Friday September 19, 2014


  • What type of housing development would you like to see replace the East View Lodge building?
  • Assisted living
  • 52%
  • Personal care home
  • 6%
  • Low-income housing/apartments
  • 42%
  • Other
  • 0%
  • Total Votes: 31

What's in the Weeklies?


Special Support

Westman Special Olympics is taking it to the bank... well, sort of.
The Minnedosa Tribune reports the Minnedosa Royal Bank recently made a donation to the Special Olympics Westman chapter to support sending athletes to the 2014 Special Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia this summer.

The bank donated $1,000, with the donation presented by Trudy Adamson who is both the RBC branch's account manager and a volunteer coach with the Special Olympics.

Daddy's Sweetheart

It was a special daddy-daughter event, and one that has left Virden residents anticipating a repeat next year.

The Virden Empire-Advance writes that the community held its first ever Daddy's Little Sweetheart Ball recently in Virden's arena banquet hall.

Just under 100 girls aged 3-13 attended the ball dressed in fancy attire and their best hair-dos, while about 80 fathers, uncles and grandparents came dressed in their nicest shirts or suits to match their young ones.

Every girl received a wrist corsage at the door, while the night featured dancing, a tiara station, a candy buffet, mocktails and a photo booth.

Vote Counts

A report from Carberry's Chamber of Commerce outlined the amalgamation votes held in that area by councils.

The Carberry News-Express ran the story which noted the Town of Carberry vote saw all councillors vote in favour of amalgamating with the RM of North Cypress.

Meanwhile, the RM of North Cypress councillors voted 3-2 against the proposed amalgamation with the Town of Carberry (Bob Adriaansen, Marj Campbell and Norm Campbell opposed).

N. Cypress councillors then went on to vote 4-1 in favour of joining the RM of Langford instead. Meanwhile, the RM of Langford voted unanimously in favour of joining N. Cypress.

The end result saw the Province pass a plan to amalgamate the RMs of Langford and N. Cypress. The RM and Town of Carberry didn't submit a formal amalgamation plan to the Province.

Derby Debut

Response at a meeting held Feb. 16 may mean a new sport will be rolling into Dauphin soon.

The Dauphin Herald tells its readers that just over 20 girls have shown interest in creating a roller derby team in Dauphin, and the organizers have scheduled their first practice to test out the interest.

The article noted a majority of the women interested were in their 30s and 40s.

Mardi Gras

It was a festive occasion in Souris Feb. 22 as the community celebrated a long-standing occasion.

According to The Souris Plaindealer, the Souris Chamber of Commerce held its inaugural Mardi Gras event at the local hall with folks dressing in feathers, beads and custom-made clothes, and the hall having some colourful decorations.

The night also featured a live blues band, some Cajun fare, and one lucky couple won a trip for two to the big easy.

Sarge Spotting

There's a new sheriff in town... well, kind of.

The Killarney Guide reports that community has welcomed in a new Sargeant, Dave Porter, to the Killarney RCMP detachment.

Porter is originally from New Brunswick and was previously posted at Leaf Rapids.


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