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Firemen from Souris, Oakland and Elgin worked for hours to stop a wild fire that began after a spark from a grinder ignited grass and bales on a farm west of Souris. The blaze raced towards Souris and jumped both the railway and Plum Creek. Pictured here, exhausted fire fighters pack up their PHOTO/SANDY BLACK gear after stopping the blaze mere metres from homes.

Firemen stop flames mere metres from homes By Darci Semeschuk The acrid smell of smoke hung over Souris on Monday morning after a devastating grass fire swept into the community on May 6. The quick and professional response of fire fighters was the only thing that prevented complete disaster. Local man Dean Sherritt who lives a kilometre west of Souris was grinding steel in his shed when an errant spark set the dry grass on fire. That fire quickly spread to some hay bales and from there is raced across prairie land, destroying everything in its path and it was on course to hit the southwest corner of Souris. “The fire just spread so fast and Dean didn’t have his phone with him,” explained Debbie Sherritt. “He ran to the house and call the fire department and thankfully they responded quickly.” In fact the Souris Fire Department called in reinforce-

ments from Oakland and Elgin and between the three departments they were able to extinguish the blaze before any homes were consumed. Volunteers quickly assembled to assist in any way the could. Several residents were told to evacuate as a precaution and volunteers assisted them with packing up precious items and animals. “I saw the smoke and hurried over to see if I could help,” explained Sande Denbow, one of many community members who came out to help. “I helped people with packing and then went to make sandwiches for the crews.” The fire did jump the railway and Plum Creek and firemen had to use flame retarded foam in an effort to save several homes if the fire did get that close. A shed on Ray McBurney’s land was engulfed and equipment was destroyed including an antique tractor. Tires that were stored

in the shed by a local businessman were removed before the fire reached the shed. The Sherritt family said the response from the firemen and volunteers was amazing and they are very thankful to everyone for their help in preventing a much worse disaster. It was reported that a fireball flew over several homes before landing in a field. Sherritt isn’t sure if it was luck or divine intervention but whatever your belief, residents were grateful. “We are so blessed to live in such a community,” stated Debbie Sherritt. “Some of you may have witnessed the fireball that flew over several homes and into an open field. One may say how lucky that was while others believe another power greater than all of us helped us out that day. The outcome could have been so much worse and we are eternally grateful to everyone.”

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Nearly 40 per cent of 2018 road deaths linked to non-seatbelt use

Help us find Burrowing Owls

By Cassidy Howell Manitoba Burrowing Owl Recovery Program working in cooperation with Turtle Mountain and West Souris River Conservation Districts. The Manitoba Burrowing Owl Recovery Program is working to help recover the Endangered Burrowing Owl population in Manitoba. Every spring and summer, we work in cooperation with landowners to enhance lands for Burrowing Owls and reintroduce breeding pairs in select pastures located in Southwestern Manitoba. Burrowing Owls are a migratory species. They breed in Canada April through September and winter in the U.S. and Mexico October through March. Our small staff of three, survey hundreds of acres of land each season with the hope of spotting wild or captive-released owls. This year we are asking for help to find our owls.

Beginning in late April, Burrowing Owls start to arrive on the breeding grounds in Canada. The most suitable habitat for Burrowing Owls includes open, grasslands (pasturelands), short-cut hayland with no or minimal trees and shrubs and ground squirrel populations or burrows. With this said, along migration back to best nesting spots, they may be found in other areas like crop fields and ditches. They do require a burrow to nest and roost and also enjoy perching along fence lines. Please keep your eyes peeled and listen for the Burrowing Owls “coo-coo” call. You can report Burrowing Owl sightings by contacting our program partners: Turtle Mountain Conservation District (204) 747-2530 and West Souris River Conservation (204) 877-3020 or by calling the MBORP Hoot Line (204)-807-HOOT (4668).

