- Community Blogs
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 students at Blumenort School were in for a treat this morning when Made in Manitoba made the trip to their school to serve break
Steinbach Mayor Chris Goertzen has high regard for outgoing Fire Chief Mark Loewen. Loewen has announced he will step down as chief but st
Hanover School division is hosting its first ever art festival this week. The event kicks off later tonight with the Stony Brook Middle Sc
Steinbach Fire Chief Mark Loewen has announced he will step down from the post. He has been a firefighter for more than 35 years, the last
RCMP are investigating a break-in that occurred in Kleefeld. Investigators report it took place at a residence along College Avenue betwee
Steinbach city council has approved the first seven streets in the William's Creek housing development which will go in at the corner of L
The Rural Municipality of Hanover has lifted its burning ban. Grunthal Fire Chief Paul Wiebe says they were called out t
A Flood Watch has been issued for all points along the Roseau River. Heavy rain across the region over the weekend has caused significant
One Steinbach area farmer says his fields received a perfect amount of rain this weekend. Steinbach got about 36 millimetres of rain or on
Steinbach Fire Chief Mark Loewen has announced he is stepping down from the post. He has been with the department for more than 35 years,
An adult male from the RM of La Broquerie is facing various charges after a hit and run in Steinbach Saturday night. RCMP say a newer mod
RCMP are looking for tips regarding a break-in early Monday morning at the Husky Gas Station in Richer. Police say a culprit or culprits b
It was a rainy, windy weekend in southeastern Manitoba. Rainfall amounts varied considerably. Steinbach received 36 millimetres or about
Many hydro customers were in the dark Tuesday morning in southeastern Manitoba. Glenn Schneider with Manitoba Hydro says
The Executive Director for Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach says he does not regret the decision to run Spring On The Farm Monday i
A new official Environment Canada Weather Station at Kleefeld went into service last week. Dennis Vassart, Emergency Coordinator for Stein
A Spokesperson with the MS Society of Canada says no two cases of Multiple Sclerosis are alike. May is MS Awareness Month. Nadine Konyk s
Damage is estimated at nearly a quarter million dollars following a house fire Sunday night in Steinbach. It happened at
The newly formed Ste Anne Police Board held it's inaugural meeting in April. The three-person board was appointed this winter. Chai
***Update Monday, May 20 7:30am RCMP report a 20 year old male has turned himself in. Charges have been laid. ***Written Sunday,
A rainfall warning is in effect for Steinbach and area. Environment Canada is calling for 20 to 35 millimetres of precip
If you feel like you missed out on Culturama this year you are right! Eastman Immigrant Services is still holding a very similar event, ex
RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision Sunday morning along Highway 52 near Southland Church. It happened shortly after eleven o'clock
Niverville's trademark event is only three weeks away. The Olde Tyme Country Fair annually draws thousands of people to the town ove
Five grade six and seven students were part of a sports card and collectibles show at Clearspring Centre Saturday. The students had
Ten Thousand Villages is challenging Canadians to spend mindfully. The message comes in response to the tragedy in Bangladesh which claime
The Kleefeld Community Garage Sale was used as opportunity to hold several fundraisers Saturday. Junia Friesen says her family was puttin
An adult male is facing charges of impaired driving following a collision in Steinbach. At 10:30 Friday night a pickup truck carrying two
With many cottage owners heading back to their summer getaways this weekend, the province has put out a reminder that bears have awoken fr
There was a drug bust in Steinbach Friday morning. At around 9:30 am, RCMP responded to a domestic assault in Steinbach. While at t
A spokesperson for Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach says what's been going on at the museum this week is almost like a very mini ve
The topic of composting came up at Steinbach Mayor Chris Goertzen's latest Open Door session on Friday. Goertzen says a number of residen
Over 450 students swarmed the streets of Niverville Wednesday afternoon. Following an appreciation barbeque lunch, the students took to t
After nearly 26 years as a firefighter and 16 years as Niverville Fire Chief, Ferd Klassen is retiring. Klassen has been the Fire Chief s
May Long traditionally has a reputation of being one of the wettest weekends of the year. So wet it keeps campers from pitching thei
RCMP are seeking public assistance in identifying two males who were involved in some mischief at McDonalds restaurant in Steinbach Wednes
Police have released photos of a suspect who is wanted for theft at the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission outlet in Steinbach on April 27
Police are looking for a stolen sport utility vehicle. Steinbach RCMP report the 2005 Ford Excursion was parked on Therrien Street in Rich
Steinbach Progressive Conservative MLA Kelvin Goertzen says his party is having success in stalling Bill 20. That's the legislation which
About two dozen businesses have signed up for a Steinbach Chamber of Commerce promotion called "Sales in the City". Chamber Executive Assi