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The concept of restaurant patios on city sidewalks in Steinbach is being given one more year to prove itself. City council met in committee Tuesday night to review the trial policy which has mainly been used by Sawney Beans.
Mayor Chris Goertzen says the majority of council likes the idea of these patio establishments downtown but also noted a couple of concerns need to be addressed.
"Council felt very strongly, and this was completely around the table, that, if we are going to proceed with having patios on our right-of-ways, we want to make sure there's a stronger enforcement of the No Smoking Policy, also making sure that the design of the patios takes into consideration the drainage in the area, making sure that nothing is hindered when it comes to drainage."
Some councillors noted the temporary sidewalk that was built in the curb lane in front of Sawney Beans caused ponding of water in the area.
Council voted 5-2 to continue the trial for one more year.
Councillors Michael Zwaagstra and John Fehr were opposed saying they had heard enough negative comments about things like smoking and drainage that they could not support it.
Councillor Susan Penner noted council keeps talking about a vision for a vibrant downtown and it should therefore encourage these kinds of establishments.
RCMP have released the photo of an individual wanted in connection with a theft at a convenience store in Steinbach last Wednesday, Oct. 1
RCMP are looking for four male youths in connection with an arson at Grace Mennonite Church in Steinbach Saturday night. Police say, aroun
RCMP dealt with a number of incidents in Steinbach during the weekend. Police say they stopped a motorist just after 2:30
When residents of the RM of Ste Anne go to vote for reeve, their options will be Rolland Sarrasin and incumbent Art Bergmann. The two can
The Kleefeld, New Bothwell and Grunthal fire departments took part in some joint training exercises over the weekend. It was the fi
The Hanover School Division is exploring the idea of no longer offering grade 9 in its schools in New Bothwell, Blumenort, Mitchell and Kl
Steinbach Mayor Chris Goertzen says the Cities Caucus of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities is continuing to press Ottawa to commi
If all goes according to plan, curlers in Steinbach will be throwing rocks at the new rink in a week. That, according to Steinbach Operati
Providence University College received a large donation to be put towards the school's soccer pitch from TransCanada Pipelines Friday afte
poses with the Friday afternoon Literacy Upgrading Computer class. Minister of Multiculturalism and Literacy, Flor Marcelino, visited
Emergency crews were called to the scene of Grace Mennonite Church in Steinbach Saturday evening. Steinbach Deputy Fire Chief Ron Chausse
The Mayor of Steinbach says the city needs a downtown grocery store. Chris Goertzen says on February 28, 2013, Extra Foods turned the lig
Red Rock Bible Camp and Roseau River Bible Camp directors say they had an excellent summer. Roseau River Director Duane Goertzen notes th
Steinbach Christian High School was host to the fifth annual Grandparents Day. Grandparents of all 27 students were able to spend Friday m
The Province of Manitoba says the number of home school students in the Southeast is on the rise. Although the 2014 enrolment number
Provencher Liberal candidate Terry Hayward feels the Harper Conservative Government was too hasty in sending the Canadian Air Force into t
Canadian Blood Services says there has been a wonderful response in the Steinbach and Niverville areas after it issued a special plea for
The advance poll in the Steinbach city council election Thursday drew 317 voters. That's up slightly from the 274 voters who cast ballots
Birchwood Funeral Chapel in Steinbach is now officially open. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this week opening the twenty thousand squ
Steinbach Regional Secondary School held it's annual Options Day Thursday. Grade 12 Guidance Counsellor Michael Thiessen explains Options
Anna Meneer is running for Hanover School Division Trustee in the newly created Ward 1 of Niverville, Kleefeld, New Bothwell and Crystal S
Sixty years ago it was a garage used for servicing vehicles in the Randolph area; today it's being renovated into a community centre. It's
The ninth annual Thanksgiving Food and Clothing Drive will be taking place Friday at Southland Church in Steinbach. Organizer Scott Ricke
About 300 young people from 13 Steinbach and area churches participated in the 'Drive Away Hunger' campaign over the past few nights. They
A car and a semi collided at the intersection of Main Street and Highway #12 just before 7:00 Thursday morning. Steinbach Assistant Deputy
"There's no question that we would be concerned about that." Those are the words of Randy Dueck, Superintendent for Hanover School Divisi
Advance polls are taking place today in the Steinbach city council and Hanover school board elections. The polling stations are set up at
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The Quick Care Clinic wants to help save trips to the Emergency Room. The last two weeks SteinbachOnline has looked at family physi
Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach would like to say thank you to its volunteers. The museum is holding its volunteer appreciation ev
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This morning concluded the third annual Green Valley School thanksgiving food drive. Vice-Principal Rachel Thiessen says the final tally
Farmers here in the southeast have made great progress in the soybean harvest during the past week. Steinbach Farm Production Advisor Earl
There was an accident Tuesday night on the Trans-Canada Highway near Dufresne. Tache Fire Chief Peter Skjaerlund says they got the call at
Thanksgiving dinner was served at Soup's On soup kitchen Tuesday night. The Grace Mennonite Church kitchen was bustling with action Tuesd
Some students from Ecole St. Joachim in La Broquerie had a chance to meet Prime Minister Stephen Harper last Friday. Justin Normandeau say
Niverville Council Candidates were asked about emergency services at a Candidate Forum hosted by the Niverville Chamber of Commerce. Here
Four communities in southeastern Manitoba are getting some financial assistance to be able to run festivals in 2015. Provencher Member of
RCMP report a significant number of break-ins occurred over the past week involving vehicles and garages in Steinbach. Incidents have been
Manitoba Hydro says an electrical outage here in the southeast Monday was likely caused by farm equipment. Public Affairs Manager Scott Po