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Canoeists Take On the Roseau River

There was no lack of enthusiasm among the participants during this year’s derby.

On May 25, the tiny community of Stuartburn was overflowing with enthusiastic canoeists, all eager to hit the water for an adventurous paddle along the Roseau River. This is the second year that the Roseau River Canoe Derby took place, after returning last year from a twenty-year hiatus. Organizers say that despite a cool start of 8°C and drizzle, and a few less entries this year the sun came out and it could not have been better. Last year’s event attracted around 500 visitors. Participants consisted of both local residents and people who came in from Lac du Bonnet, La Broquerie, Richer, Winkler, and Île Des Chênes. There was no shortage of canoes, kayaks, tubes and homemade barges gathered at the start line in Stuartburn in the morning. From there, the group traveled a distance of 11km along the Roseau River, to the Roseau River Park.

As part of revitalizing tourism along the Roseau River, the Emerson-Franklin Tourism Committee has been mapping and adding signs along the river to make it a more enjoyable experience for paddlers.

No canoe? No problem!

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Bethesda Security to be Reviewed Security will be enhanced at Eden Mental Health Centre and Boundary Trails Health Centre thanks to a memorandum of understanding recently signed between the Province and Southern Health. The agreement has opened the door to a review of other facilities in the region, which could see security improvements at Bethesda Regional Health Centre. Eden Mental Health Centre is where patients throughout Southern Health–Santé Sud’s region go for mental health services. Kym Kaufmann, Chief Executive Officer for Eden Health Care Services said the addition of security will also help improve access to mental health services for all Manitobans. “The introduction of security services will allow Eden Mental Health Centre to be better able to meet the mental health needs of residents of southern Manitoba, while ensuring safety of all patients and staff,” said Kaufman. Jane Curtis, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Health–Santé Sud health region, said this will also help ensure that clients experience safe, high-quality and timely care. “The implementation of the enhanced security at Eden is an important step toward achieving this goal,” explained Curtis. “As part of this process, we are also reviewing the security needs at other regional centres.” The agreement will see the region and health centre cost-share a security contract that allows two on-site security personnel to be placed at Eden on a 24-7 basis. This will allow the facility to admit clients at risk of or already exhibiting violent behaviour while reducing the need for patients to wait in the emergency department for access to an acute psychiatric bed. It will also lessen the need for police to supervise patients at Boundary Trails while they await an assessment or admission. This is a crucial step to adding security to other facilities in the region, including Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach. Currently, violent patients who arrive at the facility remain in RCMP care until they are released into the care of a qualified professional, which subsequently also ties up local policing resources. These security enhancements were recommended in the VIRGO report, which outlined a strategy to improve mental health and addictions services in Manitoba.




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Bothwell Cheese Receives Funding for Upgrades

Local and provincial politicians say “Cheese” during the recent funding announcement that will allow Bothwell Cheese to create more jobs and process more milk locally.

On May 21, it was announced that under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing up to $1.132 million in New Bothwell to advance its modernization efforts and enhance efficiency and productivity. Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler said the funding will allow Bothwell Cheese to create more jobs and process more milk right here in Manitoba, while also promoting water conservation. Bothwell Cheese is expected to use the funding to invest in modern processing equipment that will support the innovation of

new products. They will also be completing a new waste-water treatment centre, while adding new water recycling equipment that will significantly reduce the company’s overall water usage. Kevin Thomson, President, Bothwell Cheese is grateful for partnership between both Federal and Provincial governments. “With the help of this grant funding, we can continue to expand and look to even larger markets to showcase this great Manitoba product,” said Thomson. “With the support of our local dairy producers and dedicated employees, we have been able to grow our business.”

This investment will allow Bothwell Cheese to add 20 full-time positions upon project completion, with another 30 positions to be added over the following three years. Part of this upgrade includes additional training for staff. Bothwell Cheese has been crafting premium, all natural, artisanal cheeses since 1936. Upon completion of the upgrades, Bothwell Cheese anticipates an increase in exports by $24 million annually. The five-year Canadian Agricultural Partnership includes $2 billion for cost-shared strategic initiatives delivered by the provinces and territories and $1 billion for Federal programs and services.

Cadets to Parade in St. Pierre-Jolys On June 13, the 3234 MB Horse Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps will be conducting their annual ceremonial review parade in St. Pierre-Jolys. Taking place at the Community Hall, the troop will be reviewed by Reviewing Officer Major McKinley of the Regional Cadet Support Unit (North West). This is the second year that the troop will be conducting their yearend review in St. Pierre-Jolys, after transferring to the community from Morris. As part of the event, there will be a number of plaques and trophies

presented to cadets to recognize the accomplishments of cadets over the course of the training year. The Royal Canadian Army Cadet program focuses on leadership and citizenship skills for youth aged between 12 and 18. The troop trains every Thursday evening from September to June at the St. Pierre-Jolys Community Hall on a wide variety of leadership, sports, citizenship and community service activities. Youth from St. Pierre-Jolys and surrounding communities are welcome to join. The Ceremonial Review is taking place 7:30 pm, June 13 in the St. Pierre-Jolys Community Centre.


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Dialysis Centre Wanted in Steinbach By Marianne Curtis A Steinbach man who drives a patient to Winnipeg three times a week for dialysis is campaigning the government to build a regional renal centre. Bob Barrow began the campaign on behalf of 80-year old Art Kornelson from Steinbach. Kornelson was diagnosed in May 2015 with failing kidneys. Barrow currently drives him to Winnipeg, three times a week for dialysis for the past twenty months. “He was given the option of moving to Winnipeg for treatment, he and his 85-year old wife did not want to leave their family and life in Steinbach,” Barrow explained. At the time, his wife could drive and the couple traveled to Seven Oaks Renal Clinic for dialysis for two months. When he improved, he got treatment at home for a few months, until his condition deteriorated, requiring the hiring of a driver to make trips to Winnipeg three times a week, which continues today. Treatments last about 3.5 hours. “His treatment lasts for 3.5 hours, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. He also has limited walking ability, so uses a walker and a wheelchair,” said Barrow. “During the past 20 months, I have witnessed his health gradually deteriorating, not just from his failed kidneys; but, also from the stress and strain of the transportation required, to get him to and from Seven Oaks.” “Due to his distress, and that of others that I have met at Seven Oaks, who are

from the southeast area, I am advocating for a Renal Health Clinic for Steinbach and area,” said Barrow. Through the “Freedom of Information Act”, Barrow has determined that there are from 62 to 137 patients in the south eastern area who in some form have “failing kidneys”. Steinbach is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, and serves an area in the southeast of approximately 55,000 residents. It also has a growing population of Indigenous and Filipino people, who are prone to suffer from failing kidneys, Barrow noted. Currently there are renal clinics in Selkirk, Portage La Prairie, Morden/Winkler, Brandon, Gimli, Hodgson, Ashern, Berens River, Dauphin, Pine Falls, Russell, Swan Valley, Island Lake, The Pas, Flin Flon, Thompson and Norway House. In March, the Province announced the expansion of dialysis services by adding more nurses, and 22 beds to the HSC, and an annual investment of $500,000 to the Brandon area, but nothing was announced locally. Barrows encourages supporters to send emails or letters to the Minister of Health, Cameron Friesen (minhsl@leg. gov.mb.ca), Kelvin Goertzen (minedu@ leg.gov.mb.ca), Dennis Smook (Dennis. smook@leg.gov.mb.ca), or Bob Lagasse (Bob.lagasse@leg.gov.mb.ca), asking to have renal centre built in the region.

A dialysis centre in Steinbach would save dialysis patient Art Kornelson and others like him the stress of having to travel multiple times a week to Winnipeg for treatment. Photo by Bob Barrow




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Manitoba’s Premier Behaves Prickly Since the last provincial election it seems that negativity has crept in pretty well continuously with our Premier. We have had the restructuring of the delivery of medical service file; it continues to offer less than it promises and in many cases waiting time for Quality of life procedures have increased. We have not heard of many results that could be chalked up on the positive side. The Premier has had trouble with a board or two (MLCC and Hydro) by bypassing their decisions. Now one decision of overriding a board has come back from the broken promise pile and bit him. He was forced to ask for the Prime Minister’s help. If that doesn’t work, Manitoba Hydro may need divine help. Delays would be a disaster for our export promises. Having twice signed on to the Federal scheme of global warming approach he negated that for the lawsuit approach twice. If there is one sure thing about this subject is that lawyers will add to the hot air and money badly spent. Expenses will rise along with the political partisan divide while the carbon levels have never been higher in the history of the planet. Time for lawyers has passed. The Premier has also stuck his nose into Municipal planning. At the very least the spirit of the law will end up being warped and spindled if he succeeds. Probably this has more to do with a building up on the feud with the Mayor of Winnipeg. Next year Manitoba will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary and it should also be our Federal election day in October of 2020. The Premier wants to call an early election for this year. His excuse is government can rig the outcome and mar the birthday celebrations. The problems that he outlines are minor and could be fixed by a deal with all members of the house. It seems his oblivious shortcomings are in working with others. In the mean time if we celebrate our 150th anniversary with an election wouldn’t this highlight our democracy?

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Combating Human Trafficking Last week, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced his plan to protect vulnerable people by combating human trafficking. Approximately 2,000 people are trafficked in Canada each year. 95% of those being trafficked are women, and more than a quarter of victims are under the age of 18. Indigenous Canadians are disproportionately impacted, representing half of all victims. For the last three and a half years, human traffickers have received the message that fighting their crimes is not a priority. The Trudeau Liberals not only cancelled our previous Conservative Government’s National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, with Bill C-75 they lowered the Criminal Code penalties for those profiting from human trafficking from an indictable offense to the option of a mere fine. Canadians deserve better. Our plan consists of the following proposals: 1. Renew the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking: A Conservative government will re-

new the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking with robust funding for law enforcement, survivor rehabilitation and public awareness. 2. Strengthen Criminal Code provisions against human trafficking: A Conservative government will amend the human trafficking offence in the Criminal Code to reflect the international definition of human trafficking in the Palermo Protocol which would empower our justice system to secure more convictions. 3. Ensure that human traffickers receive consecutive sentences for their crimes: Every girl, boy, woman and man trafficked in Canada deserves justice. When sentencing human traffickers, the trauma that they have endured must be taken into account. A Conservative government will put victims first and ensure that human traffickers receive sentences that reflect the gravity of their crimes. 4. End automatic bail for those charged with human trafficking offences: Those who literally sell other people into slavery need to know that the full weight of the Canadian

justice system is waiting for them. A Conservative government will put the safety and well-being of victims ahead of those who traffic them and end automatic bail for those charged with human trafficking. Canadians deserve to feel safe where they live and to know that their government takes heinous crimes seriously. A Conservative Government will ensure that our prosecutors have the strongest laws behind them to keep human traffickers off our streets. For more information on any issues please feel free to contact my office toll free at 1-866-333-1933 or at 204-326-9889. Visit me on Facebook at Facebook.com/TedFalkMP. You may also write my office at 76 PTH 12N, Steinbach MB, R5G 1T4 or visit my website at TedFalk.ca.

Promises Accomplished and Headway Made on Education Review As we welcome the warm month of June, we also see the end of the spring sitting of the fourth session of the 41st Manitoba legislature. This spring session began in early March and has been busy as our Progressive Conservative government continues with its mandate to fix the provincial finances, repair our services and rebuild Manitoba’s economy. We continue to make good on our promises we made when we were elected in 2016. On July 1, Manitobans will see the reduction of the provincial sales tax rate from eight per cent to seven per cent, which will put more than $300 million back on the kitchen tables of Manitobans. We also lowered the ambulance fee this spring, fulfilling our promise to cut it by 50 per cent in our first term. This latest cut will ensure Manitobans needing to use an ambulance will pay no more than $250 for that service. In education, an independent review of Manitoba’s entire Kindergarten to Grade 12 system is well

underway to improve results for students. Education is the key to the future of our youth, so we must ensure we get it right. Health care is very important to Manitobans. Since forming government in 2016, we have announced the hiring of more paramedics across the province. And just last week, 25 new paramedic positions were announced - 12 of them for the Southern Health Region. Our government is committed to reducing crime and making Manitoba’s communities safer. We have developed a provincial policing and public safety strategy, which will ensure greater co-operation between law enforcement agencies and Manitoba Justice, improved criminal intelligence and enforcement. Our immediate $2.7-million investment in the public safety strategy is aimed at stopping the proliferation of illicit drugs, disrupting and suppressing gangs and eliminating the flow of illegal firearms. The strategy will focus on several key measures,

such as targeting communities with high rates of crime. We are taking a leadership role against crime with our policing and public safety strategy, and acting to ensure Manitoba families are safe and feel safe in their homes and communities. Finally, June is the month for graduations. For all those graduating, no matter if it’s from kindergarten, high school or post-secondary education, this is an important time in your life. I wish you all the best in your future endeavours. As always, I look forward to hearing from you with your questions or concerns. I can be reached at my constituency office at 204-424-5406 or at dennis.smook@leg.gov.mb.ca.


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Regional Chamber Expansion Could Benefit Tache By Marianne Curtis A proposed boundary expansion of the Ritchot Regional Chamber of Commerce will open the door for a larger, regional chamber to include communities within the RM of Tache. The Ritchot Regional Chamber of Commerce, which was founded in 2014, consists of 90 paid members from the communities of St. Adolphe, Ste. Agathe, Glenlea, Ile des Chênes, Grande Pointe and Howden. Ritchot Regional Chamber of Commerce President Marc Palud said that talks are in the works to create a new, larger chamber of commerce that will add businesses throughout the RM of Tache including Lorette, Dufrense, Ste. Genevieve and Ross. “Strong rural Chambers need about 200 members to be more effective. This allows for paid staff to focus on initiatives that the collective membership needs in a given market,” Palud explained. “We would expect to be at 100 members per municipality, with steady growth towards the 250 mark over the next 5 years.” Joining a regional chamber provides members with opportunities that may be otherwise missed. These include networking opportunities, visibility and marketing, opportuni-

ties for training and growth. “The response has been extremely positive from the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce which oversees all Chambers in the province, to council members from both RM’s, including both mayors,” Palud stated. “Any initiative that promotes and supports small and medium business is always seen as positive to leaders that understand the economics and contributions of businesses in a local community.” To start the process, two members were elected to the board of directors, including Lorette businessman David Audette and RM of Tache Councillor Natashia Lapeire. Audette believes that joining the chamber will help develop new relationships and increase visibility in the business community. “Community connection is important to me, and this includes the fact that the Chamber works closely with governments to provide a business voice when needed,” said Audette. “For me personally, working with government for the betterment of the entire community is the most important reason to be a part of a Chamber of Commerce. This may mean having frank and difficult discussions with local governments regarding the fu-

ture of a community.” He added that being part of a new regional chamber will help bring a united and stronger voice to these government officials that a single voice ever could. “The Chamber is the most recognized brand and gives credibility to every business,” Palud added. “Members get access to programs that are not available outside of the Chamber model such as health benefits that small or medium businesses won’t be able to get on their own; plus member to member benefits.” The next step will be to register the new chamber with the Manitoba Chamber, and once it is approved, the Ritchot Regional Chamber of Commerce will be dissolved to become the new expanded version. An official name for the new regional chamber is yet to be determined. To find out more, RM of Tache business owners are invited to join the Ritchot Regional Chamber of Commerce board and members at their annual golf tournament. The event is taking place June 18 at the Lorette Golf with registration starting at 10 am.

