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Jamie Roy

MennoMart Closing Its Doors In May

MennoMart in Steinbach is closing its doors after three years of providing discount goods to Steinbach and area shoppers. Manager Steve Denault says after a long wait they were denied charitable stat... read more..

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Kenton Dyck

The Best Of The Best Perform At The SEMF Stars Gala

The Southeastern Manitoba Festival was wrapped up in style Tuesday evening as many of the category winners took the stage at the SRSS and performed their winning numbers. Performers also accepte... read more..

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Daryl Braun

Piney Residents Getting Clarity On Health Coverage At American Hospitals

The second of two meetings on health care services in the RM of Piney will take place Thursday in Sprague. The first meeting took place last week in the Village of Piney. Reeve Wayne Anderson says the... read more..

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Daryl Braun

Ritchot Steps Up Flood Preparedness

The Mayor of Ritchot is taking the revised flood forecast in stride. That forecast, issued Monday, says water levels on the Red River could go as much as 1.5 feet above 2009 levels at Ste. Agathe... read more..

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Daryl Braun

City Council Approves Budget With No Tax Increase

Steinbach city council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night to adopt its 2019 budget. The city will spend $31.9 million and there will be no increase in property taxes. In moving approval,... read more..

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Jamie Roy

SCU Reaches $6 Billion In Assets

Steinbach Credit Union's Chief Executive Officer says it was "a busy 2018." Glenn Friesen announced at Tuesday's 77th annual general meeting that the credit union, just recently, has reached $6 billi... read more..

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Kenton Dyck

Steinbach's Outdoor Rink Open For Record Number Of Days

Outdoor ice rinks across southeastern Manitoba are closing as we slowly emerge from a long cold winter. Russ Dyck is the Head of Steinbach Parks and Recreation. He says this winter was very good for ... read more..

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Jamie Roy

2019 Federal Budget Highlights

The Federal Finance Minister calls it an investment in the middle class.  Bill Morneau is referring to today's federal budget announcement. Highlights from the pre-election budget include 22.8 ... read more..

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Connor Gerbrandt

Steinbach Community Outreach Excited By New Poverty Reduction Plan

The provincial government recently came out with a new strategy for reducing poverty and the Director of Steinbach Community Outreach is pleased. “I do see this as a positive thing,” comments Irene K... read more..

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Jamie Roy

Province Adds Millions To Municipal Road And Bridge Funding

The head of Manitoba's municipal lobby group says Tuesday's provincial infrastructure funding boost is good news.   The Manitoba government announced it is contributing an extra $10 million... read more..

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Kenton Dyck

Fog A Contributing Factor In Early Morning Collision

The Grunthal Fire Department attended a two-vehicle collision on Highway 216 around 6:30 A.M. Tuesday. Grunthal District Fire Chief Dan Hiebert says the collision took place two miles south of Grunth... read more..

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Daryl Braun

North Dakota And Minnesota Brace For Flooding

The Red River and its tributaries will see substantial flooding this spring, according to the latest provincial flood forecast issued Monday afternoon. The revised flood outlook echoes an updated for... read more..

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Daryl Braun

Fog Blankets Southeast

Manitoba Infrastructure reports visibility is poor on highways this morning due to thick fog.  Environment Canada has issued a Fog Advisory: Near zero visibility in fog is expected or occu... read more..

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Jamie Roy

Kleefeld Fire Facing Member Shortage At Daytime Calls

Hanover's fire chief says they are facing a shortage of members who attend daytime calls at the Kleefeld department. Paul Wiebe says they have noticed over the last year that a number of their member... read more..

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Connor Gerbrandt

Manitoba Hydro Wants To Talk

Manitoba Hydro has recognized the rapid growth of the southeast and has decided to come to Steinbach to discuss the changes in store for the region. Spokesperson Bruce Owen indicates that hydro repre... read more..

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Kenton Dyck

Maple Harvest Right Around The Corner

Rolly Gagne in at the St. Pierre museumWith daily temperatures consistently climbing above the melting point here in the Southeast, the maple harvest is right around the corner. Rolly Gagne is the Pr... read more..

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Connor Gerbrandt

Local Snowmobilers Are Racing Against Spring Weather

The President for the South East Sno-Riders says time is running out for snowmobilers. Mitch Gobeil indicates that most riders are aware of the coming warm weather and took to the trails this pa... read more..

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Jamie Roy

Forecasters Predict Higher Flood Levels Than 2009

Manitoba's flood forecasters are now predicting a flood higher than 2009 along the Red River. The province's latest flood outlook indicates that will be the case with normal or average weather condit... read more..

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Connor Gerbrandt

Lac Du Bonnet RCMP Locate Missing Person

A man who went missing near the end of February has been found. Alan Lowe of Bird River went missing on February 26th but has since been safely located by Lac du Bonnet RCMP. The police thank the pu... read more..

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Kenton Dyck

Asylum Seeker In Labour Rescued Near Emerson By EMS

Local emergency responders rescued an asylum seeker near Emerson on the weekend. The woman was attempting to walk across the border into Canada when she became stuck in deep snow early Saturday morni... read more..

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Connor Gerbrandt

Changes Coming To Seine-Rat River Conservation District

The Seine-Rat River Conservation District is changing its name. Board Chair Cornie Goertzen says their name will soon switch to Seine-Rat-Roseau Watershed District and notes this is due to a pro... read more..

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Daryl Braun

Bethesda Regional Health Centre To Be Part Of Security Review

Rural health facilities in Steinbach, Portage la Prairie and Winkler will be part of provincial review of security and safety for patients, staff and visitors at health centres. Health Minister Camero... read more..

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Daryl Braun

RCMP Suspend Driver, Investigate Domestic Assault

RCMP report a woman had her driver's licence suspended over the weekend in Steinbach for driving with a blood-alcohol level above .05. Police say they stopped a vehicle Friday evening at 9:30 on Highw... read more..

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Daryl Braun

Summer In The City Considering Greater Use Of Elmdale Plaza

The chair of Steinbach's summer festival wants the board to take another look at making more use of the community plaza along Elmdale Street for Summer In The City. Graham Pollock says the space worke... read more..

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Jamie Roy

Hanover Approves New Development Plan and Zoning By-law

After four years in the making, council for the RM of Hanover has finally been able to give third and final reading to its new development plan and zoning by-law. Planning Manager Jeremy Neufeld says... read more..

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Jamie Roy

Heavy Fog Sets In The Southeast

Residents of the southeast woke up to a very foggy Sunday morning. Environnment Canada says the heavy fog is expected to clear by early afternoon. Visibility may be reduced in som... read more..

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Arieana Fry

Modernization of Manitoba Family Law

The Province of Manitoba is introducing new legislation to modernize Manitoba's family law system to help improve outcomes for families and children working through separation and divorce. Modernizat... read more..

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Connor Gerbrandt

Randy Dueck Responds To Provincially Required PD Day

“I remember very clearly as a teacher that I would always make a point of bringing my classroom of students into the polling room,” reflects Hanover Superintendent Randy Dueck. That opportunity will ... read more..

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Shannon Dueck

Ritchot Looking For Most Active Community

It is 'game on' in the Rural Municipality of Ritchot. Mayor Chris Ewen says this spring they will have a contest to determine their most active community. The winner receives $5,000 towards a communi... read more..

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Kenton Dyck

Creative Youth Council Hosts Turnip The Music

Last night’s Turnip the Music concert at Neufeld Garage was a big success and it was put on by Steinbach’s Creative Youth Council. Sydney Rempel is a member of the Creative Youth Council. She says th... read more..

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