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  • Pallister tours Friesens Corp. in Altona
    by Lori Penner on 17/01/2019 at 8:04 am

    Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister and Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen paid a visit to Friesens Corp. on Thursday, Jan. 10. The short visit included a tour of the One Printers Way facility, and a lunchroom discussion with a number of Friesens employees. “I was an MP here […]

  • Record numbers at 34th annual St. Jean Farm Days
    by Lori Penner on 17/01/2019 at 7:42 am

    A record number of people attended the 34th annual St. Jean Farm Days. The event took place Jan. 9 and 10 and organizers says the St. Jean Community Hall was packed with 175 people the first day, and 120 the second. This total didn’t even include the representatives from the 60 commercial […]

  • A special invitation from the Mayor of Altona…
    by Lori Penner on 22/11/2018 at 5:11 am

    How does that Sound of Music song go…..? ”These are a few of my favourite things.” Well, for many of us in Altona, the arrival of the Christmas season is one of our very favourite things. Softly falling snow, the return of Christmas music, smells and traditions of Christmas […]

  • Campaign celebrates every body and every story
    by Lori Penner on 22/11/2018 at 3:38 am

    Earlier this fall, Delaney Friesen and Hayley Friesen began to realize that the women they served in their businesses needed a boost of confidence. Delaney works at Cachet Clothing Co. in Altona, and Hayley at Organic Tan Pembina Valley. The two friends were noticing how their customers were […]

  • "Because kids like to play outside"
    by Lori Penner on 22/11/2018 at 2:35 am

    One little Altona resident is proving that you’re never too young to support your community. Four-year-old Finley is on a mission: she wants to collect 60 jackets for kids who don’t have warm clothes for the winter. Her mom, Holly Pappel says the idea started when they were talking […]

  • Meanwhile, back at the front…
    by Lori Penner on 20/11/2018 at 5:44 am

    Most of us remember and still miss the colourful characters from the popular TV series M*A*S*H, which aired from 1972 to 1983. The series followed a team of doctors and nurses stationed at the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in South Korea, during the Korean War (1950–53). The show was a […]

  • Hunger heroes scare away hunger
    by Lori Penner on 20/11/2018 at 4:55 am

    Rhineland Car Co. Ltd. and École Parkside School have partnered once again, collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations throughout the month of October. Ford dealerships across Manitoba hoped to help Manitoba families by holding food drives and filling up Ford F-150’s […]

  • "We had a hero in the family"
    by Lori Penner on 16/11/2018 at 8:43 pm

    As Eleanore Schroeder and her son Daryl placed a poppy on a wreath at the Remembrance Day service in Gretna last Sunday, she kissed her fingertips and gently placed them on one of the black and white photos lined up on the stage. It was the service photo of her brother-in-law, Private Ernest […]

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