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Souris School hosted a tremendously successful fundraiser on April 19 in support of the Humboldt Broncos Hockey Club. The school raised $4478.00 that was donated to the GoFundMe campaign to support the victims and families that were affected by this horrific tragedy. Many thanks to all the people who supported our barbeque by coming and joining us or sending in a monetary donation. Also, a huge thank you to our sponsors: Minary’s Bakery, Big Way, Old Style Butcher Shop, LT Corner Store, Old Dutch, Poplar Ridge Golf Course and Coca-Cola for their generous donations. Lastly, a heartfelt thank-you to all our students and staff at Souris School for their donations and their time and energy to pull this off in a day in a half! Way PHOTO/SUBMITTED to go team! We are so proud of your efforts and your ability to come together in a time of need.

Crescent Avenue design approved by council By Darci Semeschuk Burns Maendel Consulting Engineering Ltd. Attended the April 17 Souris Glenwood council meeting with the updated plan for the Crescent Avenue renovation. Daniel Burns whose focus with Burns Maendel consists of subdivision design, drainage design, wastewater management, water supply and land development has been working with the Municipality of Souris Glenwood since they began plans for the Crescent Avenue renovation. Burns presented the update plan and answered questions regarding the project. Earlier this year, the Souris Glenwood Chamber of Commerce and the Souris Glenwood Community Development Corporation held public forums where residents could come out and share their dreams and wishes for the Crescent Avenue renovation. Coming from those community meetings was the strong wish that council and the engineers build on the beauty of Crescent Ave. “What was a unanimous desire was that whatever was required to bring Crescent Avenue up to code was that in

doing so, they kept the unique tourist friendly concept that Souris has,” explained Scott Murray, Chamber representative on the project. “They want trees, a sidewalk, areas to sit. Capitalize on the beauty of Souris. They don’t just want to see a fence and parking.” In fact that was a main goal for residents. A beautiful area overlooking Victoria Park with a wide sidewalk that is wheel chair friendly, flowering trees, lots of greenery and places to sit. One resident stated that Crescent Avenue is one of the things that make Souris unique. The wish was that council would remember that and not get too technical with their design. Council did pass the updated design which is till projected to cost $1.5 million at the April 17 meeting because of the timeline for construction. There were a few minor changes such as tree species but those will be discussed at a future date. The underground work needed to have requests for proposals sent out and returned for a May start. Mr Burns stated that the underground work will begin in mid - to third week in May and will take approximately eight

weeks to complete. That work will be done by directional drilling and will be quite deep in the ground. Businesses will see a disruption in water and sewer at various times throughout the project but Burns says that will be done in segments and for 3 to 4 hour times as businesses are disconnected and reconnected. The disruption on Crescent Avenue will be for most of the two-month period. A protective fence will be erected and a sidewalk will be maintained on the north side of Crescent Avenue but for the most part, there will be no street traffic once the surface work begins. “We will try to do this with as little disruption to the business area as possible,” explained Burns “This is a complex project as we’ve put a lot of time into thinking about scheduling and minimizing the inconveniences. ” Mayor Darryl Jackson said that the municipality has informed the businesses that need water to operate that there may be a time when it is off so they can prepare. Burns stated that communication would be key between council, contractors and businesses to keep things going smoothly. Continued on Page 2

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Crescent Avenue design approved

Crescent work to begin late May

Daniel Burns of Burns Maendel Engineering explains presented the updated Crescent Avenue project to council on April 17. The updated version has been approved and requests for proposals are out. Work is expected to begin mid to late May and last for eight weeks. PHOTODARCI SEMESCHUK

Peak water levels in Manitoba Flood levels The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure continues to forecast peak water levels at or slightly above bankfull for portions of the upper Assiniboine River, from the Shellmouth Dam and Reservoir to Brandon. This level of flow on the Assiniboine River was

forecast in the March flood outlook and is now occurring as the spring melt is underway. There could be over-bank flooding of lowlying areas. The Portage Diversion started operation this week to reduce the risk of ice jamming along the lower Assiniboine River. Flows

