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Virden Manitoba Youth Job Centre open

Virden Manitoba Youth Job Centre open

The Virden Manitoba Youth Job Centre is open once again for the summer! Centres across Manitoba are in their 40th year of successfully supporting youth employment in Manitoba.
Sheldon Kennedy to receive Order of Manitoba

Sheldon Kennedy to receive Order of Manitoba

Twelve new members will be inducted into the Order of Manitoba this year, Lt. Gov. Philip S. Lee, chancellor of the order, announced Monday, May 11.

Town budget holds the line

The Financial Plan was presented in a public hearing on May 12. The 2015 mill rates are generally down, but less than a point, which means ratepayers will pay slightly less in taxes this year.
VCI Report - May 22, 2015

VCI Report - May 22, 2015

Spring has sprung at VCI and we’re here again to recap the last two months with you. We’ve been busy! Student Council organized our second spirit week and there was good participation from everyone. Our themes this year were PJ day, St.
Chelsey Weir travels for global health

Chelsey Weir travels for global health

A young woman from Virden has her eye on world health. Chelsey Weir has finished her second year of University in Brandon. Her pre-nursing education has stirred a quest for knowledge about women’s health in Africa.
Virden's Canada Day celebration receives grant

Virden's Canada Day celebration receives grant

Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris announced the Government of Canada is providing $3,000 in funding through the Celebrate Canada program to the Virden Community Chamber of Commerce to organize Canada Day activities in Virden on July 1, 2015.
RCMP Report - May 22, 2015

RCMP Report - May 22, 2015

Staff Sergeant Steve Sumner reported 61 calls for service between May 12 and May 18, 32 of these were traffic tickets. RCMP were out in full force on May 12 for Road Safety Week. The target of this week was aggressive driving and impaired driving.
Canada Day grant for Elkhorn

Canada Day grant for Elkhorn

The Canada Day celebrations in Elkhorn is a major community event that brings in people from all over Westman and eastern Saskatchewan.

New doctor enables emergency service

Within the last week, Virden Health Services once again began providing 24/7 emergency room service. According to information from Prairie Mountain Health (PMH), Virden has a new doctor who has commenced practice in Virden as of May 18. “Dr.
Wild weather does minor damage in Virden

Wild weather does minor damage in Virden

It was a wild May long weekend, disrupting more than the usual camping plans. Rainfall saturating the ground, along with high winds caused some trees to fall over, their roots lifting out of the saturated ground.