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Janzen returns with Lent album

03/18/2019 9:15 AM

For his latest album, pianist and composer Mike Janzen decided to explore a different sort of rhythm: the cadence of the liturgical church year.

The Juno Award-nominated performer, who grew up in Steinbach and studied music at Providence University College, released Lent on March 6.

The 12-song solo album, recorded at his home studio in Toronto, collects and expands eight demo recordings ......

Seine River to review playground accessibility

03/17/2019 9:45 AM

Seine River School Division administrators were tasked Tuesday with reviewing schoolyard play structures throughout the division to determine whether accessibility upgrades are needed.

Trustee Jessie Cahill broached the issue after noticing the pea gravel surrounding some outdoor play structures prevents students ...


  • La Broquerie council questions vote excusal

    03/16/2019 11:45 AM

    La Broquerie council will give one of their own a chance to explain why he excused himself from a development plan vote two weeks ago, before they go searching for answers themselves.

    At a meeting Wednesday, Councillor Darrell Unger asked why ...

  • Curt Peters, acting director of Manitoba Health’s insured benefits branch, presents to a crowd of about 75 local residents at the Piney Community Centre on Monday evening. A second public meeting scheduled for last night in Sprague was cancelled due to road and weather conditions. It has been rescheduled for March 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sprague Community Hall.

    Piney probes health accord at town hall

    03/15/2019 8:35 AM
  • Eastbound lanes closed on Trans-Canada

    03/14/2019 11:00 AM

    The eastbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway, between Deacon's Corner and Highway 12, have been closed Thursday morning due to poor winter driving conditions.

    Visibility is expected to improve later in the afternoon as snowfall tapers off, according to Environment Canada.

    More ...

  • Blizzard conditions prompt school closures

    03/14/2019 6:42 AM

    How about one more snow day?

    Schools across the Southeast are closed today after blizzard conditions made for poor travel conditions across the region. A blizzard warning is expected to remain in effect until Thursday afternoon.

    Hanover School Division, Seine River School ...

  • Bus purchases approved in Seine River

    03/13/2019 7:00 PM

    Seine River School Division will continue experimenting with gasoline buses following a board vote on Tuesday night.

    Trustees approved an $854,000 expenditure to purchase six new buses, including one with a wheelchair lift, to add to the division’s current fleet of ...

  • Suspect identified in Steinbach stabbing

    03/12/2019 9:25 AM

    Police say that a suspect has been identified but no arrest has been made, after a man was injured in Steinbach early Saturday morning.

    RCMP officers were called to a residence on Fifth Street at 4 a.m. after a disturbance was ...

  • Andrew Fast stands amid trees he planted 30 years ago at Frosty Mountain Tree Farm, his woodlot south of Marchand.

    Woodlot owners lobby for federal supports

    03/11/2019 10:30 AM
  • Reeves lament loss of Hydro compensation

    03/10/2019 11:30 AM

    Three local reeves say they’re disappointed by Manitoba Hydro’s decision to cancel compensation packages offered to municipalities affected by a new transmission line to Minnesota.

    “It was a bit nasty,” La Broquerie reeve Lewis Weiss said of a Feb. 4 letter ...

  • Clocks move ahead Sunday

    03/9/2019 9:15 AM

    Time to spring forward.

    Daylight saving time returns to the province early Sunday morning.

    Under The Official Time Act, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and continues until the first Sunday in November.

    The official time change to daylight ...

  • City finds savings in capital projects

    03/8/2019 2:25 PM

    The City of Steinbach’s $3.6 million capital works program for this year is off to a thrifty start.

    Council awarded two large tenders to Hy-Way Construction Inc. on Tuesday. Both bids came in under budget.

    As part of a $2.6 million bid ...

  • Province announces cut to PST

    03/7/2019 3:05 PM

    Get ready for a Happy Canada Day, Manitoba. This year, your taxes are going down.

    Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced a one percent cut to the PST as part of the 2019 budget tabled in Legislature on Thursday afternoon.

    The decrease will ...

  • Rogers hockey revelry arrives this weekend

    03/7/2019 8:30 AM

    The wait is over as two-day Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour begins on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at the T.G. Smith Centre and continues Sunday from noon until the conclusion of the outdoor NHL broadcast viewing party.

    Broadcast hosts Ron ...


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