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Submitted by Manitoba Public Insurance Nearly 40 per cent of drivers and passengers killed this year in public roadway crashes were not using a seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to preliminary fatality data from Manitoba Public Insurance. After recently reporting that February 2018 was the second worst February for road deaths in two decades with nine lives lost, updated data from Manitoba’s public auto insurer reveals a further five fatalities in crashes on public roads in March. This brings to 18, the number of Manitobans killed in motor vehicle crashes for the first three months of 2018 – about 80 per cent higher than average over the last five years during the same time frame. Further analysis reveals that of the 13 drivers and passengers killed in fatal crashes so far this year, nearly 40 per cent were not using a seatbelt at the time of the crash. “While the vast majority of Manitobans wear their seatbelts all the time, these results serve as a strong reminder that failing to buckle up can have tragic consequences,” said Ward Keith, vice-president, Business Development and Communications, CAO, Manitoba Public Insurance. “A properly fastened seatbelt works in conjunction with a vehicle’s airbag system to keep occupants safe, particularly when crashes involve loss of vehicle control or vehicle rollovers.” In efforts to raise awareness about seatbelt safety, Manitoba Public Insurance and its police partners hosted a media event today where a crash victim from Niverville told an audience of high school students how she survived a single-vehicle rollover because she was belted in. The woman’s baby was also in the vehicle. The baby was safely buckled into its child car seat and was uninjured in the crash.

Vehicles damaged in rollover collisions pulled from the Manitoba Public Insurance vehicle damage compound, served as a backdrop for the event, which also involved a tour of the compound to view other severely damaged vehicles for the high school students in attendance. “Testimonials of this nature drive home the importance of wearing seatbelts and safely protecting children in approved child restraint systems when riding in vehicles,” said Keith. “These are real-life examples of how tragedies can be avoided. Sharing these stories is one way we are working with Manitobans to change the conversation about traffic safety, and create a culture where even one fatality or serious injury is considered one too many.” Seatbelt Facts: • People who don’t use vehicle safety equipment properly are 35 to 40 times more likely to be killed when involved in a crash. • When buckling up, make sure the seatbelt’s shoulder strap crosses over the shoulder and the lap belt is positioned across the hips. For seatbelts to work properly they should lay flat against the body. • Become a road safety advocate. As a driver, take responsibility for ensuring all of your passengers are wearing their seatbelts, regardless where they are sitting in the vehicle. This includes ensuring children are properly secured in child cars seats or booster seats. • Don’t assume short trips are less dangerous. Most collisions occur within short distances from home. Wear your seatbelt all the time – no exceptions. • Avoid a costly penalty. If caught not wearing a seatbelt in Manitoba, you will be fined $298 and the infraction will move you down two levels on your Driver Safety Rating scale.

Souris-Glenwood Council notes Compiled by Darci Semeschuk The Council for the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood met March 27th, 2018 with the following members present: Mayor Darryl Jackson, Councillors Sandra Denbow, Darcy Gerow, Mark Gillis, Joseph Goodwill, William Tanguay, Gerald Williams and CAO Charlotte Parham. Delegations attending include: Ms. Heather Williams and Heather Tymoschuk and members representing the Souris Arts Council attended the meeting to update Council on the Arts Council activities. The committee thanked Council for the in-kind contributions including use of the Handi-transit van for events. Funding request was discussed and will be included in 2018 budget. Mayor Jackson thanked the delegation for attending the meeting. Payment in the amount of $14,441.00 representing retroactive payment related to the former General Support Grant that was intended to offset the Health and PostSecondary Education Tax Levy paid to the Province. This amount will be part of the 2017/18 and future years Municipal Operating Grant funding. The following motions were approved: • that the agenda be adopted as presented. • that the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held March 13th, 2018 be adopted as circulated. • to approve for payment of list of accounts to March 27th, 2018 represented by Cheque Nos. 10004119 to 10004158 and payroll direct deposit dated March 16th, 2018 for a total of $286,811.67. • the public tendering process has been completed for the spreading of 8,000 10,000 cubic yards of crushed gravel within

