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Tories issue inflation-relief cheques

Jordan Ross 2 minute read Monday, Feb. 6, 2023

Eight months out from an election, Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is breaking out the chequebook to help the public cope with inflation.

Nearly 700,000 cheques will be mailed out to Manitobans over the next six weeks, Premier Heather Stefanson announced last Thursday at a supermarket in Winnipeg.

“Food and transportation costs have risen dramatically in the last few months, putting pressure on family finances,” she said. “But every family’s circumstances are different, and they will know how to best spend this money to help them make ends meet.”

Seniors, couples, and individuals with or without children who lived in Manitoba on Dec. 31, 2021, and whose net family income was less than $175,000 on their 2021 tax return, will receive a cheque.

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COLUMN: Village News – Like the South Saskatchewan River

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COLUMN: Village News – Like the South Saskatchewan River

Gary Dyck 3 minute read Monday, Feb. 6, 2023

Last month I had the privilege of attending the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada conference in Saskatchewan. Representatives from six provinces, archivists, professors, and heritage leaders were all there. Each year they present an award of excellence to a deserving candidate. This year it was Leonard Doll has done a lot of research for his area, advocacy, and has published several articles. The following text was Leonard Doll’s testimony to the Federal Environmental Assessment Review Panel in Martensville, Saskatchewan in the fall of 1980 when they wanted to develop a uranium plant. Leonard was 25 years old and was opposed to the building of anything that could be used for nuclear warfare. His testimony is one of the finest descriptions of what it means to be a Mennonite.

“Our Mennonite people are like the South Saskatchewan River… we take our strength and our wisdom and our ways from the flow and direction that has been established for us by our ancestors we never knew, ancestors of hundreds of years ago. Their wisdom flows through us to our children and our grandchildren, to generations we will never know. We will live out our lives as we must, and we will die in peace because we know that our people and this river will flow after us. We know that our grandchildren will speak a language that is their heritage, that has been passed on from generation to generation. We know they will share their wealth, and not horde it to themselves. We know that they will look after their old people, and will respect them for their wisdom. We know that they will look after this land and protect it, and that 500 years from now they too have a place in the universe and they will thank the same God that I thank, that our ancestors have looked after this land well, and they will be proud to be Mennonites.

By these statements and the ones we have heard these last three weeks, our people have affirmed their belief in themselves, their past and their future, and the ideals by which they seek to live. These are the values and the principles that must underlie the development of our valley, and I am still opposed to the refinery.”

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Mennonite historians taking in the long view of the North Saskatchewan River.

Hanover residents queasy about approved Mitchell development

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Hanover residents queasy about approved Mitchell development

Nicole Buffie 3 minute read Monday, Feb. 6, 2023

Council and administration in the RM of Hanover attempted to quell resident concerns regarding a development that will encroach on their rural backyards.

A near-unanimous vote ruled in favour of a 16-lot rural development, designed by Kleefeld Developments, southwest of Mitchell near the junction of Provincial Roads 34N and 30E, much to the dismay of those who spoke against it at the 45-minute public hearing.

Eight residents who say they will be affected by the development relayed their concerns to council, with most worried drainage will become an issue.

Planning Manager Jeremy Neufeld told delegates to “trust” administration’s process when overlooking projects with potential drainage issues.

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Monday, Feb. 6, 2023

Council and administration in the RM of Hanover attempted to quell resident concerns regarding a development that will encroach on their rural backyards.

A near-unanimous vote ruled in favour of a 16-lot rural development, designed by Kleefeld Developments, southwest of Mitchell near the junction of Provincial Roads 34N and 30E, much to the dismay of those who spoke against it at the 45-minute public hearing.

Eight residents who say they will be affected by the development relayed their concerns to council, with most worried drainage will become an issue.

Planning Manager Jeremy Neufeld told delegates to “trust” administration’s process when overlooking projects with potential drainage issues.

