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cans from the school foyer into and Chimo Beach areas for con- put away in the proper place on s r e p or t e d i n t he tion to the schools. Pupils co-ordinated the entire the church basement the after- tributions from the community. the shelving units. They were March 9 edition, the Grade 12 Interdisci- month-long promotion, which noon of March 21, where the When all was said and done, fantastic! We are very, very plinary Studies in Science class culminated in a ceremonious food was weighed and sorted. the scales at Riverdale Harvest pleased.” Elementary school staff memat Rivers Collegiate planned a presentation on March 20 to Although the project was a sen- noted a total of 434 pounds, “a project for Riverdale Harvest. Riverdale Harvest president ior students brainstorm, the en- fabulous amount,” says Heather. ber/Harvest volunteer Yvonne tire high school was encouraged “We are so pleased they decided Crouch initiated a similar camDubbed the Boat Load of Food, Heather Gray and Liliane. Because the snow had melted to participate. The collegiate to help those we serve. A lot paign in her school. That threestudents secured a canoe from Rolling River School Division so much, the canoe could not hosted a poor boy floor hockey of times kids don’t get enough week effort simply encouraged with an intent to f ill it with be portaged across the street to tournament in which to play, credit but this group of students students to leave product in PHOTO87 BY pounds TERRA WOLSKI of food non-perishables. Although the Zion Church (home of River- athletes had to pay with food for certainly deserves some praise. the canoe; was collected from the younger Harvest). Rather, the teens the canoe. also with All students behind 85 to cm. The big money winnerwas offully the organized Northerndale Pike Classic Kevin Wrightson, of Some Oak students River (left) a pike stayed measuring campaign by that class, the original idea carried bags, boxes and garbage canvassed Rivers, Oak River help check expiry dates, sort and group on Thursday, March 22. came from a suggestion made by harvest volunteer wasLiliane directed at hooking Church, Brandon, 46.8 cm, Jody Turner, Brandon, 73.6 five $20 gift certificates for Hal SveistrupDupuis. up a large northern pike, ice fishing rod and tip-up, cm; Glen Bananysh (adress catching a northern pike Rivers & area Game & Fish “I heard the idea at a meetwith a cash reward. also donated by Brandon not known), 72.8 cm; Jason closest to a hidden time and ing in Brandon. St.along Augustine Suddenly, inSchool the had early Thirty-four Robins, Rapid City, 72.4 redeemable at any member tried Fill a Canoe fish were meas- Home Building Centre. the 10-day morning hoursin ofconjunction Saturday,withured and released. For a The Following is a sum- cm; Kyle Fisher, Glenboro, business. The winners were Festival du Voyaguer in Win- entry fee, each mary of the top five adult 71.8 cm; and M+M Drill- Cory Sedgewick, Rivers; March 9, Lake Wahtopminimal nipeg in February. It was very anah was transformed youth competitor received fishers and their cash priz- ing, Rivers, 71.6 cm. Peter Unger, Kemnay; Dale successful and whenever I hear into a bustling, package The event was a profit- Vreeman, Brandon; Travis foodcrowded, bank, my earsaalways perk of brightly col- es: first, Kevin Wrightson, satellite community. The oured fishing jigs. Three Oak River, 85 cm, $1,000; able one for Kayden Brown, Froese, Deloraine; and Kyle up!” She fourth then brought the sugoccasion was the catching the second Abby Mazier, For- who pocketed $418.50 Fisher, Glenboro. youngsters The canoe at Rivers gestion Riverdale Harvest, annual Northern PiketoClaslongest northern pike School re- rest, from the 50-50 draw. A Resident chef, president Elementary was 77.2 cm, $750; third which supported the idea and adequately filled. Dale Vreeman, Brandon, sic, hosted byasked the her Rivers ceived prizes as follows: special raffle featuring a Richard English his caPhotoand by Heather Gray to present the promo-
and Area Game and Fish Association. Forty-eight youth (15 years of age and younger) and 227 adult fishers, accompanied by a legion of curious spectators, took part. Their focus
Oliver Vreeman, Forrest, 57.8 cm, $100 gift certificate from Brandon Home Building Centre; Claudia Vreeman, Brandon, 51.4 cm, $50 gift certificate from Jo-Brook Firearms; Ayla
75.4 cm $500; fourth Jake McCarthy, Saskatchewan, 75.4 cm, $250; and fifth, Ivan Solowan, Brandon, 73.6 cm $200. Five other successful adults received a $100 cash prize. They are:
classy framed fishing print, donated by marine biologist and member, Bruno Breuderlin, was won by Michael Ventnor, Rivers. The Riverdale Chamber of Commerce donated
pable assistant, Dave Falkevich, kept the participants well-nourished with a delicious menu of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries, bottled water and coffee.
