• 100 years since end of First World War

    100 years since end of First World War

    Despite now being 100 years since the end of the “war to end all wars”, it is as appropriate as ever to remember the epoch-shaping conflict.

    This November 11 will mark the armistice that silenced the guns on the Western Front and ended military operations in what was the called the Great War. With millions dead since its beginning in 1914, after the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a South Slav nationalist, the war would shake the world to its foundations and make terms like Tannenberg, Verdun, Ypres, Passchendaele and Gallipoli synonymous with a mechanized slaughter humanity had never seen.

  • $4 million upgrades to school on budget

    $4 million upgrades to school on budget

    It will not be long before staff and students at Boissevain School will be able to see the fruits of their sacrifices this fall.

    Starting last spring, the educational institution began the process of renewal and renovation. Originally built in 1962, with more added in subsequent years, the school needed some work and got quite a bit. The bricks on the wall of the east end of the building, as well as windows are changing, with new roofing, work on the southeast side and a new furnace system. Horizon Builders and subcontractors have been working away throughout the summer and fall, and Turtle Mountain School Division Superintendent Tim De Ruyck said practical completion is upon us.

  • 2018 Municipal Election results

    Manitobans headed to the polls October 24, 2018 to elect representatives for municipal councils and School Board. We will be updating results in our readership area as they become available.



    Acclaimed  Judy Swanson

    Councillor - Six Seats
    ELECTED George Heide VOTES 600
    ELECTED David Stead (incumbent) VOTES 572
    ELECTED Doug Troke VOTES 568
    ELECTED Rhonda Coupland (incumbent) VOTES 538
    ELECTED Eric Reichert (incumbent) VOTES 537
    ELECTED Rob Adams (incumbent) VOTES 461
    Doug Robertson (incumbent) VOTES 440
    Lonnie Graham (incumbent) VOTES 403
    Elmer McCallum (incumbent) VOTES 359
    Amanda Racine VOTES 297
    Lloyd Leganchuk VOTES 244

  • Council hopefuls present views to electors

    Council hopefuls present views to electors

    Plenty of interest was shown by Boissevain-Morton voters ahead of the October 24 election, as the candidates presented their views and visions of the future.

    The Boissevain Community Theatre was packed as ten out of the eleven hopefuls running for the six available council seats faced the public in the first ever Boissevain & District Chamber of Commerce Candidate’s Forum. According to Chamber President Ken Hole, it was an impressive outing.

    “It’s my first kick at the cat and it wasn’t our idea, it was brought to us,” Hole explained. “I’m very impressed. I have been in business 25 years and I have never seen a town meeting like this and I thought it went very well. There were lots of great ideas, lots of great answers, it was great to see the seats filled. There was a wide variety of people here.”

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