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Monthly Archive


Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 92 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

Grassland approve three hog barns, but face opposition

Although the Municipality of Grassland did not make an immediate decision on three hog barns, all three met the technical review by the time of the conditional use hearing, and were given the go-ahead... read more..

April snow brings much needed moisture

An April snowfall and cooler temperatures that hit southwest Manitoba earlier in the week were certainly welcomed for desparately needed moisture.On Monday morning, April 12 wet snow began falling on ... read more..

Dry conditions spark worries

It is certainly a different world than the fall of 2019. Whereas at that point, the entire area was awash with water to the point where crops could not come off - moving into the spring of 2021, sout... read more..

New home, new site working out for massage therapist

The move to the country is working out for Jamie Morrison. The veteran massage therapist opened up her new clinic on South Railway Street in late 2020. So far, she said, everything is moving in the r... read more..

49º, new addition for Souris

Your walk down Crescent Avenue this summer is about to get a lot sweeter. It might even look a little brighter with the addition of Souris’ newest business, 49º (forty-nine degrees).This June, as long... read more..

Leaking roof cause damage to Hillcrest Museum

One of the most famous historic buildings in the country is in danger of structural damage because of leaks. Hillcrest Museum has a leaking roof that was first apparent in 2019 and the museum board di... read more..

Boissevain-Morton receives $112,779 for rescue van

Thanks to a Manitoba Fire Protection Grant, the Boissevain-Morton Volunteer Fire Department will have some new equipment for their all-important work.The municipality recently got word they were recei... read more..

Fenceline Forum

Hello Southwest Manitoba, I hope everyone is doing well.I have been on hiatus since I last wrote this ag column that was called “Fenceline Forum”. In fact, it has been at least 15 years since I wrote ... read more..

New Boissevain arena planned for east end

Although some might be surprised by the site, many will be pleased there is a replacement for the aging Boissevain Arena on the horizon.This week, Council for Boissevain-Morton revealed they had chose... read more..

Boissevain students set up class at Legion Hall

It might be a few months later than originally scheduled, but Boissevain School is now operating high school classes at the Legion Hall.Due to COVID-19, there have been a number of changes at schools ... read more..

Assisted living facility on target for July opening

The development of the assisted living facility in Boissevain continues to be the good news story in the community during a period of turmoil.The construction for the structure began in the spring of ... read more..

Businesses pleased to see lightened restrictions

Since the Province of Manitoba moved to Code Red back in mid-November due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 numbers, prohibiting businesses from selling non-essential goods in-store, it has been tough on ... read more..

Souris high school students move to Community Hall

After months of remote learning, high school students in Souris headed back to class on January 18. The difference is they are attending school in the Souris Community Hall. Grades 9 - 12 began arrivi... read more..

Families provide winter fun at Hasselfield Lake

Community spirit at its finest is evident at Hasselfield Lake. Bob and Ann Betts made the lake their home in 2012 and started what has become a yearly tradition - a ready-made outdoor rink on the lake... read more..

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