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along the Assiniboine River just upstream of Portage la Prairie are likely to reach between 8,500 and 13,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) at the peak in early May. If ice is no longer in place on the lower Assiniboine River at this time, operation of the Portage Diversion at the peak may not be required. The current flow just upstream of Portage la Prairie is just over 6,800 cfs with just under 2,000 cfs flowing into the diversion channel. The Shellmouth Dam

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Following the underground work, construction can begin on the surface work. This includes a widening of parts of the street, fire hydrants, crosswalks, a south side sidewalk with a safety fence. Additionally there will be benches, a display board, garbage cans, street lighting and trees. Councillor Bill Tanguay and assistant CAO Lisa Greig has concerns that the flowering trees would result in types of berries of fruit that would drop on the ground and be tracked in to businesses on people’s shoes. Additionally, concern was made that they would attract birds and peacocks. Burns says that tree species can come later. The fence that was referred to by Burns is something he says that will improve safety and prevent people from falling down the hill. When asked if this was a code requirement he relied that it is not code. A fence is not required but he does recommend it. Council is concerned that increased costs will push this project over the $1.5 million budget. Councillor Tanguay stated that the south sidewalk could be left off if that was the case. Other items to leave off could be the fence, and other items such as garbage cans and bike stands. Burns indicated that those costs would not save a lot, as they weren’t a large part of the budget. Mayor Jackson hopes that local organizations or groups will take up the Crescent cause to assist with some of the ornamental costs of the project. “When you run out of money, you run out of money. It’s the underground, the dirty stuff that has to get done,” stated Jackson. “I’m concerned that the $1.5 million won’t be enough. I’ve been trying to lower expectations for six months telling people to not get their hopes up. We will do what we can do.”

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Will you know when and where to look?

The Government of Manitoba would like to end the practice of requiring municipal councils to provide public notice of proposed land, aggregate, water, highways and livestock use changes in newspapers. It is proposing to change the requirement to simply post such information anywhere on a municipal or planning district website for 27 days prior to a public hearing. Will you know when and where to look - if a new livestock operation is being proposed for your neighbourhood? - if your town council is debating a new subdivision or high-rise condominium overlooking your backyard? - if your municipal council is considering allowing a new gravel pit operation down your road? - if changes are being planned for the highway or roadway you travel everyday? Help us preserve the rights of Manitobans to be informed – and the obligation of governments to notify us all – of actions and activities that will affect our daily lives. Help us preserve the requirement to provide public notice through community newspapers.

BE INFORMED. BE HEARD. BE PART OF THE PROCESS. Call the Clerk’s office to register as a presenter before the Standing Committee on Bill 19 Phone 204-945-3636 OR Contact the Hon. Jeff Wharton, Minister of Municipal Relations Phone: 204-945-5854 or 204-642-7843 or Email:

Office: Room 317 Legislative Building, 450 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8 Fax: 204-948-4783 Constituency Office: Box 687, 68A Centre Street, Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 Email: If you are registered with the Clerk’s office but cannot attend the meeting, you may send a written submission to: Clerk of Committees, 251 Legislative Building, Winnipeg MB R3C 0V8 You may also fax your submission to 204-945-0038 or email:

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EDITORIAL Letter: Support our Canadian Energy Sector