the Municipality of Souris-Glenwood; six tenders were received and reviewed; and in accordance with the municipality’s Purchasing Policy No. 04-2015; Council hereby awards the tender of Hodgson Construction: loading $0.65 per cubic yard and yard/mile hauling $0.33 per cubic yard. • to authorize Andrew Hamilton, Public Works Manager and Conrad Matiowsky, Public Works Foreman to attend the Concrete Pavement Workshop, April 11, 2018, held in Winnipeg, MB registration and expenses incurred be paid in accordance with By-law No. 04-2015. • to authorize Charlotte Parham CAO and Lisa Grieg Assist CAO to attend the MMAA Annual Conference from April 22 – 25, 2018, held in Winnipeg, MB registration and expenses incurred be paid in accordance with By-law No. 04-2015. • to accept the quotation from CLC Carpentry to construct and install a conference table and cabinet for the Council Chambers in the amount of $9,750.00 as per quote. • to adjourn to meet again on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. Council members reported on various Boards and Committees which each represent as members of Council. Reports included the following: Weed Supervisor Workshop; Complex Board; Parks Board; Property Development Committee; MB Forestry Workshop; Handi-transit Committee; Community Development Corporation – Julie Russell new EDO; Souris Glenwood Foundation; Southwest Post – Municipal Partnership Opportunity; Information package received from Southwest Post in regards to Municipal Partnership Opportunity was distributed for Council’s review.

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Souris Legion news

Sports Ramblings

By Dale McKinnon Baseball in Deloraine has officially started. The diamonds are busy with practices and games. The Deloraine/Hartney Colts high school baseball team is 2-1 early in the season. May 2: Colts 6 – Souris 5 Grady Hobbs got the extra inning victory and scored the wining run. Jesse Skelton had two hits in the victory. May 6: Colts 8 - Hamiota 5 The locals won the first game in Hamiota behind the 3-hit pitching of Brayden Teetaert. Zach Maddess had a triple and single to lead the offense. May 6: Reston/Elkhorn 7 – Colts 6 The hometown Reston/Elkhorn scored in the bottom of the 7th for the victory. Zach Maddess took the loss in a controversial ending caused by a scorer’s error. Trent Sambrook had two hits for the Colts. The Colts hosted Killarney on May 9th. The Deloraine Royals senior team opens their 2018 season Friday, May 25 when they host Souris. Congratulations to Tyler Beernaert for wining the Zone Badminton singles. He did not qualify for the medal run of the very competitive provincials. Bradley Schoonbaert scored the winning goal in Steinbach Piston’s 2-1 victory over the Nipawin Hawks to win the Manitoba-Saskatchewan championships. The Pistons advance to the nationals. The answers to last week’s trivia are: Dan Bonar –L.A. Kings, Don Dietrich – Chicago Black Hawks, Ryan Caldwell – NY Islanders ad Arizona Coyotes, Jay More – San Hose Sharks, Marty Murray – Philadelphia Flyers, Jim Agnew – Vancouver Canucks, Don Gibson – Vancouver Canucks. This week asks who was he coach of the last winner of the National Junior A Championships to come from the SJHL/ MJHL region?

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A large electronic sign, leased by the Souris and Glenwood Community Development Corporation and financed through advertising sales to businesses is being installed on the beautification lot at the corner of Highway 2 and 250. Steel supports encased in concrete were used to hold the sign posts because Esso prohibited the Corporation from drilling into the ground where a gas station once sat. The sign will be leased for five years at a cost of $50,000. PHOTO/DEBBIE BUTLER

