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The Executive Director of Mennonite Heritage Village says they can live with the grant decision by Steinbach city council Tuesday. The city will give the museum a grant of $50,000.00 this year which is two-thirds of what it had requested. Barry Dyck says that's fine.
"We are very grateful for the $50,000.00 that was granted to us by city council. Yes we had applied for $75,000.00 because there had been a precedent for a number of years of receiving that amount. We all know in 2012 we already were scaled back to $50,000.00 so to be held at the 2012 level is actually a good thing. Obviously others were not as fortunate."
He's referring to the fact that eight of the 12 organizations that requested grants got nothing. Dyck adds finances are always a struggle for museums.
"Someone asked me recently if the museum was prospering. My response was that no museums prosper and we are not prospering financially. I think we are holding our own."
Dyck acknowledges city council is in a tough position when it comes to spending as taxpayers have given it a mandate to be fiscally conservative. He notes it was nice to hear councillors acknowledge the value of the MHV.
"I was very happy to hear the perspective that came out Tuesday in the discussion around the table in terms of the value that city council places on Mennonite Heritage Village and its role in the community, both in terms of it being the key tourist destination in southeastern Manitoba as well as the important role that it plays in preserving our heritage."
The southeast was hit hard by tremendous rainfall Friday morning, causing flash flooding in Steinbach and Niverville. Environment Canada
The first candidate for Niverville Council has come forward. Liz Rielly has lived in Niverville since 2002, and during that time has alwa
A storm system swept through the southeast Friday, dropping 2.5 inches of rain in Steinbach in just 20 minutes and up to 4 inches in Niver
It's the last long weekend of summer. Monday is Labour Day and in case you're planning on hosting a barbeque that day, y
Steinbach got dumped on with a deluge of rain Friday just before the lunch hour. Nearly two inches of rain was recorded in only twenty mi
Emergency crews were called to Park Road beside Safeway around 2:30 Friday afternoon. Deputy Fire Cheif Ron Chausse says there was a two
Friday morning's two to four inches of rain in the region, left many cars stalled and stranded. Bob Downey has eleven years of automotive
Steinbach Regional Secondary School has been planning and building since May 2010 and on September 3rd teachers and students alike w
Basements in Niverville are flooded after heavy rain Friday. Reports out of that community are that 3.75 inches fell Friday
Fire broke out Friday morning at the West Hawk Inn Bar and Grill. Falcon Beach responded to the fire at 8:30 am. &
Updated Friday 12:54pm RCMP report the suspect has been identified. ************** Steinbach RCMP need your help in identifying a man i
Wednesday afternoon the total raised in Canada through the Ice Bucket Challenge for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS,
Steinbach city council is considering a proposal from the Hanover School Division to reduce speed limits around schools. The Provincial Go
A spokesperson for Manitoba Parks says there are still campsites available for this Labour Day long weekend. Tracy Elbou
Aspiring musicians at Stoneybrook Middle School in Steinbach attended a beginner band work-shop Wednesday to prepare for the first day of
Steinbach Fire was called to Loewen Thursday afternoon. Deputy Chief Ron Chausse says it was a small equipment fire that
Manitoba Hydro has begun a $3.5 million project near the Steinbach landfill. Spokesperson Scott Powell says they're building a new Distrib
Habitat For Humanity had their sod turning ceremony Wednesday morning in Grunthal for the eighth and ninth house projects to be started in
The Mayor of the RM of Ritchot has made a decision about his political future. Bob Stefaniuk says his name won't be on the ballot this fal
It's another sign that summer is drawing to a close. The last Taste Of Summer Charity Barbeque was held in downtown Steinbach Wednesday. T
Steinbach Fire was called to Aspen Estates Wednesday afternoon. Deputy Chief Ron Chausse says an electrical fire started
Police need your help in locating two males and a female wanted in connection with a theft in Woodridge. It happened at the Vintage Corne
Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation has re-opened the Red River bridge on Highway 23 at the east end of Morris. The re-opening will
Steinbach RCMP continue to investigate the theft of a trailer July 31st in Steinbach. Police say the sixteen foot black flatbed trailer with
The RM of Ritchot has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a developer regarding expansion of the east side dike in St. Adolphe. Ritc
He has already served two terms as Councillor in the RM of Hanover and now Bob Brandt of ward three has announced he would like to serve a
The Hanover school trustee for Kleefeld/Bothwell is running for re-election in the Steinbach ward this fall. Bonnie Hildebrandt says she and
The Niverville Council Chambers were filled to the brim Tuesday evening for a public hearing about a proposed annexation of land from the
A missing camper has been found safe after being lost for three days in the bush in Nopiming Provincial Park. 24 year old Christopher Clo
A twenty-two year veteran trustee for Hanover School Division has announced his intentions to seek re-election. Ron Falk will be runni
Updated 6 a.m. Wednesday - Residents of Emerson who were evacuated from their homes on Tuesday morning were allowed to return late Tuesday
If you recall last winter as being a cold one, the editor of The Old Farmer's Almanac says you can expect much the same for this next wint
A former Chief Administrative Officer in the RM of La Broquerie is running for Reeve of the municipality. Larry Tetrault was dismissed as
Steinbach city councillor Cari Penner is running for re-election. Penner served six years as a councillor from 1992 to 1998 and has been i
The Seine Rat River Conservation District (SRRCD) is looking to partner with local landowners on projects in the region. District Manager
Lac du Bonnet RCMP are searching for a missing camper. 24 year old Christopher Cloutier had been camping with friends at Shoe Lake when h
Arenas in Southeastern Manitoba are getting ready to reopen for the season. Manager from the Landmark Arena George McGregor says although
A two vehicle collision involving a garbage truck closed a portion of Main Street in Steinbach Monday morning. Steinbach Deputy Fire Chie
Steinbach RCMP are looking into a case of suspected road rage. Just before 2:30 Saturday afternoon, they were called to a location on Provin
The Safeway store in Steinbach will be closed in early December. Sobeys announced earlier this year it was closing the outlet because it w