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ike most tax saving opportunities, the details are specific, a bit convoluted and hard to find. But as the days roll closer to April 1, when the federal carbon tax will be implemented, information is finally starting to trickle out about just what exemptions farmers will have, and how they can go about accessing them. While the carbon tax proposed by the Manitoba government would have exempted all farm fuel, last fall, the provincial government announced that they would not follow the federal government’s directive to force Manitobans to pay a carbon tax. Manitoba joined the Saskatchewan government’s legal case challenging the constitutionality of the federal government imposing the tax. The five judges hearing the case have yet to make their decision, so starting April 1, the federal carbon tax will hit Manitobans. While the expectation was that the new tax, officially called the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA), wouldn’t be levied on the dyed fuel used by farmers, that’s not entirely the case. Farm fuel will be eligible for the exemption, but only under specific conditions. The exemption will only apply to gasoline or diesel, not kerosene or propane, and only if the fuel is for use exclusively in the operation of eligible farming machinery and all or substantially all of the fuel is for use in the course of eligible farming activities. For Manitobans, the real
Kate Jackman-Atkinson challenge is that the CRA will only allow the exemption if the fuel is delivered to the farmer in their yard. This means that farmers who purchase farm fuel at a card lock will not be exempt. Farm lobby groups in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario are calling on the federal government to level the field, but as it sits now, in order to obtain the exemption, farmers will not only need to have fuel delivered to their yard, but they’ll also need to have a form on file with their supplier. In the coming weeks, local farmers will be receiving their L402 Fuel Charge Exemption Certificate for Farmers form from their fuel supplier. This certificate is similar to the provincial form already on file, which allows a farmer to purchase dyed fuel in the first place. Limiting the exemption according to where fuel is dispensed doesn’t make sense, but it’s what happens when the federal government tries to impose a tax that doesn’t
Will anyone be surprised?
or some reason, the legislature in Winnipeg is buzzing with rumours that we might have an early election. That could be because Premier Pallister has hinted at it. It could be because the PCs promise to reduce the PST from 8 per cent to 7 is to come into effect a year earlier than predicted. It could be because the NDP and Liberal parties are talking about it a lot as well. Theoretically, Manitoba’s election is to be held in the fall of 2020. The federal election is scheduled for the fall of 2019. I am sure that Prime Minister Trudeau would like to delay it considering all the troubles that he has brought down on his own head with the SNC-Lavalin scandal. The next Manitoba municipal and school board election will be in 2022, again, in the fall. With his huge majority, why would Pallister want to go with an early election? Traditional wisdom would say that it is easier to run an election from a position of political and financial strength. Pallister certainly has both, with a majority in the house and more money raised by far than the other two parties. In addition to a huge majority, the polls show the PCs way ahead. So with the combination of a majority, financial strength and a big lead in the polls, any political leader would be foolish not to consider heading into an early election. Pallister, if things turn out the way it looks like they might, would gain another four year mandate. Towards
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take into account the differences in provincial regulations. For example, in Ontario, farm fuel can’t be used in vehicles licensed to travel over public roadways, but it can in Manitoba. When you’re sitting in Ottawa, it’s easy to think that this is the way to ensure farm fuel is used only for farming activities, but I don’t see how sending more fuel trucks out on deliveries is in line with government’s stated goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In the big scheme of things, the tax isn’t huge, at least not in the beginning. On diesel, it will amount to $51 per 1,000L of fuel in 2019. At the end of four years, it will grow to $134. To just exempt all farm fuel from the tax wouldn’t really take a lot out of the government’s coffers. For farmers, price takers in an international market, the problem isn’t just paying carbon tax on the fuel they burn, it’s the layering of taxes all across their supply chain. It’s the slight increase in the cost of getting seeds to warehouses, the slight increase in the cost of getting fertilizer to the farm, the slight increase in the cost of taking cattle to pasture, the slight increase in the cost of hauling products to markets. Regardless of where a farmer dispenses their fuel, if it’s being used for eligible farming purposes, it should be exempt from the new tax. It seems like the government has taken something relatively simple and made it more complex than it needs to be.