Blue Hills RCMP Report

submitted Blue Hills RCMP were alerted to a grass fire just west of the town of Souris, off of Highway #2 on May6. RCMP investigated and found that the fire started on a farm nearby. The incident occurred between 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Souris, Oakland- Wawanesa, and the Municipality of Grasslands (Elgin) fire departments attended and in a joint effort were able control and extinguish the fire. There were no injuries. One machine shed with some farming equipment was lost. Some houses on the west side of town were evacuated as a precaution. The Office of the Fire Commission attended and through a joint investigation with RCMP, it was determined that the fire was accidental. In the early afternoon of May 3, 2018, Blue Hills RCMP received a report of a firearm being discharged on a rural property located in the Municipality of GlenboroSouth Cypress. RCMP investigated and found out that 3-5 male suspects had entered the property in a white pickup truck and black van. One of the male suspects was reported to be seen carrying a rifle, and had discharged the firearm somewhere on the property. The incident occurred between 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., May 3, 2018, roughly 2 km south of the Sand Hills Casino on Highway #5. Blue Hills RCMP received information that the white pick-up truck may have been a Dodge Ram, and that the black van had grey/white stripes running on the bottom of both sides of the vehicle. Both vehicles were last seen headed south on Highway #5 towards Glenboro.


Police are investigating and are asking for the public’s help in identifying any suspects related to this incident. Anyone with information on this matter is urged to contact Blue Hills RCMP – Carberry Detachment at (204) 834-2905. If you wish to remain Anonymous call: Manitoba Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or SUBMIT: a secure tip online at or TEXT: “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your information leads to an arrest or charge you may be eligible for a cash award of up to $2000.00 Blue Hills RCMP received a report of a rural break, enter and theft on April 28. A rural property was broken into 3.4 kilometres west of Brandon and an ATV was stolen sometime between April 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. and April 28, 2018 at 12:20 p.m. The ATV is described as a blue 2008 Yamaha Kodiak 450. Approximate value $3000. A second quad had its ignition punched. Anyone with information on this matter or know of anyone attempting to sell an ATV matching this are encouraged to contact Blue Hills RCMP - Brandon Detachment at 204-726-7522. If you wish to remain Anonymous call: Manitoba Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-2228477 (TIPS) or SUBMIT: a secure tip online at www. or TEXT: “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your information leads to an arrest or charge you may be eligible for a cash award of up to $2000.00

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by Gale Collinson It was nice to see seven full tables being used by cribbage players on Wednesday, May 2. Betty Lou Noble and Norm Davis finished the evening with the best score. Lynne and Gord McDowell took second prize and Evelyn Bowles with Margaret Edmunds received the third prize. Val Bergen held the winning ticket on the 50-50 draw. On Thursday, May 3, only 16 people came out to play bingo but only a few shouted more than once. Jack Rose hollered three times and double yells came from Gladys Skoc, Gale Collinson, Cathy Nylund, Betty Devins and Marge Rose. Marge’s last shout came on the Little House, which was worth $26. Our meat draw on Friday, May 4, was not a busy evening and winning tickets were well spread out over the clubroom. Only Pearl Marshall and Bob Edgerton collected two packages of meat. Evelyn Harlton held the lucky number on the 50-50 draw and received $87. The “Chase the Ace” pot amounted to $1,304 and Mike Belbas had the opportunity to put it in his pocket. But the Ace of Spades proved to be elusive and so someone will have a chance at it 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. At the end of the draws, a meal of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic toast and dessert was ready for hungry people.

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EDITORIAL Letter: Taxpayers should know what Carbon Tax is costing

