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A Natural Resources Officer with Manitoba Conservation says there's been a tremendous increase in ice fishing in the past six or seven years. Andre Desrosiers says, for example, you can see a couple of thousand fishers at the south end of Lake Winnipeg on a good day.
"And I think that is directly attributable to the portable fishing shelters(below) that have come out. They are so handy, so efficient. You just fold them up and put them in your car and off you go. Then of course there are power augers and now there's also a kind of new sonar. They're called 'flashers.' They show you where your hook is and where the fish is and when the two meet maybe you've
got yourself a fish on your line."
He adds anglers report they've had good luck catching plenty of fish this winter.
"The Red River was really good all winter compared to the last number of years. Walleye were being caught the whole winter long which is really nice. Lake Winnipeg, which is a relatively new recreational fishery, in terms of ice fishing, people were catching Walleye, Sauger, Pike and multiple other species."
Desrosiers says the ice fishing season is rapidly drawing to a close in southern Manitoba. He notes fishing shacks had to be off the Red River by March 10th and have to be off other lakes and rivers by March 31st.
There was a partial solar eclipse Thursday afternoon between 4:00 and 5:00 as the moon passed between the earth and the sun.
The owner of the Eastman Therapy Centre in Steinbach is excited about a new provincial concussion clinic for children and youth that has b
An elephant and a camel have turned up at A.D. Penner Park in Steinbach. Russ Dyck, head of Parks and Recreation, says the animals, made o
Have you ever wondered what the Steinbach Rotary Club really does? According to South Eastman Rotary Board member, Kyler Be
The designer for Quarry Oaks says the golf course today is what he envisioned twenty-two years ago. Les Furber paid a visit to the course
The final results for the Hanover School Division trustee election are as follows. Ward One (Niverville, New Bothwell, Kleefeld, Crystal
A spokesperson for Southern Health-Santé Sud says it should be more convenient this year for people to get their flu shot. &n
The Chair of the Bethesda Auxiliary says she's thrilled by the results from their Fall Book Faire. Phyllis Toews says they raised about $
After an evening of waiting for all ten polling station results to be announced, Lewis Weiss has won the position of Reeve for the Rural M
It was very close, but Myron Dyck was elected Mayor in Niverville Wednesday evening. Dyck edged out competitor Kerry Church 642 votes to
The Town of Ste. Anne will wake up to brand new leadership Thursday morning. Residents voted in new mayor, Richard Pelletier along with fo
Provencher Member of Parliament Ted Falk says his government will not be intimidated by Wednesday's acts of violence. Falk is referring to
All six Steinbach city council incumbents were re-elected Wednesday. Earl Funk had the highest vote total followed by Michael Zwaagstra, J
Residents of Hanover have re-elected Stan Toews to a third term as Reeve. Toews picked up 1497 votes compared to challenger Clif Bakx who
Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Highway 12 and Park Road at 12:14AM Thursday morning. Constable James Zambon explains
Art Bergmann is delighted to resume his duties as Ste. Anne Reeve after a close electoral race Wednesday night. Bergmann ended up with 587
There was a two vehicle collision Wednesday night on Highway #12 at the south end of Ste. Anne. Fire Chief Ken Dayment says the accident
Voting in the 2014 Municipal Elections is done. Polls have closed and returns are starting to come in. Follow along at ELECTIONS 2014
Wednesday's shootings on Parliament Hill have shocked Canadians across the country. A gunman shot and killed a soldier at the Canadian Wa
A woman from the Grunthal area says something very strange happened on her farm Wednesday morning. Bonita Friesen explains her husband wa
A former Steinbach resident who lives in Ottawa is stunned by the events in our capital city today. A gunman shot a soldier at the Canadia
Two weeks after being treated to a lunar eclipse, there will be a partial solar eclipse. Many people woke up early on the morning of Octo
There are reports of gunfire in Parliament this morning after a gunman shot a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial. Provencher MP Ted Falk
It's election day across southeastern Manitoba. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as people will elect new mayors, reeves,
Steinbach RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating a stolen truck. A white 2006 Ford F-350 was stolen from a dealership in St
Hanover School Division has decided to increase the size of the track meant for the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Summer Games at Steinba
A man from St. Malo is dead following a vehicle-pedestrian collision Tuesday night. RCMP say the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. on Hi
Steinbach city council gave final approval Tuesday to a By-Law for reduced speed zones at Woodlawn, Southwood and Stonybrook schools. Mayo
Manitoba auto dealers are on pace to set a record for new vehicle sales this year. Kent Ledingham of Steinbach is President of the Manitob
The Rural Municipality of La Broquerie will be saying good-bye to Reeve Claude Lussier as elections take place Wednesday evening and a new
Update - Tuesday, October 21 at 5pm - Four youths have been charged with Arson following a fire over the weekend at Grace Mennonite Churc
A beautiful angel dress lovingly made from a wedding gown. It's hard to know what to do for someone when tragedy strikes their lives. Bring
A man from Steinbach was involved in a crash Monday afternoon near Oak Lake, about fifty kilometres west of Brandon. The
Emergency crews were called to a single motorcycle accident at the intersection of the #216, turning on to the #52 Highway East Tuesday mo
Residents of the Rural Municipality of La Broquerie will now receive a rebate on a Jake Epp Library membership. Jake Epp Head Librarian L
Southeast Helping Hands received a school supplies donation from Staples in Steinbach valued at $3047.88. Staples Divisional Sales Manage
The good news is, Farm Credit Canada's annual “Drive Away Hunger” food drive was a great success, with over 74-thousand pounds of food
The two Reeve hopefuls in the Rural Municipality of Hanover have been going door-to-door the last number of weeks in anticipation of Wedne
The candidates for Mayor in the Town of Ste Anne, Richard Pelletier and incumbent Bernie Vermette, have been taking time speaking to resid
Trustee candidates have mixed reactions to a plan that would see grade nine students move from rural schools to the Steinbach Regional Sec