×

Hanover School Division

View Online Calendar of School Events and Year-End Activities. Click for Details...

The recipient of the 34th annual Premier's Volunteer Service Award goes to the Ste. Agathe Community Development Inc. (CDI).

Committee member Shaun Crew says the group came together in 1994 and he joined in 1997 after the flood of the century where he assisted them with preparing a presentation for the Manitoba Water Commission. Crew adds there is a real community spirit in the Village of Ste. Agathe.

"There's so many can-do type of people that rise to the occasion and really step forward and volunteer a lot of time to help the community with these development projects," notes Crew. "It's not always economic development it's also recreational development. People in the community are just so willing to give of their time and energy to really make a difference in our little community."

He notes over the years they have seen the establishment of Cartier Park and Riel Industrial Park along with other small playgrounds in the community, among other initiatives. Crew says it's a pleasure to work with this committee and see how people work together to accomplish big goals.

Jackie Hunt is the mayor for the Rural Municipality of Ritchot and she says the Ste. Agathe CDI has served as a benchmark for other communities in the province due to their vision, dedication, and effort.

"What's so wonderful about it is that they've kind of carried this on, it's a legacy project," says Hunt. "The original folks, some have moved on and some are still there, they have passed this desire to grow this community onto their kids. Now they'll start to see the children of the original founders of this group now picking up the torch and continuing on. It's one of the most incredible communities I've been privileged to represent over the years."

Hunt says there is a solid group of volunteers and she hopes to see that group grow in the future. She notes the community is also primarily Francophone and some residents will offer free French classes to those who want to learn.

Crew notes the next project the group would like to focus on is the revitalization of Main Street to allow for future businesses and services in the community.

The award presentation ceremony for the Volunteer Manitoba Awards will take place on April 25.

×

Hanover School Division

View Online Calendar of School Events and Year-End Activities. Click for Details...

More Local News

Niverville Graduates Diverse Group Of Independent Thinkers

Niverville Collegiate Institute is celebrating the graduation of 43 students Wednesday. Guidance counsellor Deanna Wiebe says this class is a diverse group of independent thinkers, "they're more of a…

Asylum Seekers Continue To Put Their Lives At Risk Coming To Canada

Preliminary statistics released earlier this month by the federal government show a slight decline in the number of asylum seekers using the border near Emerson as a back door entrance to illegally…

Ste. Anne Graduates "Take Your Time When Making Decisions"

73 students at Ste. Anne Collegiate are taking their first steps into their future as they say goodbye to high school and their long-time classmates. Taylor Jaman, who will be attending the…

Construction Underway On Main Street In Steinbach

Traffic on Main Street in Steinbach is being disrupted as construction crews repair concrete in the intersections at Friesen and Kroeker Avenues. Phil Kalyta, the city's head engineer, outlines the…

Blatz Inducted Into Baseball Hall Of Fame A Second Time

Steinbach Athletic Therapist Dave Blatz was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame this past weekend. Blatz is the athletic therapist for Team Canada and was inducted as part of the team…

Growth In Southeast Prompts Hydro Upgrades

The rapid growth in southeast Manitoba is forcing Manitoba Hydro to add another sub-station in the Steinbach area. According to Manitoba Hydro, electricity demand in southeastern Manitoba has grown…

Niverville Pursuing Plans For Multiplex/School Campus

Niverville town council is pursuing a plan that would see their new high school be paired with their proposed multiplex to create a campus. That according to Niverville Mayor Myron Dyck. He notes the…

Dirt Bike Stolen Near Grunthal

RCMP are trying to locate a dirt bike stolen last week near Grunthal. Police were notified on June 22 of a Break and Enter to a detached garage. A 2014 Honda CRF450 was taken. Police say it appears…

Two Charged After Evading Police Early Saturday

Two people have been charged after evading police early Saturday morning. At approximately 6:30 a.m. RCMP Traffic Services attempted to stop a vehicle driving erratically on Provincial Road 207 just…

Over 400 Students Graduate From SRSS

407 students are graduating from Steinbach Regional Secondary School Tuesday. Principal Sherry Bestvater says this group of students has been very involved in the school from link crew to social…

Local Crops Doing Okay But Need Warmth

The continued cool, wet weather is slowing the development of some crops but is benefiting others. That's the assessment of Earl Bargen, the Manitoba Farm Production Specialist in Steinbach, after…
2016 11 rcmp

Collision In Steinbach Leads To Impaired Charge

A woman is facing a charge of impaired driving following a collision in Steinbach Monday night. RCMP say they were called to the corner of Loewen Boulevard and Brandt Street at 8:30 p.m. where a…

'Tabs For Wheelchair' Program Helps 16-Year Old From Lorette

Over 400 bags of can tabs, weighing over 16,000 pounds, were collected to purchase wheelchairs for local recipients through the Tabs for Wheelchair program. 16-year-old Delaney Kolowca from Lorette…

Meth Among Items Found In Vehicle During Check Stop

Methamphetamine was among the items found in a vehicle during a check stop on Highway 1 at Provincial Road 207. Shortly after midnight on Saturday, Manitoba RCMP Traffic Services, along with members…

Local Elvis Wins Way To Graceland

An Elvis tribute artist from Steinbach is headed to Graceland. Corny Rempel won 1st place over the weekend at the Annual Penticton Elvis Festival in BC. That win secures a place for him in the…

Playing With A Lighter Leads To House Fire

A fire started in a bedroom closet in a home eight miles south and two miles east of Steinbach on Highway 12. La Broquerie fire chief Alain Nadeau says it appears one of the children was playing with…
2017 06 spencer teetaert

Steinbach Teen In Ottawa To Help Shape Canada's Future

A student from Steinbach Regional Secondary School flew to Ottawa Saturday to take part in an eight-day event called 'Canada 150 and Me' put on by Experiences Canada. Spencer Teetaert has just…
RCMP Logo

Drunk Driver Caught In La Broquerie

RCMP report they caught an impaired driver in La Broquerie early Sunday morning. Patrolling officers stopped a vehicle in the community at 2:01 a.m. The driver was found to have a blood-alcohol level…
2017 05 slogan

Steinbach To Adopt Chamber Of Commerce Catchphrase

Steinbach city council has decided to adopt the Steinbach Chamber of Commerce slogan 'More For You Here' to promote the city. Mayor Chris Goertzen says city council believes it makes more sense to…

MHV's Waldheim House Gets A New Thatched Roof

Over the past week, the Waldheim House at the Mennonite Heritage Village has been getting a brand new thatched roof. MHV Curator Andrea Dyck says the Waldheim house was originally built in 1876,…

Steinbachonline.com is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Summer Reading Club Registration

19 June 2017 10:00 am - 30 June 2017 9:00 pm

Jake Epp Library, Steinbach





Odd Job Squad BBQ June 30 - Support Our Youth

30 June 2017 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Country Meat & Deli - Manitoba Youth Job Center





Hooked on Lifejackets - July 1st - 9th

01 July 2017 12:00 am - 09 July 2017 6:00 am

TBA





Steinbach's Canada Day Celebration

01 July 2017 10:00 am

MHV & Steinbach Soccer Park





Login