Something happened in Alberta that was truly remarkable. On a moment’s notice, a rally was organized and attended by thousands of people who came out to support the Canadian energy sector and the people it employs. There was no violence. No arrests. No vandalism. Everyday people who’ve had enough attended it. They’re sick and tired of the endless delays and roadblocks regarding the Kinder Morgan pipeline. They came to rally behind the industry that has provided great wealth to our country and employs thousands of hardworking Canadians. We must never forget, without this industry, we wouldn’t have the fuel to heat our home or gas to put in our vehicles. We wouldn’t have the materials to build our smartphones or practically everything else we use in our daily lives. Now many of the people who went to the rally have never been to a protest. What united each and every one of them was the belief that our energy sector should be celebrated and not looked down upon. They came to support the roughnecks, the pipe welders, the truck drivers and everyone else who makes their living from our energy sector. There were women, men, young and old who came out to ensure that their voice was heard loud and clear: the federal government needs to do its job. Some might call these unexpected rally attendees the “silent majority”. They’re just ordinary people who work hard, pay their taxes and play by the rules. They’re not easily flustered by the daily slog of politics, but now they’re not going to sit back anymore. And when the silent majority decides to take its case to the streets, you know they mean business. In Canada we have the rule of law. That’s what makes our country function. Without these rules and laws, one could safely assume it would lead to dysfunction or even chaos. Now when you’re not content about a particular law, you can run for public office and change it. That’s called democracy. This is what also makes our country function. Until those rules are changed, it is still the law of the land. It is unfortunate there are those who are doing everything in their power to stop a project that has been approved, studied, consulted and has been given the green light. If people or businesses do not believe that rules will be followed, what confidence does that give them to make an investment in Canada? Without that investor confidence, everything comes crashing down. For example, imagine a company that wanted to build a plant to manufacture some sort of product. It will be a very costly investment so they start researching all the rules and laws they have to follow to get this business off the ground. They do everything by the book. They contact all three levels of government. They consult. They fill out all the paperwork and they do all the necessary assessments. After many years they are given the go ahead and are now ready to start construction. Now imagine after following every rule and regulation, a group of people not only opposes you, they do everything in their power to stop the construction and shut you down. Some even go as far as breaking the law. They believe if they make your life so complicated and so burdensome that eventually you’ll just throw up your hands and walk away. What would you think if this was your company or business? You’d be rather frustrated. Actually, I don’t think that word would accurately describe your emotions and sense of disbelief. If you stepped back and really thought about it, what sort of message would this calamity send to anyone else out there who is looking at this unfurl? The ramifications could be huge and long lasting. I know there are those who will fundamentally oppose everything I just said, but I must reiterate that this project followed every rule and procedure. They did everything they were asked to do. It must also be said that this pipeline would mean a $7.4 billion project and will create 15,000 direct jobs and thousands more indirect jobs. Every First Nation crossed by the pipeline supports the project. Forty-three First Nations have Mutual Benefit agreements with the project, worth over $400 million dollars We know that Canada’s environmental and labour standards are the envy of the world. We believe in a process that is fair, transparent and incorporates the latest technology and knowledge so we can build pipelines to get our energy to market. I will continue to call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to prioritize the construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and to use all the tools at his disposal to resolve the current dispute. Larry Maguire, MP Brandon-Souris

Farmland values have steady climb

Submitted by FCC Manitoba’s average farmland values continued to climb at roughly the same rate as the Canadian average in 2017, a sign of a strong and stable agriculture economy, according to J.P. Gervais, chief agricultural economist for Farm Credit Canada (FCC). The average value of Canadian farmland increased 8.4 per cent in 2017, following a gain of 7.9 per cent in 2016. Although average farmland values have increased every year since 1993, recent increases are less pronounced than the 2011-2015 period that recorded significant average farmland value increases in many different regions. “With the steady climb of farmland values, now is a good time for producers to review and adjust their business plan to reflect variable commodity prices and slightly higher interest rates, assess their overall financial position and focus on increasing productivity,” Gervais said. “It’s also a good idea to have a risk management plan in place to protect your business against unforeseen circumstances and events.” In Manitoba, average farmland values increased by five per cent in 2017, following gains of 8.1 per cent in 2016 and 12.4 per cent in 2015. While Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia reported the largest average increases, four provinces – British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island saw a smaller increase from the previous year. Quebec and New Brunswick both showed increases that were fairly close to the national average, while Newfoundland and Labrador didn’t have enough transactions to fully assess farmland values in that province. Some of last year’s average farmland value increase may also be a result of timing as most provinces recorded a faster pace of increase in the first six months of the year while interest rate increases didn’t occur