Province plans nurse recruitment trip to Philippines

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Province plans nurse recruitment trip to Philippines

Jordan Ross 4 minute read Yesterday at 3:02 PM CST

A local Filipino leader who works in health care says a provincial government push to recruit nurses from his home country is a good idea, but he hopes the province also does more to help Filipinos already in Manitoba who are struggling to get their health-care credentials recognized.

“This is a good package for the Filipino people back home, because they don’t have to research so much,” Greg Carlos, president of the South EastMan Filipino Association (SEMFA) and a health-care aide at Rest Haven, said last Monday in an interview.

“The problem is the requirements that they are asking from nurses right now. That is a big problem for the Filipinos who are actually in Manitoba right now.”

Last week, the Manitoba government announced it will send a delegation of health and immigration officials to the Philippines in the hopes of recruiting hundreds of qualified nurses and other health-care providers to Manitoba.

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Greg Carlos, president of the South EastMan Filipino Association and a health-care aide at Rest Haven, welcomes the province’s nurse recruitment drive in the Philippines, but says Filipinos already living in Manitoba need more help with credential recognition.

Teen writer releases poetry collection

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Teen writer releases poetry collection

Jordan Ross 4 minute read Yesterday at 2:58 PM CST

A budding local writer has released a poetry collection, finished the first draft of a novel, and started work on a novella, all before her 17th birthday.

“Once I get started, then it flows pretty easily,” Claira Teichroeb said of her writing process, which has yielded her first book, The Valley of the Poet, a collection of 21 poems published through Amazon.

Teichroeb, a Grade 11 student who lives near Roseau River with her parents and three sisters, said it was thrilling to receive the first shipment of copies.

“I walked like three miles to go to the mail to get it,” she recalled.

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Claira Teichroeb displays a copy of her debut poetry collection, The Valley of the Poet, at Artisan Hall inside Reimer Concrete and Building Supplies.

COLUMN: On Parliament Hill – More government is not a solution

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COLUMN: On Parliament Hill – More government is not a solution

Ted Falk, MP for Provencher 4 minute read Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023

Last week the 44th Parliament of Canada resumed sitting.

This session will look very similar to previous sessions. The same Liberal Ministers making the same excuses for the same failures, and presenting the same government-focused “solutions” that have led to the current state of affairs.

As our leader, the Hon. Pierre Poilievre eloquently and clearly laid out last week, Canada just feels broken these days. Government services have declined steadily. Canadians are not getting value for money for their tax dollars, and every time the government tries to “fix” the problem it only serves to make it worse.

It gets worse because the Liberal/NDP Government’s solution to the issues facing Canadians—issues that (in most cases) government has caused—always seems to be more government. More bureaucrats, more web portals, more forms, more hoops, and red tape. Above all, more money.

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Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023

Last week the 44th Parliament of Canada resumed sitting.

This session will look very similar to previous sessions. The same Liberal Ministers making the same excuses for the same failures, and presenting the same government-focused “solutions” that have led to the current state of affairs.

As our leader, the Hon. Pierre Poilievre eloquently and clearly laid out last week, Canada just feels broken these days. Government services have declined steadily. Canadians are not getting value for money for their tax dollars, and every time the government tries to “fix” the problem it only serves to make it worse.

It gets worse because the Liberal/NDP Government’s solution to the issues facing Canadians—issues that (in most cases) government has caused—always seems to be more government. More bureaucrats, more web portals, more forms, more hoops, and red tape. Above all, more money.

Providence Pilots basketball honoured as playoffs begin

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Providence Pilots basketball honoured as playoffs begin

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Hanover rings up municipal GPS system

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Hanover rings up municipal GPS system

Nicole Buffie 2 minute read Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023

Council and staff in the RM of Hanover say a new purchase for the works and operations department will help streamline maintenance for the municipality and improve services in the future.

The municipality recently approved the purchase of a ConX Wireless system, a GPS system which will be equipped on the RMs maintenance fleet to track operations.

Council voted to authorize the $15,350 purchase last Wednesday, to which some questions about the upfront cost were raised.

