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Saving cowboy heritage

Teams compete for champion status

A traditional grassroots version of rodeo developed over the years from competitions held between ranch hands during large working ranch gatherings kicked up a lot of dust in Hamiota last month. The Manitoba Ranch Rodeo Association (MRRA) and its members from across Manitoba and Saskatchewan uplifted the spirits of the history of the sport. Although […] Read more


‘Farm fresh’ is Oakburn couple’s slogan

Steve’s Farm Fresh Pork offers a variety of products to area consumers

Encouraging strong roots for a better food and agriculture system for all, a young Oakburn couple operating a third-generation family farm, has diversified their operation by offering 100 per cent fresh pork from the farm gate. Steve’s Farm Fresh Pork, owned and operated by Stephen and Vicki Yanyk, offers a variety of products to Oakburn-area […] Read more



Rossburn farmer recognized for 30 years of weather reporting

Metro Belbas has been dedicated to providing facts and figures to Environment Canada

Weather is something we all talk about, but for the past 30 years, Metro Belbas of Rossburn has done more than that. The farmer and greenhouse operator has been keeping daily records of temperature and precipitation, as well as notes on the general character of weather, and submitting monthly info to Environment Canada. For his […] Read more


Passion for antique farm machinery

This father and son share the love of farming equipment of the past

You may take the man from the farm, but you can’t take the farm from the man.” That definitely sums up a father and son from Strathclair, who love telling stories of the past from their shop on the town’s outskirts. Willard Moffett and his son David are well known for their passion for antique […] Read more




Closeness of families spurs on interest in rodeo

Hartney teenager says cowgirl lifestyle is everything to love

Inspired by Rachelle Boyes, who not only excelled at high school rodeo but also at professional barrel racing aboard her horse Chico, it wasn’t hard for a fellow Deleau family to get interested in rodeo. “Growing up close to Rachelle it wasn’t hard to fall in love with riding and of course, barrel racing,” said […] Read more



Oakburn farm boy loves to play his fiddle

Youngest of three opts for music and dance versus hockey

Adamant he didn’t want to play hockey like his two older brothers, Nicholas Nowosad of Oakburn surprised his parents when he declared he wanted to learn to play the violin instead. And several years later, the eight-year-old fiddled his way to second place in his age category at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in 2016. […] Read more


Automatic weather station expanded, modernized

Shoal Lake Airport’s data collection part of grid design

The weather is always a topic of conversation, and with recent upgrades to the automatic weather station at the Shoal Lake Airport, there will be even more details to discuss. According to Nathon Kucherhan, supervisor of Meteorological Services of Canada, based in Winnipeg, the upgrade includes all new infrastructure: cable, signal and power structures and […] Read more



Saving a local newspaper

Strathclair & District Review continues to operate 
with a combination of paid workers and volunteers

Over the course of 40-plus years, hundreds of volunteers have played a role in having a newspaper published in Strathclair, Manitoba. Knowing that people are interested in what is happening around them, they sought out local news and information. Blended with advertising, it held value for a considerable amount of time. At least to the […] Read more


Shoal Lake Ag Society director recognized by MAAS

Sophie Sytnyk awarded an Honorary Life Membership for her 39 years of service and numerous other community contributions

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; however, indeed they have the heart.”
 Those words truly sum up a Shoal Lake Agricultural Society director who served for nearly 40 years before resigning her post in 2015. Prior to her resignation, Sophie Sytnyk was among the eight elite directors within the province to be recognized and […] Read more