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By Heather Reimer A 31-year-old man from Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation south of Virden was killed at a Virden residence last Saturday afternoon and another 31-year-old man has been charged with his murder. Virden RCMP received a report of a man in medical distress on July 21 at about 1:15 p.m. When officers arrived, there were several people at the scene. Police said the victim had injuries consistent with being in an altercation but did not elaborate on whether a weapon was used. The victim was pronounced deceased in hospital. Three days later, on July

24, RCMP arrested Cassidy Eagle, 31, of Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation, and charged him with Second Degree Murder. Eagle is remanded in custody. Virden RCMP, the major crime unit, and RCMP Forensic Identification Services assisted in the investigation. ANOTHER BLOW FOR CANUPAWAKPA Many of the victim’s family and friends learned about his death while they were attending a powwow at Sioux Valley. In fact, Canu had been planning its own powwow to take place over the August long weekend, but that has now been cancelled. Chief Viola Eastman said, “The whole community is grieving. We

cancelled the powwow because we need time to grieve. It’s been a hard year.” The homicide is just the latest in a string of tragedies to hit Canupawakpa. Eastman says two young women committed suicide earlier this year. Then about three weeks ago, a 42-year-old resident died when his car rolled into the ditch on PTH 83. Eastman says she has returned one of the monetary donations that were given to Canu for the powwow but will keep the donation from SITE Energy and put it towards a healing celebration to take place later this summer or fall. “We need to dance, sing and pray the spirit back into our people,” she said.

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Virden accountant named to BU Board Chamber of Commerce. Michelle Archibald is entering her fifth and final year of music education at Brandon University, where she studies instrumental music education for middle and high school students. Her volunteer experience includes the Brandon Jazz

Festival and Brandon Level One Festival and she is a chorister with Konektis in Brandon. Grant Jackson is a thirdyear history major at Brandon University. He has served on the board since 2017. The Brandon University

Board of Governors consists of 17 members, including two student representatives, and is responsible for appointing the president, vice-president, deans and other staff. Appointments are for up to three-year terms, except for students who have one-year terms.

Virden, nearby towns get boost from Provincial funds Three Virden-area organizations will receive funding from the government of Manitoba for their economic development and enhancement projects. Southwest Business and Entrepreneur Expo was granted $10,000 under the Partner 4 Growth

program. Tanis Chalmers, EDO for the RM of Pipestone, says the money will go towards the costs of running the second annual expo slated for Feb. 6, 2019 in Reston. She said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without sponsorship and funding, this event would not be possible.â&#x20AC;? The Partner 4 Growth

program provides costshared grants to help communities strengthen their economic activity. Dennis County Development Partnership has been granted $16,000, also from Partner 4 Growth. Chalmers says the group hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been told yet which of the projects they pro-

posed will get the funding. Custom Creations, a Virden business, was given a Hometown Manitoba grant of $1,000 to make enhancements to its Seventh Avenue storefront. Owner Bobbie Heaman said she wants to install new siding on the front of her craft and fabric store.

The Hometown Manitoba program provides financial support to enhance main street public places and building exteriors. GRANTS FOR OTHER TOWNS In southwestern Manitoba, community projects in the towns of Hartney, Reston, Oak Lake and




farms with her husband in the area. Tami-Rae Rourke is the co-founder of I-NetLink Wireless and Net-Set Communications, which she ran for 17 years. She now serves as chief operating officer of Tower Co. Canada and is president of the Brandon


Julee Galvin is one of four people appointed recently by the Manitoba government to the Brandon University Board of Governors. Galvin is an accountant and business advisor with MNP in Virden with a focus on agriculture. She also


Larry Rowand of Virden was out running errands last Wednesday in downtown Virden.

Melita also received approval for grants. Last week, the Provincial government announced more than 100 community development grants totaling $848,000 for projects across Manitoba.

Website plugs Dennis County opportunities By Heather Reimer The Dennis County Development Partnership (DCDP) has launched its new website, an important tool in the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mandate to attract investment to the region. The website,, introduces potential investors to the attributes of southwestern Manitoba and the reasons why they should consider establishing here. Tanis Chalmers, EDO of the RM of Pipestone - a member of the DCDP along with Virden and the RM

of Wallace-Woodworth says the website has been in the works since last fall when the partnership began planning its strategy. One of the key features of the site is its detailed inventory of 20+ commercial / industrial properties that are available to develop. Liza Park, Manager of Economic Development for the Town of Virden, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a number of properties that are ready to purchase and develop on tomorrow. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also strategic to illustrate the future of the region. We are growing and our future plans

anticipate that.â&#x20AC;? NEED TO BE FOUND The website plan got an extra nudge of urgency in January when consultants released a report that, among other things, highlighted the importance of branding and being â&#x20AC;&#x153;easily foundâ&#x20AC;? on the web. The commissioned report by MDB Insight pointed out that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Part of the barrier to greater recognition is the lack of a clear brand name. In web searches, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dennis Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is one of the least recognized terms.â&#x20AC;? Chalmers says the arrival of the website is a signifi-

The Dennis County groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website is now live and will be used to inform and attract investors to the area.

cant achievement for the region and the DCDP. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It not only showcases the opportunities within the region, but the partnership as well. It is a professional

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tool that we will utilize to sell the region as a place to do business.â&#x20AC;? She says Invest Southwest is the first regional investment website of its

kind in Manitoba. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s far from DCDPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only outreach effort. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A labour study has been completed along with marketing materials and banners to be used at marketing events,â&#x20AC;? says Chalmers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And this fall the DCDP plans to execute a Business Retention & Expansion program that will include business visitation from local Economic Development Managers and other staff.â&#x20AC;? The Dennis County Development Partnership was formed in 2017 and includes representatives from all three of its member municipalities.

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The Milne gathering

On July 8, 2018, sixtyseven descendants of Jeannie (Jane) and Alexander Milne, formerly of Hargrave, Manitoba met at the Hargrave Community Centre. Jeannie and Alex had a family of eight children and all but one sibling had family in attendance. Relatives arrived all the way from British Columbia across the Prairie Provinces to Ontario. The day’s festivities began when many relatives gathered at the restaurant Papa’s Place in Virden for a full breakfast or a cup of coffee. They were then led on a vehicle tour by Rea Kinnaird, grandson of Frances (Milne) Kinnaird. Highlights were all the residences/homesteads where the Milnes lived. Of special mention was the stop at the Virden Cemetery where Alex and Jeannie are laid to rest. Folks then gathered at the Hargrave Community Centre (formerly the school) where they signed the Guest Book which was the same one Alex and Jeannie had used for their 50th wedding anniversary in the same building on December 17, 1947. Colour coded name tags for each sibling helped family reconnect. At the registration table a bouquet of garden flowers donated by Kathy Mowez of Virden greeted the guests. Families set up pictures and memorabilia of each sibling on tablecloths correspond-

ing to their name tag colour. Family trees were updated with Marjorie (Kinnaird) Tapp and a completed wall family tree was on display with over 400 descendants made by Sheldon and Judy (Kinnaird) Seafoot. A catered supper by Chicken Chef in Virden and a decorated cake and cupcakes, and refreshments were enjoyed by all after a grace delivered by Greg Milne. Morris Clarke read out the names of the siblings and first cousins who have passed on. Then the evening program led by Rea and Karen (Tapp) Naumiuk introduced a representation from each family of the seven present telling about their history and current family.