RIGHT IN THE CENTRE
Ken Waddell the end of that mandate, Pallister could well look to retirement and the party would elect a new leader to fight for victory number three in about 2023. And yes, some parties and some leaders are that strategic in their thinking. The NDP lost hold on strength and strategy when former premier, Greg Sellinger, tried to hold on too long. He faced an internal rebellion and he scored a technical victory as he clung to his job. However, the dissidents, who had all been cabinet minsters, have all but disappeared from the political scene. The five rebels were Jennifer Howard, Stan Struthers, Theresa Oswald, Andrew Swan and Erin Selby. Only Swan is still around. Many of the people who remain in the NDP caucus are often associated with what many consider fringe issues. The current strategy for the NDP is to struggle to survive. The Liberal party, under Dougald Lamont’s leadership, is struggling to be recognized. The backsplash from the federal Liberals, Trudeau and the SNC scandal surely aren’t helping them right now. After Pallister weighs out all the factors, he may call an early election.
There has been a lot of legislation brought forward, including the elimination of yet another taxpayer subsidy for election expenses. If that bill goes through, it will severely limit the amount of public money that goes into a party’s election funds. Hopefully, it passes, as political donors already get a tax break on donations, the parties shouldn’t get public money as well. The opposition can demand that five bills be delayed until fall. The election expenses bill may well be one of them. If the opposition delays the bill, Pallister will actively remind the public that the opposition parties want to keep being subsidized by tax dollars. If the bill goes through, the opposition parties will be crippled financially. An early election would not be a surprise at all, but time will tell.
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Mar. 15: RRFA Dance 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mar. 23: Board Game Day at the legion Mar. 26: Diabetes Clinic, Riverdale Health Centre, 8 a.m. Mar. 27: Riverdale District Health Auxiliary meeting, Kiwanis Courts lounge, Rivers, 1:30 p.m. Mar. 29: Steak Night at the Rivers Legion Hall, 4 p.m. Mar. 29: Rivers and District Chamber of Commerce meeting Noon at Lee’s Mar. 31: Rivers Skating Club Ice Show, at RCC Apr. 23: Diabetes Clinic, Riverdale Health Centre, 8 a.m. Apr. 24: Riverdale District Health Auxiliary meeting, Kiwanis Courts lounge, Rivers, 1:30 p.m. May 22: Riverdale District Health Auxiliary meeting, Kiwanis Courts lounge, Rivers, 1:30 p.m. May 28: Diabetes Clinic, Riverdale Health Centre, 8 a.m. June 25: Diabetes Clinic, Riverdale Health Centre, 8 a.m. Sept. 25: Riverdale District Health Auxiliary meeting, Kiwanis Courts lounge, Rivers, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23: Riverdale District Health Auxiliary meeting, Kiwanis Courts lounge, Rivers, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 27: Riverdale District Health Auxiliary meeting, Kiwanis Courts
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Home Bodies By Rita Friesen Give to us Laughter….
