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Oak Lake dam renovation announced

Oak Lake dam renovation announced

The RM of Sifton will receive $5.5 million in Federal and Provincial money for repairs and upgrades.
Drought shrinks Manitoba cattle herds

Drought shrinks Manitoba cattle herds

Rain comes too late to stop the sell off of cow herds for many Manitoba farmers.
Family visits from far and wide

Family visits from far and wide

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Virden’s 257 Bridge to be tendered in fall

Virden’s 257 Bridge to be tendered in fall

An announcement from MLA Greg Nesbit in the summer of 2020 got people’s hopes up for a 2021 completion of the bridge over Gopher Creek on PR 257, a bridge that has been out since 2014.
Oilers wrap up successful season

Oilers wrap up successful season

For the Virden Oilers, the South West Baseball League season was short and definitely sweet. The local senior team posted a 7-1 record.
Clean water at last for Canupawakpa

Clean water at last for Canupawakpa

Canupawakpa Dakota Nation community just a few miles north Pipestone 10 kms (south of Virden 30 kms) has been on a boil water advisory for years, with no safe source for drinking water. As of Tuesday, Aug. 24 the community has a new water service.
JGL opens office in Virden

JGL opens office in Virden

Former key people with Heartland Livestock Services are now working with a new livestock broker and setting up a permanent office in Virden.
Manitoba steps back to mask wearing, expands vaccine passports

Manitoba steps back to mask wearing, expands vaccine passports

Driven by concerns over the delta variant of SarsCoV2, and what is being called a fourth wave, the Manitoba government is pushing vaccines, a vaccine passport system and, after a relatively mask-free month, mask wearing is mandated once again.
Local Oilfield History: Tundra drills Manitoba’s first horizontal oil well

Local Oilfield History: Tundra drills Manitoba’s first horizontal oil well

Monthly Oilfield Report
Couvier hops on the Express

Couvier hops on the Express

Miniota’s Ben Couvier cannot wait to get onto the ice with his new junior hockey team. Earlier this summer the son of Mark Couvier and Melody Lane was acquired by the Espanola Express of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.