• 40 years and counting for Boissevain Bakery

    40 years and counting for Boissevain Bakery

    Boissevain Bakery may not be able to celebrate 40 years the way they want to, but they will celebrate nonetheless.
    Ron and Sharron Fikkert took over the bakery in town on December 1, 1980. From that time onward, they developed their presence in the community, and gained a well-deserved reputation for quality that is known in Boissevain and outside. The physical place may have moved a couple of times, but the Fikkerts have remained a major part of the Boissevain business scene.
    Ron Fikkert said when they first came, they did not have four decades on their mind.

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  • Landmarks come down in Waskada

    Landmarks come down in Waskada

    The year 2020 will go down in history around the world as the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the community of Waskada, the year 2020 will be remembered as the time two landmarks were demolished. The Municipality of Brenda-Waskada hired Tim’s Backhoe Service to knock down the hotel in April, and this month they hired Jaytan Excavation and Transfer to bring down the old skating/curling rink structures.
    The rinks were officially opened in December 1948. The two-sheet curling rink was created from two agricultural barns in 1943 and an outdoor rink was added on the north side. That rink was used for five winters. The last time there was ice in the rinks was the winter of 2015-2016.
    “We made ice for the fall of 2016 in the new facility and were granted our occupancy permit January 2017,” said Diane Woodworth, CEO for the Municipality of Brenda-Waskada. “Jason Hofer did an awesome job of dropping the old rink,” she added.

  • Grassland loses longtime reeve

    Grassland loses longtime reeve

    The Municipality of Grassland will miss the headman at the council table, one of the longest serving and dedicated members in the area.
    Blair Woods passed away on November 7 after a battle with cancer. He had served as Reeve of Grassland since its inception, and his municipal service began in 1986.

  • Remembrance Day adapts to 2020

    Remembrance Day adapts to 2020

    If there’s one thing people have learned in 2020, it’s how to adapt to new and changing situations due to the pandemic. Remembrance Day is no exception. The usual services and programs in the schools and communities have been either cancelled all together or adapted.
    Community services:
    The Deloraine Legion will host a community service, but it will be a pared-down version. The short service will be held outside by the cenotaph outside of the Legion clubhouse at approximately 10:45am. There will be no singing, no remembrance roll call and no luncheon. Community members are welcome to attend but they must social distance themselves on the street.

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