Registration Awards were presented to • Eldest Milne present Marjorie (Kinnaird) Tapp • Youngest Milne present - Zachary Gillies (Marjorie’s great-grandson) • Furthest travelled - B.C. families • Historians - Sharon Simms, Greg and DonnaMarie Milne, Sheldon and Judy (Kinnaird) Seafoot, Rea Kinnaird and Marjorie Tapp The evening concluded with family pictures taken by Kendra Hanson, granddaughter of Charlie Milne under the Milne Gathering banner and a photo of everyone attending on the steps of Hargrave Community Centre. It truly was a wonderful

day of rekindling old associations and meeting new cousins. Many wonderful memories were made and we had time to honour those gone before. The organizing committee consisted of Marjorie Tapp, Morris and Irene Clarke, Phyllis (Clarke) Shackel, Judy and Sheldon Seafoot, Sharon Simms, Rea Kinnaird and Karen Naumiuk. Submitted by Sharron Simms (Reston)



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Runner Branum - Canadian Death Race By Anne Davison Cindy Branum is doing it again. She and husband Roger, their children and Cindy’s best friend Julie are heading to BC where Branum will compete in the Canadian Death Race. “Nobody has ever actually died running it,” she says brightly. “It’s 125 kilometres and you have 24 hours to complete it.” The race is coming up this August long weekend, beginning at Grande Cache, Alta. Runners will climb and descend three summits, Mt. Hamel at 6,986 feet (2,100 M) being the highest. “They says it feels like you are going up a ladder for three miles.” LAST YEAR’S RACE “Last year my race was 50 km in Fernie. It was really tough because by 9:00 a.m. it was already 30 degrees in the mountains, really, really hot. A lot of people couldn’t finish it because of dehydration. “I finished it. I was dead last I believe. But I was so happy I actually completed it.” TRAINING She says she’s training much harder this year with four runs per week, that’s

11 hours of running. Plus, she does boot camp,two hours of weight lifting and workouts. Branum is going solo on this race which is made up of five legs, with cut-off times for each leg that must be achieved or you cannot finish the race. DETERMINED The first three legs involve mountain summits, hiking and running with not much time for resting. “I’ve been told if you do the three legs on time…you should be able to complete them.” GEAR AND TEAM Compression socks, good running shoes, a belt with nutrition in it and a water bladder with two litres of water in it (refilled at every station) is her gear. In training and other races this year, she has been listening to music. “Last year I listened to books, and it really slowed my pace down. “Good lyrics to get you daydreaming, that’s the best place you can be, and a good rhythm keeps you on pace,” says Branum. Her husband, friend and sister-in-law will be part of her super crew, to meet her at the stations to provide food and water.

“If my family and husband were not on board with it as well, I wouldn’t be able to do it.” Her ongoing schedule has also been demanding. “Every weekend I’m gone running, usually by 4:00 a.m.” With three children and a business to help run, Branum expects this will be the last big race she does for a few years. “This is definitely a ‘bucket list’ item.” She says she loves both the mental and physical challenge of the marathons. “It’s beautiful, it’s fun. It forces me to get out of my comfort zone. At that pace, its not even physical. It’s all mental.” RECENT SUCCESS Branum ran a 50K race near the start of June, on the beautiful trails of the East Gate of Riding Mountain National Park. She had a lot of fun and finished second in the female division. “I finished really strong. I could have kept going so I know my training is going well.” She hopes to do more of these smaller races. “I used to think 10K was so overwhelming; 25K was overwhelming. And

then last year, 50K was overwhelming.” MENTALLY READY “This year I decided, ‘No, I am not going to take this 125K as overwhelming.’ It’s whatever you train your body to do, but the rest is in the mind.” There’s no sleeping on this jaunt up and down mountains and through bear and cougar country. She will be running at night through wilderness and is prepared to be alone at times, no other runners in sight. Bear spray is a must. The trip up Mt. Hamel can take four hours, then 7K through the bush to the river on a groomed but rough trail. DEATH RACE COIN Another concern is getting across the river. At the river bank, runners hand in the coin they carried from the start line - their pass to pay the grim reaper (in costume) and be ferried across the river. “If you lose the coin, you’re done,” she says. “Someone told me those are the seven longest kilometres you’ll do all day – in the bush, at night and you’re so tired from coming down the mountain. You want to get to the boat on time.”

Branum running at Riding Mountain. PHOTO/SUBMITTED

“I don’t care how I place; I just want to fi nish it.” Actually, she does care. She hopes to finish within 21 hours. ABOUT THE CANADIAN DEATH RACE It combines some of the best trails in the area with view points and scenery

that only a few people ever get to enjoy. The Canadian Death Race is as mentally demanding as it is physically grueling. You need to be self-sufficient when you are out there and the help you receive on course is very limited. (

Is Virden ready to embrace sprint cars?

And he wants to persuade you to get one, too. The Virden businessman / When Lance Prystenski was a kid growing up eavestrough installer bought in Steinbach, he admired his first sprint car in 2017 the sprint racing car in and the second just this a neighbour’s yard every year, both second hand. So far, he just uses them day on his way to school. Later, he grew up watching around his property south sprint cars at the racetrack of Virden and has done a few demonstrations at the in Winnipeg. Now in his 50s, Prysten- Souris stock car track to ski finally has the car of generate interest. But he his dreams. Two of them, says if he could attract a few more drivers to the in fact. REMAX - VALLEYVIEW R0011591906

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sport, a racetrack might be in Virden’s future. “I’d like to see the sport grow, more guys buying cars around here,” he says. “Then we can get a racetrack going. “Once you have that, people will come out of the woodwork. And we can go and compete in other places, too.” Lightning sprints, as they’re called, are smaller, cheaper versions of full-size sprint cars and are considered a starter car for racing enthusiasts. But make no mistake, they’re no slouch on the track. “They’re smaller and less costly but far faster than most stock cars you see on local tracks,” Prystenski says as he wriggles feet first into the cockpit for a demo drive. These lightweight speedsters can hit up to 225 kph with their 750cc Suzuki motorcycle engines, and models with larger engines can go even faster. LOTS OF LOOKS Prystenski’s machines tend to get a lot of double takes when he shows them in parades or at tracks with their distinctive aluminum wings mounted above the rollbars. The wings create a downforce of air that gives the cars better traction and stability as they skid around corners on the dirt track. They can also help absorb some of the energy from high speed

