Marion Fulton was passionate about the Manitoba Women’s Institute and its work on behalf of rural ManitobansShe was determined to improve the lives of rural women and their families, and she focused her entire life volunteering with an organization she believed could do that. Marion Fulton of Birtle was a longtime member of the Manitoba Women’s Institute. Her passing, at the age of 92 on Nov. 4, is being mourned by
MAFRI offices in Treherne, Stonewall, Shoal Lake, Neepawa and Boissevain will be merged with the ones in nearby communitiesThe Manitoba government has announced a new wave of consolidations in rural areas and Winnipeg in a move it says will save $1.49 million annually. “In this time of economic uncertainty we are committed to finding responsible ways to reduce spending by improving and modernizing service delivery,” Finance Minister Stan Struthers said in a release.
Five Manitobans were honoured for their contribution to agriculture and their community at an induction ceremony for the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame July 12. The Co-operator is featuring each in consecutive weekly editionsEd Tyrchniewicz was born on January 20, 1941, and grew up on a farm at Prairie Grove, just outside of Winnipeg. He attended a one-room, one-teacher school up to Grade 8. Following high school at Provencher Collegiate in St. Boniface, Ed attended the University of Manitoba from which he obtained a degree in agricultural economics
While the east side battles forest fires, the normally dry southwestern pastures are poised for lush growthPasture conditions around the province this spring seem to be a mixed bag of sorts, ranging from lush to bone dry. In a topsy-turvy turn of events, the southwest, where drought is the rule rather than the exception, ample rains have set the stage for good pasture conditions, said Jane Thornton, a pasture and rangeland
A young brother and sister in Russell started fundraising to help raise money for airline tickets to help reunite new residents, formerly of the Philippines, with their childrenThe room was spellbound as 13-year-old Ayla Hamilton told her story to the Manitoba Women’s Institute convention here earlier this month. She and younger brother Van, now eight, had come home from Mother’s Day brunch at the Russell Inn last spring with heavy hearts. She explained how their mother Rheanne, who works at the hotel,