Falk Responds to Public Safety Committee’s Rural Crime Report Ted Falk, MP for Provencher, said he was shocked by the “dismissive tone” of the Liberal-dominated Public Safety Committee’s report on rural crime. In May of 2018, Motion 167 was passed unanimously by the House of Commons. The motion called for an in-depth study of rural crime rates and trends as well as the current resources available for rural policing and whether they are sufficient. MP Falk seconded this motion, which was also endorsed by the Association of Manitoba Municipalities and many rural municipalities across the southeast. Last week, the House of Commons Public Safety Committee tabled the report initiated by the motion. In all, four briefs and 19 witnesses appeared before the Committee. The final report was delayed nearly six months and failed to include any recommendations for action to address rural crime. Statistics Canada data indicates that rural crime is 23% higher than in urban areas. This problem is particularly acute in the prairies, where rural crime was 36% to 42% higher than in urban areas. Presented to the House on May 16 the Study on Crime in Rural conducted by, the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security Committee does strongly encourage provinces and territories to increase

investments in policing and innovative solutions, including emergency response and dispatch centres. As well, the Committee recommended that the RCMP consider ways to partner with other policing agencies and make greater use of the auxiliary and reserve programs in rural areas. In conclusion, the Committee believes that “Effective crime reduction measures should have at least four components: adequate police resources, partnerships with the community, robust victim support and a justice system that inspires public confidence.” Evidence presented to the Committee indicated critical gaps within the mandate and scope of the Federal government. The identified gaps are a lack of police resources in RCMP detachments leading to response time delays by hours and sometimes days, ambiguity in the Criminal Code surrounding property rights and selfdefence, the absence of emergency dispatch (9-1-1) in rural and remote areas and significant financial hardships, mental and physical health challenges and lack of services for victims of physical and sexual violence. In one of the evidence brief’s submitted by The Coalition for Gun Control, statistical analysis showed that the highest rates of firearmsrelated violence, “Occur in smaller communities and in provinces with

large rural populations. Rates of firearms-related violence in northern communities (Yukon, NWT, Nunavut) are many times higher than the national average. The provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta have double the rates of Ontario and the Atlantic provinces,” stated the evidence brief. “Rates of intimate partner violence against women are lowest in Ontario, PEI and Quebec and highest in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.” “The safety of Canadians must be a priority for any government,” said Falk. “This report from a Liberal-controlled committee clearly shows addressing rural crime is not a priority for the Trudeau Liberals. It’s a mere two and a half pages and completely misses the mark.” “A Conservative government will tackle the rural crime issue plaguing communities like those here in southeast Manitoba,” said Falk. “While the Liberals approach to crime has been to water down the Criminal Code, Conservatives will work to ensure that folks who live in rural areas can feel safe in their own homes, that the rights of lawabiding citizens are respected, and that supports are in place for victims of crime.”

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Summer Session Begins for Dawson Trail With the legislative session wrapped up for the next few months, I am looking forward to getting out more in the Dawson Trail constituency. In the first few days of June, I have already had the opportunity to participate in the Ste. Anne Hospital Health Walk, which covered a 4 km route and raised money for the Ste. Anne Hospital. This month, I am hosting another Coffee with Bob – and this one will be at the Co-op Café in Landmark on June 13 from 6 pm to 8 pm. These events give me a chance to visit different areas of Dawson Trail and hear directly from constituents about their concerns, and to have a nice chat with them now and then. I thank everyone who has come to any of these gatherings in the past few years, and I hope to see some of you at this next one. The month of June also brings graduation season. Last year, I had the chance to attend graduation ceremonies for high schools throughout the Dawson Trail area. While there, I presented awards to some of the very impressive graduates, and will do so again this month. The graduating students have bright futures and with these ceremonies, they make the transition from one important chapter of their lives to another. I wish every one of them all the best as they pursue their dreams. Of course, once June rolls around, Dawson Trail comes alive with the summertime spirit. The Dawson Trail Farmers Market will officially open this month, and I’m looking forward to seeing all of its lovely offerings. I’m also excited about what’s happening in our area later in the summer, including the Richer Rodeo and the Landmark Friendship Festival – both in August. I had a great time taking part in the parade and other activities last year, so I hope to do that again. The warm weather has arrived. Dawson Trail has these and so many other great things to see and do in the summer months. It’s time to get out there and enjoy them.




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Niverville’s Wetlands Wins National Environment Award

The Town of Niverville’s innovative way of decommissioning their lagoon has earned them a CAMA Environment Award.

The Town of Niverville has received national recognition for its Sewage Lagoon On-Site Phyto-remediation Project from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA). On May 29, the Town was presented with the 2019 CAMA Environment Award, in the Under 20,000 population category, during CAMA’s national conference in Quebec, QC. “CAMA is pleased to recognize the excellent effort and best practice being demonstrated by Niverville in decommissioning a sewage lagoon that had reached the end of its life,” said Marc Landry, President of CAMA and City Manager for Moncton, NB. “This was the costly problem the Town faced in 2008, but they came up with an innovative solution.” Closing the lagoon meant removing and disposing of its sludge, but Niverville was looking for a sustainable alternative to the traditional option of spreading it on farmlands. Staff from Native Plant Solutions (NPS) and the Town of Niverville came up with the idea to treat the sludge on-site using plants. Since this form of bio-remediation had

never been undertaken before, it required support from regulators in the Province of Manitoba. It was essential that the project be backed by science, so NPS partnered with the University of Manitoba and Ducks Unlimited Canada to research on-site remediation of sludge. To date, the Province has decommissioned one cell of the lagoon, and another cell is continuing along its remediation trajectory. These sites can now be re-purposed for public use, eliminating the need to spread on farmlands, and reduce the risk of phosphorus loss to surface water. Other jurisdictions are now looking to Niverville as an example of an economical and environmental approach to lagoon decommissioning. CAMA’s Environment Award recognizes the commitment of a municipality to environmentally sustainable governance, to protecting the environment and to combating climate change. Awards are granted to programs, projects or services that have made a significant and positive impact on the environment.

Fair Fever Looms in Niverville For two days, the community of Niverville will gather for their annual Old Tyme Country Fair. Slated as the official kick off to summer the festival gates will open on Friday, June 7 at 5:30 pm with the Kid Zone and petting zoo, show and shine car show, midway, street market, and food festival. Entertainment includes Canines in the Clouds, Prairie Soul Dance Co. & The Dancing Dads, Matao Hypnotist, Teakle Family Circus and Stunt West Freestyle. On the main stage, Brady Kenneth, and Big Top Radio will revive the 80s with authentic costuming, impeccable mannerisms, to their spot-on replication of all of the big 80s rock anthems by Poison, AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Queen, Journey, Bon Jovi, Scorpions, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister and more. The evening will end with black out fireworks.

On Saturday, June 8 the day kicks off with a community Toonie Pancake Breakfast, followed by the Niverville Credit Union BBQ. The community parade takes place at noon, with gates and events starting afterwards, including performances by Canines in the Clouds, The Nearlywed Game, Teakle Family Circus, Matao Hypnotist and Stunt West Freestyle. On the main stage, The Villains, Blue Stem and Heartbreak Highway highlights for the weekend are expected to performance live as well as Kendra Kay and the James Barker Band. The final act of the weekend is Last Call, an electrifying new cover band making their mark on the local scene. Fresh takes on classic rock and modern hits make for an unforgettable musical experience.

The James Barker Band is one of the headlining acts at this year’s the Niverville Ole Tyme Country Fair.


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Kismet Farms Issues Warning, Biosecurity Measures in Place One of the region’s local rescue facilities has put out a warning after losing a number of chickens to a highly contagious herpes virus. According to a statement issued Raelle Schoenrock, owner of Kismet Creek Farms located south of Steinbach, the statement was difficult to release, but had to be done. “Lab tests confirmed Luba and Donna died from a highly contagious herpes virus that has a mortality rate of up to 85%. It was through my intensive nursing efforts and the grace of God that most of our hens survived the infection. However, they are now carriers for life. Much like herpes in cats, people and other species, this poultry disease can remain latent and under control, or it can flare up in times of stress or change,” stated Schoenrock. The virus poses a risk to chickens, turkeys, pheasants and guinea fowl. Waterfowl such as ducks and geese may be carriers, but it does not make them sick. There is zero risk to humans or other animals besides the birds just listed. However, the virus can travel on hair, clothes, shoes, fur, and vehicles. “We now have to implement some pretty strict biosecurity measures here,” Schoenrock added. “In hindsight, we should’ve done that before, because a visitor potentially brought this disease here. Or it came in with a hen or hens we rescued from the livestock auction. We can’t know for sure.” She added that as a contagious disease the Provincial Vet is involved and a decision may be made to cull their entire flock. “That is always what is done in situations like this. We of course will be doing everything we can to prevent that, and we will be working together professionally and amicably,” Schoenrock noted. “We have made it clear we will comply with any and all recommendations.”

Owners of Kismet Creek Farms are hoping they don’t have to cull their flock after several hens died from a contagious virus.

On May 30, work was done to meet recommendations from their vet. Biosecurity signage has been ordered, new sanitation supplies brought in, and construction materials to modify the birds’ outdoor run so they can’t fly over the fence. “We have already spent about $500, and this is just the beginning,” Schoenrock updated. “Our girls mean so much to us; we rescued them so that they would finally know love, respect, and happiness. We are choosing to believe that the CVO will allow us to let them live out the rest of their natural lives. We honestly can’t fathom the alternative. Losing all of them at once is too painful to think about, so we’re just not going to.” With biosecurity measures in place, the facility will reopen to the public on the first weekend of June. Schoenrock and Karl her husband opened Kismet Creek Farms two years ago after starting to rescue animals back in 2014. Since then they have entertained countless visitors per year, while educating the public and remaining self-sustaining to cover feed and medical expenses for current animals and continue to rescue more. Anyone wishing to help can send an etransfer to kismetcreekfarm@ outlook.com, or cheques can be mailed to Box 95, Steinbach, MB, R5G 1M1.

Biosecurity measures include upgrading the fence so the flock can no longer leave their pen.

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Falk Disappointed with Passing of Bill C-71

The Federal government’s Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms, was passed by the Senate recently, bringing it past its final legislative hurdle. Ted Falk, MP for Provencher, who voted against this bill in the House of Commons, noted Bill C71, “Senselessly targets law-abiding gun owners while failing to address gun crime and rural crime issues.” “What the Liberals have done is impose a backdoor gun registry that unfairly targets law-abiding hunters, farmers, and sport shooters,” said Falk. “This bill does nothing to keep Canadians safe in terms of combating gun violence.” “Rather than putting greater restrictions on lawabiding citizens, Conservatives believe that new laws should focus on targeting dangerous criminals,” he added. Bill C-71, introduced by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, said the legislation fulfils the commitment to reverse a decade’s worth of Conserva-

tive changes to gun rules that bolster firearm-related crime. The Bill overhauls the background check system, adds mandatory private record-keeping requirements for retailers and requires the purchaser of a hunting rifle or shotgun to present a firearms licence, while the seller would have to ensure its validity. In addition the legislation adds further restrictions on transporting a firearm. After the Bill passed, Minister Goodale responded with, “[The] Conservatives’ suggestions the bill amounts to a ‘backdoor gun registry’ are ‘ludicrous,’ because the legislation was changed thanks to a Conservative amendment, to explicitly state the contrary,” said Goodale. “The law itself prohibits what the conservative are alleging.”Goodale said. “Unlike the Liberals, Conservatives have chosen to take an approach that will get tough on gangs, provide law enforcement with the tools they need to do their jobs, and crack down on illegal gun smuggling,” Falk added. “Since Bill C-71 fails on each of these fronts, we’re committed to repealing it.”


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St. Malo Author Gives Recognizing Hope to Cystic Fibrosis Palliative Care Sharing Our Stories… If we were to give thought to the end of our life, our minds would likely ponder on experiences that matter most. These experiences might be about moments spent with the people or a special pet we love… travelling… getting outdoors… the care we may have received at some point… and the list goes on. All these experiences give us joy and make us feel safe and loved. What is Palliative Care? Palliative care is a philosophy of care. A palliative care approach to health care is when a patient’s goals for care shifts from treatment intended to cure, to goals that focus on quality of life and symptom management. A person does not need to be close to death to seek a palliative care approach to health care. Palliative care can be accessed at any hospital, personal care home or in a patient’s home. All nurses and doctors receive education about palliative care to meet the patient’s goals for care. This can be done by: - Affirming life and regarding dying as a normal process. - Providing relief from pain and other distressing symptoms. - Integrating the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care. - Intending neither to hasten nor postpone death. - Offering a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death. - Supporting the family cope during the patient’s illness and their own bereavement. - Using a team approach to address the needs of patients and families. Palliative care is applicable in the early stages of illness. It enhances quality of life and may positively influence the course of illness. Who can receive palliative care? Palliative care focuses on enhancing quality of life and is not about prolonging or shortening life. You may be referred to the palliative care team if you or a loved one is diagnosed with a life threatening illness, and if the goals of care are for quality of life and relief of symptoms. One can also self-refer to access services. Where can you receive palliative care service? Palliative care at Southern Health-Santé Sud is provided at health care centres, personal care homes and in homes. All health care providers receive basic education about the palliative care approach. Health care providers work with people in our care and caregivers to meet intended goals of care. A specialist team of nurses, doctors, and a social worker is also available to you, your caregiver and other health care providers for addressing pain, nausea, concerns about eating and drinking, as well as planning for the future. You can also ask a palliative care nurse or physician to visit you or your loved one at home, in a health care centre or personal care home. How do I decide where to receive palliative care? Deciding on where you or your loved one will receive care as an illness progresses can be challenging. Early planning can decrease anxiety later on. Talk to your loved one about the type of care they want to receive at the end of life. Consider and discuss expectations and wishes, care needs, finances and family needs. Remember that these decisions may change as the illness evolves. Some people in palliative care may choose to remain at home as the illness progresses. They might have a large support network of family and friends who can help with care. Being surrounding by loved ones in a familiar environment may be the best care option in these circumstances. Home care services are available to help you or your loved one and family transition through the end of life journey. It’s a good idea to make a list of people who can help you and your family with care, including people from work or community groups. Admission to a health care centre may be necessary, if or when care becomes too difficult, or if symptoms become unmanageable. What types of support are available if I remain at home? There are programs and supports available to help you remain at home as long as possible. Equipment and supplies, like hospital beds, are available through home care services. The Manitoba Palliative Care Drug Access Program may cover medications and home oxygen to ease symptoms. Please discuss this or other questions with your health care provider. Palliative care services focus on improving living until the end of life. To access Palliative Care Services or for more information contact 204-388-2052.

