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Tourism Award winners from Virden

Tourism Award winners from Virden

Kelvon Smith and Jane Harkness with Doyle Piwniuk MLA for Arthur Virden and Cliff Cullen Minister of Growth Enterprise and Trade.
Rain or shine

Rain or shine

4-H Busy Buddies hold a successful barbeque during Oak Lake’s town wide yard sale. On June 10, the Town of Oak Lake held their Town Wide Yard Sale from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. In spite of morning rains, there was a turn-out of over a dozen yard sales.

Business seminar successful

“How To Start a Business” seminar in Oak Lake, with limited seats available, sold out. Fifteen available seats were quickly filled by people from all over the surrounding area. The seminar was held at the Oak Lake Curling Rink on Jun.
Tent caterpillars devour poplars

Tent caterpillars devour poplars

Widespread damage in rural areas can be seen to poplar trees due to tent caterpillar infestations. The caterpillar got its name because it builds tent-like structures in trees.
Haying season

Haying season

A few rounds are down on June 7, the first cut of a thick looking alfalfa crop just a couple of miles southwest of Virden.
Spring planting

Spring planting

Cheryl Ripmeester (l) and Karen Brown, Sunrise Credit Union staff, are planting dwarf lilacs - all part of Virden’s beautification for Canada’s 150 summer celebration.
Army cadet Inspection

Army cadet Inspection

A perfect inspection, on a perfect day
Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ Market

True to form, Eleanor Williams blows the whistle to open the market at 10:00 a.m. Friday. Unbelievable, or all too believable, Virden Farmers’ Market got off to a cold and windy start on May 26.
Building up the library

Building up the library

Border Regional Library works to keep the newest titles available for Virden readers. The spring barbecue and book sale is a big fundraising event to help Mary Ann Lamy and staff do just that.

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Upcoming cadet parade
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