Dear Editor, Prime Minister Trudeau and the Liberal government is doing everything in their power to keep Souris and area taxpayers in the dark on how much money their carbon tax will take out of your bank account. In fact, they even went as far as voting down a motion asking for the financial information to be revealed to Parliament. It begs the question, what are the Liberals hiding? In the last election, the Liberals ran on a very specific pledge to provide information to the public. The Liberal platform stated and I quote, “government data and information should be open by default, in formats that are modern and easy to use.” Not only are they breaking this solemn promise, they are asking for Members of Parliament to vote in favour of their carbon tax without telling anyone what it will cost. There is no denying the Liberal carbon tax is a significant shift in public policy. While they use euphemisms such as “leadership” to describe how they broached this issue with the provinces, the word “threatened” would be far more accurate. What we do know is their byzantine carbon tax is going to be complex. They have to set aside $109 million dollars over five years for the CRA and Environment Canada to administer and enforce their carbon tax. For a carbon tax that is supposedly now in the hands of the provinces, why is it going to cost the federal government over $100 million to just administer it? Without a doubt, this Liberal carbon tax will be one of the largest tax grabs in recent history. It will raise the price of food. It will raise the price of electricity. It will raise the price of the fuel we put in our vehicles. And what is the result? It means that already stretched family budgets are going to be hit once again. Even worse than this, however, we don’t really know the long-lasting financial impact because they won’t tell us. We know they have the financial information as we have received papers that were heavily redacted. They were just awfully liberal in using their black sharpies to cover up the important bits, such as what their carbon tax will actually cost. From their actions, the only logical conclusion is it must be a lot. In Westman, almost half of the people I represent live in rural communities. Many are farmers and their families have lived on the same yard site for over a century. Many also live in small communities and have to drive long distances to drop their kids off at hockey practice or music lessons, go to work and in some cases; they have to drive many kilometres for essentials like groceries and to pick up the mail. If we applied a rural lens on this Liberal carbon tax, it is beyond a shadow of a doubt that those who live outside of urban centres will be disproportionately impacted by it. While rural communities are already challenged by the mere fact of their geographic location, they can now add Liberal policies to the list of things of which they need to be vigilant. The Liberal government needs to be transparent with their carbon tax. Westman residents should know what the carbon tax will cost them. And taxpayers of our great country deserve no less from their dually elected government. I cannot in good conscience support such a massive change in policy or blindly follow along when there has been almost zero evidence provided in terms of concrete numbers. While there are those who sit in the Liberal government’s benches that will go along to get along, I will not. Larry Maguire, MP Brandon-Souris

Key tags program to mark War Amps 100th anniversary The War Amps begins its 2018 key tag mailing to Manitoba households this week with the theme, “Still Much to Do,” as the Association celebrates its 100th anniversary. Amputee veterans returning from the First World War started The War Amps in 1918 to assist each other in adapting to their new reality as amputees. They then welcomed amputee veterans following the Second World War and established the Key Tag Service to gain meaningful employment and provide a service to the public. The War Amps innovative programs have grown over the past 100 years from assisting war amputees – whom they still serve – to all amputees, including children. But there is “Still Much to Do” to ensure amputees have the artificial limbs they need to lead independent and active lives. Rob Larman, Director of The War Amps PLAYSAFE/DRIVESAFE Program, wrote the letter, which accompanies this year’s key tags. He lost his right leg at the age of 14 after friends dared him to jump onto a moving train. A member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, he later

started work at the Key Tag Service, where war amputee veterans continued to provide advice and support on living with amputation. He says, “It moves me greatly to think of how these remarkable First and Second World War ‘amps’ enabled me to overcome my amputation, and I have been proud to, in turn, help the younger amputees who have come after me.” The Key Tag Service continues to employ amputees and people with disabilities and has returned more than 1.5 million sets of lost keys since its inception. Each key tag has a confidentially coded number. If you lose your keys, the finder can call the tollfree number on the back of the tag or place them in any mailbox, and The War Amps will return them to you by courier, free of charge. The War Amps receives no government grants. With the public’s continued support of the Key Tag Service, the Association’s programs for amputees will carry on long into the future. Those who do not receive their key tags in the mail can order them at or call 1-800-250-3030.

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The Little Diggers Club has hard at it planting baskets for Mother’s Day at Sadler’s Creeekside Greenhouse. Each child created a plant pot for mom! PHOTO/DEBBIE BUTLER


Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closed noon – 1:00 p.m. Next Regular Council Meeting Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. • 100 - 2nd Street South

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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

The Souris and Glenwood Chamber of Commerce hosted the Town Wide Yard Sales on May 5. The weather was beautiful and visitors and residents alike found deals galore at the 36 yard sales listed on the mao and at the manyt other sales that were not listed. It was a yard sale weekend!


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 of rabies vaccination. The cost is $20 per dog. 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 further information please contact the Municipal Officer at 204-483-5200.

