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FLB School Divsion

The regular meeting of the Fort La Bosse School Division Board of Trustees was held in the Division Board Room on Monday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. Present were G. Draper, C. Russell, D. Campion, B. Cochrane, L. Irwin, C. Lowes, R. Masson, D. Jamieson, M.

Prairie View Municipality

Prairie View Municipality held a regular meeting in the Birtle Chambers on June 9 at 9:00 a.m. Members present were Clark, Bertram, Butler, Fulcher, Howard, Salmon, Oliver and Wilson; staff Present was AO Jensen and Administrative Assistant Bonner.
Raptor Report

Raptor Report

Singer/songwriter Michael Mitchell recently came to our school and performed from his vast repertoire of Canadianthemed songs. Michael is from Vancouver Island, and his stop in Oak Lake was part of his Manitoba Canada is for Kids spring tour.

RCMP Report - June 26, 2015

Staff Sergeant Steve Sumner reported 50 calls for service between June 16 and June 21; 25 of which were traffic offenses. There was also one false alarm from an On-Star system in a vehicle.
Pow Wow in The Park

Pow Wow in The Park

The sound of drums could be heard several blocks away from Victoria Park where the annual Pow Wow was held June 5. Schools and citizens from all over Virden came to watch the brightly dressed dancers and empowering drumming group.
Kenton Veteran receives special war medal

Kenton Veteran receives special war medal

June 5 in Kenton, Manitoba saw a special military honour given to Canadian WWII veteran Jack Houston. Houston was a former trooper with the XII Manitoba Dragoons who served in Europe during WWII.
Adventuring along the creek

Adventuring along the creek

It was a perfect spring for adventuring by the creek. Many years Scallion Creek in Virden is a torrent with all the run-off, this year there was not as much snow to melt.
Town discusses Canada 150 grant

Town discusses Canada 150 grant

Council discussed a new project to utilize a Canada 150 federal grant, on June 9, at the regular council meeting. Mayor Jeff McConnell chaired the meeting.
Steve O’Brien inspires school perseverance

Steve O’Brien inspires school perseverance

In an interesting convergence of events, the Virden Empire-Advance came upon a cross Canada tour personality, Steve O’Brien, pouring sweat on a hot and humid Monday, so far, as he met with a motorcycle-riding tourist who had just given O’Brien a dona

RCMP Report - June 12, 2015

Corporal Ed Riglin Reported 37 calls for service between June 2 and June 8, 18 of which were charges under the Highway Traffic Act. Those range anywhere from being on a cell phone to speeding.