Survivors in New Book

Grunthal author Karen Emilson and St Malo resident Anna Maynard signed books at the release of My Every Breath at McNally Robinson Submitted Photo Bookstores on May 23.

My Every Breath, a memoir penned by St. Malo resident Anna Maynard, hit the McNally Robinson Booksellers list after its release earlier in May. It was standing room only at McNally Robinson on May 23 when Anna Maynard presented her memoir to the public. My Every Breath is the compelling story of Maynard’s lifelong battle with Cystric Fibrosis, which includes a double lung transplant and a senseless murder. “I can’t thank everyone enough and I’m overwhelmed for the large crowd that came out to support my book launch,” Maynard said. “So many family, friends I haven’t seen in a long time and many that I met for the first time. I had to take many deep breaths and swallow to contain

my emotions.” Maynard was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was six months old, at a time when average life expectancy for children afflicted with the genetic disorder was only fourteen years. Throughout her tumultuous childhood, she fought for a life of normalcy and despite the death of her older sister; France who succumbed to the same disease, Anna pursued her dream to live a long, productive life with courage, determination and hope. Confirmation of the importance of sharing her story came the next day when she met a mother at the local hospital who was visiting her son. The woman had attended the launch herself. “I always said if I can encourage

one family with CF, it was all worth it. Well the very next day waiting for my tests at Health Science Centre a woman walked by and asked, ‘Are you the lady at the Launch last night?’” Maynard continued. “She told me seeing me and hearing a little bit at the Launch gave her hope and we hugged tearfully! Just hearing that made it all worth it and that is one of the main reasons I wrote this book.” The book is co-authored by Karen Emilson from Grunthal. She is the author of the award-winning novel, Be Still the Water and the bestselling books, Where Children Run and When Memories Remain. Copies of My Every Breathe are available at Village Connection in St. Pierre-Jolys.

Retailer Selected for Niverville Cannabis Store Alberta based Canna Cabana Inc. has accepted the offer by the province of Manitoba to pursue opening a dispensary in Niverville after the province recently completed the second selection process phase of cannabis retailers in the province. In July 2018, the province released a request for pre-qualification (RFPQ) seeking potential retailers interested in a future opportunity to operate cannabis retail stores in Manitoba. The RFPQ directed respondents to indicate communities where they would be prepared to open a store.

Retailers were recently selected in seven communities, including Niverville. The selection process consisted of a randomized draw, called the cannabis retail opportunities draw. Each pre-qualified retailer received one ballot per community of interest. One ballot was drawn for each identified community, as well as a second standby ballot, which was won by Red River Cooperative Ltd. While Canna Cabana Inc. has accepted the offer, this does not mean that a dispensary will automatically set up shop in Niverville. Retailers

will enter into written agreements with the province and can then begin the process to open their stores, including securing the necessary permits from the communities in which they will operate and receiving a licence from the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority. The company still has to bring the matter to the Town of Niverville council for appropriate permits and business license approval. At that time, the application could be open to a public hearing process, and residents would be able to speak on the matter.


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Local Herbalist to Lead Workshop on Growing and Foraging

Writer’s Retreat Opens in East Braintree

Herbs featured will be both culinary and medicinal.

Man Arrested for Assaulting Woman On May 25 Steinbach RCMP received report of a disturbance at an apartment complex on Henry Street. A female victim reported being assaulted with a weapon and before Police arrived the male suspect fled the apartment. After fleeing the apartment the male suspect lead officers on a foot pursuit which lasted over 30 minutes. Arrested is 21-year old Bradley Riley Bone of Pine Falls without incident. Bone has been charged with

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Writers looking for a natural hideaway to tap into their creative sides can now head out to East Braintree and find that peace at the Brookeville Writer’s and Nature Retreat. Brookeville Retreat evolved from an idea by local resident Margaret Feilberg, who wanted to start a bed and breakfast in her home, and while it stood on 19 acres of land, the house itself was too small. Three years ago, she, along with husband Bill Stevenson purchased an old school bus that had been converted into a camper. After spending time redoing it, the couple purchased two little cottages from Steinbach, rescued a granny suite from a neighbour, converted another building and a three bedroom mobile home across the road. Each cottage has a double or queen size bed and a chair or two. There are two cottages that have washrooms with a shower, as well as kitchens and sitting rooms. It is difficult to not be inspired while staying at the retreat as each cottage fuels the imagination with its theme and décor. “Each of the buildings, as well as the camper bus is named after popular books,” explained Feilberg. “Each cottage has been carefully decorated to match the story in each book.” The cottages are named Canadianam, Cruise the Caribbean, A Passage to India, Out of Africa and Blavand (blue water). The camper bus is named Tours of Scotland. Located off Highway 1, west of Falcon Lake, East Braintree is nestled in the boreal forest, has two small rivers and several creeks, has many varieties of flower and fauna, and is home to four Retreats, a Non- denominational church, a yoga and art centre and dog boarding kennels.

By Janet Kroeker The Woodmore WI Food Security Initiative is organizing another presentation and identification walk in gardens and wild areas on Tim and Janet Kroeker’s acreage in Roseau River, June 11 from 6:30 - 9 pm. The presenter is gardener and herbalist Penny Roy who resides on a small acreage between St. PierreJolys and Grunthal with her partner Maurice, their dog Housely and “too many cats!” Roy attended Dominion Herbal College and had a practice as an herbalist. While she no longer has a clientele, she still teaches, mentors and makes medicines. She and Maurice have operated Penny’s Farm Stand for the last ten years growing their own herbs, heirloom tomatoes and garlic. The couple are dedicated to sustainable practices and continue to incorporate new ideas in their gardens. She has become more passionate about nature conservation and education especially with children. Roy also loves to travel and learn about indigenous plant folklore and medicines. At the Food Security workshop, Roy will focus on a number of useful herbs, both culinary and medicinal. From the perspective of a fairly diverse landscape, she will lead a walkabout through garden, meadow and forest to help us identify useful plants. Participants will learn about ethical foraging of trees, shrubs, berries, herbaceous plants, roots and weeds. Following the walkabout Roy will guide attendees on the use of these herbs in the kitchen, as beauty preparations and in the herbal medicine cabinet. Bring your questions and wallet as Roy will bring along herbs left over from her spring sale for those interested and still have room in your garden. To register, contact Red River Recreation at 204373-2002. Directions will be sent when you register.

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numerous offences including assault with a weapon, mischief to property and failing to comply with a recognizance. He is being held in custody and scheduled to appear in court later this week. If you have any information in regards to the above you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204- 326-4452 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477 or manitobacrimestoppers. com.

You Snooze, You Lose On May 27 at approximately 2:48 am, Steinbach RCMP were advised of an unwanted male sleeping in the lobby of the Frantz Motor Inn on Highway 52. Investigation revealed that the 41-year old male was unlawfully at large from Winnipeg. He was apprehended without incident and dealt with accordingly. One of the cozy cottages recently opened at the Brookeville Writer’s and Nature Retreat in East Braintree.


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Winner Named in SAC Contest Wendy Friesen from Steinbach has been named the lucky winner of the Steinbach Art Council’s recent Giveosity fundraiser. As part of her prize, Friesen won a $400 Ticketmaster gift card to see a concert of her choice at the MTS Centre; a $150 gift card to The Keg; and a $200 gift card to the Delta Hotel in Winnipeg. SAC launched the campaign at the end of March through Giveosity.com. Supporters donated $10 or more for entries to win “A Night on the Town” worth $750.00, with all proceeds going towards facility renewal of the Arts Centre. SAC launched the Giveosity campaign at the end of March via the newly created fundraiser website, Giveosity.com. “I am thrilled to have won and am proud to support our local arts community,” said a happy Friesen. SAC Chief Creative Officer, Cindi Rempel Patrick congratulated the winner personally. “We are so very grateful for each and every one of the donors who supported SAC through this campaign, so thank you,” Patrick added. “We have an incredible community that values the arts, and we are beyond excited to upgrade our Arts Centre to improve and develop our 60+ community programs to serve all of you better.”

SAC Chief Creative Officer, Cindi Rempel Patrick (right) presents Wendy Friesen with her prize.

Funds raised by the Giveosity campaign, along with a $65,000 grant from Clearview Co-op and $65,000 from the City of Steinbach will cover the costs of furnishing the

SAC’s Visual Arts Room with new lighting, paint supplies, cupboards, cabinets, tables and equipment. Renovations are set to begin in June.

On Sunday, June 23 the community will gather for Mass at SaintJoachim Parish, followed by a parade at 11:30 am. Other activities include a children’s carnival with inflatable structures, family ball tournament, Bibliothèque SaintJoachim Library nook with storytelling and concerts with Marijo. Live entertainment starts from 1:30 pm to 6:15 pm with Bandaline, La “Bolduc” with Father Legal, Parazar and E-Mineur. The first edition of la Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste was celebrated

in La Broquerie in 1897 with a special mass, games and a picnic all held on one day. The celebration was put on hold during World War I for a few years. The first Parade was held back in 1940 and still follows that same route to this day. Through the years, the event has evolved from a family celebration into a community event that is held over the weekend to celebrate the French Canadian heritage attended by more than 1,500 people.

Recycle Your Oil on June 12 The City of Steinbach is inviting people to bring in their used oil, filters, plastic containers and other items to their upcoming Oil Recycling Day on June 12. Oil Recycling Day is an annual event in June held to promote the network of Eco Centres and give residents an opportunity to safely dispose of used oil, used oil filters and containers. On June 12 residents can bring their used oil to the community’s Eco Center, located at the community landfill. In exchange residents

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Ste. Anne Hospital Gets Funds for Fire System Upgrade On May 28, the Province announced that $27.9 million for 117 health care projects across the province has been approved, included a fire system upgrade in the Ste. Anne Hospital. Dawson Trail MLA Bob Lagassé was pleased to be part of the investment announcement in local health care facilities. “I am pleased that our Progressive Conservative government is investing in health care facilities in our constituency,” said Lagassé. “This investment will ensure that our communities receive the quality care they deserve.” Specific cost estimates are not being released, as they are subject to the tendering process. Work will begin once the projects are publicly tendered and awarded. Each year, the regional health authorities, CancerCare Manitoba, Shared Health and the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba submit requests for safety and security projects at sites across the province. Timely equipment replacements, upgrades and repairs ensure services continue to be available for patients. This year, the province is providing more than $11.4 million for 13 projects projected to cost more than $500,000, and $16.5 million for 104 projects expected to cost less than $500,000.

La Broquerie Gears Up for Jean Baptiste Days The community of La Broquerie is gearing up to celebrate their French Canadian heritage as final preparations for their 122nd St. Jean Baptiste Days take place. This year’s Jean Baptiste Days festivities kick off Saturday, June 22 with a free pancake breakfast hosted by the Knights of Columbus. At the same time a 20 team baseball tournament begins. Other activities include a ball hockey tournament and the day ends with a social with The F-Holes and fireworks.

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received a free litre of oil for every five litres of used motor oil that was brought into the depot. There is a limit of 205 litres per vehicle and up to five coupons per vehicle will be given out. The event runs from 9 am to 5 pm. This event is hosted annually by the Manitoba Association for Resource Recovery Corporation (MARRC). On average, the City collects over 2,500 litres of used oil during the one day event. A hot dog sale fundraiser coin-

cides with the collection event and funds will be donated to South East Helping Hands, the local food bank. For those unable to attend the one day event, used oil and tires can be recycled year round at the Steinbach Landfill’s Eco Centre. Used oil, used oil filters, and used plastic oil containers need to be disposed of properly so they can be recycled into useful products instead of threatening the environment.

Whiteshell Park Improvements Ready for Summer Visitors As part of Budget 2019, the Province is investing nearly $10 million for capital projects in the provincial park system, while supporting the nature pillar of the Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. The Manitoba government is planning numerous investments for parks right across the province, including accessibility improvements, upgrades to park offices, shower facilities and other infrastructure and amenities. Projects already completed and enjoyed this summer, include the Falcon Lake boat channel dredging and washroom upgrades in provincial parks including West Hawk and Nutimik lake in the Whiteshell Provincial Park. Provincial parks are just some of the many tourist destinations in Manitoba that draw local, national, and international visitors and helped lead the inclusion of Manitoba on the Lonely Planet 2019 top 10 list of regions to visit. Campers are reminded that cannabis cannot be consumed in provincial parks and the protection of forests and natural areas depends on everyone following the rules around forest invasive species. With the confirmed presence of the emerald ash borer and designation of Winnipeg as a Federally regulated area, campers are reminded that firewood cannot be moved in or out of Winnipeg. Anyone caught transporting firewood could be charged and fined up to $1,300 for individuals or $15,000 for businesses.

Niverville Athlete Earns Scholarship On May 29, a Niverville athlete was among eighteen high school athletes to receive $1,000 scholarships each courtesy of McDonald’s in Manitoba. Keziah Hoeppner from Niverville Collegiate with an academic average of 93% was among the recipients of the 2019 McDonald’s Leadership Awards. The $1,000 scholarships are awarded to graduating female and male high school student athletes who maintained a minimum 75% average and demonstrated exceptional leadership in high school sport, school and community involvement. All recipients were nominated by their schools. The awards were presented by the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association, with support from the McDonald’s of Manitoba.


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Badminton Team Named Athletes of the Week

Local Food Initiative Producer Spotlight

Each month, the Stuartburn Franklin-Emerson Local Food Initiative profiles a local producer from the area. This month, the profile is for George and Esther Loewen from Gardenton. Esther, George and their six children moved to Gardenton three years ago. They built a house that includes a large workshop and greenhouse. “George is a cabinet maker and a fine one at that,” according to Tim and Janet Kroeker of Roseau River. “The beautiful doors and cabinets in our home are a testament to that. Also, George is our go-to guy when it comes to making our simple, strong and elegant wooden slatted bed frames for the Shepherd’s Dream wool mattress.” Besides cabinetry, the couple with the help of their children operate a family farm with a small herd of goats and cows as well as a large garden and orchard. Esther and her daughters have a small bakery business. They grind their flours fresh before they bake. Their grains are purchased directly from an organic farmer in Treherne, Manitoba. These grains are pre-ordered and delivered to Can Am Corner on a monthly basis. They offer baked goods including Chocolate Chip Cookies; Yum Yum Cookies, Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes, Cinnamon Rolls, Poppy Seed Rolls, White Buns and Whole Wheat Buns. Make sure to contact the Loewen family later in the growing season to ask about fresh garden vegetables for sale at 204-425-7750 or email geloewen@gmail.com. Micah Reimer & Cyrus Brandt

On May 9, Cyrus Brandt and Micah Reimer of the Steinbach Christian Flames badminton team were named as the Urban High School Athletes of the Week by the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association. Steinbach Christian Flames Athletic Director Jamie Rogalsky is proud of the team. “Both players have shown exemplary character both on and off the court,” said Rogalsky. “They have mentored many of our younger athletes and have even helped some of their competitors improve their games.” The team has dominated in mixed doubles this year, winning the Louis Riel and Gimli tournaments, while going undefeated in Zone 13 play. They followed that up by not dropping a single set on their way to winning the gold medal at the Varsity Provincial Badminton Championships in Thompson.

