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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.
Gunner - a victim of wood ticks

Gunner - a victim of wood ticks

These pictures speak louder than words, as an account of what can happen when an animal in southwestern Manitoba is neglected in wood tick season.
RCMP Report  - May 15, 2015

RCMP Report - May 15, 2015

Thirty-six calls for service were reported by Staff Sergeant Steve Sumner from May 4 to May 11. These included three false alarms and six traffic tickets. May 4 • Collision between a semi and a moose on the TransCanada Highway in the R.M. of Sifton.
Virden nominees up for tourism award

Virden nominees up for tourism award

Tourism Westman will hold a gala awards evening in Virden in just over a week. Nominees include several Virden organizations, nominated in three categories.
Westman EMO storm watcher presentation

Westman EMO storm watcher presentation

A public meeting, held at the Elkhorn school recently delivered an important message on summer storm protection and preparedness.
Wallace-Woodworth financial future

Wallace-Woodworth financial future

Happily married with no increase in mill rates. For Wallace-Woodworth Municipality, amalgamation is under their belt, signified by the presentation of the 2015 budget on May 12.

R.M. of Sifton

Municipality of Sifton was held in the council chambers in Oak Lake at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 12.
The Assiniboine Glacier

The Assiniboine Glacier

Glaciers appear to be forming in the Assiniboine Valley east of Virden. Two examples of this can be observed from the paved road, PR259. The ice in the creek bed, on the west side of the valley started to grow in January, after a warm spell.

VCI Student Council report

We haven’t exactly just rung in the New Year but let’s get up to date from that point on. The past few months have been busy with exams and a new semester but we’re back in a rhythm.