May 11 - 13, 2018

Go Jets, Go! It’s a Souris White Out at Victoria Park Lodge

Everyone in the province is getting on board with the Winnipeg jets in what has been dubbed the White Out and Souris residents at Victoria Park Lodge are no different. They are showing their support for the province’s NHL team in a White Out display of their own. Residents and staff have hung their jerseys and put out their favourite Jets mementoes hoping the team will move on in their battle with Minnesota. Pictured here are some of the residents and staff in front of the display. (L-R): Ann Swaenepoel, Teenie Carlisle, Dolly Powell, Fern Fortin, Val Dunbar, and Colette Corbett. PHOTO/DARCI SEMESCHUK

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When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago. Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman

May 18-20, 2018

I Feel Pretty

Rated: PG (Not recommended for young children, language may offend)

110 mins Comedy

A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed? Stars: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski

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Souris Hillcrest Museum In Memoriam Halloween Tea, Thursday October 29, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Fellowship Club. Rainbow Auction, bake table, feel free to wear a costume! Proceeds tea will go May 14,from 2016 towards the restoration of a stained glass window. ----------------------------------Elgin and District Museum will have a showing of the 3rd film in the Warpaths Series “Silver Crosses” on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elgin Community Hall. Admission is $5.00. Everyone welcome.

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OMaguire BITUARY calls on plan to HUNT stop illegal border crossers Robert Arthur (Bob),

