• Council approve HyLife hog barn with conditions

    Council approve HyLife hog barn with conditions

    If conditions are met, Boissevain-Morton will have a new hog barn

    On Thursday, July 4, council gave a unanimous thumbs-ups, with Councillor David Stead not voting due to conflict of interest, to a HyLife hog nursery on the north end of the municipality. However, there are conditions, which the company must sign on to before it becomes official Head of Council Judy Swanson said.

    “Economic development is something we have to for sure look at,” Swanson said. “We also have an agreement that was part of the resolution that addresses concerns people had, so we covered our bases.”

  • Strong turnout, cooperative weather makes fair success

    Strong turnout, cooperative weather makes fair success

    With a good response to a new event and a little help from Mother Nature, the Turtle Mountain Ag Society was able to put together another strong fair.

    The annual event was held from June 22-23. Featuring livestock shows, a demolition derby, display building and other activities, the fair was once again a success.

    “It was very good this year,” said Ag Society President Bryce Scott. “There was very good attendance, with a lot of people walking around all the time.”

    The official figure was about 1,150 people, but that was only the paid attendees. The numbers, strong as they are were probably a little higher.

    There were a few weather concerns going into the fair. What were once dry conditions in Boissevain and area have recently become monsoon-like. There were some big rains in the days leading up to Boissevain Fair, and there were warnings of more during the event. However, they held off.

  • Co-op donate $69K to school for outdoor learning, play space

    Co-op donate $69K to school for outdoor learning, play space


    Plans for the results of a generous donation to be enjoyed not only by students in Boissevain School, but also the general public this fall.

    On Monday, June 17, a ceremony was held in the school to officially present a donation from the Co-op Community Spaces program to Boissevain School. The grant, from Federated Co-op, was in the amount of $68,900 for a nature play space and outdoor classroom. According to Ryan Polnik of Boundary Co-op, the program has given a boost to many projects in the province, but this is the first one within the Boundary area.

  • Summer not complete without 4-H Rally

    Summer not complete without 4-H Rally

    With 16 clubs and over 150 participants, 4-H Rally Day was another success.

    On June 7, the 85th annual running of the celebration of 4-H achievement filled the Ag Society grounds. As one of the organizers Coral Meggison explained, Boissevain Rally is a multi-discipline event, in that it includes programming for beef, equine and multi-purpose (home and hobby or variety) clubs. There were 158 4-H members participating this year, coming from clubs from Boissevain, Killarney, Dand and farther away like Alexander and Rock Lake.

    Although the Beef Club in Boissevain has been holding their show and sale at the Boissevain Fair in recent years, they still hold clinics to help members work on handling and showmanship. Fifteen members from Boissevain and two from Poplar Hill (from northwest of Brandon) participated in the clinics this year.

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