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Theatre board chair Sharon Currie speaks to the roughly 40 people at the ribbon cutting on Dec. 20.

Pilot Mound celebrates opening of new community theatre

It's Lights! Camera! Action! as Tivoli Community Theatre pulls back the curtain

Roll film! Pilot Mound’s brand new Tivoli Theatre is open—after what can only be described as a fundraising marathon. “It’s just amazing. It is kind of a little surreal that it’s here now,” said Gisele Harding, a theatre board member. “Kids will have a place to come.” On Dec. 20, board members cut the ribbon

Host Dez Daniels, Susan Riese (Manitoba Pork), and Aaron Alblas (Manitoba Liquor Mart).

Television show serves up 30 years of ‘Great Tastes’

Manitoba’s longest-running local show highlights farming families, relatable dishes in its 30th season

Early this month, Manitoba’s longest-running local cooking show began its 30th season. “Great Tastes of Manitoba” began when a committee of representatives from various producer boards and associations conceptualized it in the spring of 1990. The first show went to air in November of 1990, and it has been on the air ever since. Thirty


Performances by musicians Sierra Noble and Kelly Prescott from a travelling stage car kept the audience warm.

PHOTOS: Holiday train rolls through Manitoba

The CP Holiday Train is celebrating its 20th season this year, and stops in Whitemouth, Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, Carberry, Brandon and Virden between Dec. 3 and 5. Dec. 4 the rolling party was in Brandon and photographer Sandy Black stopped by to capture a few images. There was a half-hour musical performance and local

Solange Simard of St. Lazare was the winner of the GX94 Star Search contest. 

St. Lazare teen wins Star Search competition

Singing since she was a child, high school student Solange Simard’s talent stands out

Growing up in a talented musical family, a St. Lazare teenager did herself and her community proud upon winning the GX94 Star Search contest this summer. Solange Simard, the 16-year-old daughter of Rene and Tanya Simard, was named the winner of the Yorkton radio station’s event, with the finals held as part of the Yorkton

The band (l to r): Joseph Thiessen, Curtis Szakács, Robert Thiessen, Russell Thiessen, and Michael Thiessen.

Prairie Joe making its mark in Canada’s gospel music industry

Oak Lake-area family band recognized at GMA awards ceremony

Since releasing their debut album “The Good Life” in the spring of 2017, the five-piece group Prairie Joe, based in Oak Lake, is making a mark in Canada’s gospel music industry. The band consists of four brothers and a brother-in-law: Robert Thiessen (lead singer, guitarist), Joseph Thiessen (mandolin), Russell Thiessen (vocalist, percussion), Michael Thiessen (bass)


The St. Malo museum closed it's doors forever this spring, after the making of the film.  The collections will be dispersed back to donors this month.

‘The End of Our Memories’ shows the challenges of small-town museums

Gimli-based filmmakers Andy Blicq’s and Huw Eirung’s half-hour documentary interviews 
volunteer proprietors of small-town museums about their struggles and successes

A new film depicting the plight of small-town museums is a cautionary tale of what rural communities will lose if they’re closed, say museum advocates. These aren’t merely collections of curios, tools, books and other things donated by local pioneer families, says Monique Brandt, executive director of the Association of Manitoba Museums. They’re tangible connections


Bruce Murray, DEKALB agronomist

VIDEO: Roundup Ready Xtend crop system for soybeans, avoiding spray drift

Monsanto’s new Roundup Ready Xtend soybeans are glyphosate and dicamba tolerant. Here are some tips on avoiding dicamba drift

Manitoba Co-operator reporter Allan Dawson spoke with DEKALB agronomist Bruce Murray June 23 about Monsanto’s new Roundup Ready Xtend soybeans. Monsanto’s technical development representative Allan Froese also demonstrated how different nozzles affect spray droplet size.