Sprint cars in Lance Prystenski’s yard just outside of Virden.

wipeouts, something Prystenski luckily hasn’t had. But he is interested in competing once he has enough experience behind the wheel. For this summer, his plans include taking his cars to tracks in Souris, Swan River, Yorkton, Swift Current and Tisdale to practice and show them. HUGE IN THE US Winged sprint car racing goes back about 50 years and has a huge following in the US. In the 1970s, drivers first started putting wings with sideboards on the top and front of their sprint cars for the stability, which pumped up their speed and reduced the

risk of going airborne and crashing. There are now sprint car clubs across most of the US, parts of Canada and Australia. The Northern Outlaw Sprint Association represents drivers in North and South Dakota,

Minnesota and Manitoba. The cost to buy a new lightning sprint car, says Prystenski, is about $16,000 but can be bought used for much less. The nearest track to see them race is the Devils Lake Speedway in ND.

Prystenski hopes to generate interest in the sport in the southwest. PHOTOS/HEATHER REIMER

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Developing industry for Westman

Virden has an interest in seeing a world-class soybean processing facility built in western Manitoba. Along with Brandon, Carberry, Neepawa and Russell, Virden is part of two Rural Development Institute (RDI) research projects at Brandon University (BU): Soybean Industry Supply Chain Assessment and Regional Assessment of Community Information Both projects will advance the efforts of the Westman Opportunities Leadership Group (WOLG) to attract a soybean processing facility. Chair of WOLG Ray Redfern is convinced that Manitoba is the perfect place for a new soybean plant. He says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over 2.25M acres were planted in 2017â&#x20AC;&#x201D;more than a five-fold increase in the last eight years.â&#x20AC;? The Soybean Industry Supply Chain Assessment will compare the competitive advantages and disadvantages of locating a soybean processing facility in either Manitoba, Saskatchewan, or North Dakota. It will also describe the current soybean supply chain in Manitoba and the potential market for a full line of soybean products that would be generated by a soybean processing facility in the region. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need a better picture of the Manitoba supply chain, from the soybean producersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;how many acres are cultivated and where, the yield, the qualityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to the customers,â&#x20AC;? said Ray Redfern. SOYBEAN PRODUCTS MikaĂŤl Akimowicz, project lead and post-doctoral agri-economist, explained, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The two main items a soybean processing facility produces are meal and soy oil. Soymeal is mainly used in animal feed. That means we need to understand the regional livestock market from Alberta to Manitoba to North Dakota. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soy oil is a major ingredient in almost all margarine, for one thing, and can be used to produce biodiesel. Who are the potential in-

dustry customers and where are they? What are the logistics for transporting product to them? How does Manitoba compare in this regard? These are but a few of the questions our research needs to answer.â&#x20AC;? Most soybeans go to the production of animal feed. The Manitoba hog and poultry industries are strong; producers are providing hogs for the Maple Leaf facility in Brandon and the Hylife facility in Neepawa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The way things are now, regional hog producers are having to import significant amounts of soymeal. A local soybean processing facility is anticipated to reduce hog ration costs for producers and provide a local market for Manitoba soybean farmers,â&#x20AC;? explained Redfern. COMMUNITY INFORMATION The second RDI project, the Regional Assessment of Community Information, has delivered the Investment Readiness Community Assessment Tool to the five Westman communities: Brandon, Carberry, Neepawa, Russell, and Virden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Regional Assessment project will enable the five partner communities to not only collectively define our ability to meet the site and operational requirements of a soybean processing facility but also highlight our regional and jurisdictional competitive advantages and possible development incentives,â&#x20AC;? said Sandy Trudel, Brandonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Director of Economic Development. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Armed with this information we will be wellpositioned to approach potential investors with a business case that points to Westman as the logical location for a new soybean processing facility,â&#x20AC;? she noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These two applied research projects demonstrate the value of utilizing Brandon University expertise. They also serve as a practical example of how Brandon University can contribute to a significant

Field of soybeans in the RM of Wallace-Woodworth. PHOTO/ANNE DAVISON

economic development initiative,â&#x20AC;? stated Scott Lamont, Vice-President of Financial Services and member of WOLG. Funding for these RDI projects is provided by the Invest Canada â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Community Initiatives (Govt. of Canada) and WOLG.

SIGN OF REVIVAL? Jesse Skelton and Henry Guzman of Coulthard Masonry help apply a base stucco coat to one of the charred brick walls in downtown Virden. Company owner Daryn Coulthard says his team will cover the entire wall in gray stucco and repair the brick corners damaged in last fallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blaze. PHOTO/HEATHER REIMER

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2018 SUMMER COUNCIL DATE The next Town of Virden Summer Council Date will be August 14.

HAVE YOU OBTAINED YOUR TOWN OF VIRDEN BUSINESS LICENSE? Please be advised that all individuals and businesses conducting business related activities in the Town of Virden require a business license. Subsection (1) of the Municipal Act S.M. 1996, c. 58 deďŹ nes â&#x20AC;&#x153;businessâ&#x20AC;? as (a) A commercial, merchandising or industrial activity or undertaking (b) A profession, trade, occupation, calling or employment, or (c) An activity providing goods or services, whether or not it is carried on continuously or on an intermittent or one time basis, and whether or not for proďŹ t, and however organized or formed, and includes a cooperative and an association of persons; It is an offence to carry on a business within the Town of Virden without having ďŹ rst obtained a license under this by-law. Any person violating the provision of this by-law shall be liable on summary conviction to a ďŹ ne of twice the amount of the applicable license fee, and where the violation of any of the provisions of this by-law continue for more than one day, the person or ďŹ rm is guilty of a separate offence for each day that it continues. If you have previously purchased a business license but are no long operating in the Town of Virden, or if you have transferred ownership of the business, please advise this ofďŹ ce in writing or via email at or call at 204-748-2440 and let us know. If you have any questions, please contact the Town OfďŹ ce.

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TOWN OF VIRDEN NUISANCE BY-LAW USE OF FIREWORKS IN TOWN LIMITS PROHIBITED The use of ďŹ reworks within Town limits is extremely dangerous, especially during the dry conditions this area is currently experiencing. Fireworks can start both buildings and trees on ďŹ re, potentially endangering lives. If ďŹ reworks do cause damage to property, the individual responsible for setting them off, could be charged with mischief and be subject to pay for all damages, as well as a ďŹ ne. The Town of Virden Nuisance By-law also prohibits the use of ďŹ reworks within Town limits. Any person who is caught setting off ďŹ reworks in Town limits is subject to a ďŹ ne up to $1,000.00, even if no damages occur. Copies of the Town of Virden Nuisance By-law are available at the Town OfďŹ ce. BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR AND KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE!