until the latter half of 2017. Recent increases in borrowing costs and expectations of further increases could cool the farmland market in 2018, according to Gervais. FCC’s Farmland Values Report highlights average changes in farmland values – regionally, provincially and nationally. This year’s report describes changes from January 1 to December 31, 2017 and, for the first time, provides a value range in terms of price per acre. “It’s important to remember that farmland prices can vary widely within regions due to many local factors that can influence how much value a buyer and seller attach to a parcel of land,” Gervais said. He also stressed that every farm operation is unique and there may be a strong business case for buying more land, but not without carefully weighing the risks and rewards. “Farm operations need to be cautious in regions where the growth rate of farmland values has exceeded that of farm incomes in recent years. The good news is Canadian farms are generally in a strong financial position when it comes to net cash income and their balance sheets.” To view the 2017 FCC Farmland Values Report and historical data or register for the free FCC webinar on May 2, visit By sharing agriculture economic knowledge and forecasts, FCC provides solid insights and expertise to help those in the business of agriculture achieve their goals. To follow and participate in the discussion on farmland, visit the FCC Ag Economist blog post at FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $33 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and its role in feeding an evergrowing world.

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Souris Legion News

By Gale Collinson Cribbage players occupied 6 and a half tables on April 25. The highest score of the evening was made by Alva & Don Doherty. The 2nd prize went to Betty Devins with Joan Phillips and 3rd spot was filled by Grant Ewen with Ken Ryckman. The lucky ticket on the 50-50 draw belonged to Vonda Bodin. Our bingo evening on April 16th, attracted 27 hopeful noisemakers. Some people were definitely louder than others. Four hollers came from Alys Will and Marie Neilson and 3 yells came from Darlene Dooley and Dave Johnson. Dave’s last shout was on the Little House for which he received $36. Our meat draw was a little on the quiet side on April 27, but multiple winners were few. Only Dave Johnson was able to take home 2 meat packages. The 50-50 draw was worth $103 and Larry Neilson held the winning ticket. Marnie Heath had a chance to take home $1,230 by locating the Ace of Spades. The Ace refused to cooperate and so it will be up for grabs next week. Just a note to keep in mind – after this Ace is found, the price of a strip of tickets will be going up to $2. A supper of chicken, meat balls, rice, salad and dessert was available after the draws were finished.

Fellowship News

Submitted by Margaret Greaves Bridge results for April 24 are as follows: First: Don and Alva Doherty; Second: Elinor Birks and Keith Davison; Third: Shirley Brown and Muriel Gray. Floor Shuffle results from April 25 are as follows: First: Marilyn Pearce and Alex Hardy; Second: Don Doherty and Iola Stocks; Third: Tom Draper and Elsie Kruk. “500” results for April 26 are as follows: First: Mona Canning and Don Doherty; Second: Ted Dooley and Roy Douglas; Third: Shirley Brown and Lynne McDowell. Our Spring Tea was a great success. Thanks to all who attended. Remember our wind up potluck supper is May 6 at 5:00 p.m. For the summer the Fellowship Centre will be open only Thursday afternoons for cards and or games. Everyone is welcome to join us!

Cliff Cullen MLA for Spruce Woods Constituency Office Box 129, 101 Broadway Street Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0 t. 204.827.3956

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Please be advised that a general municipal election will be held on October 24, 2018. Prospective municipal election candidates must register with the Senior Election Official (SEO) during the registration period before they may begin to accept contributions, incur expenses, fundraise or borrow money for their campaign. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I will be receiving candidate registrations: For the office of head of council: Between May 1, 2018 and September 18, 2018 For the office of councillor: Between June 30, 2018 and September 18, 2018 at the Rural Municipality of Sifton office, 293 – 2nd Ave. West, Oak Lake during the regular hours of business. To obtain a registration form contact the S.E.O. at the telephone number listed below. Lon Turner, Senior Election Official Phone: 204-855-2423 Fax: 204-855-2836