Coun. Roberto Hiebert told council the benefits outweigh the costs.

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Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023

Council and staff in the RM of Hanover say a new purchase for the works and operations department will help streamline maintenance for the municipality and improve services in the future.

The municipality recently approved the purchase of a ConX Wireless system, a GPS system which will be equipped on the RMs maintenance fleet to track operations.

Council voted to authorize the $15,350 purchase last Wednesday, to which some questions about the upfront cost were raised.

Coun. Roberto Hiebert told council the benefits outweigh the costs.

COLUMN: View from the Legislature – Welcoming new cabinet ministers

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COLUMN: View from the Legislature – Welcoming new cabinet ministers

Kelvin Goertzen, MLA for Steinbach 3 minute read Monday, Feb. 6, 2023

It was nearly seven years ago that I had the honour of taking the oath of office as a cabinet minister in the provincial government. It is both a humbling and a daunting experience. One that is both exciting and a little frightening at the same time as you take on a responsibility for a section of the government.

On Monday of this week, it was easy to recall those feelings watching four Progressive Conservative Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs), take their oath of office to become first time cabinet ministers. There have been several cabinet shuffles since our government first took office and each one is special for new ministers and their families. It was especially meaningful to be able to welcome their friends and family members to the Manitoba Legislature to watch in person this unique honour.

Joining the provincial cabinet this week are Janice Morley-Lecomte (MLA for Seine River) who becomes minister of mental health and community wellness, James Teitsma (MLA for Radisson), the minister of consumer protection and government services, Obby Khan (MLA for Fort Whyte), the minister of sport, culture and heritage and Kevin Klein who took the oath of office as the minister of the environment and climate change.

For each of these new ministers, Monday is both a day they will never forget and signals a time of intense learning of their new areas of responsibility. I wish each of them well and I look forward to serving with them.

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Monday, Feb. 6, 2023

It was nearly seven years ago that I had the honour of taking the oath of office as a cabinet minister in the provincial government. It is both a humbling and a daunting experience. One that is both exciting and a little frightening at the same time as you take on a responsibility for a section of the government.

On Monday of this week, it was easy to recall those feelings watching four Progressive Conservative Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs), take their oath of office to become first time cabinet ministers. There have been several cabinet shuffles since our government first took office and each one is special for new ministers and their families. It was especially meaningful to be able to welcome their friends and family members to the Manitoba Legislature to watch in person this unique honour.

Joining the provincial cabinet this week are Janice Morley-Lecomte (MLA for Seine River) who becomes minister of mental health and community wellness, James Teitsma (MLA for Radisson), the minister of consumer protection and government services, Obby Khan (MLA for Fort Whyte), the minister of sport, culture and heritage and Kevin Klein who took the oath of office as the minister of the environment and climate change.

For each of these new ministers, Monday is both a day they will never forget and signals a time of intense learning of their new areas of responsibility. I wish each of them well and I look forward to serving with them.

SPORTS FLASHBACK 2013: Pistons Win! Pistons Win! Pistons Win!

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SPORTS FLASHBACK 2013: Pistons Win! Pistons Win! Pistons Win!

Wes Keating 4 minute read Monday, Feb. 6, 2023

The Steinbach Pistons captivated Steinbach hockey fans, playing to sold-out arenas, during their six-week playoff run capping an incredible “rags to righes” season knocking off the defending champion Portage Terriers, sidelining the powerful Winnipeg Blues and defeating Dauphin Kings in six games enroute to their first MJHL championship.

In one of the most remarkable stories in the history of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, the Steinbach Pistons claimed the Turnbull Cup and the MJHL title before another record crowd of 1,400 fans in Steinbach, with a thrilling 3-2 victory.

The Pistons wasted little time getting on the board first in the deciding game, scoring just 50 seconds into the contest. Trent Genyk scored for the Pistons again eight minutes later to give the home team a 2-0 lead. Dauphin managed to narrow the lead to a single goal in the second period, but Mike Nykoluk restored the two goal margin for the Pistons midway through the third.

