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Providence celebrates 90 years

10:23 AM

While fundraising and awareness are important for Providence University College in Otterburne, the annual fall celebration this year focused on the 90th anniversary for the institution that began in January 1925.

The University College has grown from a small graduating class ......

  • Hit the ground running

    Runners set off in force at the start of the Imagine Run in Niverville on Saturday. This year's event, which annually raises funds and awareness for mental health, took on a
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    Runners set off in force at the start of the Imagine Run in Niverville on Saturday. This year's event, which annually raises funds and awareness for mental health, took on a "Dawn to Dusk" theme, starting the run in the afternoon and finishing with other entertainment at Hespeler Park.

  • Taste test

    Patrons enjoy the atmosphere and get a chance to sample dozens of wines at the Steinbach Arts Council's first
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    Patrons enjoy the atmosphere and get a chance to sample dozens of wines at the Steinbach Arts Council's first "Corks and Canvas" wine tasting event at the arts centre. In addition to the over sixty wines, participants also enjoyed live music and art demonstrations at the Friday evening fundraising soiree.

  • Seed funding

    Hemp Oil Canada CEO Shaun Crew looks on as Provencher MP Ted Falk lends a hand Friday in announcing a “repayable contribution” of up to $4.6 million from the federal government to Hemp Oil Canada. The support will help the company to build a new hemp processing facility with the latest in conveyance, processing and quality assurance equipment in St Agathe.
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    Hemp Oil Canada CEO Shaun Crew looks on as Provencher MP Ted Falk lends a hand Friday in announcing a “repayable contribution” of up to $4.6 million from the federal government to Hemp Oil Canada. The support will help the company to build a new hemp processing facility with the latest in conveyance, processing and quality assurance equipment in St Agathe.

  • First in its class

    Steinbach Regional Secondary School showed off its 105,000 sq-ft. addition on Tuesday with a grand opening attended by Premier Greg Selinger and many others. The expansion gives the school capacity to serve up to 1,900 grade 9 to 12 students. New child-care space at the school allows for 74 preschool children as well. The $40 million expansion was first announced in March 2009.
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    Steinbach Regional Secondary School showed off its 105,000 sq-ft. addition on Tuesday with a grand opening attended by Premier Greg Selinger and many others. The expansion gives the school capacity to serve up to 1,900 grade 9 to 12 students. New child-care space at the school allows for 74 preschool children as well. The $40 million expansion was first announced in March 2009.

  • Valeant effort

    Valeant workers set off in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation atop the Big Bike on Tuesday morning in Steinbach. The touring fundraiser logs over 12,000 kilometres across Canada every year.
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    Valeant workers set off in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation atop the Big Bike on Tuesday morning in Steinbach. The touring fundraiser logs over 12,000 kilometres across Canada every year.

  • A mooving moment

    A cow slowly lowers her head for a gentle touch from a farm visitor Sunday afternoon at Cornell Dairy, east of Anola. Around 20 farms opened their doors on Sunday for Open Farm Day, giving city folks a chance to take a look at farm life.
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    A cow slowly lowers her head for a gentle touch from a farm visitor Sunday afternoon at Cornell Dairy, east of Anola. Around 20 farms opened their doors on Sunday for Open Farm Day, giving city folks a chance to take a look at farm life.

  • Service not forgotten

    Steinbach MLA Kelvin Goertzen encourages local residents who are interested in paying their respects to the Canadian military members who lost their lives during Canada's 12 year military involvement in Afghanistan will visit a memorial vigil which is on display at the Manitoba Legislature in the buildings Rotunda till this Saturday from 8am-8pm. The travelling vigil is made up of memorial plaques of Canadian military members that were killed during the Afghanistan war. The plaques were at the Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan during Canada's military presence. The display is making its way across Canada and will be in Ottawa for Remembrance Day.
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    Steinbach MLA Kelvin Goertzen encourages local residents who are interested in paying their respects to the Canadian military members who lost their lives during Canada's 12 year military involvement in Afghanistan will visit a memorial vigil which is on display at the Manitoba Legislature in the buildings Rotunda till this Saturday from 8am-8pm. The travelling vigil is made up of memorial plaques of Canadian military members that were killed during the Afghanistan war. The plaques were at the Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan during Canada's military presence. The display is making its way across Canada and will be in Ottawa for Remembrance Day.

  • Lucky to be alive

    Members of the Steinbach fire department clean up the scene of a two-vehicle collision which occurred shortly before noon on Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 12 and Provincial Road 311. Steinbach RCMP Cpl. James Demidiuk said the driver of a northbound GMC Sierra truck attempted to turn west onto PR 311 and was struck by a southbound semi. The male driver of the truck has been charged with proceeding when it was unsafe to do so. No one was injured in the collision. Demidiuk added that the driver of the truck was lucky to be alive.
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    Members of the Steinbach fire department clean up the scene of a two-vehicle collision which occurred shortly before noon on Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 12 and Provincial Road 311. Steinbach RCMP Cpl. James Demidiuk said the driver of a northbound GMC Sierra truck attempted to turn west onto PR 311 and was struck by a southbound semi. The male driver of the truck has been charged with proceeding when it was unsafe to do so. No one was injured in the collision. Demidiuk added that the driver of the truck was lucky to be alive.

  • Mounds of compost

    Eldon Wallman, solid waste department head for Steinbach, checks out the compost available this year for the public to use. Due to uncooperative weather last year, there is a lot more compost this time around. There are two large mounds of nutrient-rich compost at the landfill that the public can pick up free-of-charge.
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    Eldon Wallman, solid waste department head for Steinbach, checks out the compost available this year for the public to use. Due to uncooperative weather last year, there is a lot more compost this time around. There are two large mounds of nutrient-rich compost at the landfill that the public can pick up free-of-charge.

  • Service with a smile

    Christine Bearpark, Jeannette DeLong and Audrey Harder take time during their Tuesday lunch hour to greet supporters of enVision Community Living, picking up slices of pizza from Rocco's Pizzeria. All proceeds go to enVision's Fall Campaign to cover the construction cost of a wheelchair accessible home in Steinbach.
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    Christine Bearpark, Jeannette DeLong and Audrey Harder take time during their Tuesday lunch hour to greet supporters of enVision Community Living, picking up slices of pizza from Rocco's Pizzeria. All proceeds go to enVision's Fall Campaign to cover the construction cost of a wheelchair accessible home in Steinbach.

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