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NON-RESIDENT QUALIFIED IN MORE THAN ONE WARD: statements contained herein 2001 or Kathy Price at In accordance with Section 25(2) of The Municipal Councils and School Boards Act, of are the sole Elections responsibility Elinor Birks any non-resident who owns property in more than one ward is responsible the that Kirkup Agenciesvoter 204-483the persons to or notify entities S.E.O in writing, not later than desires to vote. 2149.  Everyone is September 18, 2018 of the ward in which post he/she the advertisement, and Failing the foregoing, the voter’s name will be placed on the list as the the S.E.O. may Manitobaselect. Community welcome – come out and APPLICATION Newspaper Association and bring a friend!  Also check FOR PERSONAL SECURITY PROTECTION: A voter may apply in writing to the S.E.O. (at the address / fax number below) no later thanmake any membership do not out our new website September 10, 2018 to have his/her name and other personal information omitted or obscured from warranty as to the accuracy, . the voter’s the voters list in order to protect personal security. The application may be submitted in Is your Company completeness, truthfulness or ----------------------------------person, by mail or fax and must include your name, address and include proof of identity. looking to hire reliability of such All changes to Knee the voters list must be completed on or beforeadvertisements. September 18, 2018. Aboriginal job seekers? Hip or For greater DatedReplacement? at Oak Lake in the Province of Manitoba, on April 26, 2018. information on advertising next available of Sifton Lon Turner, Senior Election OfficialPost (SEO)your Rural Municipality conditions, please consult the job opening with Associationʼs Blanket 293 –Restrictions 2nd Avenue West in www. 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OBITUARY HUNT Robert Arthur (Bob), July 17, 1932 - October 5, 2015

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It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing of Bob. He leaves to mourn his love and partner $2,500 Sylvia Plawucki of over 25 years. Also left to mourn are Yearly Credit Sylviaʼs children: son Wade (Jocelyn) Plawucki, daughter Tara, son Darren (Dino) (Linda) Plawucki and their $20,000 children Ryan and Jamie. Granddaughter Kelly Capp Lump Sum Refund and her family. Bob treated Sylviaʼs children as if they The Disability Credit were his own. Also left to mourn is Bobʼs only sister Service. Lowest rate in the industry. Doreen (James) Logeot, sisters-in-law Irene (Bill) Hunt and Mary (Bert) Hunt; Aunt Alice Ardagh and Uncle For reliable expert service CALL George and Aunt Elva Hunt; and many nieces and nephews, and countless cousins, all of which Bob was 204-453-5372 so proud. Paverpol project a fun night for all Houses For Rent Bob was a person who kept the family connected no matter how far away. hosted Bob was predeceased by hisSouris parents,valley RobertRecreation and KathleenDepartment Hunt, and by his three a Paverpol workshop in Kemnay April 24, hosted brothers, William (Bill), Albert (Bert) and Brian. 35 lines Bob attended Forbes School by (Glenwood Municipality) and one year in Hartney. Erna Homeyman. Participants createdIn a Senior’s Apartment 1953 to 1956 he bused children to Hartney by car when Forbes School did notunique have fairy garden house as interesting and Rentals enough students enrolled to keep it open, during those three years he worked part as each one of them. Pictured here: Back row Hartney time Atkinson Electric, Equipment andShelton, the Hartney Post Office. In theErna fall 1200at sq.ft., 2 bdrm/w garage C.C.I.L. (L-R): Heather Carrie Klassen, of 1956$1350/month he started to work with the Manitoba Hydro Commission as a timekeeper. Honeyman, and Sharon Grey. Front row (L-R): No stairs, He spentwheelchair fourteenaccessible, years in Boissevain as area and clerkTara-Lyn then moved to Winnipeg 1972 Olivia McLeod McLeod. downtown location working as a clerk. In 1975 Bob moved to Jenpeg as a camp clerk. In 1979 he PHOTO/SOURIS VALLEY RECREATION moved to St. James, Winnipeg as a caretaker and then to Gillam in 1985. After 35 1-204-720-1913 years with Manitoba Hydro he retired in 1991. Bob loved all sports, and coached baseball while in Boissevain. When he was no longer able to watch the games in person or on television he continued to enjoy listening to them on the radio. 18051AA2 He had a great love of horses, especially Belgians, and was thrilled 18051AA3 18051AA5 when one of his geldings made it to the Royal Fair in Toronto. Funeral service was held at the Hartney Centennial Centre with interment in the of Hartney Riverside The results the latest Totum Cemetery. Research Study on Media Usage in Villages “To Sylvia my love forever. I came to the end. that The sun has setliving for me.inWhy cry for a soullike those (population 1,000-5,000) shows people communities set free. Miss me, but go on with life. are Remember love to webe shared. Remember served by this newspaper morethe likely inspired to take action by an ad the good times we had together. Onnewspaper this journey I than must go alone. Miss but ad. in a printed community any form of me online let me go. Forever holding your hand. Love Bob.” In memory of Bob, donations may be made to the Polio Survivors Association or to the Hartney Rink Fund c/o Town of Hartney, Hartney, Manitoba R0M 0X0. Respondents Who Said Print Souris, Ads in Local Kowalchukʼs Funeral Home, in Community care of Newspapers Inspire arrangements. Action (In-Person Store Visit, Website Visit, Purchase Etc.) by Sector Expression of sympathy may be made at 60.0% 58.0%