The Kings came within a goal again, with three minutes left in the game, but the Pistons shut the door the rest of the way to hold on for the historic victory, supported by the deafening roar of 1,400 fans.

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Jubilant playoff MVP, goaltender Corey Koop, with the Turnbull Cup at the Centennial Arena after he and his Steinbach Pistons teammates outsted the top-ranked Dauphin Kings in the sixth game of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League finals, to earn a ticket to the Western Canada Cup in Nanaimo, BC.

AS I SEE IT COLUMN: Bobby Hull, the Avco Cup, the Hot Line, my dad and me

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AS I SEE IT COLUMN: Bobby Hull, the Avco Cup, the Hot Line, my dad and me

James Loewen 4 minute read Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023

Hockey fans that are old enough to remember Bobby Hull will have their own personal story about the Golden Jet. This is one of mine:

When the World Hockey Association (WHA) was formed in 1972 my dad had the prescient thought that it could one day merge with the NHL, so he got season tickets. (Little did we know that the WHA hockey would be vastly superior to NHL hockey.)

One of the perks of being a season ticket holder was getting to skate with the Jets. At that skate my dad took a picture of me with Bobby Hull that is one of my personal treasures.

Fast forward a few years and when Bobby was teamed up with Swedes Ulf Nilsson and Anders Hedberg, the Hot Line – one of the best lines the sport of hockey has ever or will ever see – was born.

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Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023

Hockey fans that are old enough to remember Bobby Hull will have their own personal story about the Golden Jet. This is one of mine:

When the World Hockey Association (WHA) was formed in 1972 my dad had the prescient thought that it could one day merge with the NHL, so he got season tickets. (Little did we know that the WHA hockey would be vastly superior to NHL hockey.)

One of the perks of being a season ticket holder was getting to skate with the Jets. At that skate my dad took a picture of me with Bobby Hull that is one of my personal treasures.

Fast forward a few years and when Bobby was teamed up with Swedes Ulf Nilsson and Anders Hedberg, the Hot Line – one of the best lines the sport of hockey has ever or will ever see – was born.

COLUMN: Report from the Legislature – Celebrating community involvement with Platinum Jubilee medals

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COLUMN: Report from the Legislature – Celebrating community involvement with Platinum Jubilee medals

Ron Schuler, MLA for Springfield-Ritchot 3 minute read Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023

Volunteering is an important part to the growth and health of a community. Towns, cities, and RM’s thrive when people give of their time to make them a more desirable place to live. Even the small things, such as picking up trash in the park, giving a ride to a neighbor, or bringing treats to those in a personal care home, will have a butterfly effect. These little acts of kindness will inspire kindness in others. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal is meant to award these virtues and acts of service, as it is based on the example Her Majesty set for us.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was a perfect example of what it means to serve for the betterment of the community around you. Her entire life was dedicated to serving the people of the Commonwealth. She lived a life of quiet service, aiming always to be a bastion of strength for people to look towards. It is this example of dedication to the people of their community, serving without expecting anything in return, that is celebrated with the presentation of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal Awards.

For the RM of Springfield, I presented the awards to former Mayor Tiffany Fell, Gerald Palidwor, and Bev Zarazan. For the RM of Ritchot, the awards were presented to Mayor Chris Ewen, Shaun Crew, and Janine Boulanger. Finally, the awards for the Town of Niverville were presented to Mayor Myron Dyck, Shirley Hoult, Libby Hanna, and Gordon Daman. I am very pleased for the opportunity to honour the people who have helped make our communities what they are today.

There are many tangible ways in our communities that actions taken by these recipients have benefited us. The Niverville CRRC, the Dugald Estates Complex, and the Grande Pointe Homeowners Association are just a few examples of hard work and time that these recipients have put into making their communities a better place to live, work, and play.