Steinbach RCMP Get Assist from Surrey, BC Detachment On May 14 John David Lemke aged 43 was apprehended by the Steinbach RCMP after two Canada wide warrants were issued for his arrest. Lemke, a Winnipeg resident, had been attending the City of Steinbach and surrounding communities to commit a high number of property related crimes between the beginning of February and the end of March of 2019. The Steinbach RCMP have charged John Lemke with 75 criminal offences that include several motor vehicle thefts, possessing property obtained by crime, arson, fraud and identity thefts. During the course of the investigation, the RCMP executed two search warrants and seized approximately $75,000 worth of stolen property excluding recovered vehicles. John Lemke had fled Manitoba to avoid being caught. The Steinbach RCMP worked closely with various RCMP Detachments and Law Enforcement agencies across western Canada in order to have him arrested, and to assist with several more criminal investigations as he travelled west. He was located by the RCMP in Surrey B.C. and transported back to Manitoba in order to appear in Provincial Court. He is currently being held in custody. The RCMP would like to remind everyone to not leave keys, wallets or other valuable items inside of vehicles, and to adequately secure houses, garages and vehicles.

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All the baking offered by the Friesen family is made with freshly ground flour.

Contact George if you’re interested in a beautifully crafted deacon’s Submitted photos bench.

RCMP Look for Missing Female Who May be in Ste. Anne Area On April 26 at 10:30 pm, Selkirk RCMP received a report of a missing 25-year-old female from an address located on Manitoba Avenue in the City of Selkirk. Troy Chenelle Roulette has had intermittent contact with friends and family since then but has not been seen since April 26. Troy is believed to be in the City of Winnipeg or in the Ste. Anne area. Troy Chenelle Roulette is described as 5’7”, 240 pounds, with brown eyes and short black hair with blonde highlights. She was last seen wearing a red shirt and camouflaged colored jacket. She wears glasses and has a tattoo of a rose on her hand. The RCMP are asking anyone with information to call the Selkirk RCMP at 204-482-1222, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800222-8477, or secure tip online at manitobacrimestoppers.com. Troy Chenelle Roulette

Kicking Off SAC’s Four Decades with a Creative Bang The Steinbach Arts Council is kicking off its 40th anniversary year with a discounted offer when you register early for any Fall 2019 program. Until June 10th, receive 10% off on all SAC Fall programs. Some of the most popular programs include: Visual Arts (Age 5 - Adults) Kids: Cartooning, Hand building with Clay, Art Adventure, Art X-Travaganza Teens: Pottery Passion, Mixed Arts for Teens, Cartoon Illustration Adults: Abstract Acrylics, Contemporary Acrylics, Watercolors

and Ink, Intro to the Pottery Wheel and Digital Photography, and new, Digital Media Arts - Game Design and Programming. Creative Wellness (Teens & Adults) Pilates - On the Ball Pilates, Prop It Pilates, Intro to Pilates, new Fascia Movements, Belly Dance - 3 workshops with Ildiko Gyarmati. Community Programs (All Ages) - Arts4Tots Preschool Program*. The most creative way to learn for ages 3 – 5 years. (M&W am/pm and T&T am/pm). *10% discount does not apply to Arts4Tots. Language Classes – French Beginner 1 & 2, Spanish and German.

Cooking – Kids in the Kitchen, Creative & Cultural Cooking and Couples Cooking. The Backyard Theatre Company (Ages 5 - 17+) Acting Out, Dramatic Discovery, The Actor’s Studio, The Audition, The Young Company. BOSS Dance Academy - 12 Week Intro Classes, Hop N Bop, Little Ballerinas, Intro Hip Hop, Hip Hop, Stage Combat. Receive the 10% discount when you register before June 10. To register, call SAC at 204-346-1077, visit steinbachartscouncil.ca, or stop by the SAC Office, Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre, 304 Second Street.


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Steinbach Needs Canada Day Volunteers

The City of Steinbach is looking for volunteers to assist with handing out cupcakes, glow sticks, and other free giveaways from about 8:30 - 10:30 pm at the Soccer Park on Canada Day, Monday, July 1st.

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Volunteer duties will be done in time to enjoy the fireworks show. If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail cassandra.kornelsen@ steinbach.ca or call 204.346.6217.


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Touch-a-Truck in Kleefeld Huge Success

On May 25, young and old alike could indulge their inner child and check out a variety of large equipment during the first Touch-a-Truck event in Kleefeld. Veronica English, one of the organizers of the event confirmed that approximately 536 came out to check out the parking lot packed full of vehicles ranging from fire trucks to farm equipment. Hosted by the Kleefeld Recreation Committee as a fundraiser, the event raised $1,500 for the Kleefeld Park. The committee is currently raising funds to upgrade the baseball diamonds, build a new play structure and improve the drainage in the park.

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Southern Health Gets Funding for Paramedics On May 31, Southern Health-Santé Sud has gained provincial funding to hire a dozen new paramedics for the region. According to the province, twenty-five new, full-time rural paramedic positions in the northern and southern health regions will be filled later this year as part of the Manitoba government’s continuing efforts to strengthen the emergency medical services (EMS) system and provide a more consistent level of care throughout the province. These positions are part of a thirty-five additional fulltime equivalent (FTE) positions previously announced in Budget 2019. Thirteen of those positions will be in the Northern Regional Health Authority, while another 12 will be placed in Southern Health-Santé Sud. The remaining 10 new positions have been allocated to the Prairie Mountain Health region. Jane Curtis, Chief Executive Officer, Southern HealthSanté Sud. “The addition of paramedics in Southern Health-Santé Sud will greatly benefit the dedicated teams of emergency response staff working in our region, as well as their capacity for providing timely, lifesaving care when people need it most,” said Curtis. These new positions will support the existing 24-7 operation of EMS stations and expected to enhance the quality of care. “Knowing that paramedics are on the way helps people feel supported during an emergency,” Curtis added. Manitoba uses a globally recognized, flexible deployment model to shift EMS resources as they are required throughout a region, ensuring timely responses to emergency situations across rural Manitoba.


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Prairie Shore Botanicals Local Producer Spotlight Pat Porter Active Living Centre offers programs, activities, services and volunteer opportunities, striving to promote healthy and active living for mature adults of the southeast region. We invite you to come out (all ages are welcomed) and pay us a visit and consider participating in some of our programs and events. Visit our website at patporteralc.com Memberships: 2019 memberships available for $30 per person. Join now to enjoy our member’s benefits! Check out our New Website and register to receive your newsletter by email. Other Programs and Services: Monday to Friday Full lunch: $6. Soup lunch: Soup, dessert and a biscuit $3. Call kitchen at 204320-4605 the day before or before 9 am to reserve your meal. Foot Care Clinic – Call 204-3204600 to book appointment. Belltone Hearing – Call 1-800661-2653 to book an appointment. BrestCheck Mobile, Cancer Care Manitoba – Monday, June 10 – Friday, July 5 - call toll free: 1-855-95-CHECK Community Financial Counselling Services – Monday, June 17. Call 1-888-573-2383. Cottage Cheese Perogies for sale $6 per dozen. Transportation – Need a ride to an appointment and or in need of some help with cleaning or yard work? You may qualify for our services. Call Carrie to help arrange this for you 204-320-4604 for a small fee. Equipment Loan Program Wheelchairs and walkers for temporary use available, contact Carrie at 204-320-4604 for more information. Friendly Visitor – Do you want to have someone spend some time with you either at home or out in the community? Do you know someone who is unable to leave their home often but would benefit from a friendly visit? Call Carrie and she will try to match someone up with a friendly visitor. Volunteer Opportunities: All ages welcome to volunteer. Please call Sonja at 204-3204603 for more information. We are looking for Friendly Visitors, Maintenance, Meal Delivery, and Office Support. Specials coming up: Goldeyes Day Game – Thursday, August 8. Cost $35 per person includes Accessible Transportation deadline for registration Tuesday, July 30. Cooking Class –Thursday, July 18. Cost $6 per person. Cooking Demo will show how to make some healthy soups and desserts. Call to register. Pancake Breakfast – Tuesday, June 11 from 9 am – 12 pm. Cost $5 per person. Free Presentation - Join naturopath Dr. Erin Esau in “Reducing Aches and Pains to Stay Active” on Thursday, June 20 at 1:30 pm. Call to register.

Regular Programs & Activities: Check out the Newsletter on our website for more information. Activities may be cancelled due to other events on short notice. Please check with the Centre. Please note that all programs, activities and events are open to any age. Our programs are aimed for seniors but we welcome and encourage all to be a part of what we have to offer. Cost is $2 for Members and $4 for Non-Members unless otherwise stated. Drop-in: Tai Chi: Mondays from 10:30-1:30 am. Exercise Classes: Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm (June 4, 18, July 2, 16, 30, August 13, 27). Computer Classes: Wednesdays from 9 am – 2 pm. One-on-one for 1 hour appointments. HO Model Railway Project: Wednesdays and Fridays 10 am-3:30 pm. Movie Time Potluck: The Upside on Monday, June 24, noon. Bring a small lunch dish and enjoy a movie and fellowship. Floor Curling/Floor Shuffle: Wednesdays 1:30 – 4 pm. Advanced Pickle Ball: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9 - 11:30 am and Tuesdays from 9 -10:30 am. Beginners Pickleball: Mondays and Fridays 1 – 3 pm. Billiards – Monday - Friday from 9 am - 3:30 pm. Cards: All card games run from 1 – 4 pm. Monday – Canasta, Tuesday – Euchre, Wednesday – Cribbage, Thursday-Whist. Crokinole - Friday 1:30 – 4 pm. Book Club – every Tuesday from 11 am -12 pm. Current book ‘The 100 Year Old Man’. Old Time Country Jam – Wednesday from 7 – 9 pm. Out with Friends – Friday, June 21, 7 – 10 pm. All participants are to bring a snack and play board/ card games and enjoy the evening together New Connections – Thursday, June 6, 2 - 3:30 pm. Topics include self-help ideas, games, videos and special guests. Free Programs: Walking – 8:30 – 9 am and Noon1 pm from Monday to Friday. Crafty Corner – Every Friday from 2 - 3:30 pm. Cozy Corner Coffee – Every day 10:30 am. Enjoy a complimentary coffee an occasional treat and some great conversation. Great Cycle Challenge Team – Every Monday 8 – 9 am, starts at Abes Hill parking lot or 4 - 5 pm starting at Pat Porter Active Living Centre. Rentals: We accommodate birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, showers, meetings, family gatherings and much more. Call Sonja at 204320-4603 for more information and to book. Further information call Sonja at 204-320-4603 or the reception desk at 204-320-4600 or fax 204-320-9098.

This month the StuartburnEmerson-Franklin Local Food Initiative is highlighting bestselling author and wild food enthusiast Laura Reeves of Prairie Shore Botanicals. Reeves settled near Gardenton in 1998 after falling in love with the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve. Here, “One can still experience the mesmerizing wavelike motion of native grasses and sedges as they sway rhythmically in the wind.” This place, so poignantly described, has been Reeve’s exploration and study for the past 25 years, inspiring her passion for plant uses and wilderness skills. With a degree in Botany and several courses from Tom Brown’s Tracking, Nature and Wilderness Survival School (among others) under her belt, she has unique perspective on the local environment. In 2012, Reeve birthed Prairie Shore Botanicals as a way to share her knowledge and appreciation of the beauty, diversity and usefulness of wild plants. She offers specialized skills classes, presentations, private land consults, and all-natural, sustainably harvested products. Her is a beautifully illustrated, 216-page collection of her experiences with over 65 local wild plants and mushrooms. This book is packed full of stories of her experiments (some successful and some not), accidental discoveries, recipes, and directions for using plants for food, medicine, wilderness survival, and just plain fun. You can find it at Dueck’s Drug Store (Vita) and Reimer Concrete and Building Supplies (Roseau River). Laura’s Sap ‘n’ Salvy healing salve is a combination of balsam poplar leaf bud extract and white spruce sap. Both are known for their anti-microbial properties and abilities to promote healing. In addition, white spruce has a history of being used to draw out infection. This salve effectively heals raw, open wounds, burns and dry, chapped skin. It also provides quick relief from insect bites and stings, poison ivy, psoriasis, “weird” rashes and other itchy skin conditions. It is available at CanAm Corner (Hwy. 59), Dueck’s Drug Store, and Reimer Concrete and Building Supplies. If you want to know how to identify, harvest and prepare local wild edibles Reeves offers hands-on learning in the form of her full-day “You can eat that?!” Wild Edible Adventures. This year’s workshops will be held May 11 and July 6 at Prairie Shore Botanicals. If you want to know more about the plants growing in your own backyard, invite Reeves to your neck of the woods. She’d love to introduce you to your plant neighbours and you’ll be amazed by how many edible, medicinal or otherwise useful plants you have within walking distance of your home or cabin. For lots more information visit psbotanicals.com.

Bestselling book, Laura Reeves’ Guide to Useful Plants – From Acorns to Zoom Sticks,

Above: Sap ‘n’ Salvy healing balm Left: If you want to know more about the plants growing in your own backyard, invite Reeves to your neck of the woods.

Here, “One can still experience the mesmerizing wave-like motion of native grasses and sedges as they sway rhythmically in the wind.”