Name: Dana McNish Birthday: July 24, 1979 Occupation: Facility Operations Manager – Viterra Forrest, MB First Job: Helping out on the family farm (grain, cattle) Hobbies: Coaching kid’s hockey/baseball In Rivers/Rapid City/Oak River since: In Rivers since 2004 Where do you live? 4th Avenue in Rivers Hometown: Nesbitt, Manitoba Where did you attend school? Wawanesa Favourite or Dream Vacation Spot: Fenway Park Favourite Food: Pizza Favourite Holiday: Travelled to Arizona with my family Favourite Music, Song or Artist: Enjoy all genres of music/ Best Concert – Garth Brooks Favourite Sports Team: Winnipeg Jets/Boston Red Sox Favourite Animal: Small dogs Favourite TV show: Sports Centre Favourite Actor/Actress: Will Ferrell When you were 12, What did you want to be when you grew up? Farmer/Professional Athlete Comment: I really enjoy raising my family in a small town like Rivers, love the support we are getting while trying to build the sport of baseball in this town again. On this day - March 15 44 BC - Julius Caesar is stabbed to death by Brutus, Cassius and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March in Rome. 1778 - Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island discovered by Captain James Cook. 1827 - University of Toronto is chartered. 1906 - Britons Rolls, Royce & Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd. 1941 - Blizzard in North Dakota kills 151 people. 1962 - Skating - Donald Jackson is first in the world to land a triple lutz jump in ice skating competition; gives him a gold medal at the World Figure Skating Championship. Prague, Czech Republic. 1989 - "Les Miserables" opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto. 2013 - Patrick Chan of Canada wins the men’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships.
It’s a relatively new hymn, the author, Walter Farquharson, and the composer, Ron Klusmeier, collaborated on this song in 1974. It made it into the Voices United, official hymnbook of the United Church of Canada. Not all of the ‘modern’ anthems speak to me, this one does. ‘Give to us laughter, o Source of our life, laughter can banish so much of our strife. Laughter and love give us wholeness and health. Laughter and love are the coin of true wealth.’ There are times when laughter is a rare commodity. Life is too often heavy and hard. Research is showing that forced or fake laughter is therapeutic. How much better to sit with family and friends and howl with mirth! I have gotten good at laughing at myself. Great subject matter. The other night the grandchildren and their big dogs were away. Jazzie, the cat, has known me all her life. We are not close. I never realised how much loving she was receiving from her family until they were absent. I was nicely settled into bed, my routine completed, right down to the daub of Vicks under my nostrils. Along came Jazzie, lonely and loving me. Up to the point that she settled on my chest, allowing cat hair, her hair, to magnetize to the medicated ointment. I could have thrust her abruptly from the scene, rather I laughed. Really laughed. There was I trapped under a six pound cat, inhaling her glossy discards. My laughter did cause her to shift. Problem solved. Living mostly alone, my creatures do provide me with satisfaction and laughter. ‘ Even in sorrow and hours of grief, laughter with tears bring most healing relief.’ I bear witness to the truth of that line. There are times when in the midst of deepest mourning, a memory f lits through the mind and conversation, reminding us of humanity. We may not freely cry, or weep, from and with our pain. It is a quick transition to tears of release and relief. And healing. ‘ why do we worry that we will lose face? Why act like king for the whole human race? Often in family and often with friend, laughing at pride causes anguish to end.’ My friend and I were striding through an international airport. Sure of ourselves and our destiny. Suddenly an object slid down and out of a trouser leg. There, in public view, was a clean panty liner! With a sure and deft movement the culprit was disposed of in a garbage receptacle. Laughter, much laughter. Not long ago as I was visiting with a senior, I noticed a suspicious bulge in my trouser leg. Inching its way to freedom. Please, dear God, let that be a sock! It was not. Thankful, at that moment, that my friend suffers from impaired vision, I pinched the item out and tucked it safely in my back pocket. I will shake well any pair of jeans before I put them on! ‘God give us laughter and God give us peace’
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Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League Semifinals Monday, March 11, 2019 7:15: Southwest Cougars @ Winnipeg Wild Iceplex Cdn Tire 7:30: Brandon Wheat Kings @ Yellowhead Chiefs Shoal Lake Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:30: Winnipeg Wild @ Southwest Cougars Souris 7:30: Yellowhead Chiefs @ Brandon Wheat Kings Sportsplex Friday, March 15, 2019 7:00: Southwest Cougars @ Winnipeg Wild Iceplex Cdn Tire 7:30: Brandon Wheat Kings @ Yellowhead Chiefs Shoal Lake Sunday, March 17, 2019 1:30: Yellowhead Chiefs @ Brandon Wheat Kings Sportsplex 7:00: Winnipeg Wild @ Southwest Cougars Souris Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:00: Southwest Cougars @ Winnipeg Wild Iceplex Cdn Tire 7:30: Brandon Wheat Kings @ Yellowhead Chiefs Shoal Lake
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VIA Stationette and CN Bunkhouse CN Bunkhouse The CN bunkhouse was originally located south of the depot and was enlarged in 1951. The new 60 bed hostel was built in 1968 to the north-east of Rivers Station to accommodate engine crews as the turn-around point between Winnipeg and Melville. In 2018 another 30 bed modular accommodation was attached to the east side of the present bunkhouse. VIA Stationette The small Brandon North stationette was moved from its location 16 kilometres north of Brandon on the east side of Hwy #10, to its present home directly east of the Rivers station on the north side of the tracks in 2008. The station is served by VIA Rail’s The Canadian three times per week in each direction. This is the only passenger access to VIA between Portage la Prairie, Mb. and Melville, Sask. Close to 2,000 passengers board or arrive on VIA at the Rivers depot annually.