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Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023

Volunteering is an important part to the growth and health of a community. Towns, cities, and RM’s thrive when people give of their time to make them a more desirable place to live. Even the small things, such as picking up trash in the park, giving a ride to a neighbor, or bringing treats to those in a personal care home, will have a butterfly effect. These little acts of kindness will inspire kindness in others. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal is meant to award these virtues and acts of service, as it is based on the example Her Majesty set for us.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was a perfect example of what it means to serve for the betterment of the community around you. Her entire life was dedicated to serving the people of the Commonwealth. She lived a life of quiet service, aiming always to be a bastion of strength for people to look towards. It is this example of dedication to the people of their community, serving without expecting anything in return, that is celebrated with the presentation of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal Awards.

For the RM of Springfield, I presented the awards to former Mayor Tiffany Fell, Gerald Palidwor, and Bev Zarazan. For the RM of Ritchot, the awards were presented to Mayor Chris Ewen, Shaun Crew, and Janine Boulanger. Finally, the awards for the Town of Niverville were presented to Mayor Myron Dyck, Shirley Hoult, Libby Hanna, and Gordon Daman. I am very pleased for the opportunity to honour the people who have helped make our communities what they are today.

There are many tangible ways in our communities that actions taken by these recipients have benefited us. The Niverville CRRC, the Dugald Estates Complex, and the Grande Pointe Homeowners Association are just a few examples of hard work and time that these recipients have put into making their communities a better place to live, work, and play.

Library homicide victim laid to rest in Sprague

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Library homicide victim laid to rest in Sprague

Nicole Buffie 4 minute read Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023

A Winnipeg homicide victim will be laid to rest in the Southeast, close to loved ones and away from the city where he lost his life.

Tania Cayer brought her son Tyree’s remains to the quiet plains of Sprague, where she’s lived since 2021, to keep him close to places he grew up coming to.

Tania’s decision to bury her son with her instead of where he lived comes, in part, because she is “fed up” with the chaos in Winnipeg.

“Tyree’s home is here now, with me,” Tania said in a phone call with The Carillon.

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Tyree Cayer, 28, was killed in an attack at the Millennium Library in Winnipeg on Dec. 11, 2022.

COLUMN: Carillon Flashback – July 5, 1999 – Edgar’s famous veal cutlet survives restaurant closing

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COLUMN: Carillon Flashback – July 5, 1999 – Edgar’s famous veal cutlet survives restaurant closing

Wes Keating 4 minute read Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023

Steinbach diners wanting to sink their teeth into one more plate of Edgar Kehler’s delicately breaded veal cutlets (with his special sweet and sour sauce and a side order of French fries and gravy) will have to trust their luck to being invited to a wedding he is catering or head for the supermarket freezer.

After 40 years of serving up full course dinners from the same location, Edgar and his wife Helen have closed their Steinbach restaurant to the public.

The couple has no intention of retiring just yet and they will not be selling the restaurant right away. In case he changes his mind, Edgar chuckles.

In the meantime, the building next to the Husky station will serve as a base for the Kehlers’ catering business and preparation of packaged veal cutlets for sale in the freezer section of two local grocery stores.

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Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023

CARILLON ARCHIVES

Helen Kehler pours a final cup of coffee for Edgar at the family restaurant, which has closed after 40 years of serving customers at the intersection of Highway 12 and Loewen Boulevard.

Youth group to host Black History Month activities

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Youth group to host Black History Month activities

Nicole Buffie 2 minute read Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023

February marks Black History Month across the world, and one youth group is making sure their history is marked properly in Steinbach.

A group from the black community will be undertaking a series of workshops and activities at Steinbach Regional Secondary School to showcase black culture and their contributions to Canadian society.

“We don’t want to highlight disparages among each other, we’re celebrating black culture and the black contribution to Canada,” said Neville Hamilton.

Hamilton runs IRAL Creatives, a youth group which meets every Sunday at Di Reggae Grill, Hamilton’s restaurant on Main Street, to help develop artistic skills and foster a culture of creativity among youth of colour in the city.

