The RM of Langford's municipal business will not be performed in Neepawa by year's end, according to The Carberry News-Express.
The paper reports, as per amalgamation discussions heard during the RM of North Cypress' council meeting, the use of Langford's municipal office in Neepawa will be phased out by January of 2015 as part of the Langford-N. Cypress amalgamation approved by the province last year.
The council decided to shut down the office gradually so that personnel at Neepawa can gradually spend more time at Carberry. The office is also considering a swap to accepting credit cards and online payments to ease facilitation for Langford ratepayers who would be inconvenienced by trips into the amalgamated municipal office to be located in Carberry.
After escaping the past few years unscathed, the Dudes have finally found their match in the form of Easton Fections.
The Minnedosa Tribune reports the long-time defending Skate the Lake Men's Division Champs “Burgess Quality Dudes” couldn't find the remedy for their recent weekend activity, as their title-winning streak was ruined by “Easton Fections”. The two teams grinded out what proved to be a tight one in the championship game the weekend of Feb. 15, as it was as 21-21 tie before the Easton Fections found the net in the dying minutes for a great finish and clinching goal in the 22-21 win.
Former Neepawa Natives and Neepawa Farmers star Shane Jury proved to be a star of the game for the Easton Fections.
Overall, Minnedosa's annual Skate the Lake weekend proved to be a success yet again, with 43 men's, ladies' and kids' hockey teams competing on six sheets of ice.
Canada Post will no longer be offering its services over the weekend in Souris.
The Souris Plaindealer tells its readers the postal service will no longer be open on Saturdays in that community, due to a decline in usage.
To try to accommodate customers who need postal service outside of regular business hours, Canada Post has extended its evening hours on Thursdays.
Students for Strays
When Jodi Langevin brought home a stray dog for a few days, she had no idea how much it would impact her family.
The Virden Empire-Advance writes that, after the family nursed the puppy back to health and then passed him onto another rescue in Winnipeg, Jodi's three children began a “Students for Strays” campaign where they spoke to the school principal, and wrote a letter for students to take home.
The trio raised $186.50 as well as dog/cat food through donations.
Folks in the City of Dauphin may have a new spot to shop at in the coming year.
The Dauphin Herald reports representatives from its council and municipal office attended the International Council of Shopping Centres in Whistler recently and have come out of it with a contact who has said they plan to construct a new store in Dauphin.
Details are still being kept private, but the development is expected over the next year and into 2015, and the City hopes it will create a domino effect for requests for new developments in the community.