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Hit, Draw, Tap Mona Hammond For the first time, the Manitoba HIT, DRAW, TAP (HDT) provincial competition was held in conjunction with the 2019 Tim Horton’s Brier. Tenyear-old Lily Hammond, daughter of Derwyn and Mona Hammond of Brandon and grand-daughter of Gordon Hammond of Griswold, was the winner of the 2019 Manitoba provincial HDT for her age category on March 10 at Westoba Place in Brandon. Hit, Draw, Tap (HDT) is a youth skills curling competition where junior curlers 6-13 years of age compete as individuals. Participants are grouped into three different age categories (6-8, 9-10, 1113) and curlers perform three different shots- a Hit, a Draw and a Tap, w it h t he d if f icult y of the skill modified based on the age of the curler. Par t icipants have t he chance to move on from club to reg ionals and prov incia ls. T he f irst ever Hit Draw Tap event was held in 2015 at the Ontario Men’s Tankard in Brantford, Ont., and it has now joined Curling Canada’s programs de-
Lily Hammond of Brandon is the 2019 winner of the Hit, Draw, Tap competition. Lily is looking forward to the St. Paddy’s day bonspiel in Rivers.
signed to develop youth curling across Canada. Lily has been a junior curler at Riverview Curling Club in Brandon for the past four years. This year, she competed in the HDT at her home curling club and advanced to the sport region competition in Virden on Feb. 10 which was held in conjunction with the 2019 Viterra Men’s Curling Championship at Tundra Oil and Gas Place. She won her age category and was excited to compete in the provincial cham-
pionship following the semi-f inal Brier game. She competed against children from six other regions from across the province of Manitoba. For c omp et i n g s he received a sweatsh ir t and Brier pins. As the 1st place winner for the 9-10 year olds, she was awarded a trophy and a prize. She chose an autographed Team Manitoba shirt previously worn by Selena Njegovan, third for Team Fleury. Following the competition there was a reception where
Lily had the privilege of meeting Colin Hodgson, lead for Team McEwen and he signed her curling broom. Another exciting opportunity that day was having her picture taken with the Brier Tankard trophy. Now, she is looking forward to curling with her parents and grandpa in the St. Paddy’s Day bonspiel at the Rivers Curling Club. This will be their third year participating in this fun one day bonspiel.