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Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023

February marks Black History Month across the world, and one youth group is making sure their history is marked properly in Steinbach.

A group from the black community will be undertaking a series of workshops and activities at Steinbach Regional Secondary School to showcase black culture and their contributions to Canadian society.

“We don’t want to highlight disparages among each other, we’re celebrating black culture and the black contribution to Canada,” said Neville Hamilton.

Hamilton runs IRAL Creatives, a youth group which meets every Sunday at Di Reggae Grill, Hamilton’s restaurant on Main Street, to help develop artistic skills and foster a culture of creativity among youth of colour in the city.

MJHL commissioner celebrates league at showcase event

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MJHL commissioner celebrates league at showcase event

Cassidy Dankochik 4 minute read Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

It’s been a long three years in the sporting world thanks to COVID-19, but Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) commissioner Kevin Saurette says 2023 has been a welcome change back to normalcy.

“I’m just sitting back and taking stock on what a normal year looks like,” Saurette, who named the league’s commissioner in 2020, said.

“Attendance-wise, especially in our rural markets they’re surpassing pre-COVID numbers, so there’s a lot of excitement in the MJHL. The fanbases are back.”

Part of the return was the MJHL/SJHL Showcase, held in Manitoba for the first time this year Jan. 31/Feb. 1. The event allows players from Manitoba and Saskatchewan to play in front of top-level scouts from the NCAA, major junior, USports and even professional teams.

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Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

Niverville's Josh Paulhus dodges a check from Flin Flon Bomber Reece Richmond. Flin Flon, located on the Manitoba/Saskatchewan boarder, plays in the SJHL. (Cassidy Dankochik The Carillon)

Disability support workers top of the agenda at budget consultation

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Disability support workers top of the agenda at budget consultation

Greg Vandermeulen 4 minute read Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

Low salaries for disability support workers was the issue that took centre stage at the province’s first 2023 budget consultation meeting hosted by Steinbach MLA Kelvin Goertzen and Borderland MLA and newly named legislative assistant to the finance minister Josh Guenter.

Held at Days Inn on Tuesday, the event was billed as an opportunity for Manitobans to share their priorities for the provincial budget.

While presenters covered a variety of topics including the need for more basket funding for municipalities, improvements to the immigration system, the need for more funding for organizations like the Pat Porter Active Living Centre, and public transportation from Steinbach to Winnipeg, presenters repeatedly referred to the challenge of hiring and keeping disability supporter workers because of low wages.

Presentations took place after Guenter shared a presentation on budget numbers, pointing out the $20 billion planned budget will see 72 percent directed to health, education and social services.

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GREG VANDERMEULEN THE CARILLON

RM of Hanover Reeve Jim Funk, Borderland MLA Josh Guenter and Steinbach MLA Kelvin Goertzen chat after the pre-budget consultation meeting in Steinbach on Tuesday.

Parent applauds HSD protocol amid repeated threats

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Parent applauds HSD protocol amid repeated threats

Nicole Buffie 3 minute read Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

A parent of a child affected by the recent Hanover School Division closures amid repeated threatening phone calls says the response by the division has been above grade.

For the second time in less than two weeks students in the Hanover School Division stayed home after a series of voice messages issuing threats were received.

“As a parent, this is a serious thing,” said Krista Friesen, parent to a 14-year-old who attends Steinbach Regional Secondary School.

Last Wednesday staff at Clearspring Middle School received a message in which the caller issued a “direct threat” to Kleefeld School, according to an email sent to parents from Superintendent Shelley Amos.

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Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

NICOLE BUFFIE CARILLON ARCHIVES

Schools in Hanover School Division were closed last Thursday and Friday after two more threats of violence were received via phone call. RCMP say the source of the messages are still under investigation.

Two charged in Ste Anne drug raid

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Two charged in Ste Anne drug raid

Jordan Ross 2 minute read Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

A man and a woman from Ste Anne face a slew of drug and weapons charges after a joint police investigation into cocaine trafficking that culminated in the search of two homes.