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION OF PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATE FOR GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TOWN OF VIRDEN 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 OfďŹ cial (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 ofďŹ ce of head of council: Between May 1, 2018 and September 18, 2018 For the ofďŹ ce of councillor: Between June 30, 2018 and September 18, 2018 at the Town of Virden ofďŹ ce, 236 Wellington Street West, Virden, during the regular hours of business. To obtain a registration form contact the SEO at the telephone number listed below. SEO:

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Interclub 4-H Beef Clubs

Members from Lenore and Pipestone 4-H Beef Clubs had their projects in the barns, Tuesday, July 3, getting ready for the Virden 4-H Fatstock Show & Sale. Judges for the day were Lee and Cynthia Wirgau of Maple Grove Gelbvieh from Narcisse, Man. Cody Renz was the ringman for the day, Deanna Campion handled the MC duties and Anika Rhodes was the barn marshal. STEER JUDGING As four steers entered the show ring, the Wirgaus took time to explain to the members what they look for in a steer. Time was then given to the 4-H members to judge the steers, recording their placings and their reasons. • Cloverbuds - Jake Muir from Lenore Club placed first; Recklan Gabrielle (Lenore Club) earned 2nd. • Junior - 1st and 2nd to Lenore Club members Ricki Hill and Coralee Anderson. • Intermediate - 1st place Lucy Boynton (Lenore); 2nd place Caden Nolan (Lenore). • Senior - Herb Wenger (Lenore) placed 1st; Leah Richard (Pipestone) placed 2nd.

CONTINUATION • Grand and Reserve Champion - Jaylin Hill (Lenore); -Terrance Vodon (Pipestone). CALENDAR BULL CALF (one entry) • 1st place to Jaylin Hill. CALENDAR HEIFER CALF • 1st place Terrance Vodon (Pipestone); 2nd to Amanda Scott (Lenore). The top two calves from the bull and heifer calf classes returned to the show ring; • Grand and Reserve Champions - Terrance Vodon (Pipestone); Amanda Scott (Lenore) HEIFER CLASSES • Angus Heifers - 1st to Ty Nykoliation (Lenore); 2nd to Kyle Campion (Pipestone). • Limousin Heifers - 1st Amanda Scott (Lenore) and 2nd to Tyler Scott (Lenore). • Simmental Heifers - Casey George (Lenore) 1st; Jake Muir (Lenore) 2nd. • Cross-bred Heifers - Lincoln Judd (Lenore) 1st place; Tyler Vodon (Pipestone) 2nd place. The top two from each heifer class returned to the show ring.

Lenore Beef Club in purple and Pipestone Beef Club in blue shirts showing against each other at Virden Fatstock Show & Sale, July 3.

• Grand and Reserve Champion Heifers - Casey George’s Simmental; Ty Nykoliation’s Angus. WEIGHT CLASSES 29 steers shown in 6 classes • Light Weight - Avery Richard (Pipestone)1st; Shane Gardner (Lenore) 2nd. • Second Weight - Erik Forsyth (Pipestone) 1st; Shane Anderson (Lenore) 2nd. • Third Weight - (1260 lbs to 1275 lbs) - Kyle Campion (Pipestone); Ty Nykoliation (Lenore) 2nd. • Fourth Weight - Casey George (Lenore) 1st; Kieran Eilers (Pipestone) 2nd. • Fifth Weight - Jayda Gabrielle (Lenore) 1st; Lane Nykoliation (Lenore) 2nd. • Heavy Weight (1455 lbs - 1620 lbs) Ricki Hill (Lenore) 1st; Terrance Vodon (Pipestone) 2nd. • Grand and Reserve Champion Market Steers - Ricki Hill (Lenore) and Jayda Gabrielle (Lenore). HIGH GAINING STEERS • Angus Steer - Lane Nykoliation (Lenore), his steer gaining 690 lbs. • Charolais Steer - Ricki Hill (Lenore), her steer gaining 655 lbs.

Casey George (Lenore Club) with his Grand Champion Heifer.

• Limousin Steer - Tyler Scott (Lenore) steer gained 640 lbs. • Simmental Steer - Terrance Vodon (Pipestone) steer gained 601 lbs. GROUP OF THREE STEERS • Champion Group - Lenore members Tyler Scott, Lucy Boynton and Amanda Scott. • Reserve Group - Pipestone Members Leah Richard, Kieran Eilers and Erik Forsyth. SHOWMANSHIP • Senior/Adults - Lenore Club members Jaylin Hill

Ricki Hill (Lenore Club) with her Grand Champion Market Steer. PHOTOS/SUBMITTED

and Amanda Scott stood first and second respectively. • Intermediate - Lenore Club members Ty Nykoliation and Jayda Gabrielle were first and second. • Junior - Lenore Club members Lane Nykoliation and Ricki Hill stood first and second. • Cloverbud - Lenore Club members Lincoln Judd and Casey George stood first and second. For Showmanship, out of the top two placings of the four classes: • Champion and Reserve

Champion - Amanda Scott (Lenore); and Jaylin Hill (Lenore). BEST KEPT STALL Awarded to the Lenore Club. AMBASSADOR AWARD Amanda Scott (Lenore). The day ended with tears from many members as their steers were sold; Kolton McIntosh auctioneering. Another successful Interclub Show & Sale was concluded with the steers loaded in cattle trailers. Congrats to all members for a job well done.

Interclub 4-H Reserve Champion Group of Three - Pipestone Club members Leah Richard, Kieran Eilers and Erik Forsyth receiving their prizes.


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By Anne Davison Two days of chuckwagon and chariot racing, Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, complimented by a Kids Party, musicians and a cowboy poet, pancake breakfast – it’s the Elkhorn Western Weekend the town is known for and the community will once again go all-out to make guests feel welcome. The horse races are the feature events, and this year again there are mini chucks and chariots, with the Hawreluik Racing Company that runs hitches at places like the Calgary Stampede. New this year – The Kid’s Party is included in the weekend, with Brandon Bouncy

Castles and fun slides. A Moana movie character will be live at the weekend, entertaining the kids. And for ball fans, there’s Slow Pitch. POETS AND SONGSTERS Cowboy Poet Lawrence Ruddick is coming. St. Lazare born and raised Julianna Moore has become a singer-songwriter of recent GX94 Star Search fame. The Brandon University music student is also a part-time cake decorator at a Brandon Co-op food store. She’s been performing lately in Brandon at Lady of the Lake and the Prairie Firehouse. She’s excited to perform at Elkhorn, bringing some originals and