Connecting with the crew
Sheila Runions Strathclair Drama Club
The first two columns about Strathclair Drama Club’s 37th annual production informed you of our principle and supporting characters. The Wizard of Oz has 49 people from Strathclair, Shoal Lake, Cardale, Rapid City, Minnedosa, Rivers, Brandon, Russell, Virden and Oak River whom you will see on the stage at Bend Theatre. But their success in the show is due in part to all the behind-the-scenes work from an assortment of crew departments. Beccy Ardiel-Voth and Shirley Martin are co-directing the stage scenes. Beccy lives in Strathclair and teaches in Shoal Lake; she has been involved with the club for the past 13 years. This is her fourth foray as stage director; she has also been a producer, choreographer, lighting director and actress. Shirley has been part of the club since 2006, when she made her directorial debut. In the 14 years since, she has directed five musicals (counting this one), she’s been music director for four years and part of the orchestra for six years. She lives on a farm south of Rapid City and is that town’s librarian. Duncan Martin (Shirley’s son) has been with the club for 13 of the last 14 years. He’s been on stage for five productions and in the orchestra pit for seven years. This year he’s stepped out of that pit to lead the cast in learning their music. A music teacher at Rivers Elementary School, Duncan now lives in Brandon. Brittany MacDonald is completing her seventh consecutive year as choreographer and cast member. She grew up in Rivers but has since moved to Brandon where she works as a school teacher. Brittany has also taught dance classes in Newdale and Rivers. The orchestra is once again led by Neil Gamey of Strathclair. He is a charter member of the club and has been involved either on or off stage for all 37 years. This year he is directing a 12-piece live band from a pit in the floor at the front of the Bend Theatre stage. Neil works for Prairie Mountain Health in the EMS department. Continued on Page 8
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March 14, 1929 On Friday evening a box social was held in Daly Church Hall. Orlo Brown acted as chairman, in the unavoidable absence of the minister After singing “O Canada” a few minutes were spent in community singing, then in an instrumental duet by Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Brown and wee Vernon gave a little step which amused everyone. A contest followed, which was both instructive and humorous and was won by Orlo Brown and Miss Bradley. A reading by Mrs. E. Dyer, recitations by Olive Couch and some more violin music brought the program to a close. The boxes were auctioned by Orlo Brown and competition ran high in some cases. March 16, 1939 A treat is promised to lovers of the drama, for Friday, March 17, on which date the Rivers Drama Club will present two one act plays: “Daisy Won’t
Looking Back Tell,” a farce, and “Highness,” a heavy drama. March 17, 1949 The third break-in in one weekend was reported last week to RCMP by J.L. Peart, west of Rivers. Mr. Peart’s home was entered during the previous weekend, police were informed. The dwelling place is located about a quarter mile from the Claude Westwood property, which was also illegally entered and some firearms stolen. Indications point to the fact that more than one person was implicated. The visitors took advantage of the owners absence to make themselves at home. They cooked themselves a meal, made use of the radio and spent the night in his bed. Before leav ing, they changed some of h is fur n it ure around. Mr. Peart, an employee at the airport, does not return to his home every
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day and may remain away for a week at a time. Investigations into these two and a third, The Rex Theatre, are continuing.
March 12, 1959 At the regular meeting, Tuesday, of the Daly Council, Anglo-Canadian Oils Limited were awarded the contract to supply fuel, oil, gas, grease and oils to the municipality for the year of 1959. Five applications were received by council for the position of patrol operator for the summer months. Mr. Victor Durston of Rapid City was awarded the position at a salary of $1.25 per hour. A letter of resignation was received from Dr. Nak ielny, as municial doctor at the expiry of the present contract July 1. Council will meet jointly with the town on this matter shortly. Resolutions included: That A. Ross be employed at the rate of $1.60 per
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Winners of the Club event at the Oak River Bonspiel was the J. Frame rink from Rivers J. Frame, Fred Taylor, Jack Hart and Andy Thomas. (March 12, 1959)
hour and John Leslie a second employee at the rate of $1.50 per hour. A delegation including Reeve Chapman and Councillor W. Smith will attend a meeting with PFRA officials in Winnipeg, March 12, to make
inquiries regarding beach developments and similar matters at the dam site. March 20, 1969 T he Fig ure Sk at i ng Club, Minor Hockey and Broomball teams participated in the, “March of
Dimes” Ice Show last week. The event was sponsored by the Oddfellows Lodge with the Rebekahs assisting at the concession. Some $198 was raised from the ticket sales and donations.
Cougars Hockey Sign Wood to 2019-2020 Roster
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Assiniboine Cougar women’s hockey is excited to announce Sadie Wood will be joining the 20192020 roster. Sadie is a power forward from Rivers, Man. She is an assistant captain of the Yellowhead Chiefs AAA Midget team and the third player from the Chiefs to commit to the Cougars for the fall. She is a multi-sport athlete that enjoys playing hockey, golf and rugby. Wood was a member of t he R ivers Col leg iate
Institute varsit y g irl’s rugby 7s team that won the Westman High School Championship in 2017 and again in 2018. She is a strong student, receiving Silver Academic Achievement from her school in Grade 9 and 10, as well as bronze in grade 11. Wood also volunteers at various community events like the Westman & Area Christmas Dinner and Christmas Cheer. “I’m looking forward to making life-long friendships with new teammates, traveling to new places and playing different teams,” said Wood.