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Pillow-top set; Pillow-top King set $695; $459 5 piece 48î table set; Floor Model sofa and chairs sets $1195 (La-zboy Co.); $449 5 piece Youth bedroom37.3% suite (2 colors). Come in and see our friendly and experienced staff.30.0% You wonʼt be disappointed. Sale Hours: Mon-Fri 10-8, Sat 10-6 & Sun 12-5. Call KDL Furniture at 204-571-1971. 660 Highland Ave., South side of #1 Hwy., Brandon. MOBILE HOMES 5 New 16 x 80, 3 Bed, 2 Bath. Starting at $83,000. Altona Mobile Homes, 1-800-582SERVICES AGRICULTURE 4036, GOV'T 1-204-324-6776 Email: -----------------------------------CLEARANCE of in-stock SRI mobile homes. Only 3 homes

left on sales lot. One home in Rapid City move-in ready and priced to sell. Glendale Mobile Home Sales, 260 Glen Avenue, Brandon 204-7247907 STEEL BUILDINGS STEEL BUILDINGS… ìMADNESS SALE!î All Buildings, All Models. Youʼll 22.0%MAD think weʼve gone DEALS. Call Now and get your DEAL. Pioneer Steel 18 0 0 - 6 6 8 - 5 4 2 2 WANTED FIREARMS. All types wanted, estates, collections, single FOOD/GROCERY items, military. WeTELECOMM. handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed Dealer. 1 . 8 6 6 . 9 6 0 . 0 0 4 5

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Seniors Organized Services

Our office is located in Victoria Park Lodge at 135-3rd. St. South. Phone/fax 204-483-3106 hours 9-4:30 p.m. Mon. to Fri. Well it seemed like spring was here last week, and now this week it is already feeling like fall, no wonder we all get confused! But on the serious side if you want help getting your yards or house ready for spring, we have cleaners ready to help you with both of these things, cleaning your yard and /or spring-cleaning your home. I’ve got mine started and oh what dust can collect on pictures, etc; but they are smelling clean and fresh now! Entertainment that is coming on Friday May (11th) are Dale and Brenda Lyons, from Boissevain, coming for your enjoyment to VPL at 1:30 p.m., hope to see you here. Our Spring S.O.S. TEA will be held Monday, May 28. Save the date and of course we look so forward to seeing you then too. Tom McDermot, “The Irish Cowboy”, will be back to VPL on Monday, June 4 at 7 p.m. A speaker will be at Crescent Manot on Friday, June 15 to talk on “Successful Aging & Tips for Independent Living” at 10 a.m. Everyone is Welcome to come! Do you have any ideas of outings you might like to try this summer?? Give us a call or a visit at the Office and we will do our best to try and make it work. We need and Leslie Chudley Sales Associate

like your ideas.

Somethings to do: Mon. and Wed. 10 a.m. Fun Arm Chair Exercises @ VPL. Wed. 1:30 p.m. Fun Bingo @ VPL. Fri. @ Vpl. 1:30 Games for Fun @ VPL. Thursdays at Crescent Manor we have fun Arm Chair Exercises, they are fun and not too hard, come and join us, if you feel any of the exercises are bothering you, quit and rest or only do a few. Some is better than none, right? Remember too if you are clearing out your knitting cupboard, and have any extra wool and needles you are not going to use, we have ladies who would love to knit up

some articles, and they will be given to someone in need. Also felt and crafting supplies too. So IF you are done doing them, maybe we can find someone else who can use these items too. This is all for this week and we hope to hear from you soon, call or come to the office for a visit, OR we can certainly come to you and have a visit with you in your home, or at the hospital or PCH. Keep well and get as much fresh air as you can, take deep breaths when you are outside and clear out your lungs breathing in the clean fresh air and exhaling the stale air. Same for in our homes, on cal days get the windows open and let the fresh air in.