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favourite covers including Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”, “Strawberry Wine” by Deanna Carter, and some Don Williams songs. “That’s what I grew up with – with Mom and Dad – the Patsy Cline, Don Williams music.” But you’ll hear some Adele as well. “I’m all over the place with my music,” admits Moore. Prairie Joe is entertaining. The increasingly popular Christian Country group from Oak Lake, will be on stage in the beer garden on Sunday. COMMUNITY-WIDE EVENT Community organizations are all involved to make the weekend fly. President of the Elkhorn Elks and a town representative (Elkhorn LUD), Kevin Tutthill explains this is

a community building event. “That was the idea, ever since we started this we wanted as much funds as possible to come back into town.” Elkhorn Agricultural Society has worked hard this year to provide safety panels for the race track. “The community has really gotten behind it with sponsorships. Every panel has got a name on it,” says Tutthill. “I think they’ve done really well on their fundraising.” The Grad Class of 2019 will be running the canteen. The Elkhorn Figure Skating Club is providing grounds clean-up after the two days. Elkhorn Golf Club works the gate for both days, and the Elkhorn fire station (WDFD)

will cook pancakes for breakfast both mornings. Friday night there’s a free movie in the park, courtesy of the Elkhorn Elks and Bosshill Creek Wildlife Association. Elkhorn can accommodate guests with a small hotel and a B&B, plus over a dozen camping sites right at the fair grounds - drive-through lots and fullservice for campers with 30amp power. If it’s too hot for the kids, there’s always the brand new spray park in downtown Elkhorn. Making a weekend stop in town? Check out the renowned Auto Museum. There is even a multi-family garage sale in town Saturday, put on by the Elkhorn Daycare Initiative.

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4 H Beef Sale

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Lenore 4-H

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Grand Champion - Ricki Hill SOLD TO: Renard’s Meat Services

Reserve Grand Champion - Jayda Gabrielle SOLD TO: Tundra Oil & Gas

Owen Mytopher SOLD TO: LRB Electric

Coralee Anderson SOLD TO: Elizabeth Collier/Farley Kempthorne

Lucy Boynton SOLD TO: Whyte’s Lumber/Woodworth Dodge

Leah Richard SOLD TO: Ernie Hey - L Penner Lumber

Kyle Campion SOLD TO: Van L Equipment

Kieren Eilers SOLD TO: Heartland Livestock Services

Tyler Scott SOLD TO: Tendercut/Prairie Rose Meats

Casey George SOLD TO: Black Gold Trucking/TSN Livestock

Lane Nykoliation SOLD TO: Silverline Oilfield Services

Jaylin Hill SOLD TO: ERCO Worldwide

Amanda Scott SOLD TO: Virden Chrysler Dodge

Danika Scharff SOLD TO: Silverline Oilfield Services

Avery Richard SOLD TO: Silverline Oilfield Services

Donovan Lansing SOLD TO: Mainline Motors

Shane Anderson SOLD TO: Fountain Tire

Ty Nykoliation SOLD TO: Virden Animal Hospital

George Boynton SOLD TO: MacDonald Poultry Processing

Shane Gardner SOLD TO: Prairie Livestock

Wyatt Anderson SOLD TO: Jason Walton Trucking

Dominique Lansing SOLD TO: Fountain Tire

Terrance Vodon SOLD TO: Dale Bochek Enterprises

Tyler Vodon SOLD TO: Valleyview Co-op

Herbert Wegner SOLD TO: T.L. Penner Construction Inc

Clayton Judd SOLD TO: Horizon Meats


Recklan Gabrielle SOLD TO: T.L. Penner Construction Inc

Ƈ EMCEE - Deanna Campion, Pipestone Ƈ RINGMAN - Cody Renz, Virden Ƈ BARN MARSHALL - Anika Rhodes, Virden Ƈ JUDGES- Lee & Cynthia Wirgau, Narcisse Ƈ SUNRISE CREDIT UNION - Supper

Erik Forsyth SOLD TO: A. Wilson Autobody/ Heartland Livestock

Jake Muir SOLD TO: Fountain Tire

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Miniota Shirtsleeve Classic July 19-22 was a busy weekend once again as the 27th Annual Shirtsleeve Classic was held in the community. Twenty-four rinks took to the ice under the watchful eye of Brett Heaman who did a great job of the ice making and drawmaster Bob Gardham. The following are the results of the bonspiel. FIRST EVENT • 1st Michelle Babcock Neepawa • 2nd Steve Warkentin - Virden • 3rd Braydon Payette Brandon • 4th Brett Heaman Virden

SECOND EVENT • 1st Don Armitage Miniota • 2nd Joan Gurr - Miniota • 3rd Cassandra Clark Miniota • 4th Cale Dunbar Souris THIRD EVENT • 1st Doug Kyle - Virden • 2nd Angie Stonehouse - Elkhorn • 3rd Al West - Brandon • 4th Janelle Vachan Oak Lake SLO PITCH Six teams took part in the tournament with the following results: • A Side - Miniota Aces over the Young Miniota • B Side - Birdtail over

Team Elkhorn The Car Rally was a challenge taking drivers and riders all through the former RM of Miniota. The winners were Trevor and Abby Clark, Jamie Sheane and Tristan Gardham. None of this could happen without all the willing volunteers who come and help prepare and donate food as well as to work in the rink kitchen and at the suppers. The Miniota Community Centre is so appreciative of everyone lending a hand r ig ht down to helping with the cleanup on Monday night!

Second Event winners: (l-r) Don Armitage, Rob Warkentin, Sandra Armitage and Marilyn Warkentin.

First Event winners: (l-r) Grant Babcock, Wanda Rainka, Warren Rainka and Michelle Babcock.

Third Event winners: (l-r) Doug Kyle, Brent Duncan, Darryl Elliott and Meaghan Kyle. PHOTOS/SUBMITTED

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Harding Fair - ďŹ rsts, lasts and renowned By Anne Davison

