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Rossburn producer breaking ground in cattle industry

Drawing on farm background woman is carving niche for herself as purebred producer

Ever since she was a young girl growing up on the family farm at Solsgirth, Amy Bonchuk has made a name for herself. Whether showing cattle as part of a 4-H beef project or at an elite show, or more recently making a presentation at Manitoba Ag-Ex’s Taste of Beef event this past year, Bonchuk […] Read more

Foxwarren Arena voted Coldest Rink in North America

Voters went to Rink Rater phone app designed to rate, acknowledge hockey rinks

Foxwarren rink now has another claim to fame. In addition to producing many talented skaters and hockey players over the years, it was recently voted the Coldest Rink in North America on the newly launched Rink Rater app. “Posts about naming the coldest rink in North America were circulating on Facebook and many people put […] Read more

Rossburn family recognized with MSA award

Northern Light Simmentals has been dedicated to the breed for many years

Since 1995, the Manitoba Simmental Association (MSA) has presented the A.O. Henuset Memorial Distinguished Service Award, to persons who have helped establish the Simmental industry in Manitoba. As the 2017 winners, the Carson family of Northern Light Simmentals, located approximately 15 km southwest of Rossburn, exemplify dedication to the Simmental breed through the cattle program […] Read more

Keeping a piece of Ukrainian culture alive

Passion for sharing music led to crafting 
the tsymbaly, playing it and giving lessons

The tsymbaly has played a big role in the life of Rossburn, Manitoba resident Diane Twerdun and her late husband, Harry. From crafting the instrument, to playing it and giving lessons, the Twerduns kept this piece of Ukrainian culture alive locally, and across the country. Twerdun has been passionate about sharing her enjoyment of music […] Read more

Area historian provides look at settlers of Olha region

‘Stalwart peasant’ is focus of Ed Stozek’s new documentary

Ed Stozek’s latest documentary, “The Time That Once Was,” delves into past generations residing in the Olha area. So it was fitting that the Dauphin man with local roots shared the story of the documentary at the Olha Hall in October. Those in attendance learned that the film was inspired by a quote from a […] Read more

Canada 150 recently celebrated in Strathclair

Folklorama showcases Canadian diversity

Canada is a multicultural society whose diversity has been shaped over time by immigrants and their descendants. Celebrating Canada 150, that fact was highlighted at Strathclair’s Folklorama last month. Those in attendance shared in the celebration through food and entertainment, both allowing guests to “travel the world.” Twelve food booths promoting culinary delights of different […] Read more

Mental Health Awareness Day recognized in Shoal Lake

Young woman shares her personal struggles with students

Depression, anxiety and substance use aren’t weaknesses — they are illnesses to be overcome — as acknowledged at a Mental Health Awareness Day in Shoal Lake last month. And no one knows this better than keynote speaker Grace Melvin of Brandon, who shared her personal struggle with depression and anxiety with Grade 10 and 11 […] Read more

Manitoba Little Buckaroo rodeos

Kindergarten to Grade 5 division now a part of high 
school association

Striving to keep interest of the sport of rodeo at the forefront and ensure its future, the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association continues to offer events geared to the younger ages. Designated rodeos allow students in kindergarten to Grade 5 to participate instead of just watching from the rail. The Manitoba Little Buck­aroo (MLB) rodeos […] Read more

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