submitted July 17, 1932 - October 5, 2015 Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris is It is with deep sadness ourof family announces thethe supporting a motion in thethat House Commons that calls on Tools required and experience is passing ofgovernment Bob. He leaves toa plan mourn his love and partner Liberal to table to stop the influx of people an asset. We offer competitive Sylvia Plawucki over 25 years. Also States. left to mourn are illegally enteringofCanada from the United wages, benefits, pension and Thechildren: motion was response to the thousands of daughter people who Sylviaʼs soninWade (Jocelyn) Plawucki, apprenticeship for heavy duty are using loophole(Dino) in the Safe ThirdPlawucki Country Agreement equipment or trailer technician. Tara, son aDarren (Linda) and their to claim asylum Canada. MostGranddaughter of the asylum seekers in 2018 children Ryan inand Jamie. Kelly Cappare Contact us or submit resume to: crossing the border in Quebec, where the military and federal and her family. Bob treated Sylviaʼs children as if they P: 204.571.1531 officials have set up a camp. In Manitoba for 2018, 49 intercepwere own. border Also left to mourn is Bobʼs onlyandsister E: tionshis of illegal crossers took place in January FebruF: 204.726.4910 Doreen Irene ary 53 (James) in March, Logeot, and 19 insisters-in-law the first week of April.(Bill) This Hunt adds to Online application@ and (Bert)borders Hunt; inAunt and Uncle the Mary 1,018 illegal 2017 Alice that theArdagh RCMP intercepted. “I support an orderly compassionate and George and Aunt Elva and Hunt; and manyimmigration nieces and refugee system,” said Maguire. “What transpiring nephews, and countless cousins, all isofcurrently which Bob was neither of those things. It is unfair to those who have waited soisproud. for years to come to Canada to see people just walk across the Bob was a person who kept the family connected no matter how far away. border and jump the queue This situation is leading to massive BobEFwas MOONpredeceased is a second gen- by his parents, Robert and Kathleen Hunt, and by his three backlogs and is costing taxpayers millions of dollars. As of right eration Heavy Construction brothers, William (Bill), Albert (Bert) andisBrian. now, there no end in sight and it is projected there will be up to Company founded in 1962 and Boblocated attended (Glenwood Municipality) one year in Hartney. In in PortageForbes La Prairie School 400 asylum seekers a day thisand summer.” Manitoba. TheHartney Safe Third Country with the States 1953 to 1956 he bused children to by car whenAgreement Forbes School didUnited not have We are currently seeking expewas ratified to ensure claimants are required to worked request refugee enough students enrolled to keep it open, during those three years he part rienced, goal oriented individuprotection in the first in which they arrive. Because als at for Atkinson immediate employment time Electric, C.C.I.L. Equipment andsafe thecountry, Hartney Post Office. In the fall the agreement applies only to claimants who are seeking entry in a number of areas: of 1956 he started to work with the Manitoba Hydro Commission as a timekeeper. from the United States at land border crossings, by train or at Supervisors, skilled laborHe ers, spent years in Boissevain as area clerk then moved Winnipeg 1972 sewerfourteen & water personairports, individuals are illegally crossingtointo Canada in order nel, excavator, grader, working as adozer, clerk. In 1975 to Bob moved to Jenpeg as a camp clerk. In 1979 he sidestep the rules. rock truck, loader and packer moved to St. James, Winnipeg as a caretaker then toillegally Gillam in 1985. the After 35 With the numberand of people crossing border, operators. years with Manitoba Hydro he retired in 1991. which is three times higher than in the same period last year, We offer competitive wages, ts plan,and coached the Province of Quebec out about the evolving Bobcomprehensive loved allbenefi sports, baseball while has in spoken Boissevain. When he was situano Safety training and a hostile tion as they do not have the resources or capacity totodeal with longer able to watch the games in person or on television he continued enjoy free work environment. the thousands of claimants. In particular, the social costs and listening to them on the radio. Requirements are: minimum the housing shortage are straining their limited abilities. Quebec class 5 driver’s license, posiHe had a great love of horses, especially Belgians, and was thrilled has asked the federal government for additional funds to pay for tive work attitude, able to work when his orgeldings made to the RoyalinFair in Toronto.expenses the province paid in well one with of others alone, theit$146 million unprecedented safety oriented, work was exten- held at the Hartney Centennial Centre with Funeral service 2017, when the situation began. sive summer hours including interment in thework Hartney In Cemetery. recent weeks it was reported that Prime Minister Trusome weekends, away Riverside home, drug and deau’s #WelcometoCanada tweet in a2017 “To from Sylvia my pass love aforever. I came to the end. The sun has set for me. Why cry for soul caused confusion alcohol test. within government and created a massive influx of asylum inset Iffree. Miss me, but go on with life. Remember the love we shared. Remember you are interested in joining quiries. According to theMiss released thea good times we and hadgrowtogether. On this journey I must go alone. me butdocuments, it was clear his well-established tweet was directly related to individuals who believed they were ing company let withmeroom for go. Forever holding your hand. Love Bob.” all welcome to claim asylum in Canada. advancement, please visit In us memory of Ave. Bob, may besaid, made to are themany Polio at 1200 Lorne E. indonations Maguire “There factors that are causing this Portage LaAssociation Prairie, MB to fillor to the Hartney Rink Fund c/o Town of Survivors influx of illegal border crossers, but Prime Minister Trudeau is out an application, apply online Hartney, Hartney, Manitoba R0M also 0X0. responsible due to his tweet that encouraged people to come at, or email a resume to to Canada. I would false hope for many and we Kowalchukʼs Funeral Home, Souris, in argue carehe created of now have to deal with the thousands of people who have decided arrangements. to claim Expression of sympathyto illegally may enter be Canada made at asylum.” In the fall, Maguire took part in briefings at the Standing Committee of Citizenship and Immigration on the illegal border crossers. During the Committee it was revealed it costs taxpayWE’RE LOOKING FOR Reconditioned, obsolete and Pillow-top set; Pillow-top King to leftprocess on sales Oneand home in ers close to $15,000 to $20,000 their to proClass 1 O/O’s & Rapid City move-in ready and $695; $459 5other piece 48î social hard-to-find batteries. SOLAR set vide housing and related costs. Company Drivers! priced to claimants, sell. Glendale equipment. 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TMBC looks forward to camp season