Harding State Fair, as it has come to be termed, continues to reign among cattle shows, attracting many breeds in a competition that will send a winner to a world class competition in Regina in the fall. This class is a tribute to Ronald Sangsterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment and dedication to the cattle industry and to Harding Fair. Cattle judge for the day, Jim Hallberg, (Weyburn Sask.) placed the winners, describing the attributes of each animal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He really keeps the crowd in it,â&#x20AC;? noted Harding Ag Society member and ring announcer Jim Wilson. Lloyd Hopley paid an apt tribute to Harding Fair and its organizers in an opening ceremony. Several firsts and lasts were notable at the 114th fair, including an upcoming changing of the guard. Long-time Reeve of the area (now RM of WallaceWoodworth) Denis Carter has always taken a keen interest in Harding Fair. He is preparing to step down as reeve and Ag Society President Travis Hunter acknowledged the Kenton area farmer for his leadership over the years. Another first was a scholarship or bursary to a faithful teenage contributor to Harding Fair. ON THE LIGHT SIDE Rooster Bingo 50/50 was a brand new event, devised as a unique way to raise money for the Kenton Museum. A first ever Pet Parade took over the cattle ring for a few minutes. Cattle entries saw children and their parents persuading cows or calves to behave for just a few minutes. Small children scratched their bovineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s belly with the cattle stick. Each child was asked a question on mic, and one young fellow noted that his calf (which misbehaved) was mad. Appropriately, there was also one beautifully groomed golden-red dog in the parade. The kids all received a few dollars, on the spot, for their participation. A last for Harding was the Don Jay Special, a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class for the best 12U rider, Western equipment. For the past 70 years it has been an honour to win this class at Harding Fair. At the age of 19, Don Jay decided to sponsor a class at Harding fair for young people. There was no entry fee and every rider got a prize. Don married Louise Rouse and they, as a couple, carried on the tradition. Don passed away a few years ago and Louise continued the sponsorship. But this year, 2018, marks the last year for this special

Makayla Duthie (r) of Melita won the Best Rider 12U for the Don Jay Special award.

Harding Fair, July 20, this cow and her calf are the subjects of a weight guessing contest, and fair visitors are writing their best guess on an entry form.

class, won by Makayla Duthie of Melita. THRIVING TRADITIONS The food at Harding Fair is always remarkable â&#x20AC;&#x201C; three solid meals, pies all day, plus a food truck on the go. If you want to be inspired, visit the entries of quilts, art and crafts, flowers, vegetables, grains and scrumptious looking food entries. In a long-standing class, the Grace Kent Memorial Saskatoon Pie class had strong participation with Nadine Slimmon of Hamiota receiving a Point of Praise note from the judge saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A great pie.â&#x20AC;? There were unique classes, such as a School Lunch Bag class, which organizer Marianne Whyte explained had to follow the Canada Food Guide. This was won by Peyton Tolton. There were 298 purebred cattle showing. With 37 commercial pairs in pens, Dana and Megan Johns of Kenton, Bert McDonald of Brookdale and Cam Kent of Kenton placed first, second and third respectively. Guessing the weight of

the cow/calf pair, winner and second place were within two and four pounds of the actual 23,035 pounds. Harding hosted the Angus Provincial Show this day as well. Winner of the six-horsehitch was Jim Lane of Birtle,

second was Melvin Hunter of Harding with Delgatty Clydesdales in third place. Wilson reflected on the day and commented, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was really, really impressed with how young some exhibiters are and what a good job they do.â&#x20AC;? Harding Ag Society presented a bursary to a deserving youth. Bobbi Hunter received the envelope from an emotional Wenda Best.

In the Pet Parade, a number of young children were all winners. PHOTOS/ANNE DAVISON

Rooster bingo was a first time activity with Keith Bennett managing a regal looking rooster provided by Sid Lewis. With over 40 numbered squares marked off on a plastic tarp, place your bet, buy a square and hope the fine looking chicken â&#x20AC;&#x153;dropsâ&#x20AC;? on your square â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to win the 50/50.


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Miniota By Susan Poppel

Sympathy from the community to Robin and Lynda Couvier, Michael and Jody Couvier, Mark and Codi

Couvier, Jerry and Michelle Harder and their families on the passing of Lynda’s mother Norma Hinks of Souris. A very successful summer bonspiel was held the past

weekend. Congratulations to the Miniota Community Centre board and all the wonderful volunteers that make this weekend such a success. Look for a write up elsewhere this issue!

“Rare gem” in Elkhorn 1913 Case Touring Car - still has original tires, paint and wood Jerome Case established his company, the J.I. Case Co., in Racine, Wisconsin in 1842 to manufacture threshing machines. The company got into the car business in 1911 and one of its most enduring products

was the 1913 Case Model 30 Touring Car, which you can see on display at the Manitoba Automobile Museum in Elkhorn. BUILT LIKE TANK This original unrestored Case 30 is solid in structure,

with heavy artillery-type wheels and forged axles sprung to a massive frame with a 116-inch wheel base. The rims and huge 34” by 4” tires are original to this car! The vehicle is unusual


with its left-hand steering. It’s powered by a 284-cubic inch, four-cylinder continental engine, an advanced type from the period which produces 29 horsepower. The engine is cast in two iron blocks bolted up to a

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common cast crankcase, magneto ignition, threespeed transmission and cone clutch. ORIGINAL PAINT, WOOD The instrument panel is all wood and even the paint is the original battleship grey. This particular Case was owned by Frank Hyde of Elphinstone and still has the original license plate. It is an easy starter, making it a favourite car to have running in our Canada Day parades in Elkhorn. STILL RUNS It was driven daily for a few years in the Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and

Stampede in Austin. It was a great feature of interest when Austin’s theme was “Year of the Case”. The J.I. Case Co. only built cars for 16 years and production never exceeded 2,000 cars a year. The one in Elkhorn is a rare gem in original condition and is one of only five Case cars in all of Canada. It is rare to find a car that is 105 years old and still has its original paint job and tires! Submitted by Lillian Jackson. The Manitoba Antique Auto Museum in Elkhorn is open to the public seven days a week until the end of September.


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MINIOTA ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL The tractor pull saw 19 competitors in the event on July 22. • 5000 lbs & U - 1st Kyle Gurr (Miniota) • 6000 lbs & U - 1st Murray Gurr, 2nd Kyle Gurr • 7000 lbs & U - 1st Kyle Gurr, 2nd Jim James (Alexander), 3rd David Lelond (Arrow River) • 8000 lbs & U / Calvin Bryant Memorial - 1stMurray Gurr, 2nd- Kyle Gurr, 3rd- John Wythe Jr. (B.C.) • 10,000 lbs & U / Bob Bryant Memorial - 1st- Kyle Gurr, 2nd- John Wythe Jr. (B.C.), 3rd- Gerry Wilson (Hamiota). • 12,000 lbs & U - 1st- Murray Gurr MINIOTA GOLF CLUB SHIRT SLEEVE CLASSIC There were 46 tournament golfers • Senior Men Championship - Stan Bryant • First Flight: 1st- Barry Doole • Men’s Championship - Curtis Gardham • First Flight: 1st- Brian Armitage • Second Flight: 1st- Trig Martens • Senior Ladies Championship - Sharon McKenzie • First- Cheryl Foster • Ladies Championship - Shirley Davidson • First Flight - Judy Davidson • Juniors - Devon Sanders Please consider recyclin this edition of the Empir-Advanc

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Kerri Johnson accepts a donation from Virden Lions, Lion Barry O’Grady presenting. “At CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, we work to bridge the gaps between government funding for leading edge research, clinical trials and patient care,” said Johnson. PHOTO/ANNE DAVISON