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New Director of Performing Art at SAC The Board of Directors and Chief Creative Officer for the Steinbach Arts Council are thrilled to announce that David Klassen has been hired for the newly created role of Director of Performing Arts for the centre. Taking a leadership role alongside the Chief Creative Officer of the Steinbach Arts Council, the Director of Performing Arts will take creative control of the Performing Arts program and staff representing and promoting performing arts and artists to the public. Warmly referred to as one of “Steinbach’s own success stories,” Klassen is well known in the region as a versatile performer, teacher and stage director. He has been noted for “enthralling” audiences with his “resonant vocals” and “charismatic” stagecraft (Opera Canada), recognized for his “rich baritone” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) and as a “vocal powerhouse with great comedic chops” (CBC). As a teacher, he has spent more than a decade instructing classical voice at the University of Manitoba and other institutions in the province, and is sought after throughout western Canada as a clinician and adjudicator. His per-

formances have taken him through much of the country and into the United States, and he continues to invest hundreds of hours into the members of our southeast region, developing performance opportunities and training for local talent. “We are thrilled that David has agreed to come onboard the Arts Council team. His drive and vision are exactly what we were looking for in this position and we feel that we have now positioned ourselves for continued growth and development as an organization,” said Graham Pollock, Chair of the Steinbach Arts Council Board. “It’s wonderful to have David join our leadership team,” said Cindi Rempel Patrick, Chief Creative Officer at SAC. “He certainly is no stranger to both our organization, and our arts community. We look forward to working with his creative talents to enrich the development of performing arts opportunities for our artists, and our audiences in the southeast.” “The Steinbach Arts Council is recognized across western Canada for its excellence, and being asked to join the organization as a leader

Register for Fall Programs online steinbachartscouncil.ca, call Office 204-346-1077 or cOme down to the centre. Reserve your spot for the fall. Classes have limited spaces for optimum learning. Backyard Theatre, Summer Arts Day Camps: visual arts - painting, cartooning, pottery, creative wellness, languages, creative cooking, dance and more. It’s Back Again - Sign up for Paint in the City - It’s Free! Summer in the City, along with Steinbach Arts Council, has collaborated to bring a new party to Main Street: Arlene Enns and Dawn Schmidt! Artists in the City featuring: Art Lessons, Pottery Demos, and Community Art Projects. Watch our artists as they create banners to hang around our city, and the second Paint-a-Piano project. Come check out our Festival Art Gallery, showcasing amazing local talent.

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is an honor,” said Klassen. “It’s like coming home – the Steinbach Arts Council has played a huge role in my development as an artist, and now I get to contribute to the continued growth of the Performing Arts sector in my home community and the region. It’s a natural step forward in my career.” Klassen started in the role of Director of Performing Arts earlier in May.

Stuartburn Looks at Reinstating COPP The RM of Stuartburn is hoping to get the community behind re-establishing an active Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) group in the community. According to Councillor Jerry Lubiansky, an increase of local incidents has brought residents forward interested in getting the group going. “Due to a rash of break-ins and stolen vehicles in our area, a group of concerned citizens have asked to re-organize the Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP),” Lubiansky confirmed. The main goal of the Citizens on

Patrol Program is to be on the lookout for any suspicious or criminal activity, to record this activity and, where appropriate, to report such activities to the police. COPP members act as additional “eyes and ears” for their community and the police, which assists in reducing crime. The program mobilizes residents to work with law enforcement and partners to prevent crime and create a safer environment for all. Its goal is as deterrence, by providing a presence in the community through patrolling by vehicle, by foot, by bicycle or other means, as required. The program also educates Mani-

tobans about crime prevention and helps increase Manitobans’ awareness on crime-related issues such as theft, auto theft and speeding. In communities such as Steinbach, St. Pierre-Jolys, Niverville and Ile des Chenes, neighbours, family and friends appreciate the willingness of COPP volunteers to actively prevent crime and improve safety in their neighbourhoods. RM of Stuartburn residents interested in participating in the program, or if you have any questions, can contact Lubiansky at 204-4253095.

Youth Job Centres Open for Season Manitoba Youth Job Centres have opened their doors for another season to help provide summer employment opportunities for students and youth. On May 13, Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen declared that, “Job centres across the province are opening their doors for the season to offer services that benefit local employers and young Manitobans alike.” “Summer employment programming provides students with invaluable experience and skills to prepare them for the workforce,” said Goertzen. Three of the Manitoba Youth

Job Centres (MYJC) 43 rural and northern community locations are within our region. Offices located in Niverville, St. Pierre-Jolys and Steinbach will remain open until August. 16. The centres match Manitobans age 12 to 29 with local employers for summer jobs and offer assistance with job searches, employment referrals, resumes and interviews, as well as other employment-related resources and events. According to the province, on average the centres serve 8,000 to 11,000 youth and students each summer. The Manitoba Youth Job Centres

are staffed by post-secondary students who work for the Manitoba government through the STEP Services program. The STEP Services program employs about 1,400 students in government departments, Crown corporations and special operating agencies. Students work for the Manitoba government as part-time, full-time or co-operative work placements that line up with their field of study. Contact the centre closest to you at St. Pierre-Jolys, 427 Sabourin Street 204-371-2401, Niverville, 86 Main Street West, 204-304-0817 and Steinbach at 321 Main Street 204-371-1450.

2019 Summer in the City Headliners! Tickets on Sale Now! The Friday Night Social and Saturday Country Night are back. Kicking off the party for 2019 SITC is our Friday Festival Social Night. Friday, June 14 features two rockin’ bands, playing all your favourites. Epic Eagles Tribute and JukeBox Heroes - guaranteed to get you up out of your seats and onto the dance floor. Saturday, June 15 is Saturday Country Night! Look forward to Aaron Goodvin and The Washboard Union. Tickets available online or in person at SAC, Clearview Coop, Earl’s Meat Market and Crossroads Convenience. 2019 Summer in the City Visual Arts Tents: Featuring contests new to the festival. Sign up today. Show off your decorating skills in our Cake Deco Contest on Saturday. Any adult/child can join our Father’s Day Lego Contest on Sunday. Have a good time displaying your creativity and talent. Register at .summerinthecity.ca or call the SAC office. Workshops: Stained Glass – Saturday, June 8. Register online or call 204-346-1077. Space is Limited. Summer Arts Day Camps: Lowest priced camps in the region. Join the fun and creativity this summer. We offer 7 camps infused with music, dance, drama, visual arts, field trips, community outings, recreation, swimming, splash parks and more for 2 Separate age groups 5-8 and 9-12. 7 Exciting Themes: - Disney (July 8-12) - Marvel Superheroes (July 15-19) - Bricks and Kicks (July 22-26) - Science and Slime (July 29 – Aug 2) - Animal Planet (Aug 6-9) - Hollywood (August 12-16) - Around the World (August 19-23) KR Park Concerts in the Park: Celebrating 40 years. Fresh air, Green Grass, and Hometown Entertainment. See stienbachartscouncil.ca for details. Free Live Entertainment. Bring your lawn chairs down to the KR Barkman Park on Main St. Just look for the gazebo! Calling all Volunteers: Summer in the City is just around the corner. We are looking for creative volunteers in the Artist Tents– help the artists, meet the public and have fun! Call 204-346-1077. Southeast Centre for Music: A Centre of Excellence. Call us if you want to study with some of the premiere teachers in the southeast. Piano – Jordan Martens; Piano/Theory - Candace Hamm; Voice Laurelle Froese, David Klassen; Brandon Post - Guitar; Violin - Peter Jo; Cello - Natalie Dawe; Musical Theatre - Gabriela Gallo; Curriculum based Home school music classes with Gabi Gallo. For teacher info/details email David Klassen, SCM Coordinator at scm@steinbachartscouncil.ca. Kreative Kids: Provides financial assistance. Check out our new Kreative Kidz Sponsorship Program. Call us for details on funding to access to any program made possible for anyone. Arts4Tots Preschool Program: Why are we unique? The most creative way to learn for ages 3-5 with specialists in dance, music, drama, visual arts, culinary and more. Following our creative calendar each month, we have weeks full of fun, creativity, learning, field trips and guests. Call us now to get registered for the fall…we start in September. The Backyard Theatre Company: We want you! Experience scripts, improv, character building, perform on stage and build your confidence. Take the stage in a Christmas Showcase, local festival and final production at the SRSS theatre. Ages 5 - 16. Get signed up for September. Young Company Performance Troupe: Ages 17 + Get involved in the community in a creative way.


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RCMP FILES Theft and Mischief in Mitchell On May 2 Steinbach RCMP received a string of reports related to mischief in the Mitchell area. Surveillance cameras caught 3 males rummaging through vehicles on the west side of Mitchell. All three are seen wearing hoodies and attempting to cover their faces. Steinbach RCMP are still investigating this matter but would like to remind the public to lock their vehicles at night and take important belongings into their residence. If you have any information in regards to the above you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204- 326-4452 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com.

Thief Smashes Glass Door On the April 25 at approximately 10:45 pm, the Husky gas station in Richer was broken into. The thief smashed the front door glass to gain entry. The lone male targeted cigarettes, where numerous packs were stolen. The Steinbach RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the male suspect and/or the truck used as they were caught on security camera. If you have any information in regards to the above you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204- 326-4452 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com

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Theft of Vehicle and ATV in the RM of La Broquerie On May 7 RCMP received a report of a stolen Mazda 6 GS 2013, grey in colour with Manitoba plate GTG287. The theft occurred in the RM of La Broquerie in the area of Hein Drive between May 6 at 11:30 pm and May 7 at 7:20 am. Police also received report of a stolen Honda ATV TRX 420 FMC7 2007, green/brown in colour. The theft occurred in the area of Blue Bird Lane between the hours of 2 am and 8 am on May 7, 2019. If you have any information in regards to the above you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204- 326-4452 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com.

Truck Stolen from Gym Parking Lot On May 22 at 8:55 pm, Steinbach RCMP received a report of a 2014 Ford F150 Lariat, white in colour with Jets plate J35931 stolen from the parking lot of Fitness Zone between 6:30 pm and 8:45 pm. If you have any information in regards to the above you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204- 326-4452 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com.

Break, Enter & Theft – Steinbach Steinbach RCMP are investigating a break-in and theft which occurred at an apartment building on 1st Street in Steinbach that took place overnight on April 28. A set of tools, brand new pair of boots and a handheld GPS have been reported stolen so far. In addition multiple vehicles were rummaged through in the parking garage. Police are seeking assistance in identifying the two suspects involved. If you have any information in regards to the above you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204- 326-4452 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com.

Impound Yard Broken Into RCMP Need Identity of Woman for Multiple Thefts

Senior Pepper Sprayed During Break-In On May 2 at approximately 5:15 am, a female resident of Paradise Village was pepper sprayed when she let her dog out and was confronted by an unknown male outside her residence. The male was described as being approximately 18 years of age and aboriginal in appearance. He drove off in a white Chevy truck followed by a red SUV parked nearby. After arriving Police learned that the suspect(s) had gained entry into her garage and rummaged through their vehicle. Shortly after, police received five (5) more complaints of break-ins and theft in the same area of Paradise Village. In most cases, the suspect(s) entered the garage, rummaged through the vehicles, stole garage door openers and other items. A 2005 Yamaha YW50TK Manitoba plate 5AY02 was stolen from one of the residences. If you have any information in regards to the above you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204- 326-4452 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com

On May 9 around 2:30 pm a purse was stolen at the Jake Epp Public Library in Steinbach. Later that day around 3:45 pm cosmetics were stolen from the Superstore. The Steinbach RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a female suspect caught on security camera. If you have any information in regards to the above you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204- 326-4452 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com.

Steinbach RCMP are investigating a Break, Enter and Theft which occurred at Steinbach Towing in Steinbach. The theft took place overnight on May 14. A motorcycle a black Honda VT 100C2 Shadow Sabre licence plate 3CC19 was taken from the compound. Also reported stolen is a 2015 Jeep Cherokee North, blue in colour with Manitoba plate HAZ383. Police are seeking assistance in identifying any suspects involved. If you have any information in regards to the above you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204- 326-4452 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com.

Door Damaged During Break In On Sunday May 12, unknown individuals pried open the door to Hope for All Church on Ridge Road in the RM of Hanover. Nothing was taken; however, the door sustained significant damage. If you have any information in regards to the above you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204- 326-4452 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com.


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RCMP Nab Thieves Who Targeted Concrete Forms Steinbach RCMP received a report of concrete forms being stolen from a business on Acres Drive in Steinbach. Investigation revealed that the suspects targeted the business on 3 separate occasions over the long week-end. The thefts occurred between May 19 at 12:30 am and May 21 at 4:30 pm. A Red Dodge Ram had been observed at the business location. Police located the vehicle and have arrested 2 male youths for the offence. Charges are being contemplated and police are pursuing the investigation.

Grocery Thieves Apprehended On May 25 at 7 pm the Steinbach RCMP received a report of 3 people shoplifting at a local grocery store. Security personnel had monitored the male and females in the store and watched all walk out with unpaid groceries. The male was apprehended by police at his vehicle. The vehicle was later found to be unregistered. The male did not have a driver’s licence and is prohibited from driving Canada wide. The 2 females were apprehended by police when they exited the store with their carts full of unpaid groceries. The adult male will be facing charges of theft over $5,000, driving while prohibited, and drive an unregistered vehicle. The 2 adult females will be facing charges of theft over $5,000.

RCMP Look for Repeat Thieves

Theft at Liquor Mart On April 26 around 3:30 pm one male and one female left the Steinbach Liquor Mart without paying for numerous bottles of alcohol.

On May 19 Steinbach RCMP received a report of a theft at a business on Main Street in Steinbach. Over the past while, there have been a series of thefts with merchandise ranging from $100-$1,500 stolen from the same location. Investigation revealed that the suspect(s) attended the business on multiple separate occasions over the past few months stealing baby milk products and cosmetics. A 2018 Kia Reo was observed at this location and the suspects were seen leaving in this vehicle. If you have any information in regards to the above you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204- 3264452 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com.

The following day two adult females followed suit by walking out of the Steinbach Liquor Mart without paying. The Steinbach RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying these four suspects that were caught on security camera. If you have any information in regards to the above you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204- 326-4452 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com.

Vandals Target Solar Lights

Suspect Trips Second Alarm On May 30 at approximately 7:20 am, Steinbach RCMP received a report of a commercial alarm at the Clearspring Centre mall. Police attended and could not locate anything suspicious at the time. Shortly after, at approximately 9:46 am, police received a call of a Break, Enter and Theft at one of the stores located inside the mall. Further investigation revealed that at approximately 7:35 am, the same suspect was reported to have stolen headphones from a nearby store located outside of the mall. The suspect has been identified and the RCMP has made the arrest later in the day.

Between May the 6 and May 13, a property on Cambridge Street in Steinbach had some outdoor solar lighting damaged by unknown person(s). Steinbach RCMP are seeking any witnesses to the incident. If you have any information in regards to the above you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204- 326-4452 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to Crimes (274637).

