent Rene Dequier... read more..

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Daryl Braun

Local Protestant And Catholic Churches To Hold Joint Service

Two local churches, one Protestant, the other Catholic, are joining forces this week to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Pastor Terry Gudmundson of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church i... read more..

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Connor Gerbrandt

Cows And Horses Need Warmth Too

As the of cold of winter continues, a local animal practitioner is advising owners to ensure their horses and cows have the necessary means of staying warm. Dr. Vanessa Graydon of Graydon Veterinary ... read more..

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Connor Gerbrandt

The Southeast Prepares For Its Annual Arts Festival

Though the Southeastern Manitoba Festival is still nearly a month away, it is crunch-time for performers across the region who are practicing their various musical disciplines. Festival President Sha... read more..

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Daryl Braun

Lunar Eclipse Sunday Night

There was a lunar eclipse Sunday night at 11:00 as the moon moved into the earth's shadow. It was also a supermoon, which means the moon was closer to the earth and appeared bigger and brigh... read more..

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Daryl Braun

Guns Stolen/Driver Arrested/Domestic Assault

Steinbach RCMP report guns were stolen during a break-in early Sunday morning in Blumenort. Police were notified about a break-in at a residence at 6:44 a.m. in which the two 22-year-old male resident... read more..

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Shannon Dueck

Mental Health Worker Says Blue Monday Is A Myth

Is today really the most depressing day of the year? Today is Blue Monday, considered by some to be the saddest day of 2019. Jenn Kulpa is a mental health worker with Southern Health. She explains Bl... read more..

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Daryl Braun

Organ Donations Often Not Possible In Rural Manitoba

The family of a woman who died in Steinbach last month says the local hospital informed them it was not able to honour their mother's wish to be an organ donor. Southern Health has confirmed this is a... read more..

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Shannon Dueck

Families Needed For Habitat Build In Mitchell

The Southeast Chapter of Habitat for Humanity is looking for two eligible families for its next build. Sheri Bueckert is Chair of the Family Selection Committee. She says they are hoping to build a du... read more..

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Jamie Roy

Successful Initiative To Push All Season Use of St. Malo Park

The Coordinator of the St. Malo Ski Club says they have only grown since they first started in 2015. Trish Cure says the club began as part of an initiative by the Friends of St. Malo Park to encoura... read more..

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Kenton Dyck

Two-Vehicle Collision Leads To Weapons Related Arrest

A two-vehicle collision in Blumenort Friday evening led to an arrest. RCMP say the collision took place in front of JT’s Store and Diner on Penner Drive in Blumenort around 5:15 P.M. Friday. Police s... read more..

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Kenton Dyck

Sled-Dog Racing A Highlight At Vita And Area Winter Festival

From sled-dog races to a borscht competition, it has been a busy weekend in Vita. Organizer Lucie Maynard says the Vita and Area Winter Festival got underway Saturday morning with a pancake breakfast... read more..

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Daryl Braun

Special Lunar Eclipse Tonight

Skywatchers are in for a treat Sunday night. Scott Young, an astronomer at the Manitoba Planetarium, explains what will happen around 9:30 or 10:00 p.m. "We have a total lunar eclipse that is going t... read more..

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Kenton Dyck

A New Zamboni Rolls Onto The Ice At The T.G. Smith Centre

The ice making crew at the T.G. Smith Centre was excited to take delivery of a brand new Zamboni this week. Russ Dyck is the Head of Steinbach Parks and Recreation. He says read more..

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Shannon Dueck

Tattooed Arms Meant To Inspire Young People

A local singer/ songwriter is using tattoos as a way to inspire young people and let them know they are not alone. When he was 17 years old, Robb Nash of Kleefeld was involved in a very serious car a... read more..

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Shannon Dueck

Steady Growth For Tache

The Rural Municipality of Tache saw increased building activity in 2018. Between January 1st and December 31st, there were 177 total permits taken out. Of that, 48 were for new housing starts with 41... read more..

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Shannon Dueck

Safe Driving In Extreme Cold

With southern Manitoba experiencing the coldest stretch of winter thus far, a Meteorologist is warning all of us to be extra careful when heading out in these conditions. Natalie Hasell with Environm... read more..

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Jamie Roy

BDC Economist Brings Assurance To Local Business Owners

The Chief Economist with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) says a strong US economy continues to be good for local exporters, at least for the next three years. Pierre Cleroux was in Stei... read more..

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Daryl Braun

AMM Thankful For Creation Of New Federal Rural Portfolio

The head of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities applauds the federal government's move to create a new cabinet portfolio focused on rural Canada. AMM president Ralph Groening says he's pleased... read more..

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Jamie Roy

"I Don’t Think We’ve Seen The Last Of Ray"

A goalie from Ste. Anne has come home from Japan with a gold medal around her neck and an extra little bounce in her step. Raygan Kirk returned home this week after a big gold medal win over Team USA... read more..

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