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Niverville cleaning up from flash flood

08/31/2014 1:10 PM

Dozens of Niverville residents spent Saturday ripping out carpets and throwing out their now-dampened possessions after a freak storm caused extensive damage.

The clean-up efforts following the brief mid-day storm Friday began in earnest that evening when the town brought out ......

  • Headed to the lake

    The long weekend got off to a wet start on Friday as as major thunderstorm moved through the Southeast. Streets and parking lots in Steinbach were flooded as the rains and wind made for slow driving over the noon hour.
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    The long weekend got off to a wet start on Friday as as major thunderstorm moved through the Southeast. Streets and parking lots in Steinbach were flooded as the rains and wind made for slow driving over the noon hour.

  • West Hawk landmark ablaze

    Local fire firefighters battle a large fire at a West Hawk Lake landmark on Friday morning. Plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing from the West Hawk Inn and West Wok restaurant. At this early stage, the fire is suspected to have started in the inn before moving into the restaurant.
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    Local fire firefighters battle a large fire at a West Hawk Lake landmark on Friday morning. Plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing from the West Hawk Inn and West Wok restaurant. At this early stage, the fire is suspected to have started in the inn before moving into the restaurant.

  • Niverville council gets iced

    Niverville Town Council did not waste much time after accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge nomination from local businesses. After a public meeting Tuesday evening, John Falk, Angela Janz, Myron Dyck and John Funk dumped ice into the bucket of a pay loader at Hespeler Park and then braced for the icy cold shower to bring awareness to ALS, a fatal disease that seriously affects a persons quality of life. Niverville council has nominated councils for Steinbach, Hanover and Ritchot.
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    Niverville Town Council did not waste much time after accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge nomination from local businesses. After a public meeting Tuesday evening, John Falk, Angela Janz, Myron Dyck and John Funk dumped ice into the bucket of a pay loader at Hespeler Park and then braced for the icy cold shower to bring awareness to ALS, a fatal disease that seriously affects a persons quality of life. Niverville council has nominated councils for Steinbach, Hanover and Ritchot.

  • Pistons look primed

    The Steinbach Pistons now have their new logo painted onto centre ice at Centennial Arena. The team's rookie camp begins on Saturday.
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    The Steinbach Pistons now have their new logo painted onto centre ice at Centennial Arena. The team's rookie camp begins on Saturday.

  • Cruisin' for a Cause

    Janna Penner and her daughter Allegra visit the Steinbach A & W on Thursday to support research into a disease that affects approximately one in 330 Canadians. There is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that is complex and unpredictable. It affects vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. A & W's Cruisin' for a Cause raised $1.5 million last year at its locations throughout Canada.
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    Janna Penner and her daughter Allegra visit the Steinbach A & W on Thursday to support research into a disease that affects approximately one in 330 Canadians. There is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that is complex and unpredictable. It affects vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. A & W's Cruisin' for a Cause raised $1.5 million last year at its locations throughout Canada.

  • Checking out the harvest

    Canada geese settle into a freshly harvested field west of Mitchell. The morning sun and cool breeze helps create a beautiful country scene to start the day.
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    Canada geese settle into a freshly harvested field west of Mitchell. The morning sun and cool breeze helps create a beautiful country scene to start the day.

  • Light up the night

    Canadian country music songstress Jess Moskaluke put on an energetic set in Grunthal Saturday night as the main headliner at the Hanover Ag Fair. Moskaluke played favourites from her latest album 'Light Up the Night,' including 'Cheap Wine and Cigarettes' and 'Good Lovin'.'
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    Canadian country music songstress Jess Moskaluke put on an energetic set in Grunthal Saturday night as the main headliner at the Hanover Ag Fair. Moskaluke played favourites from her latest album 'Light Up the Night,' including 'Cheap Wine and Cigarettes' and 'Good Lovin'.'

  • Buddy up

    Four friends take in the Hanover Ag Fair parade in Grunthal Saturday morning.
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    Four friends take in the Hanover Ag Fair parade in Grunthal Saturday morning.

  • Blizzard warning

    Today's forecast: a flurry of blizzards. Four employees of Reimer Agencies in Steinbach, Josh Warkentin, Matt Hiebert, Zach Enns and Kristin Harder, took heed of the warning when they took part in Dairy Queen's annual Miracle Treat Day on Thursday. Proceeds from every Blizzard treat sold in Manitoba goes toward the Winnipeg Children's Hospital. The promotion continues for the rest of the day.
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    Today's forecast: a flurry of blizzards. Four employees of Reimer Agencies in Steinbach, Josh Warkentin, Matt Hiebert, Zach Enns and Kristin Harder, took heed of the warning when they took part in Dairy Queen's annual Miracle Treat Day on Thursday. Proceeds from every Blizzard treat sold in Manitoba goes toward the Winnipeg Children's Hospital. The promotion continues for the rest of the day.

  • A Steinbach welcome

    Delegates from the Association of Municipalities of Nicaragua are welcomed to Steinbach on Tuesday morning. The group is touring the city as part of an exchange organized with the Association of Manitoba Municipalities.
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    Delegates from the Association of Municipalities of Nicaragua are welcomed to Steinbach on Tuesday morning. The group is touring the city as part of an exchange organized with the Association of Manitoba Municipalities.

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