submitted Turtle Mountain Bible Camp (TMBC) is looking forward to another exceptional summer with approximately 650 campers. “We’re thrilled to have so many of our staff family returning, and it is always encouraging to see the difference a week at camp can make in the lives of so many children and youth,” Director Howard Weir expressed. Throughout the months of May and June the camp will host a large bird watchers group from Winnipeg, several church groups, Hutterite colonies and school field trips. The director said, “Everyone is welcome to attend the annual Family Day on June 3. There is no charge and it provides guests the opportunity to meet staff, ask questions, tour the grounds and facilities and get a ‘taste of camp.’” People are encouraged to get their applications in a soon as possible before sessions fill up. Family Camp is August 3 - 6 and is an inexpensive and great way to make memories together. ‘Launch,’ is a new retreat that is being offered to adults who are college and career age from August 26 - 28, followed by their annual horse clinic running from August 27 - 30. TMBC is in the midst of a large capital project of replacing their present kitchen and dining hall. The winterized facility will accommodate the growing ministry needs. It is estimated that $700,000 is still needed to complete the building to get occupancy. The project manager is eager to work with volunteers to help reduce cost and keep things moving forward. All the work to date has been done debt free. April was a very busy month as several fundraisers, where free will offerings were taken to keep work progressing on the new facility. TMBC is one of 49 ministries across Canada. Their mission organization One Hope Canada did a concert tour featuring ‘Prairie Joe’ in April. Howard and Kathy Weir were presented a beautiful flower arrangement in honour of their 35 years of camp ministry with One Hope Canada. They said, “It has been an incredible privilege through the joys and challenges to see countless answers to prayer and how God has worked in so many lives through the years.” There were 25 JOY, (Just Older Youth) campers that participated in a music night on April 27t. Larry Thiessen led the musicians and congregation in a trip down ‘memory lane.’ Participants came from as far as Riverton. The upcoming JOY camp from June 4 - 8 offers the following: accommodations in RVs, wonderful meals, fellowship, table games and a variety of outdoor games and activities like the zip line, boating and archery. Many bring their instruments and enjoy ‘jamming’ together and participating in the chapel’s sessions and music night. The past few years, Keith Wells has organized pontoon boats from various residents who volunteer to take the seniors around Lake Metigoshe, which is always a highlight! The camp also offers afternoon

excursions to Boissevain and the Peace Garden. “We are grateful for the generous support of so many as $22,700 was raised towards the ongoing work on the new facility,” stated Weir. “It continues to be an encouraging journey as we watch things fall into place. Unexpected discounts, donations from businesses and individuals, and volunteer help have been huge encouragements each step of the way. A local resident even volunteered his time to build all the cabinets this winter.” It was extremely encouraging, according to Weir for the TMBC to be added to the Donors Choice lists in Deloraine and Boissevain. The camp celebrated its

70th anniversary last summer so it’s wonderful to have local communities investing in the ministry in this important way. “Crops for Camp’ is another fundraiser where farmers are able to donate bushels of grain to camp at their local elevator. Some have even chosen to partner with us by contributing through monthly giving for as little as $10/month. It all makes an impact on the big picture. “We all want to make a difference in lives. Whether it’s investing your time as a volunteer, donating items or financial support, you can be an important part of what God is doing at TMBC,” Weir commented.


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Souris Fire Department held their annual Spring Open House and barbecue during the Chamber promotion Town Wide Yard Sales. Pictured here, Darryl Moreau is on duty putting out fires on the barbecue. The next day he would be putting out fires of a different kind when a wild fire nearly PHOTO/DEBBIE BUTLER made it into Souris.

Imagine Katie Denbow’s surprise when she entered her prize pin online and realized she had won free groceries for a year! Katie picked up her winning ticket at Souris Bigway and the contest is through TGP. There have also been numerous smaller prizes won through the Souris Store. Prize value is $5200.00! Darryl Moreau and Ramona Taylor, owners of Bigway in Souris presented Katie with her prize on May 1st. Congratulations Katie!

Dangerous situation as fire spreads

Thanks to the quick response of the Souris-Glenwood Fire Department, many volunteers, and equipment operators, an out of control fire northwest of Souris was contained before what could have been a disastrous situation. Due to high winds and dryness, the fire came dangerously close to several properties before firefighters were able to get it under control. PHOTO/DEBBIE BUTLER

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