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• New Homes Licensed R-2000 Builder • Additions & Renovations • Concrete Flat work • Roofing

until 01 June 2018 at 5:00p.m. for the purchase of the following property: 230 Cameron Street Property Oak Lake MB R0M 1M0 Legal Description: 26/27-10-1969 Frontage: 50 feet Roll No: 207600.000 Assessment Classification: “Other”

New Construction • Renovations • Free Estimates CALL JIM!

6. The land and buildings are tendered on an as is basis. The Municipality makes no representation or warranty with regard to the condition, suitable use, or size of the land or buildings. 7. Once submitted, no tender may be varied or withdrawn prior to the notification of acceptance or rejection. 8. When a tender is accepted, the tender and these conditions shall constitute a binding agreement of purchase and sale and all conditions herein shall survive closing and remain in full force and effect. 9. Each of the Municipality and tenderer shall be responsible for their own legal fees to complete the sale. 10. To make arrangements to inspect the property, please contact: Lon Turner, CAO by calling (204) 855-2423 or emailing

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SUNDAY SERVICE 11:00 a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 a.m.


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4. The land has not been listed for sale with any agent and no sales commissions will be paid to any agent representing any tenderer. 5. The highest tender need not be accepted. All tenders may be rejected.




3. On acceptance of a successful tender, the balance remaining will become due and payable 30 days after notification of being the successful tenderer(s) by an official from the municipality.

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Appointments Available Monday - Friday

2. Any conditions attached to the tender (such as approval of financing) must be clearly stated in the tender and any conditions imposed will be considered relevant factors in comparing tenders. Please state intended use of building and occupancy. Business plans will be considered in comparing tenders.

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Terms and conditions of sale: 1. Tenders for purchase must be presented in writing and must be accompanied by a bank draft payable to RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF SIFTON for 20% of the amount of the purchase price. The deposit will be returned if the tender is not accepted. All tenders shall be submitted in a sealed envelope with the words “230 Cameron Street Property Tender” marked on the front and must be received at the Municipal Office prior to the deadline noted above. Late tenders will not be accepted for consideration.

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Sunday School Gr. 5 - Adult 10:00 a.m. Worship & Junior Church 11:00 a.m.

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Greg Kirbyson Memorial Bursary established through Foundation By Darci Semeschuk The Souris Glenwood Foundation was the recipient of a generous donation in memory of Grey Kirbyson who passed away last year. The donation is $107,000 in bank stocks and the Foundation will distribute that as a scholarship in the amount of $2000 every year beginning in 2018. “It was just over a year ago that my brother Greg left us after his second courageous battle with leukaemia,” explained Brad Kirbyson, brother to Greg. “After his passing, our family was thinking about a way to leave a lasting memory of Greg in the two communities that meant so much to him: Souris, where he was born and spent the first 30 years of his life, and the Leader-Eston area of Saskatchewan that took him in as one of their own when he moved out there.” Brad Kirbyson explained that they had a few ideas in mind but had already heard good things about the Souris-Glenwood Foundation and the good work they are doing in the community. “We encouraged people to donate to the Foundation in memory of Greg and we got good feedback from a bunch of friends and family members who did contribute to the Foundation at the time,” Kirbyson explained. Kirbyson said that they had wanted to establish two bursaries in Greg’s name. One to a graduating student at Souris, and another to a graduating student in the area in Saskatchewan where he lived. “We had


Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closed noon – 1:00 p.m. Next Regular Council Meeting Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. • 100 - 2nd Street South

WEBSITE INFO.: Send event details to

VISIT us at: or

HANDI-TRANSIT: To book your ride call 204-741-0202 Monday – Friday

In-town trip: $5.00 one way or $10.00 round trip • $50.00 Pre-paid pass (10 rides + 1 free) Group trips are also available upon request – advanced booking required. Donations to the Handi-Transit may be made through the Municipal Office.