Virden Lions Club presents a cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation; Lion Barry O’Grady presenting to Jade Dolan, who stated, “I’m based out of the Brandon office. We have recently just released our new campaign which focuses on women’s heath, and on the complications. It is underfunded and under-researched when it comes to women’s heart health. We hope to shine a spot light on that.” PHOTO/ANNE DAVISON

Musical instrument struck wrong chord By Brett Bambridge The ukelin (or violinukulele) on display at Virden’s Pioneer Home Museum has an interesting back story. The instrument is a type of zither and was meant to be played with a bow like a violin and also plucked with the fingers like a ukulele. It dates from the 1920s when several different companies attempted to patent the basic design. The most notable of these early efforts was that of Henry Marx and his company, the Marxochime Company. Marx was a violinist and music teacher of the early 20th century who felt the complexity of musical in-

struments discouraged his students from learning to play music. So he invented a wide array of musical instruments, often combining two familiar instruments into a single, supposedly easier-to-learn instrument. The ukelin was one such experiment. Ukelins were sold primarily by door-to-door salesmen and through mail-order catalogues. They were purchased at a wholesale cost of $3 each and sold for five times as much. A common sales pitch was to claim that $15 was a great savings from the fictitious “music store price” of $35. In order to further promote sales, a monthly payment

plan was offered to help defray the upfront costs. Sales were primarily targeted towards farm families as the low cost and lack of other available instruments made the ukelin an attractive choice. HARD TO PLAY Despite Marx’s efforts, the ukelin is not an easy instrument to learn. Trying to simultaneously play the 16 bass and 16 melody strings by plucking and bowing is not a simple task. In order to simplify learning, the cords were numbered and students used these numbers rather than musical notes to learn how to play. Unfortunately, this meant that ukelin players did not

The ukelin, a unique instrument from the past, is on display at Virden’s Pioneer Home Museum. PHOTO/SUBMITTED

learn how to read music, and the skills needed for playing the ukelin did not translate well to other instruments. Two factors lead to the demise of the ukelin: the difficulty in learning how to play and a poor reputation from the sometimes unscrupulous sales model.

Many thousands of ukelins were returned to the manufacturer by dissatisfied customers and by the 1970s, the instrument was no longer

in production. You can see a fine example of a ukelin at the Pioneer Home Museum on King St. West in Virden.

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Caps get new assistant coach Ramsey joins team, Cochrane heads to MSU By Robin Wark

Brandon’s Tyson Ramsey has joined the Virden Oil Capitals as the team’s new assistant coach. He takes over for Dale Lewis, who was head coach Troy Leslie’s assistant last season. Ramsey joins the Manitoba Junior Hockey League squad after seven seasons with the Brandon Midget AAA Wheat Kings

– including the last four as head coach. The Wheat Kings were 120-55-1-4 with him at the helm and went to two league finals. “I look forward to working with Tyson,” Leslie said on the team’s website. “He has played a huge role in the success of the AAA Wheat Kings program.” COCHRANE HEADS SOUTH Landyn Cochrane has

committed to play at Minot State University. The Beavers compete at the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I level. A Russell product, Cochrane joined the Oil Caps part way through last season and helped the team to the MJHL finals. He had 14 goals and 39 points in 34 games. (He started the season with the junior hockey Minot Minotauros.)

“My time spent with the Oil Capitals was unforgettable! The coaching staff was great to me. I had immediate chemistry with all my teammates in the locker room,” Cochrane said on the Oil Caps’ website. “My billets were the best! They were like family to me and will be a part of me for life!” NEW DEFENCEMEN The Oil Capitals have announced the signing of

three defencemen. Moosomin’s Austin Johnston joins the team after playing senior hockey in his hometown following three midget AAA seasons with Moose Jaw. The other newcomers hail from Ontario. Sean Gula is from Red Lake, Thomas Brassard comes from Thunder Bay. Both played midget AAA last season.

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SWBL win gold An Oil Slick By Ken Buchy GOLD MEDAL The SWBL once again showed why they are the premier senior baseball league in the province as they won their second gold medal in three years at the AA Senior All Star Provincials held in Stonewall. The team went undefeated in the tournament, beating the Elmwood Giants in the final game with Virden’s Curtis Plett going the distance, throwing a seven hitter. The team was made up of players from 7 of the 11 league teams and goes to show just how talented some of these south west Manitoba players really are. The AA Senior club

championships, comprising of six teams, starts in two weeks, once again in Neepawa. LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Round two is now underway with Boissevain meeting Deloraine in the South while Hamiota is playing Oak River in the North. Both best of 5 series promise to be exciting but it’ll be a challenge for the Royals to knock off the Centenniels while the Red Sox and Dodgers series should go the limit, flip a coin, it’s that close. THE OPEN If you turned on the tv last weekend to watch The Open but instead you thought you tuned into the “Tiger Woods Show”, you weren’t alone. As usual, he garnered by far the most

attention and coverage on this side of the pond as he tried to ascend the throne that he alone once totally controlled for a decade. But alas, it was not to be but at least he was in serious contention, finishing only three strokes behind the winner, tied for sixth place. On the other hand, whether you like it or not, we have to understand that the majority of golf fans want to see as much of Tiger as possible and the tv ratings don’t lie. When Tiger is in a tournament, it has been proven that tv ratings go up over 40%, something that networks and sponsors simply can’t ignore. Anyhow, congrats to Italy’s Francesco Molinari who flew under every-

one’s radar but whose steady, consistent play allowed him to win the 147th British Open and take home the Claret Jug, emblematic of the world champion golfer of the year. Carnoustie, like most top notch UK courses, looks pretty ugly by North American standards with its barren treeless landscape, dull brown grass and numerous pot bunkers but it actually proved to be quite a fitting challenge for the best players in the world, as shown when the top two ranked players, DJ (Johnson) and JT (Justin Thomas) missed the cut. CFL Former Heiseman winner (2012) Johnny “Football” (Manziel) has been traded from Hamilton to

I’m pulling for him, he brings excitement to the game and that’s never a bad thing. NHL For some unknown reason an arbitrator, in his drunken stupor, has awarded the Jets’ young D-man Jacob Trouba a one year $5.5 million contract but if his play doesn’t improve this season, I don’t think he’ll be around next year. He’s shown in the past that he wants out of town, (remember he sat out a number of games at the start of last season demanding a trade), so grant his burning desire, get the bum out of town while trying to get a decent return for this egotistical piece of meat. Until next time....