On Friday evening, RCMP and the Winnipeg Police Service raided two homes at the centre of a cocaine trafficking investigation that began in January.

One of the homes is located on Dawson Road in Ste Anne and the other on Alfred Avenue in Winnipeg, the WPS said Saturday in a release.

Items seized from the Ste Anne residence included a .22-calibre rifle with two loaded magazines, a loaded .22-calibre revolver, a 30-06 pump action rifle, a loaded .22-calibre rifle, various .22-calibre rounds, a pellet rifle, a compound bow with arrows, a cell phone, five grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of $500, and drug paraphernalia including scales, score sheets, and drug packaging materials.

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Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

A man and a woman from Ste Anne face a slew of drug and weapons charges after a joint police investigation into cocaine trafficking that culminated in the search of two homes.

On Friday evening, RCMP and the Winnipeg Police Service raided two homes at the centre of a cocaine trafficking investigation that began in January.

One of the homes is located on Dawson Road in Ste Anne and the other on Alfred Avenue in Winnipeg, the WPS said Saturday in a release.

Items seized from the Ste Anne residence included a .22-calibre rifle with two loaded magazines, a loaded .22-calibre revolver, a 30-06 pump action rifle, a loaded .22-calibre rifle, various .22-calibre rounds, a pellet rifle, a compound bow with arrows, a cell phone, five grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of $500, and drug paraphernalia including scales, score sheets, and drug packaging materials.

COLUMN: Tales from the Gravel Ridge – The benefits of having wings

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COLUMN: Tales from the Gravel Ridge – The benefits of having wings

Maria Falk Lodge 4 minute read Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023

Living on the eastern prairies as we do in southern Manitoba, the honking of the Canada goose is familiar to all of us. In spring we are delighted to hear the sound of geese flying low over our heads on their return to northern regions. In fall however the farewell honking of geese flying overhead reminds us that winter will surely come before long.

How could we possibly be anything less than wonder-struck by the myriad of birds that make their way across our skies twice each year, as their sense of direction and acute awareness of the change of seasons prods them to be on the move.

Victor Hugo, one of the greatest French writers of all time, had a literary career that spanned more than six decades. One of his most famous works, published in 1862, was Les Misérables which focused on injustice and social misery.

In time, those of us who were students at the Rosengard School many decades ago were introduced to the book “Jean Val Jean” by Solomon Cleaver, an abridged and renamed version of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. We were far removed from the dreadful social conditions described by Hugo, but nevertheless, who could not be touched by the plight of those living in poverty and destitution in 17th century France, as well as the compassion shown to Jean Val Jean by the priest.

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Katie and Margaret, 1946.

Pilots continue to battle in collegiate athletics

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Pilots continue to battle in collegiate athletics

Cassidy Dankochik 3 minute read Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

The Providence Pilots are flying through their seasons across three different sports.

In the women’s volleyball Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC), Providence picked up a couple key victories against the Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers Jan. 21/22, solidifying their second-place position in the standings.

Bothwell’s Amanda Bergen helped lead the Pilots up front, picking up 73 assists across seven sets, adding 22 digs. She was named the MCAC athlete of the week thanks to her big performance.

“Amanda gave us a steady presence from the setting position and executed our game plan against CMU really well all weekend,” head coach Kyle Guenther said.

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Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

Emmanuel Oleko flies for block against CMU Jan. 27. The Providence Pilots were able to pick up consecutive wins against the Blazers, including 75-68 in Niverville. (Cassidy Dankochik The Carillon)

LUD of La Broquerie floats mill rate decrease

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LUD of La Broquerie floats mill rate decrease

Jordan Ross 1 minute read Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

The Local Urban District (LUD) of La Broquerie committee is proposing a mill rate decrease and several roadwork projects for 2023.

The committee’s 2023 service plan was presented to council last Wednesday. It will be bundled into the RM of La Broquerie’s annual budget later this winter.

