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Steinbach MLA Kelvin Goertzen has cancelled his Twitter account. He says he did so after getting some nasty comments about his position on Bill 18, the anti-bullying legislation.
"I wasn't getting a huge amount of negative feedback on Twitter but the type of comments that I was getting off of Twitter, in particular, were quite negative. They were in some ways somewhat abusive. I was concerned more because I have a young child at home and it would be very easy for him to check on an application on an iPad, for example, and see these sort of comments. He can read now and I didn't want him to be reading these sorts of things,"
Goertzen urges folks on both sides of the issue to be respectful in their comments so there can be a productive debate.
Meanwhile, Goertzen says he has received more than 8,000 e-mails opposing the Bill in its present form. He notes the discussion has now moved to Winnipeg and he's getting a lot of feedback from people there.
"Certainly the media perception is that this debate is limited to Steinbach. I would disagree with that from my own personal experience. What I would say is that this debate started significantly in Steinbach, I think that is correct. But I have seen, over the last couple of weeks, it has really shifted to Winnipeg. There are some very large churches in Winnipeg, Church of the Rock, Springs, that were talking about Bill 18 this weekend. So the volume of emails I'm getting now from Winnipeg has increased significantly about concerns about Bill 18."
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
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
A local green thumb says the prolonged winter has thrown off some of the historical do's and don'ts when it comes to gardening. "It's a f
Those who are planning to do some camping, gardening or relaxing this May long weekend can expect precipitation and lots of it. "We'
It was no ordinary Garbage and Recycling Day Five in Steinbach this past Tuesday. Winds gusting up to 80 kilometres per hour sent ga
Two different projects received grants from the provincial government this year for community places. The small tire park at Southwo