PERMITS ARE REQUIRED for renovations, new construction, additions, fences, and accessory buildings. Contact the Municipal office for information 204-483-5200. Building Inspector in office Tuesdays and Thursdays TRANSFER SITE: Wednesday & Friday 2:00 noon – 8:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Dispose your used oil, filters, antifreeze and containers at the Eco-Center. at the Transfer Site. 2018 Dog Licenses are Due: Municipality of Souris-Glenwood By-Law No. 1780 states: “The owner of every dog must register such dog”. License will be issued upon proof Maximum of 2 dogs per household.










Souris Valley Recreation Programs: Call: 204 483-5214 or Visit:

GARBAGE & RECYCLE PICKUP: • Put your garbage/recycling out by 7:00 a.m.

• RECYCLING CENTRE: 24 hour drop off at 20 Pine Ave (west side). • E-WASTE: is accepted, large items may be dropped off at the Recycling Depot. • Please avoid putting household garbage in recycling.



In accordance with Section 36 of The Municipal Councils and School Boards Election Act (MCSBEA), the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood Voters List is open for changes or revisions. • Any person who is eligible to vote in municipal elections in the Local Authority of Municipality of Souris-Glenwood can have his or her name added to the Voters List, or have any information about the voter on the Voters List corrected. • Any person can request to have his or her name and address obscured from the Voters List. A person whose name has been obscured will receive a Personal Security Certificate and identification number. That person may only vote by Sealed Envelope Ballot and cannot vote in person at the regular or advance voting places. A written request must be submitted to the Senior Election Official, in person, by e-mail, fax or mail to: Lisa Greig, SEO at Municipality of Souris-Glenwood by Mail: Box 518, Souris, MB, R0K 2C0. Ph: 204-483-5200. Fax: 204-483-5203. E-mail:

The next General Election takes place October 24, 2018.

DUST CONTROL: Application & payment is required prior to the product being applied. Rural

residents within the Municipality wanting dust control product applied to the road adjacent to their yard site may do so by completing an application form at the Municipal office along with payment. For futher information please contact the Municipal Officer at 204-483-5200.

May 4 - 6, 2018

Pacific Rim Uprising: Rated: PG

111 mins

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The war between humans and Kaijus rages on in this Universal Pictures sequel from director Guillermo del Toro. Staring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing

May 11 - 13, 2018

Rampage 2D: Rated: 14A

107 mins


Primatologist (Johnson) a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorial who has been in his care since birth But a rogue genertic experiment gone awry mulates this gentle ape into a raging cresture of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. . Staring: Dwayne Johnson, Joe Manganiello, Naomie Harris

a few specific requests for the criteria of the bursary that we wanted to incorporate,” he said. “We wanted the bursary to reflect Greg’s personality and values.” The bursary criteria are as follows: presented to graduating students furthering their education at a post-secondary institute for at least a year. Preference will be given to students with a background or interest in agriculture; a history of involvement in sports; high academic achievement should not be the determining factory in making a selection. Foundation representative, Andy Barclay said that the Foundation as thrilled with the donation and would be happy to administer the bursary each year. Right from the start it was a win-win. The funds would be held by the Foundation to improve the quality of life in the Souris area that has played such an important role with our family for so many years, and in so many ways. At the same time, the Foundation would help two deserving high school graduates pursue their dream of higher education. “It took a bit of time to work out the details, but thanks to the hard work and determination of the Board, everything has come together,” Kirbyson said. “A big thanks to Andy Barclay and Darcy Gerow for all their help in making this bursary a reality. It is a very fitting tribute to Greg that will evoke his memory every year when a bursary is made in his name.”

When Greg Kirbyson (top photo) passed away in 2017 from Leukaemia, his family wanted to leave a lasting legacy that would endure for years to come. They created two Greg Kirbyson Scholarships, one in Souris where he grew up and one in Saskatchewan where he lived. The Souris Glenwood Foundation will administer them. At bottom, Brady Kirbyson, brother to the late Greg Kirbyson is seen here with Souris Glenwood Foundation member Andy Barclay as they shake hands over the two PHOTO/SUBMITTED scholarship agreements.

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