Montreal, even though he hasn’t taken a single snap under centre this season. This only goes to show everyone how desperate the Alouettes really are as they continue to struggle offensively in all categories. Manziel is definitely an upgrade over Drew Willy, brings star power to a lacklustre franchise begging for a superstar and will certainly provide the party faithful with hope. If he can show even a glimpse of his past greatness, his wizardry, his agility on the turf, he will improve Montreal’s chances of moving up the ladder. All he ever wanted was chance to prove himself, so now he has that chance, the pig skin is in his corner. Personally,














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Margaret Barré and family would like to thank all of those who attended Wilfridâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prayer vigil, funeral, have donated to charities, showed concern and brought food over the past few weeks. All of this care and support was very appreciated. Love and Prayers, Margaret Barré

Thank you! Election news is back in the headlines, I won't be running again. I want to thank the citizens of Elkhorn who have supported me during the last eight years. It has been a great experience. Enjoyed working with all of council and later the LUD. I believe it is of ultimate importance to have an active LUD committee for Elkhorn. A great experience. Thank you

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We are so grateful to you, our family and friends. Thank you for the compassion, caring, and kindness you have given to Terrance, Cathy, Carson, Mya, and Neelah, to Teresa, Christina, Brian and their families, and to ourselves following the tragic loss of our grandson, Gavin Krieser. We are so thankful for the visits, phone calls, cards, texts, flowers and food delivered to the house. We truly appreciate the countless ways in which you have helped out, the many offers of help, as well as donations made in memory of Gavin. We are so fortunate to live in a small community where people care so much about one another. Thank you for sharing and continuing to share your memories and favourite stories of Gavin and his caring, fun-loving and outgoing personality. Your kind words have touched our hearts. Thank you. Love Ron & Beth Canart

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We currently have an opening for an Experienced Heavy Duty Truck and Trailer Mechanic in our new shop located in Virden, MB Ideal candidates will be a team player who has the mechanical skills and qualifications to service, repair and inspect trucks and trailers. The successful candidate will have strong organizational and time management skills allowing them to complete repairs in a timely and efficient manner.

The R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth is receiving written applications for a permanent full-time Grader/Equipment Operator to perform winter and summer maintenance of municipal roads in both Ward 1 (former Woodworth) and Ward 2 (former Wallace). The successful applicant, in this position will report to the Transportation Supervisor, and the Ward 1 and 2 Lead Hands. Duties and responsibilities include: â&#x20AC;˘ Operating road grader and other heavy equipment â&#x20AC;˘ Maintaining/repairing equipment on regular maintenance schedule â&#x20AC;˘ Willingness to take operating and other relevant training as required â&#x20AC;˘ Service record keeping and recording of timesheets â&#x20AC;˘ Cross training in other areas may be considered depending on the applicant â&#x20AC;˘ Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by, and under the direction of, the Transportation Supervisor, and the Ward 1 and 2 Lead Hands - including, but not limited to signage installation, tree cutting, culvert installation, bridge maintenance, etc. Qualifications and Skills Include: â&#x20AC;˘ High school graduate or GED preferred â&#x20AC;˘ Valid certificates in first Aid, CPR, WHMIS, and TDG an asset â&#x20AC;˘ Mechanical aptitude with experience in heavy equipment maintenance â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to communicate and work well with all staff, and the public â&#x20AC;˘ Must be self-motivated and capable of working without direct supervision â&#x20AC;˘ Must have a valid Class 5 Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Class 3A License preferred; and Class 1A License an asset â&#x20AC;˘ Must be willing to work flexible hours and weekends, when necessary â&#x20AC;˘ Previous heavy duty equipment operation would be an asset The R.M. of Wallace-Woodworth offers a competitive salary based upon applicants experience and qualifications, as well as an excellent health and benefits package, and pension plan. Interested applicants should forward resume and three professional references before Tuesday, August 7th at 12:00 noon to the following:

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EF MOON is a second generation Heavy Construction Company founded in 1962 and located in Portage La Prairie Manitoba. We are currently seeking experienced, goal oriented individuals for immediate employment in a number of areas: Class 1 drivers, supervisors, skilled laborers, sewer & water personnel, excavator, dozer, grader, rock truck, loader and packer operators. We offer competitive wages, comprehensive beneďŹ ts plan, Safety training and a hostile free work environment. Requirements are: minimum class 5 driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, positive work attitude, able to work well with others or alone, safety oriented, work extensive summer hours including some weekends, work away from home, pass a drug and alcohol test. If you are interested in joining a well-established and growing company with room for advancement, please visit us at 1200 Lorne Ave. E. in Portage La Prairie, MB to ďŹ ll out an application, apply online at, or email a resume to



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HyLife Ltd is a progressive Manitoba based company. HyLife and its afďŹ liates have feed and pork operations and genetics sales in various countries around the world. The Head OfďŹ ce is located in the vibrant community of La Broquerie, Manitoba which has a reputation for its beauty and high quality of life. We are currently seeking highly motivated people to ďŹ ll the position of Swine Technician in the Southeastern and Southwestern areas of Manitoba. This position reports directly to the Barn Manager.

We offer a comprehensive beneďŹ ts package and competitive compensation based on experience and knowledge. Salary range is between $1,197 - $1,496.25 (Bi-Weekly). You may qualify for an annual performance increase and/or bonus program and/or a premium. HyLife has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best-Managed Companies.



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317 - 3RD ST • MINIOTA NEW PRICE! $315,900

Great investment opportunity! Proven revenue on this 2009 built duplex. MLS 1813418



436 QUEEN ST W • VIRDEN Gorgeous character home with all the modern conveniences. Double detached garage and small heated shop. MLS 1804867

Gorgeous renovation on this 3 bed, 2 bath home on a corner lot. MLS 1805786 BUYER INCENTIVE CASH BACK • $5000 for closing date before 31-AUG ***And an extra $1000 bonus for an offer accepted by 31-JUL***




Over an acre of private bliss right on the edge of town. Town convenience with RM taxes. MLS 1808711

New shingles, 75’ lot, three bedrooms. MLS 1819727

Recent improvements on this four bedroom, 2 bathroom home. MLS 1816934

NE 01-10-26 W RM OF WALLACE-WOODWORTH Impeccable and timeless design can be seen in every detail of this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home located on 7.51 acres a few miles east of Virden. MLS 1811919




Triple lot, giant heated garage/workshop, large updated and well-maintained home in central location. Beautiful fenced yard. MLS 1816423

Country living on the edge of town. 90’ x 395’ private lot with mature trees, luxurious master with en suite, layout is suitable for retirees and families, unique features throughout. MLS 1810556

60 x 60 x 20 shop, four bedroom home with barn. MLS 1810093




20 acres, five bedrooms, two baths, quonset, well-treed. Minutes from Virden. MLS 1806489

Split level on a large lot. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, sunroom, gorgeous kitchen, plus much more. MLS 1816246

Move-in ready 3 bedroom bungalow. Land is fenced. RM water. Underground sprinklers, pipe fence riding ring, less than five minutes from Virden. Reasonable taxes and bills. MLS 1801756

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