Kindergarten Registration Now Open

NEW! online registration. Register your child for the 2019-20 school year.

Learn More...

After seven or eight years of fundraising, the Landmark Fire Department has just purchased a new jaws of life unit worth $38,000. District Chief Jason Kroeker says a huge thank-you to the community for its steadfast support of the fire department. He adds they host an annual pancake breakfast in June and it is very well supported, enabling them to acquire equipment like this. Kroeker notes the jaws of life equipment is vital for rescues where they have to extricate people from vehicles and adds it's important that the unit is up to date.

"With new vehicle technology, the vehicles are tougher, they handle the impacts better. When we need these tools, people are often severely trapped within a vehicle and the tougher vehicles do make it harder for us to actually remove the patients. That's where these tools become very important, that we've got the newest and the best of the best. We've had a countless number of accidents where, without these tools, somebody for sure would have died just because it would take us hours to get them out of the vehicle."

Kroeker says now that this major purchase is complete, they are considering a number of possibilities for their next fundraising initiative.

"We do want to develop better rescue programs. Some ideas are getting into the technical rescue programs, some water or some basic water rescue equipment due to the growth of the towns and the addition of retention ponds and such as that. I can't say exactly what all future dollars will be going towards, but we can guarantee 100% will be going towards rescue equipment."

 

More Local News

Successful Initiative To Push All Season Use of St. Malo Park

The Coordinator of the St. Malo Ski Club says they have only grown since they first started in 2015. Trish Cure says the club began as part of an initiative by the Friends of St. Malo Park to…

Two-Vehicle Collision Leads To Weapons Related Arrest

A two-vehicle collision in Blumenort Friday evening led to an arrest. RCMP say the collision took place in front of JT’s Store and Diner on Penner Drive in Blumenort around 5:15 P.M. Friday. Police…

Sled-Dog Racing A Highlight At Vita And Area Winter Festival

From sled-dog races to a borscht competition, it has been a busy weekend in Vita. Organizer Lucie Maynard says the Vita and Area Winter Festival got underway Saturday morning with a pancake breakfast…
2019 01 lunar eclispe credit manitoba planetarium

Special Lunar Eclipse Tonight

Skywatchers are in for a treat Sunday night. Scott Young, an astronomer at the Manitoba Planetarium, explains what will happen around 9:30 or 10:00 p.m. "We have a total lunar eclipse that is going…

A New Zamboni Rolls Onto The Ice At The T.G. Smith Centre

The ice making crew at the T.G. Smith Centre was excited to take delivery of a brand new Zamboni this week. Russ Dyck is the Head of Steinbach Parks and Recreation. He says they ordered the new…

Tattooed Arms Meant To Inspire Young People

A local singer/ songwriter is using tattoos as a way to inspire young people and let them know they are not alone. When he was 17 years old, Robb Nash of Kleefeld was involved in a very serious car…

Steady Growth For Tache

The Rural Municipality of Tache saw increased building activity in 2018. Between January 1st and December 31st, there were 177 total permits taken out. Of that, 48 were for new housing starts with 41…

Safe Driving In Extreme Cold

With southern Manitoba experiencing the coldest stretch of winter thus far, a Meteorologist is warning all of us to be extra careful when heading out in these conditions. Natalie Hasell with…

BDC Economist Brings Assurance To Local Business Owners

The Chief Economist with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) says a strong US economy continues to be good for local exporters, at least for the next three years. Pierre Cleroux was in…
2019 01 ralph groening

AMM Thankful For Creation Of New Federal Rural Portfolio

The head of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities applauds the federal government's move to create a new cabinet portfolio focused on rural Canada. AMM president Ralph Groening says he's pleased…

"I Don’t Think We’ve Seen The Last Of Ray"

A goalie from Ste. Anne has come home from Japan with a gold medal around her neck and an extra little bounce in her step. Raygan Kirk returned home this week after a big gold medal win over Team USA…

Utility Rate Increase Proposed In Hanover

Residents living in Grunthal and Kleefeld could be paying more for utilities beginning next year. Hanover Reeve Stan Toews says it was time to review the rates in these two communities and the…

Steinbachonline.com is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Login