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Food and Beverage Marketing to Kids Sharing Our Stories… Did you know that there is a Bill before the House of Commons to prohibit direct food and beverage marketing to kids? This is an amendment of the Food and Drug Act called Bill S-228. Why stop food and beverage marketing to kids? - Marketing has been shown to influence what kids will want, demand and choose to eat. - Young kids may not be able to tell the difference between advertisements (ads) and unbiased programs. - Kids may not understand that ads are designed to sell products. They believe what they see. How are kids most exposed to food and beverage marketing? - Television – Kids can watch 10 food and beverage ads on TV every hour! - Websites – Kids see 25 million online food and beverage ads a year. - Restaurants – Many restaurants use interactive promotions, celebrities, and celebrity character recognition. - Grocery stores – Attractive packaging is used to get kids’ attention. Who are food and beverage advertisements targeted at? - 83% of food and beverage company websites target kids under 12. What can I do now? - Limit and supervise screen time. - Focus on eating a variety of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and limit processed foods. - Involve kids in meal planning and preparing. Frequently Asked Questions What is marketing? Marketing refers to any form of message that is meant for the public and is designed to increase the purchase of goods and services. Which food and beverages are being advertised to kids? 90% of products marketed to kids are low in nutrition, high in salt, fat and/or sugar. What are “unhealthy” Foods according to Bill S-228? The word unhealthy will be defined in the regulations. Health Canada is working to develop a definition based on the amount of saturated fat, sodium and sugar in the food item. Which ages will be protected by Bill S-228? The legislation will prohibit advertising directed at kids under the age of 13. Will Bill S-228 prohibit sport sponsorships? The Minister of Health recognizes that exercise and activity are key to kids’ health and well-being. An exemption to the legislation is planned for community level sports sponsorships. Interested in reading more? Check out stopmarketingtokids.ca/who-are-we for more information.


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Ever Lasting Joy What do you do to bring joy into your life? Joy is defined as the gratification of desire. Where do you go or to what do you turn to have your desires gratified? The wise and very rich man, Solomon, from the Bible, did an experiment looking for joy. Ecclesiastes 2:10 says of him, “And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour.” Solomon had the means to do whatever he thought would bring him joy. The early part of this chapter describes the many things he tried. It definitely brought him temporary joy because he rejoiced while doing each event. But he found there was no lasting joy. God has provided many things and activities in life to bring us joy, (marriage, family, job, sports, entertainment, boats, four wheelers, etc.). God wants us to enjoy our earthly pilgrimage, but He also wants us to realize there is much more to life than earthly pleasures. If we could fulfill all our desire for joy with these, we would never seek Him. God made man so earthly joys can only be temporal. In Solomon’s situation, in Ecclesiastes 2:11, he said, “Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do; and behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.” The source of true lasting joy is the Almighty God of heaven. He gives every person access to that joy, only through His Son, Jesus Christ. In Acts 8, the Ethiopian eunuch was searching for meaning and joy in life. He was reading the Old Testament Scriptures when Philip came along and preached unto him Jesus. The eunuch believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and verse 39 says, “...he went on his way rejoicing.” I Peter 1:8 says, “Whom [Jesus Christ] having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.” There is no joy that can compare with the joy of salvation, the joy of knowing God, the joy of casting all your care on Him, the joy of knowing He loves you, the joy of knowing He will walk with you through all the trials of life and then at the end of life, the joy of spending eternity with Him in heaven. If you are seeking real, true, lasting joy today let me encourage you to come to the Lord Jesus Christ, trust Him as your Saviour and let Him give you His joy. Christ said in John 15:11, “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” I pray that none of you will quit searching till you’ve found that joy!

Separation and the CRA Even if this information may never apply to you personally, becoming separated may happen to someone you know or care about, so please keep reading! Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) only considers you separated after 90 days. It will only update its records after this time period; it’s a way of giving couples some time to reconsider without too much communication back and forth with CRA. But once you are physically separated for 90 days, both individuals should be contacting CRA. Often the woman (and often a mother of dependent children) is the first to contact CRA because she knows it may increase her Canada Child Benefit and/or GST credit. CRA does back date these credits to the date of separation. Note in the previous paragraph I used the word “physically” separated. In the past few years, I have spent time with separated spouses after they receive a request for information from CRA asking for proof of separation. There have been times when they

may be legally separated according to the lawyers. Legally separated is when the conjugal relationship ends; when you stop loving each other. But according the CRA, if you are still living in the same home, they do not consider you separated even if legally you are. The only time you can both be under the same roof and be considered separated according to CRA is if the home has two distinct private entrances and two “separate” homes (self-contained with each having its own kitchen, laundry and bathroom, like a rental suite). And even if you both are living in separate homes, you both need to be able to prove it. This is where the problem starts. For example, let’s say the woman stays in the family home and the man has left to stay somewhere else. As the woman (who often has a vested interest in CRA’s acknowledgement they have separated and increased Canada Child Benefits and GST Benefits and income tax savings), you need to be able to prove your previous spouse has left the family home and you are

living separately. So how do you do this? It’s not good enough that both of you write a letter and both sign acknowledging you are living separately. He needs to provide copies of rent receipts, utility bills, bank statements, credit card bills, cell phone bills, driver’s licence, and auto insurance (the more the better and must include civic addresses to prove the physical location) to prove he’s living somewhere else and the mailing address is different. You make it harder for CRA to determine you are separated if you still use the same mailing address. So once one partner moves out, make sure he/she has changed the address (mailing and civic) on everything. If you still get your spouse’s mail, you must return his or her mail to the sender. It’s more difficult now because most mail is electronic, so you may not know what organization may still have his or her old address. I have seen instances where the husband moves in with a friend or family, but there are no bills in his name. He would need to get his name on the lease if they are renting. Plus

change all the others (bank, auto insurance, etc). Manitoba Public Insurance requires everyone update their civic address on their driver’s license within 30 days of moving. As a last resort if there is really no proof that he has left the family home (or that he is physically living somewhere else), I have seen CRA accept third party confirmation letters. These are “professionals” CRA will accept letters from: daycare providers, school principals, family doctors (others can be accepted, again the more the better). I have provided such letters to families when I can attest they are living separate and apart. But you need at least three professionals who can attest to CRA about your physical separation. So make sure that these professionals in your life are aware that the two of you have separated so they can have it documented (for if and when CRA asks for their letters). Make sure these professionals have separate physical (civic) and mailing addresses for each of you. Let them know where your previous spouse is living so they can change their records. From a taxpayer’s point of view, I agree that CRA should be doing

its job to make sure only those who qualify actually get the benefits they are entitled to receive. Unfortunately there have been families and individuals who have fraudulently re-

ceive benefits they were not entitled to. CRA is just protecting tax payer money. I’m just trying to make sure you understand where CRA is coming from and that you (or someone you care about) ensure the physical separation is carefully documented so you stay on the good side of CRA. And keep all your December statements (maybe forever) for all your accounts; you never know if you might need them as proof of where you lived at the time. Anni Markmann is a tax professional and owns Ste Anne Tax Service, working, living, and volunteering in our community. Contact Anni at 204422-6631 or info@sataxes.ca or 36 Dawson Road in Ste Anne.


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Great Chasm Has Been Set in Place

The Call of the Outdoors! At last, summer has arrived! Feel the heat; enjoy the sunshine and the cool breezes. This is a great time to be alive. Winter? Bah! That big old W word is behind us. Just sunshine and warmth for the next few months and maybe toss in a few rainy days just for the variety. As I’m writing this I can feel a cool breeze coming in my window and I can feel the pull of the outdoors. I can hear the call of the outside. The birds whistle at me, my lawn calls to me to come and walk upon it, my garage calls for me to come over and putter about in it (with the garage doors wide open, of course). My deck, my poor cluttered deck, whispers for me to come

and clean it off and then to lounge the day away on it. All these things I must hold off from listening to, for the time being... I look forward to working around outside, the grass to mow and the edges to trim, a shed to clean out and a garage to putter about in. When you live in the country there’s always something to do. I have some dirt that my wheelbarrow is silently wishing to haul and some trees that need a bit of thinning. Don’t get me wrong, I love being in my home too but there is just something special about having survived another winter and now being free to walk outside. No snow banks to deal with, no frigidly cold

winds blasting at you and no bulky clothing to don, just sweet warmth to stroll around in and no jackets, winter boots? Nope, just sandals or bare feet, the way summer is meant to be lived. Sure, there are bees and mosquitoes to contend with but not today folks... not today. Today is just too great a day them to cause any mischief. I hope that when you read this that each and every one of you is able to get outside and just enjoy this sweet gift that we’ve been given. Until next time, take care and keep your world spinning.

Luke 16:22-26… 22) “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23) In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24) So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire. 25) “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26) And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’ (NIV) Throughout all the ages, people have predicted life after death. We understand some of their talking points. This is really not that new to any of us. But only in the last, say, 30 years or so have modern medical procedures become so efficient that claims are made that 100,000 plus lives are saved each year. In fact it boggles the mind when we read about clinical death experiences, those who have been brought back, and those who have been snatched out of the claws of the undertaker, those who have come back to tell what it was like on the other side. This has created a whole new idea concerning death, its sensations, and its meaning. What motivates or stirs our mind and heart when we think about dying? We know death has occurred when our spirit leaves the body. Most folks that I know say that they are not afraid of dying. However, there are those who say that they would like to be someplace else when that happens. But what does it really feel like to die? Death survivors tell us that the moment of death is absolutely painless. It feels like fainting. Is it possible that the fear of death is exaggerated by the fear of the unknown? If you and I could find out what might exist beyond death’s door and how it felt to go there, then much of the fear of death could be removed. People today might feel more secure if we could go back in time to say ancient Egypt. Rent a U-Haul truck, fill it up with all our possessions, have it follow along in the funeral procession, carrying all our wealth into the afterlife. Now barring a rapture, none of us will leave this world alive or with our earthly riches. Each of us will have our turn with death, whether we like it or not. Jesus Christ in Luke chapter 16:22-26 tells a story about a rich man and a poor beggar who died: Verse 22 … “The beggar died, and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried.” We can be sure that the rich man’s burial was one of great showiness and fashionable ceremony. But what about his soul? Well in verse 23, Jesus gives us the answer… Notice several things that happened to the rich man. First, he is in torment. There is a literal pain. Somehow, he catches sight of others who are in heaven and at peace. The second thing we see is that he is fully conscious, aware of his surroundings and has his memory. He can reason. He has feelings. He could hear. He could taste. It is as if he still had a tongue. There was a time when I would joke about hell, thinking somebody would come to my rescue. But what do I do with verse 26… Speaking for Jesus, Abraham answers the rich man’s request…? And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’ That fixed chasm, rift or gulf that Abraham is talking about suggests a forever place, where nobody, no matter who will ever be able to come to our rescue after we die. The Bible story we have discussed does not say that it is a sin to be rich. But it teaches whether rich or poor that it is a sin when we live only for ourselves, when we shut our ear to the voice of God, as it is written in the Scriptures when we fail to practice the love and mercy taught by Jesus… To God Be the Glory Great Things He Has Done. Would you pray this prayer with me? “Lord Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive my sins. I want my life to change. My thoughts and my attitude need to change. I do not have the peace in my heart that I yearn for. I want that peace, joy and happiness that fulfills my heart’s desire. Please let the Holy Spirit help me be the kind of Christian that will honour Your Name. Amen.”


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Ritchot Seniors Create Quilts for Alzheimer’s Patients

The Ritchot Serving Seniors created these touch quilts for Alzheimer’s patients over the winter.

By Marianne Curtis Over the past eight months, a group of ladies from the Ritchot Serving Seniors, in St. Adolphe, has been working together sewing touch quilts for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. During this time, the group completed 45 quilts. According to Janice Burnett, Coordinator, Ritchot Senior Services, the group started meeting once a week back in 2017 after a presentation from a speaker from the Alzheimer Society who spoke to the group and mentioned the Touch Quilt Program. “After she left I looked into it a little further and felt it would be a good fit for us. I spoke with my board about

Sprague Annual Quilt Sale Raises Thousands

it and they agreed, we should give it a try,” Burnett explained. “The program not only creates the lap quilts for those that are suffering from Alzheimer and Dementia, but it also creates a social group.” Burnett said she picked up supplies and asked for donations from the community. “The community response was amazing, not only did we receive the basic supplies, but we even had a sewing machine donated to them to use also. The only supplies we have ever had to purchase out of pocket is the batting to fill the quilts,” she said. “I myself cannot sew a straight line so I started asking around, found a couple of ladies

that were interested and ‘sew’ it began,” Burnett added. Meeting once a week from October to May, the first year the ladies sewed twenty-five quilts. “The ladies never miss a week and always come in smiling. I have coffee on when they get here, music playing in the background and for 2 hours they laugh, sing, dance, and oh ya, cut, iron and sew,” she continued. Members of the group come from St. Adolphe, Ste. Agathe and Niverville, and their enthusiasm is growing into the next generation. “One of the ladies has also recruited her 11year old grandson. He has now started to learn the basic skills of sewing and has begun creating some of the activity squares that are a very important part of the finished quilt,” Burnett concluded. The group is finished for the summer but are already looking towards next fall’s sewing sessions. New members are always welcome to join, even casually. Touch quilts can bring comfort, happiness, enjoyment as well as lessen sadness and fear. Touch Quilts are crafted by many caring volunteers in the community. The program hopes to provide a quilt to every person residing in a personal care home in Manitoba and to create a sense of community giving.

A display of the many gorgeous quilts created by volunteers in Sprague for donation to the community Christmas hamper program.

On May 7, the Lutheran Church quilting group and local volunteers hosted their annual quilt auction and show at the Evergreen Seniors Club, in Sprague. At the event, a special quilt was auctioned, along with a stunning sewing machine cake created by local baker Kailley Cooper. A total of $3,000 for the Salem Lutheran Church in Wampum and approximately thirty quilts were donated for distribution with the local Christmas food hampers. According to Sharron Friesen, a group of up to ten ladies from Sprague and Wampum have been gathering once a week to create quilts to raise money for the local church, and help community residents. “The quilt tops are made at home, and we bring them to the centre and the ladies put the backs on,” Friesen explained. “It is our mission to support the community; it started out that we brought them to the MCC then someone mentioned that there are people in the area that needed quilts.” Money raised at the annual quilt auction is used to help fund projects at the Salem Lutheran Church in Wampum including shingles and Kailley Cooper created this beautiful cake to be auctioned off during the sale. flooring.

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Robbers Foiled by Walmart Staff On May 16 Steinbach RCMP received a report of a male at the Wal-Mart store who was involved in multiple thefts within the past few months. Steinbach RCMP responded and made 3 separate arrests in conjunction to a theft spree that has been occurring throughout the City at multiple box stores. As a result, a 49 year old male, and two females ages 40 and 33 were arrested and charged with possession of property obtained by crime. All three reside outside of the Steinbach area, and all three were found to be attending Steinbach for this purpose.


