Weather affects park entrants

By Jessie Bell

Due to excessive rainfall, activities varied at the nearby provincial park during the May 9-Sept. 7 season. Due to the rising water in Lake Wahtopanah, the lower camping sites were closed during part of July; however, kids loved running through three to four inches of water along the flooded sandy beach. District park supervisor James Lockie reported the park was full again in August, with skaters from the hockey school in Rivers. 

A number of improvements have been made or are scheduled for Rivers Provincial Park. Workers at the park created a drive-through site where two small sites were made into a large one, and some others are being lengthened to accommodate bigger recreation vehicles. Plans also include the extension of water services and electricity to the older sites.

A total of 30 bright-blue recycling bins were placed throughout the campground. A new concrete slab was poured at the boat launch and plans are underway for construction of a nearby fish-cleaning shack. In an attempt to discourage ATV operators from using the gravel pits, the park was fenced to include the pits. Lockie also noted the rapid growth of shrubs which had been planted between lots in the newer development at the start of the 2011 season.

My Fair Lady coming to Strathclair stage

By Courtney Newton

      Publicity Director

My Fair Lady tells the story of the over-confident Professor Higgins and his experiment that attempts to transform a cockney girl, Eliza, into a proper-speaking lady.

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Free hockey sticks for young players

By Kyle Prystupa

      Communications Manager

Hockey Manitoba is pleased to launch a special stick giveaway as part of the organization's 100th anniversary celebrations in the 2014-15 season. All registered players from across the province born in 2008 and 2009 will receive a free Reebok hockey stick with a Sidney Crosby pattern, courtesy of Hockey Manitoba. Eligible members will be able to pick up their stick at one of two Royal Sports locations in Winnipeg until Dec. 31.

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Fatal farm accident near Shoal Lake

By RCMP Media Release

Yellowhead RCMP are investigating a fatal farm incident. On Sept. 11 at approximately 10:40 am, RCMP responded to a farm incident near the community of Sandy Lake.

A 44-year-old male farmhand from Keeseekoowenin First Nation was in the box of a grain truck that he was unloading when he began sinking into the grain.


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Afghanistan Memorial open to public


Submitted by Mary Murray

Canadian Armed Forces Base Shilo is marking more than 12 years of service in Afghanistan with a memorial vigil. It remembers and honours those who have fallen during the conflict. The Afghanistan memorial Vigil is open to the public at 2PPCLI Caserne Kapyong Barrack. CFB Shilo.

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