The RM of Pipestone is aiming to find out if it can revive one of the small villages under its jurisdiction.
The Reston Recorder reports the RM is asking the question, “Who is interested in a home in Scarth?”.
Currently the village about eight miles south of Virden has a couple of streets, a curling rink recently designated as the home of the Scarth Community Club and no residents, right now.
But the RM is holding a public meeting soon to talk about potential subdivisions and community planning.
Right now there are about 40 small lots already subdivided in Scarth. The village was settled in 1882, and named after the town site owner William Scarth.
Interest for reviving the community follows several inquiries, as well as developments occurring in nearby Reston (24 lots in varying stages of development) and Cromer (a 16-lot subdivision).
A new agreement reached between the Brandon Kinsmen Club and, jointly, the RM of Glenwood, Town of Souris and Municipal Airport will see Souris' runway track reopened.
But, rather than hailing airplanes down the runway, the agreement will see it used as a race track for stock car racing.
The Souris Plaindealer reports the track is expected to be open for racing by next June.
The track is expected to be used for races, training and to address a growing interest for motor sports in the Brandon/Souris/Rivers area.
The Carberry Ag Society has received a big boost from the Westoba Credit Union.
The Carberry News-Express reports the ag society received a $10,000 grant from the credit union as part of the banking establishment's 50th anniversary celebrations. Five other groups based in Manitoba also received similar grants, chosen from over 60 applications submitted.
The Carberry Ag Society plans to use the money to update its electrical service, as well as paint and improve its dining hall.
Construction on the 31,000 square foot Sand Hills Casino along Highway 5, north of Glenboro, is continuing as planned.
The Baldur-Glenboro Gazette reports the casino still aims for a spring 2014 opening with a ranch-style theme featuring over 350 slot machines, six gaming tables, a restaurant, and sports lounge.
The cost of construction is estimated at $20 million, while the casino is anticipated to create 150 full-time as well as additional part-time jobs to the area.
The new construction has also resulted in a natural gas line being built, which communities like Glenboro could potentially utilize for further development in the future.