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Steinbach mayor elected to AMM executive

11/27/2014 1:00 AM

Steinbach mayor Chris Goertzen has joined the three-person executive of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities.

Goertzen was elected by his municipal colleagues yesterday as vice-president.

He is joined by Doug Dobrowolski, a councillor in the RM of Macdonald, who was once again ......

  • Snowy scene

    Steinbach firefighters inspect a vehicle west of Mitchell on Tuesday night. Emergency responders were called to the scene of a single vehicle accident after an SUV struck a deer. The driver was not hurt in the crash which reduced traffic to one lane along Highway 52.
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    Steinbach firefighters inspect a vehicle west of Mitchell on Tuesday night. Emergency responders were called to the scene of a single vehicle accident after an SUV struck a deer. The driver was not hurt in the crash which reduced traffic to one lane along Highway 52.

  • Freeze frame

    Cool weather will slow the building activity that has been seen throughout Steinbach in recent months. Steinbach city council reviewed building permit figures for the month of October at their regular council meeting last week. Just over $4 million worth of permits were issued in the month of October much of it single-family homes like this house under construction in the new Parkhill Place development in the southwest corner of the city. The city has collected building permits with a value of $45 million through the first 10 months of 2014.
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    Cool weather will slow the building activity that has been seen throughout Steinbach in recent months. Steinbach city council reviewed building permit figures for the month of October at their regular council meeting last week. Just over $4 million worth of permits were issued in the month of October much of it single-family homes like this house under construction in the new Parkhill Place development in the southwest corner of the city. The city has collected building permits with a value of $45 million through the first 10 months of 2014.

  • Cleanup time

    Firefighters and RCMP monitor the scene of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Main Street and Reimer Avenue on Monday morning in Steinbach. No one was seriously injured in the crash. Assistant deputy fire chief Mike Penner says it appeared one of the vehicles may have slid into the intersection. Roads were slick throughout the Southeast after precipitation Sunday evening.
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    Firefighters and RCMP monitor the scene of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Main Street and Reimer Avenue on Monday morning in Steinbach. No one was seriously injured in the crash. Assistant deputy fire chief Mike Penner says it appeared one of the vehicles may have slid into the intersection. Roads were slick throughout the Southeast after precipitation Sunday evening.

  • Tories go green

    La Broquerie's Gerry Dube shows off his massive composting unit to Provencher MP Ted Falk and Conservative Regional Minister Shelly Glover following a funding announcement in Ile des Chenes. CDEM, the development council for bilingual municipalities in Manitoba, will receive $960,000 to assist bilingual communities in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia in taking advantage of new economic opportunities. CDEM has focused on developing its
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    La Broquerie's Gerry Dube shows off his massive composting unit to Provencher MP Ted Falk and Conservative Regional Minister Shelly Glover following a funding announcement in Ile des Chenes. CDEM, the development council for bilingual municipalities in Manitoba, will receive $960,000 to assist bilingual communities in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia in taking advantage of new economic opportunities. CDEM has focused on developing its "green economy" expertise in recent years. Through a new project, called Eco-West, the organization will assist in promoting environmental initiatives that generate sustainable growth and profit.

  • Ford on fire

    A Ford pickup burns Tuesday afternoon on a gravel road four miles south of Steinbach. Fire crews were called around 2:30 p.m. No one was injured in the fire but the vehicle is a total loss. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
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    A Ford pickup burns Tuesday afternoon on a gravel road four miles south of Steinbach. Fire crews were called around 2:30 p.m. No one was injured in the fire but the vehicle is a total loss. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

  • Hazy highway

    Firefighters from the RM of Reynolds remain on the scene of a semi-truck fire in the westbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway east of the Provincial Road 308 intersection on Monday night. The blaze, near East Braintree, shut down westbound lanes around 4:30 p.m. and backed up traffic for over four miles until the lanes were reopened around 7 p.m. It is believed a fire began in one of the truck’s wheels before spreading to the cab, diesel tanks, and trailer. The driver, a 50-year-old Toronto resident, was taken to hospital for observation. The truck and its cargo, a shipment of bread, are all considered toast.
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    Firefighters from the RM of Reynolds remain on the scene of a semi-truck fire in the westbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway east of the Provincial Road 308 intersection on Monday night. The blaze, near East Braintree, shut down westbound lanes around 4:30 p.m. and backed up traffic for over four miles until the lanes were reopened around 7 p.m. It is believed a fire began in one of the truck’s wheels before spreading to the cab, diesel tanks, and trailer. The driver, a 50-year-old Toronto resident, was taken to hospital for observation. The truck and its cargo, a shipment of bread, are all considered toast.

  • Chorus of history

    Members of The Carillons perform at Mennonite Heritage Village on Sunday night at an evening dedicated to celebrating the 225th anniversary of the emigration to Mennonites from Prussia to Russia.
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    Members of The Carillons perform at Mennonite Heritage Village on Sunday night at an evening dedicated to celebrating the 225th anniversary of the emigration to Mennonites from Prussia to Russia.

  • Welcome here, winter

    Blowing snow and slippery roadways affected Steinbach drivers for the first time this season on Sunday. The drivers of two vehicles are evidence of that when they collided shortly before 3 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 12. No need for a tow truck, though, as one individual grabbed the wrecked bumper in order to pull the Nissan car out of the intersection. Environment Canada forecasted about two to four centimetres of snow to fall today. A few flurries are expected to end tonight.
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    Blowing snow and slippery roadways affected Steinbach drivers for the first time this season on Sunday. The drivers of two vehicles are evidence of that when they collided shortly before 3 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 12. No need for a tow truck, though, as one individual grabbed the wrecked bumper in order to pull the Nissan car out of the intersection. Environment Canada forecasted about two to four centimetres of snow to fall today. A few flurries are expected to end tonight.

  • Putting a lid on it

    Construction crews work on Friday  to create a winterized enclosure at the site of bridge work on Highway 12 at the Seine River Diversion. The work is part of $28 million in funding budgeted for improvements to Highway 12 in 2014-15.
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    Construction crews work on Friday to create a winterized enclosure at the site of bridge work on Highway 12 at the Seine River Diversion. The work is part of $28 million in funding budgeted for improvements to Highway 12 in 2014-15.

  • Dangerous drive

    A 24-year-old Steinbach man was injured after the car he was driving struck a light standard on McKenzie Avenue in a late night incident. Steinbach RCMP said that alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash and said the man was not wearing a seatbelt.
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    A 24-year-old Steinbach man was injured after the car he was driving struck a light standard on McKenzie Avenue in a late night incident. Steinbach RCMP said that alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash and said the man was not wearing a seatbelt.

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