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Tips for Creating a Pet Friendly Family Yard for Summer Fun By Kris Kiser People aren’t the only ones who love to spend time in the family yard during the summer months. For the family pet, the outdoor living room serves many purposes - providing a place to relax, burn off some energy, play safely with friends (human and furry), and do their “business.” To help everyone including your pets enjoy the family yard this summer, consider these tips from TurfMutt. He’s the spokes dog for the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI) environmental education program. TurfMutt is a former rescue dog who paws it forward by helping kids and their families learn about the benefits of their family yard for people and pets. As a former street dog himself, TurfMutt also advocates for pet rescue organizations and causes. Skip Fake Grass Artificial turf (a.k.a. fake grass) is never a good idea, especially if you have pets. Plastic grass gets very hot during the summer, is challenging to clean, and is anything but environ-

mentally-friendly. It cannot be recycled, and it requires water to clean and cool it. Be a backyard superhero and select real turfgrass. Pick the Right Plants & Grasses As for which kind of grass to choose, go for something hardy that will withstand a high volume of traffic. Buffalo and Bermuda grasses can be a good choice, depending on your climate zone. For other plants and shrubs, check the ASPCA’s list of toxic and non-toxic garden plants for advice before buying. You’ll want soft, yet sturdy, foliage near walkways - save the delicate decorative flowers for elevated flowerbeds and patio pots. Choose Natural There are many non-toxic ways to prevent pests in your backyard, which is good news for your people and pets! Wind chimes near flower and garden beds can help keep pets and pests away. Scented marigolds repel unwanted insects while attracting spider mites and snails. Lavender smells amazing and repels fleas and moths. The oil in basil

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plants can keep mosquitoes and flies away. Consider Pollinators & Other Wildlife While you want to keep some pests out, remember that nature starts in your backyard! Your family yard provides habitat and food for birds, butterflies, bees and more. Each of these species helps pollinate human food crops and flowering plants, so take them into consideration when you’re selecting your living landscapes. Create a Doggy Dream Yard One final tip - there’s no shame in going all out to make your yard a dream for your dog! Remember, your outdoor living room is one of his favorite places to be. Some ideas include adding a splash pool for your pup, creating a sandbox for Fido to unleash his love of digging, or adding a puppy pergola to provide shade for Sadie. Be creative! Your canine will thank you. Kris Kiser is CEO & President of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute and TurfMutt.

Provide a safe and comfortable place for your pet to hang out outdoors year round.

New season, new garden. Whether it’s your first seed or you’re an accomplished vet, here are the must-have pieces you’ll need to be equipped for a successful gardening season. 1. Utility belt. A handy addition to keep your gardening essentials within reach and accessible. Should be comfortable and be able to hold all the things you’ll need. Beats putting things in your pockets.

2. Mosquito-repellent clothing. Instead of using a sticky mosquito spray, try Canada’s first mosquito repellent clothing WindRiver No Fly Zone is a clothing line exclusive to Mark’s that is proven to repel mosquitoes. 3. Gloves. Don’t let the dirt get under your nails. Look for waterproof gloves with grips that are true to size, helping to keep your hands safe from scrapes or cuts. 4. Eyewear. Sunglasses or pro-

tective eyewear will keep the dirt (and sweat dripping off your forehead) out of sight and out of mind. They’ll also increase your coolness factor by at least 20 per cent. 5. Boots. Waterproof and comfortable boots will take you from one pot to the next. From low top to high top, rubber to leather, choose a style and fit that suits your needs and will keep you moving and grooving. Article courtesy of newscanada.com


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C ommunity E vents Dugald Prairie Voices Toastmasters – On Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the Springfield Library. Falcon Lake Alcoholics Anonymous - Whiteshell group meets every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 pm in All People’s Church, Falcon Lake. Come and meet with us or call 204-349-2374. We can help. Hadashville Reynolds Moms & Tots Playgroup – On Wednesdays until June 26, from 10 am – 5 pm. Crafts, Gym Use, Playroom, Snack, Outdoor Play. Contact Angie Hood 204-295-4010 Ile-des-Chênes Ritchot Senior Services at the TransCanada Centre. Call 204-3396141 for more information. Foot care - On Tuesday, July 9. Call for an appointment Janice 204-883-2880. Story Time in Pyjamas - Every Thursday evening at the Ritchot Library Ecole Regional Gabrielle-Roy at 6:30 pm. Ages 2-8 however all ages are welcome. Kleefeld Community Playgroup - For parents, caregivers and children up to age 5. Activities include time for playing, stories, songs and snacks. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at the Rec Centre. Contact Irene Ascough 204-377-5013. La Broquerie Chase The Ace – On Wednesdays at 6 pm at The Frantz Inn, Hwy 52. Tickets $1 each, from 6 - 8 pm. Draw takes place at 8:10 pm. If the Ace is not pulled, the winner will take home 10% of that night’s ticket sales and 45% will be added to the next week’s Jackpot. Every week that the Ace of Spades in not pulled, the pot grows larger! Funds raised to support Agape House. Contact 204-326-6062. Seine River Services for Seniors- Health Centre/Centre de Santé from Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4 pm. Services and programs for seniors. Income Tax help, Lifeline, mobility equipment, foot care, hair care, transportation, home maintenance, yard maintenance, Telecheck, E.R.I.K. program, puzzles and games. Contact Community Resource Coordinator Juliette Rowan, 204-424-5285 or labseinerss@gmail.com. Shopping Trips to Winnipeg’s St.Vital Mall every first Thursday of the month, leaving at 10 am - 3 pm. Cost $15. Steinbach’s Clearspring Centre every last Thursday of the month, from 10 am - 1 pm. Cost $10. Lorette Rendez-Vous Estates Information Meeting – On Wednesday, June 5 at 7 pm Club des Blés d’Or Hall, 1254 Dawson Rd. Open to the public; all are Welcome. Learn about affordable country living in a beautiful community setting along the Seine River. For more information, visit our website RendezvousEstates.ca or contact Leo @ 204 961-1442. Kids Fairy Garden – On Thursday, July 11 at 10 am, Tache Library 1082 Dawson Rd. Cost $10. For ages 5 and up. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Come make your own Fairy Garden with Angela at Ivy Ridge Greenhouse. Attention Newcomers - Have you purchased a home or condo in the area, over the last year? The Welcome Basket Committee of the LUD of Lorette would be happy to answer questions. We have a free basket of coupons, small gifts, samples, brochures,

and business cards which have been generously provided by the businesses and organizations. To arrange a visit please e-mail lorettewelcomebasket@gmail.com. No strings attached. Adult Craft Club - Every 2nd Wednesday per month from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Tache Library. Do you like to knit, crochet, cross-stitch, color or do paper crafts? Join us at the library for our Craft Club. Bring along your preferred craft activity and enjoy tea, coffee, and good company. Adults only. Coffee and tea will be provided. PTSD Support Group – Every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the RM of Tache office, Hwy 206. Volunteer support group meeting for posttraumatic stress disorder support group. Chase the Ace Lottery – On Thursdays from 7 - 9 pm with the draw at 9:15 pm at Dawson Trail Motor Inn Bar. Come, support this very much needed complex, at the same time have the chance to chose the Ace of Spade, and win the grand prize jackpot. Hosted by the Community Complex Fundraising Committee. Ritchot Senior Services Foot Care Clinic – On Wednesday, July 17 at the Clinic at Le Club des Bles D’or with a certified foot care nurse. By appointment only. Call Janice 204-883-2880. Supper - Every Tuesday and Friday at Le Club des Bles D’. Please reserve your meal one day prior, before 6 pm by calling 204-878-2682 and leave a message. Junior Youth – Every Wednesday from 7 - 8:45 pm at Seine River Church, 1464 Dawson Rd (east of rink) for ages 9 - 12. Free. No registration required. Non-denominational. Contact lorettejryouth@gmail.com, 204-2609304. Mitchell Seniors’ Breakfasts – Every Tuesday, from 8 - 9:30 am at the Seniors’ Centre, 130 Ash St. Open to all. Cost from $3 to $6. Bring a friend and enjoy the fellowship. Contact Jane Penner, 204-346-2469, jpenner@jantre.com. Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair – On Friday, June 7, at 5:30 pm and Saturday, June. 8 until at 12 am, 114 Main St. James Barker Band will be performing. Animal Lovers summer Camp – Tuesday, July 2 – Friday, July 5, from 9 am – 4 pm. For ages 6 – 12 this camp is for the animal enthusiast! The week will be focused around all creatures, furry, four-legged, or no legs. With an afternoon of horsing around, a trip to the Zoo and special visits planned by our animal friends, this week will be an animal lovers dream! Early Bird Registration is $150. All Camps at Hespeler Park unless otherwise. Contact recreation@whereyoubelong.ca, 204-388-4600 ext 115 or 114. GriefShare - If you or someone you know has experienced the loss of a loved one we wish to help, you get support and learn about the grieving process. Contact 204-3811155 to register or go to Nivervillegriefshare.com. Moms N’ Tots Playgroup - Moms with children up to age six. Wednesday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 am located in the lower level of Fourth Avenue Bible Church (62-4th Avenue S.) Free drop-in program with coffee and snacks provided, along with a large open space for the kids to play while the moms visit. Contact Karen at klenzrpeters@hotmail.com. Paradise Village Paradise Squares Dance Club - On Tuesdays from 7 – 9:30 pm at the Paradise Village Rec. Hall. Modern Square Dancing is fun and a great social activity. Couples and singles are welcome. Contact Larry 204-422-5424. Pinawa Whiteshell Toastmasters – On Tuesdays at 11:30 am at Whiteshell Laboratories, 1 Ara Mooradian Way. Sign-in required. Prawda Busy Bodies Playgroup – Every Wednesday from 9 - 11 am at the Reynolds School Gym. Free to parents and children. Snacks provided. Contact Cassie 204-793-8290. Richer Metis Local – On Thursday June 6 at 7 pm, at LUD Hall by Fire Hall. Discuss motions for summer events and possible youth bursary for post-secondary education fund. Contact emailricher.metislocal@hotmail.com for bursary registration, deadline is June 15. Community Club Chase the Ace! - Every Saturday at the Richer Inn from 5:30 - 7:45 pm. Tickets only $1 each. Jackpot is growing! Door prizes on random Saturdays ranging from glassware to Jets tickets and jerseys! Bud, Spud and Steak Special and more! Check out the Richer Community Club Facebook page for updates. LGA License #1392RF. Adult & Teen Challenge Concerned Persons Support Group - Join us Thursday evenings at 7 pm, in the Richer Fellowship Church, 50 Southeast Drive. If you have a relationship with someone who has a life-controlling problem, join us for this nine-week Living Free course. Receive encourage-

ment and support in a safe setting, and learn practical ways to best help your loved one. Contact Pastor Ben Funk at 204326-2254 or phone the church at 204-422-5308.

The Knights of Columbus - The St-Pierre Carillon Council – On the first Thursday of the month at 482 Jolys Ave. W. Contact 204-433-7633.

Richer Recovery AA - Group meets Monday from 7:30 - 8:30 pm at LUD Hall in Richer. Contact Paul at 204-422-7673.

Ste. Agathe Seniors Group Card Games – On Tuesdays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm at the Community Centre, 183 Pembina Trail. Cost Membership $10 a year. Bring a friend Day. Contact 204-8822180.

Monday Night Bingos - To raise funds for Stacey Pchajek Memorial Foundation Inc. The foundation provides scholarships, bursaries and prizes to students graduating grades 8 and 12. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult to be on premises and must play bingo. Doors Open at 5:30 pm at the Young at Heart Club, 22 Dawson Rd. MGCC License # BI/BO4164. Contact Doreen Pchajek at 422-5243 or doreen@spmf.ca. Sarto Ukrainian Dance Club – On Mondays from 7 - 8 pm at the Sarto Hall. Join the Sarto Polevnyi Ukrainian Dance Club for the season! You do not need to be Ukrainian to dance! Boys & girls, ages 3 to adult, no prior experience required! Cost starts at $150/year. South Junction Southeast Farmer’s Market – On Friday, July 26, and every Friday in August from 10 am – 3 pm at the Pine Grove Seniors Club. Contact Jen 204-423-2223 for table rentals or information. Lunch available. Sprague Sprague & District Historical Museum - Open by appointment from June – September 30. Explore life as it was in the early days. Free Admission. Donations Accepted. Contact 204-4372210, 204-437-2209 or 204-437-4686. St. Adolphe Jour de Plaisir – A Day of Fun Fundraiser: On Saturday, June 15 from 11 am – 2 pm. Every one invited to a BBQ Hot Dog lunch $3 or Pulled pork for only $5 lunch. A bake sale, silent auction, quilts created for the Alzheimer society and knit wear for sale, a raffle to win one of the special quilts or a beautiful hand knit shawl. Outside games of ladder ball, bean bag toss or a hula hoop contest and a horse shoe tournament. Old Tyme Dance – On Saturday, June 8 with Mark Morisseau and Saturday, June 8 with Mark Morisseau. Dance from 7 – 11 pm at the Pioneer Hall, 345 Hebert Rd. Admission $15 lunch included. Call to reserve tickets Rae 204-883-2440 or Denise 204-883-2429. Lunch Program & Bingo – Every Thursday at Le Club Amical. Available to eat in or take out. Call 204-883-2491 for more information. Foot Care Clinic – On Tuesday, August 6 at 457 Main St. with Ursula Giesbrecht certified foot care nurse. By appointment only. Call Janice 204-883-2880. Mood Disorders Meeting – On Thursdays at 2:30 pm, 457 Main St. with Tara Brousseau, Executive Director for a support group, with topics on depression, bipolar, recovery, shame, resilience, mindfulness, meditation, coping and self soothing skills, interrelationship skills, seniors’ issues, distress tolerance and peer to peer support. All ages are welcome. C.H.I.L.D program – On Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am at Ecole St. Adolphe School. Children’s introduction to learning and development. Contact sas@srsd.ca or 204-883-2182. St. Labre St. Labre 200 – On Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6. To register contact register@stlabre200.ca or contact Joel Grenier 204-429-3241. St. Malo Triathlon 2019 - On Saturday June 22 at the Provincial Park. Event part of the Triathlon Manitoba Grand Prix Series. A great race for first time triathletes, veterans and teams. Organized by the Tribalistic Triathlon Team and Pure Lifestyle. The Standard (Olympic) Distance triathlon will be a qualifier for the 2020 ITU World Championships being held in Edmonton. One spot per gender and 5-year Age-groups will be up for grabs. Over 100 volunteers needed. To register visit stmalotri.ca. Kids of Steel – On Sunday June 23 the Kids of Steel Triathlon at the main beach with registration opens at 6:45 am and the first races starting at 8:30 am Online registration is available as well as race-day registration. Cost Triathlon or Duathlon early bird until June 1, $25 after $30 until June 20. Tykes and Trikes registration $10. Over 100 volunteers needed. To register visit stmalotri.ca. Chase the Ace – Every Thursday from 8 - 10 pm at the St Malo Hotel. Starting pot is $3,000. All profits to the Fire Hall and Arena. St. Pierre-Jolys Army Cadets – Begins in the Fall. Join the 3234-Manitoba Horse RCACC Army Cadets. Leadership, citizenship, community service, sports, orienteering, canoeing, marksmanship, drill, band and more. For all youth aged 12 - 19. Enrollment is Free, No deadline to register. Contact Capt Roxanne Maynard, Commanding Officer 204-324-4034, roxanne.maynard@ cadets.gc.ca. Stay and Play Group – Every Monday from 9:30 – 11:30 am at YFC Cinema. Snacks, coffee served, and childcare available.

