• Storm leaves trail of destruction in wake

    Storm leaves trail of destruction in wake

    Mother Nature reminded us that she could be very cruel on Thursday, June 14.

    After a muggy and at times rainy afternoon, the skies turned black and the wind got up around 6:00pm. Those in Boissevain heard thunder and got a little rain. Those north of town and in other areas were not so lucky.

    A line of dangerous thunderstorms moved in from Saskatchewan, and while many local areas fell under a tornado watch, the storm struck full force, picking up steam in the Hartney area and travelling all the way to Morden/Winkler, with heavy winds and devastating hail. According to Andrew Ayre of Southern Seed north of Minto, it started to get ugly around 6:00pm, striking a little later.

Community Events

  • Celebrating Baseball Manitoba’s 50th

    Celebrating Baseball Manitoba’s 50th

    A large crowd came out to celebrate Boissevain’s past baseball heroes while cheering on the next generation.

    On Friday, June 8, Boissevain Minor Ball held its celebration of Baseball Manitoba’s 50th anniversary. Each minor ball association in the province was asked to note this major birthday and in Boissevain, they decided to honour some of the town’s Hall of Fame inductees before the Centennials’ home opener against the Souris Cardinals. According to Minor Ball’s Crystal Fluker, it could not have gone over better.

    “It was awesome,” Fluker stated. “It was a really good turnout.”

  • Community helping couple bounce back from devastating fire

    Community helping couple bounce back from devastating fire

    Once again Boissevain-Morton is getting behind locals who are suffering a personal tragedy.

    David M. Neufeld and Maggie Andres lost their home southwest of Boissevain in the early morning hours of Friday, June 1. According to the Boissevain-Morton Fire Department, they were called in at 1:00am. Although the exact cause of the blaze is unknown, it started on the south side where they had a small greenhouse attached to the domicile. David’s sister Vicky said there was nothing plugged in and no fire lit, so they are thinking it was electrical.

  • Minor Ball to mark provincial anniversary

    Minor Ball to mark provincial anniversary

    Boissevain Minor Ball will be looking to the past in order to promote the future.

    On June 8, before the Centennials home opener, the organization will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Baseball Manitoba. According to Crystal Fluker of Minor Ball, the provincial group gave the event it’s beginning.

    “Baseball Manitoba got in contact with every Manitoba association they work with to ask them to mark their anniversary,” Fluker explained. “We decided to recognize our guys who are in the Baseball Hall of Fame in a celebration night at the home opener of the Centennials.”

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