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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.

Fort La Bosse School Division

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was held in the Division Board Room on Monday, June 8. Present were: G. Draper; C. Russell; N. Chaske; B. Cochrane; L. Irwin; C. Lowes; R. Masson; D. Jamieson; M. Walker; B.
Surface Rights Board hears local case

Surface Rights Board hears local case

Cromer area land owner Carlyle Jorgensen took Tundra Oil & Gas Partnership to task at a Surface Rights Board hearing in an attempt to be compensated for costs incurred for working around oil equipment on his land.
Virden Lions recycle batteries

Virden Lions recycle batteries

“It’s a win-win. We raise money and we help out the environment,” says Barry O’Grady, treasurer for the Virden Lions Club.
Kirkella Visitor Centre will open

Kirkella Visitor Centre will open

The Visitor Centre located near Kirkella on the TransCanada Highway will open this season after all.
Local reeve speaks with Prime Minister

Local reeve speaks with Prime Minister

Residents of rural Manitoba sometimes feel their issues are lost on the rest of the province. So, it was a pleasant surprise to Rick Plaisier, Reeve of the R.M. of Sifton, to speak with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Repairs needed for Oak Lake Beach Provincial Park

Repairs needed for Oak Lake Beach Provincial Park

Although dike work has been completed both east and west around Oak Lake Provincial Park, in the R.M. of Sifton, the dam still needs to be reconstructed, explains Reeve of Sifton Rick Plaisier.
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