Foot Care Clinic Ritchot Senior Services - On Tuesday July 8 with a certified foot care nurse at the Chalet, 431 Ave Bourret. By appointment only please. Call Janice 204-883-2880. Taekwondo - Every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:15 - 7:30 pm at Ecole Sainte Agathe hosted by Kang’s Taekwondo Academy. Cost $40/month. Family rates available. Contact Jason Barnabe, jason.barnabe@gmail.com or 204-802-3458. Ste. Anne Piano Lesson - With Josue Beaudoin, on Monday nights at 112 Central Ave. Cost $200/10 lessons payable to the Cultural Committee of Ste. Anne. Contact 201-422-9599, cccsa@mymts.net. Seine River Services for seniors – Services and programs for seniors. Income Tax help, Lifeline, mobility equipment, foot care, hair care, transportation, home maintenance, yard maintenance, Telecheck, E.R.I.K. program, puzzles and games. Shopping Trips to Winnipeg’s St.Vital Mall every first Thursday of the month, leaving at 10 am - 3 pm. Cost $15. Steinbach’s Clearspring Centre every last Thursday of the month, from 10 am - 1 pm. Cost $10. Contact Juliette Rowan at 204-424-5285 Community Resource Coordinator for local services or e-mail labseinerss@gmail.com. Ste. Geneviève Library Night – On 2nd Tuesday every month, at the Community Centre from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Large selection of books in both French and English, for children and adults. Special requests can be made to the librarian, e-mail btl@srsd.ca or 204-878-9488 or in person. Come for a visit and see what we are all about. Steinbach Professional Development Toastmasters Club – On Wednesday, June 5 at 12 pm, Eastman Education Centre, 385 Loewen Blvd. Improve your communication and leadership skills. Contact Sylvia Nilsson-Barkman 204-326-3893, snilssonb@gmail.com. Tractor Trek Fundraiser – On Saturday, June 8 at 9 am from the Mennonite Heritage Village, 231 PTH 12 N. Contact 204326-9661, info@mhv.ca. Write or Wrong Creative Writers Group – On Monday, June 10 at 7 pm, Jake Epp Library, 255 Elmdale St. Contact Madison Redekopp 204-326-6841, programs@jakeepplibrary.com. Summer Reading Club - Registration begins Monday, June 24 at 10 am until Saturday, July 6, Jake Epp Library, 255 Elmdale St. Open to all children Kindergarten up to the Grade 8. Cost free, Library Membership required. The club itself runs from Monday, July 8 to Saturday, August 24 with a Wind Up Party on Tuesday, August 27. Free craft classes and other events are available for sign up with club sign up. Contact Madison Redekopp 204-326-6841, programs@jakeepplibrary.com. Farmers Market – Every Thursday beginning June 28 until October 4 from 3 pm to 6:30 pm in the Clearspring parking lot. Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi – On Wednesdays, at 7 pm at the United Church, 541 Main St. Ancient Taoist Tai Chi art develops a strong body, balanced and energetic mind that is calm and clear, creative and dynamic. Join us to learn 108 moves of Taoist Tai Chi and feel the benefits. All of our classes are led by qualified instructors. Contact Veronica Klassen 204392-6565, Winnipeg@taoist.org. PTSD Support Group- On the last Thursday of each month, at 7 pm at the Steinbach Legion. Volunteer support group meeting for posttraumatic stress disorder. Movie Night at the Library – Every 4th Friday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Jake Epp Library. We alternate between a family movie and a classic movie. Free admission and popcorn are included. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Madison Redekopp 204-326-6841, programs@jakeepplibrary.com. Breast Feeding Group – On Fridays at 10:30 am at the Steinbach Family Resource Centre for a support group, current information and a variety of presentations. Contact 204-3460413. Toddler & Me Story Hour - Classes offered three times a year for a 10-week session in Fall and Winter and a 5-week session in Spring. Classes are free. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, literacy and parenting tips, crafts and snack for parents and their children ages 1-3. Advanced In-person registration is required. Limited space available. Drop In Book Club – 2nd Tuesday every month at 7 pm in the Jake Epp Library. We’ll post the book for discussion that month and if you’d like to join us please stop by. If you want to start your own book club instead, you can always take advantage of our Book Club collections. No sign up required. Just read the book and come hang out.

Knit-Wits Drop-In Club for Adults - Every 4th Monday of the month, from 6 – 9 pm at the Jake Epp Library. This is for anyone interested in fibre handcrafts such as knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, needlepoint etc. This is not a class but a casual knitting circle for all skill levels. Please bring your own items/supplies. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) – On Wednesdays, from 8:45 - 10:30 am at the Royal Canadian Legion. Cost $2/ week. A weight control support group that helps take off pounds sensibly and keep off pounds sensibly. Contact BettyLou Toews at 326-6397. Eastman Immigrant Services - Many events and activities to support and help you make new friends. Volunteer to help at our community events. Southeast Entry Program Online: Learn about Health Care, Employment and Laws. To register for this 4-week online program, contact Josie@eastmanis. com, 204-346-6609 or email lois@eastmanis.com. Eastman Safety Upcoming Programs - Located at 385 Loewen Blvd. Register online at eastmansafety.ca or contact 1-204371-1595. Creativi-Tea Time Adult Colouring Group - Twice monthly on the 2nd Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30 pm and on the 2nd Friday from 1 - 3 pm at the Jake Epp Library. Cost Free. Join us for a time of relaxation, tea and colouring. Tea and supplies are provided but you are welcome to bring your own! Games Day & Games Night – Every 1st Saturday of the month from 12 – 5 pm and the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6 – 8:30 pm, at the Jake Epp Library. Come down to play strategy games. Bring a friend, your strategies and games. Test your skills and have fun. Ages 14 and up unless accompanied by an adult. Contact 204-326-6841, programs@ jakeepplibrary.com. Royal Canadian Legion - On 1st Tuesday every month until June at 8 pm and Ladies Auxiliary meets 1st Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Steinbach Legion Community Hall, 294 Lumber Ave. Steinbach Girl Guides - Every Tuesday at the United Church of Steinbach, 541 Main St. Registration for girls 5 - 17. Develop personal values and well-being, self-respect and respect for others; promote fun, friendship, adventure and challenges through new experiences; develop leadership and decision-making skills; give service to the community; value the natural environment. The Steinbach Rotary Club - meets every Monday at noon except when Monday falls on a long weekend at the Chicken Chef, 365 Main Street, visitors are welcome. Contact Cornie at 326-3155. Mental Health Information and Support sessions - for family and friends of people with mental health issues are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7 – 8:30 pm at the Eden East building, 21 Loewen Blvd. Contact Kim at 371-0824 or email eastmanmss@mts.net Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba individual and support groups - Meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 1:30 – 3 pm at The Eden East Office, 21 Loewen Blvd For persons experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, bi-polar disorder and other mental health/emotional concerns. Contact Judy Dunn 204-444-5228. Steinbach and Area Lions Club - Meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at the Helping Hands. Contact Henry 204-392-7750 if you are interested. Carillon Toastmasters - Every Thursday at 7 pm at the Jake Epp Public Library, 255 Elmdale St. Meetings open to adults who want to improve their leadership and communication skills. Contact Irene at 204-424-5737. Al-Anon Program – Meets on Mondays at 7:30 pm at the Cultural Arts Centre back door, downstairs. Contact Lloyd 204326-4365. Al-Anon 12 Step Recovery Group - Meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm at United Church, 541 Main St, front door, ring doorbell. All are welcome. Young moms to be - Bi-weekly support group starts at 4:30 pm at Steinbach Family Resource Centre B-11, Hwy 12N. Contact 204-346-0413. Vita Graydon Vet Clinic 10 Year Anniversary Open House – On Thursday, June 20 from 4 – 6 pm, 8160 Rd 39 E. Come celebrate with us. Hot dog dinner, clinic tours, face painting and balloons. Door prizes and cupcakes too. Contact Venessa Graydon 204-425-3264, vitavet@mymts.net. Stay and Play – On Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 am, at the Shevchenko School for children ages 0 - 5 along with their parents/caregivers are welcome to join us for a fun, free, educational learning program. Crafts, snacks, songs, games and story time! Facilitator: Andrea Smith. Contact Penny Horvorka-Alcock 204-425-3535. Woodridge The Mobile Clinic – Is onsite on the third Thursday of every month from 9 am – 4 pm at the Community Club. Contact for appointments 1-855-644-3515 or southernhealth.ca.


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Summer Fun in the Sun Spending the Day Outdoors? How to Stay Cool and Healthy

There are many mind and body health benefits to being active. But during extreme heat, being physically active outside can increase your risk of heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Whether you are coaching kids’ soccer or playing on a team, watch out for each other and pay attention to the signs of heat-related illnesses. Follow these simple tips from Health Canada: 1. Know what the outdoor tem-

perature is before you start so you can modify your physical activity as needed. Ask your coach, trainer or a teammate to pay special attention to you during extreme heat if you are particularly at risk. 2. If you suffer from asthma, make sure you carry your inhaler with you, and that those around you are aware of your condition. 3. Drink plenty of water before, during and after being physically active.

4. Wear loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing made of breathable fabric. 5. Increase your comfort by splashing yourself with cold water. 6. Be realistic – try not to expect the usual performance from yourself during extreme heat. Find more tips on how to stay cool this summer at canada.ca/ health.

Article courtesy of newscanada.com

Picnic Packing Necessities

Take some time to relax and eat outdoors this summer.

Whether you’re planning a daytrip to the lake or adventuring in the greenspace behind your yard, going for a picnic is always a fun summer tradition. You’ll never forget your favourite snacks and treats, so here’s a helpful list of non-edible must-haves for your basket: 1. Blanket. If your destination is table-less, make sure to pack a blanket large enough to fit you and your friends. Yoga mats placed under the blanket will keep you more comfortable on uneven terrain. Tip: put the blanket inside a fitted sheet with weighted items in each corner – this will form makeshift walls around your picnic area to keep unwanted critters away. 2. If you’re tired of sticky bug repellents and homemade remedies that fall short, there’s a new solution - Mosquito-repellent clothing. The last thing you want getting in the way of a good meal is unwanted pests. Exclusive to Mark’s,

WindRiver No Fly Zone clothing repels mosquitos and is available in both men’s and women’s tops, pants, shorts and hats. Just imagine wearing your barrier to mosquitos, instead of spraying it. The clothing is treated with the active ingredient permethrin for long-lasting mosquito protection that lasts through 70 washes. No longer do we need to defer adventures as dictated by uninvited pests. Embrace the short but sweet Canadian summertime and reclaim the outdoors. 3. Water bottle. Keep hydrated with an insulated water bottle, especially if there’s a hike to reach your destination. Always pack more water than you think you’ll need – especially if you plan to cook and clean with it. 4. Utensils, plates and napkins. How many times have you had to use your fingers to scoop the last bit of something out of a jar, then proceeded to use your pant leg as a napkin?

5. Baby wipes work great as a quick sanitizer. Your friends (and pants) will thank you. 6. Portable speaker. Country, rap, blues or rock ’n roll – whatever your preference, be sure to crank the tunes on a portable speaker. Just don’t rely on one that only works with Wi-Fi, as you likely won’t have access to any. 7. Umbrella. Beat the heat with a large stand-alone umbrella to provide some shade during peak sun hours. Tip: if possible, set up near trees – you’ll get the shade you need and added privacy. 8. Garbage bags. Be respectful of the area you’re visiting and always be sure to leave the space in the same condition it was when you arrived. Use one bag for garbage and one for recycling.

Article courtesy of newscanada.com

It is important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before, during and after being physically active.


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Racing Season Opens in St. Adolphe By Marianne Curtis Racing action was fast and furious when Red River Coop Speedway, in St. Adolphe opened for another season on May 23. For over 40 years, Red River Co-op Speedway has been providing high speed racing action to fans young and old. Opening in July of 1973 to a sellout crowd of 3,500 people, the Speedway continues to thrill its over 60,000 spectators each race season. Spectators attending Thursday evening race nights will have no issue finding a favourite driver amid the number of local drivers in every class that compete weekly. With only two races in the season underway, some drivers are already standing out on the point’s board. In the Late Models, Kevin Saxton from Lorette and Mike Martin from Steinbach are ones to watch. Last season, Saxton finished the year in second place. For the Midwest Modified category, Nick Audette and Chris Audette from St. Adolphe, Ethan Friesen from Landmark, and

The Dylan Sabitini Racing Team, from Ste. Anne are geared up and ready for another racing season at the Red River Co-op Speedway in St. Adolphe. Photo by Marianne Curtis

Dylan Sabatini from Ste. Anne are the hopefuls to cheer for. Last year, Nick finished the season in eighth. Pure Stock drivers to support include Ile des Chenes’s Larry Niebel, who has already taken home the checkered flag in one of the first

two races in the season. Last year, he dominated the track with four wins. From St. Malo, Chris Thomas is also a fan favourite. The 4 cylinders are always fun to watch and local residents can cheer for Nicholas Krause from Richer, or

Mercedes Audette from St. Adolphe. A little-known fact about Red River Co-op Speedway is that part of their infield rescue and flag team are members of the RM of Ritchot Fire Department.

Artists and History Wanted for Dawson Trail Tour

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Residents living or creating along the historic Dawson Trail are encouraged to volunteer their time, or showcase their work as part of an arts and heritage tour designed to celebrate the rich history and cultural significance of the Dawson Trail. A small but dedicated group of volunteers has been working behind the scenes to bring vision to life by creating an arts and heritage tour. According to spokesperson Pierrette Sherwood, this is a grassroots initiative that could see the creation of a self-guid-

ed Heritage tour along the history Dawson Trail. This would include an art studio tour along the trail and in the surrounding areas. “Both activities will increase awareness and community pride, and generate tourism and economic growth,” Sherwood explained. “To make this project a true success, we need community members and artists at the table to shape the vision through working committees.” The tour is currently in the planned stages with a goal to launch in 2020 to coincide with Manitoba’s 150th birthday celebrations. “At this time, we invite input from community members

to identify and prioritize our many historically significant sites as we will be undertaking a comprehensive review of historical inventory assets in the coming months,” Sherwood continued. “As well, local artists, artisans, and traditional craftspeople who might wish to find out more about the studio tour, or to help plan the details, are encouraged to come forward.” Anyone with relevant historical information, wanting to volunteer or are an artist who wants to be part of the tour is encouraged to contact the Dawson Trail Arts and Heritage Tour planning committee at dawsontrailtourmb@gmail.com.


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