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It looks like the snowmobile season will go on for at least another week here in southeastern Manitoba. Dave Boutang of Southeast Sno-Riders says conditions on the trail system are still good.
"Our entire trail system, other than the ditches along the highways where the salt eats up the trail in a hurry, we probably have a 12 inch base. That's 12 inches of hard packed snow. I don't recall ever having that before."
Boutang says it will take some real warm weather before that snow base melts. But he cautions that common sense is still required at this time of year.
"Once it starts to melt, we don't know, on a daily basis, what the rivers are going to do and we have three or four rivers that we cross. There's times where you cross it one day and you go the next day and it's open."
Boutang says they've put 9,800 kilometres on their trail groomer this year and have reached the maximum of 12 complete passes. Each pass takes them 820 kilometres. Most of that has been done by five or six volunteers. He notes they are seeking special permission from Sno-Man, their parent organization, to do one more complete grooming for the coming weekend.
Meanwhile, he says people who have stores, restaurants and fuel stops along the trail system are delighted because this has been a bonus year for business.
"Out at Moose Lake, for example, they're getting 100 sleds in a weekend with no trouble at all and that's unheard of. There's a lot of traffic on the trails. It's unbelievable this year and the trails are in good shape yet."
Farms across Manitoba opened to the public on Sunday as part of the annual Open Farm Day. 20 farms in Eastern Manitoba took part in the e
Steinbach city council has made changes to its Official Community Plan. It outlines what can be built where and must be reviewed and updat
A Hanover School Trustee candidate is hoping voters will consider her experience on boards when casting their vote October 22nd. Kathi Be
A used book sale fundraiser was held at Clearspring Mall from Wednesday through Saturday. This was the eighth time East Borderland Commun
The Carillon Toastmasters Club celebrated its 35th anniversary on Saturday. Past President Irene Toews has been part of the club for 31 y
After serving on Niverville Council from 2002-2010, Kevin Stott is once again a candidate for town council. Despite a four year absence f
The City of Steinbach now has compost available for residents. Eldon Wallman is Head of the Solid Waste Department. He says they waited e
A spokesperson for the Steinbach Legion says they're still a long way from selling the Legion Hall. Members Tuesday vote
Parliament resumed sitting last Monday and Provencher MP Ted Falk says there is an upbeat feeling in the Conservative caucus. He notes man
RCMP announced Friday morning a substantial amount of Methamphetamine was seized Wednesday at a takedown in Steinbach. Constable David Po
The Mayor of Steinbach admits parking near the arena is a little inconvenient these days. With Steinbach Credit Union in the process of p
The tire climbing structure at AD Penner Park has been removed to make room for a new play structure. Head of Parks and Recreation Russ D
About 60 people slept outdoors Thursday night in Steinbach's K.R. Barkman Park as part of the CEO Sleepout. The annual event is organized
A man who moved to the Steinbach area from Scotland 17 years ago is relieved that Scotland has voted not to separate from the United Kingd
A woman from Steinbach is asking city council to change its By-Law for portable food vendors such as hot dog carts. Kathy Loewen says the
Construction on Kokomo Road has started on the north side of Highway 52. Kokomo Road may not have available access on Saturday or Sunday
The Chair for the Hanover School Board has announced she is not seeking re-election this fall. Ward One Trustee Marilyn
Thanks to the installation of fiber optics in the Hanover School Division, students and staff won't come to work or school, saying, “I w
Royal Canadian Mounted Police accepted their first female troop 40 years ago in September 1974. Sergeant Joanne Ryll explains the Commiss
There was a single car collision on Stone Bridge Crossing shortly after 3:00 Thursday afternoon. Steinbach RCMP Corporal Kyle McFadyen ex
Update: Thursday 9:55 a.m. A little more information has been released regarding an RCMP takedown in Steinbach Wednesday. It occurred in
After eight years as Councillor for the Kleefeld area, Clif Bakx has decided to run for Reeve of Hanover. He will challenge incumbent Reev
The Hanover School Division trustee for the Grunthal ward is running for re-election. Andrew Wiebe was first elected in 2010 and says the
A rash of accidents at the intersection of Highway #52 West and Industrial Road has caught the attention of Steinbach city council. Counci
There are two candidates seeking the Ward Six seat in the Rural Municipality of Hanover. Doug Wiens has announced he wil
Emergency crews were called to Highway 206, 1 mile north of Highway 52 around 4:15 Wednesday afternoon. Steinbach RCMP Corporal Glen Bind
Steinbach residents have another 1.2 miles of walking and biking paths available to enjoy the outdoors. Head of Parks and Recreation Ru
Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Highway 311 and Highway 12 at Blumenort at approximately 20 minutes to noon Wednesday.
There will be no election for Mayor in Steinbach next month. Chris Goertzen is back by acclamation after no challengers came forward. He l
The specialized solar powered electric ELF bike has been received for one Mitchell resident. Annette Krahn organized a fundraiser in earl
Beausejour RCMP say alcohol and speed are believed to have been factors in a fatal crash Tuesday night. They report a vehicle was northbou
Members of the Steinbach Legion have voted in favour of selling the Legion Hall. In a vote Tuesday night, there were 27 members in favour
Steinbach city council Tuesday night denied a Variance that would have allowed the Tyson Method to operate well in excess of the city's Ho
It appears the curling season in Steinbach will start on time. Some members had expressed doubt the new curling rink would be ready for th
The new Emergency Room in Steinbach will soon be ready for use. Jan Gunness with Southern Health-Santé Sud says they will officially mak
Accident on Highway 52 and Industrial Road Tuesday afternoon Emergency crews responded to an accident at the intersection of Industrial Roa
Another candidate has come forward for Hanover School trustee in the Niverville/Bothwell/Kleefeld ward. Shannon Friesen of the New Bothwel
The structure in a daycare or school setting brings a higher realization of head lice due to the closer head-to-head proximity. Southern
Members of the Steinbach Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will meet Tuesday night (tonight) to decide whether to sell their hall locate
The Hanover School Division is waiting until the end of the month to record its official attendance numbers for the 2014-15 school year as