“I feel my offensive aggressiveness and puck protection skills will help the team and my ability to shoot the puck hard.” “Sadie can score and play that heav y game which is going to help us compete against athletes in our league that are in their third and fourth years,” said head coach Tony Bertone. Wood wants to help people and is interested in studying mental health. She will be taking the college’s Social Service Worker program in the fall.
March 25 - March 30
Sadie Wood the power forward from Rivers, MB will play for the ACC Cougars in 2019/2020.
2019 Rivers Youth Soccer
Free Kids Ticket for ages 6 - 12 years available on our website until the gates open on March 26
For children/youth born between 2002 to 2016. U4-U8 (2015 - 2011) - $60 Community led program on Wednesday evenings U9-U17 (2010-2002) - $175 Westman Youth Soccer Assoc. Spring League To see nights of play please visit website below or the Rivers Youth Soccer Facebook page. ALL participants must register online at www.westmansoccer.ca (by March 25). There are options to pay on-line or off-line.
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April 5, 1988 - March 11, 2018 Those we love can never be More than a thought away... For as long as there is a memory, They live in our hearts to stay. Missing you Mom, Dad, Craig Kaitlyn, Halle, Heston Murray, Lori Stacie, Dillin & Frank Troy & Laura
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PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING THE 2019 FINANCIAL PLAN PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to subsection 162(2) of The Municipal Act that the Council of Riverdale Municipality intends to present its financial plan for the fiscal year 2019 at a public hearing at the Legion Hall, Rivers Royal Canadian Legion, 633 – 2nd Ave, Rivers, Manitoba on the 9th day of April, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Council will hear any person who wishes to make representation, ask questions or register an objection to the financial plan, as provided. Copies of the financial plan are available for review and may be examined by any person during the regular office hours of Riverdale Municipality at 670 – 2nd Avenue, Rivers, MB on or after April 2nd, 2019. All interested parties are encouraged to attend this public hearing. Kat Bridgeman, CMMA Chief Administrative Officer
NOW HIRING Applications will be accepted by Riverdale Municipality to fill the following positions: 1. One position for Grounds Maintenance/Public Works Assistant position will commence June 6th and continue until August 16th at a rate of $11.85 per hour. 2. Two positions for Grounds Maintenance positions will commence June 26th or as soon as possible thereafter, and to continue until August 16th at a rate of $11.85 per hour. Start dates are flexible Eligible employees must be between 15 to 24 years of age and have a valid class 5 Drivers License. Full resume including three (3) references must be submitted by 12:00 noon, April 26th, 2019. (will be extended until filled) Please mark envelope “Green Team” Kat Bridgeman, C.M.M.A. Chief Administrative Officer Riverdale Municipality 670- 2nd Avenue, Box 520 Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 Fax: 204-328-5374 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cast decided for Wizard of Oz Continued from page 4
Tricia Hunter of Shoal Lake is a “wizard” at creating costumes for the cast. A seniors program specialist with Prairie Mountain Health, she is co-ordinating a crew of six volunteers this year. Tricia has been our costume director for the past eight years. Costumes are complemented by marvelous make-up, which is made possible through the efforts of Amy Ostash. This Shoal Lake lady schedules a crew of 12 to makeover the cast. She also works for Prairie Mountain Health. Husband and wife team Charlie and Darlene McNabb once again share their skills on the sound board, ensuring everyone can be heard throughout the entire theatre. They are also responsible for finding any necessary sound effects and the precision timing required for playing said effects. They live and work in Shoal Lake, Darlene as a nail technician at Trendsetters and Charlie as a salesman at SH Dayton Ltd. This will be the couple’s 11th consecutive year helping the cast sound their best. Rylee Wruth of Brandon is completing her second consecutive year in the projected imagery department. She graduated from Elton Collegiate in 2013 and is now a civil engineering student at Assiniboine
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