The committee wants to lower the mill rate by 2.86 percent, to 0.699 from 0.719.

Proposed street upgrades include the installation of a sidewalk on Choiselat Street and repair work on Nadeau Street. An old sidewalk will be removed along Savard Street, and curb repairs will be carried out on Normandeau Bay. More streetlights will be installed on Desgagne Street near Gamache Bay and Simard Street.

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Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

The Local Urban District (LUD) of La Broquerie committee is proposing a mill rate decrease and several roadwork projects for 2023.

The committee’s 2023 service plan was presented to council last Wednesday. It will be bundled into the RM of La Broquerie’s annual budget later this winter.

The committee wants to lower the mill rate by 2.86 percent, to 0.699 from 0.719.

Proposed street upgrades include the installation of a sidewalk on Choiselat Street and repair work on Nadeau Street. An old sidewalk will be removed along Savard Street, and curb repairs will be carried out on Normandeau Bay. More streetlights will be installed on Desgagne Street near Gamache Bay and Simard Street.

COLUMN: Ask the Money Lady – Financing adult children

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COLUMN: Ask the Money Lady – Financing adult children

Christine Ibbotson 4 minute read Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

Dear Money Lady,

My adult daughter just moved back home to save money and brought her boyfriend with her. I like the boyfriend, but right now he doesn’t have a job. I always told my kids I would help them as best I could – but I never thought they would come back to live with me. I am 74 and I like living on my own and I don’t think I can afford to keep them here. Please help.

(PS: they also have two big dogs and I have a 12-year-old cat – ouch!). Margaret

I feel for you Margaret – you need to set some ground rules – NOW !!

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Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

Dear Money Lady,

My adult daughter just moved back home to save money and brought her boyfriend with her. I like the boyfriend, but right now he doesn’t have a job. I always told my kids I would help them as best I could – but I never thought they would come back to live with me. I am 74 and I like living on my own and I don’t think I can afford to keep them here. Please help.

(PS: they also have two big dogs and I have a 12-year-old cat – ouch!). Margaret

I feel for you Margaret – you need to set some ground rules – NOW !!

Soup fly a ‘disgusting’ discovery

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Soup fly a ‘disgusting’ discovery

Greg Vandermeulen 3 minute read Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

The can promised “the flavours you love and the quality you’ve come to expect”.

“We select the finest ingredients for our signature collection of delicious soups for a hearty and satisfying experience every time”, the can of Tim Hortons Chicken Noodle Soup goes on to promise.

But a satisfying experience is not the way Claude Caron would describe opening a can of soup only to find a large fly floating on the surface.

The Ste Anne man said he was recovering from a touch of the flu when he asked his wife to bring home a can of soup during a shopping trip to Steinbach on Jan. 20.

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Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

GREG VANDERMEULEN THE CARILLON

The fly was spotted floating on the surface of his soup. Caron saved it as evidence before returning the product to Walmart for a refund.

COLUMN: Eye on the Arts – Announcing studio series concerts

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COLUMN: Eye on the Arts – Announcing studio series concerts

Steinbach Arts Council 4 minute read Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

The Steinbach Arts Council is excited to announce the remaining three concerts in our newly launched Studio Series, sponsored by Oak Leaf Promotions. This series features in house concert-style performances held in the beautiful SCU Studio, located at the Steinbach Arts Council. Exceptional artists connect with a small audience creating an experience that is intimate, captivating, and extraordinary.

Karen Santos- Soprano, artist

Megan Dufrat- Piano

7:30 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2023

Tickets $30.00

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Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

The Steinbach Arts Council is excited to announce the remaining three concerts in our newly launched Studio Series, sponsored by Oak Leaf Promotions. This series features in house concert-style performances held in the beautiful SCU Studio, located at the Steinbach Arts Council. Exceptional artists connect with a small audience creating an experience that is intimate, captivating, and extraordinary.

Karen Santos- Soprano, artist

Megan Dufrat- Piano

7:30 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2023

Tickets $30.00

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