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                    V󰁯󰁬󰁵󰁭󰁥 132 I   󰁳󰁳󰁵󰁥 33   F󰁲󰁩󰁤󰁡󰁹, O󰁣󰁴󰁯󰁢󰁥󰁲 24, 2014 www.minnedosatribune.com 90 cents plus tax  We acknowledge the fi nancial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. Rodeo Grounds Relocated Photo by Jennifer Paige T e 2015 Minnedosa August long weekend rodeo will be hosted in its new location, north of the Ag Society Barn. Since this year’s rodeo, the rush has been on to relocate the rodeo arena equipment in preparation for next year’s rodeo. Voters Elect Local Leaders T󰁯󰁷󰁮 󰁯󰁦 M󰁩󰁮󰁮󰁥󰁤󰁯󰁳󰁡 (Voter turnout - 38%) Mayor: Orr , Ray - acclaimed Councillors: Skatch, Pat - 637 Taylor, Frank - 637 Wedgewood, Harvey -592Saler, Rick - 566MacDowall, Judith - 564Luker, Len - 500 Klassen, Herman- 363Marks, Robert- 319  R.M. 󰁯󰁦 M󰁩󰁮󰁴󰁯-O󰁤󰁡󰁮󰁡󰁨 Reeve:    Andersen, James -   282 Taylor, Robert - 164 Ward 1: Cook, Barry - 241Hopkins, Bill Jr.- 215Pollon, Brion -184  Jacobson, Calvin- 56 Ward 2: Peckover, Monty - 134Carr, Ron – 129 Pearson, Dennis- 103 Pearson, Craig – 86Sandstrom, Ron – 86 R.M. 󰁯󰁦 C󰁬󰁡󰁮󰁷󰁩󰁬󰁬󰁩󰁡󰁭-E󰁲󰁩󰁣󰁫󰁳󰁯󰁮 Reeve: Hall, Elgin - 279 Kuharski, Gordon- 159 Ward 1: Greavett, Jackie - 160 Tiller, Ken - 137  Vanderschuit, Wybo - 100McKay, Bernice - 30 Ward 2: Huisman, Don – 97Johnson, Tami - 93 Cameron, Cody- 90 Pugh, Christopher - 87Brolmann, Joe - 59 R.M. 󰁯󰁦 H󰁡󰁲󰁲󰁩󰁳󰁯󰁮-P󰁡󰁲󰁫 Reeve:  Ewashko, Lloyd - 656 Frey, Ray - 373 Ward 1: Dalgarno, Bruce – 248Stapleton, Doreen – 228 Huston, Bill – 190 Lewandoski, Richard – 184 Barr, Darrell - 176Shemeliuk, Virginia - 139Ziemianski, Kirk - 82 Ward 2:  Atkinson, Craig - 367   Jones, Dennis - 304Dudman, Jim – 282 Budiwski, Ron – 205 Hodges, George - 183 L.U.D. of Newdale: Moyer, Mona  – acclaimed Smith, Dale  – acclaimed L.U.D. of Sandy Lake Dilts, Nancy – acclaimed Drul, Ian  – acclaimed R.M. 󰁯󰁦 O󰁡󰁫󰁶󰁩󰁥󰁷 Reeve:   Fortune, Brent – 438 Drebit, Terry - 255 Ward 1: Ken, Hyndman - 128  Wilson, Neil – 87Evans, Lloyd – 86 Ward 2: Reynolds, Gavin - 157  Wolstenholme, Kaye – 147 Hales, Henry – 138 Rudneski, Edward – 65 Ward 3: Gill, Mark – 135 Froese, Walter – 119 Stewart, Gary – 102Common, Ewan – 92Carter, Stephen – 45 L.U.D. of Oak River: Bullock, David  - acclaimed McKay, Ernie  - acclaimed Reid, Marilyn  – acclaimed L.U.D. of Rapid City: Burnell, Ron  – acclaimed  Woloski, Jay   – acclaimed  Woloski, Orest  – acclaimed R󰁯󰁬󰁬󰁩󰁮󰁧 R󰁩󰁶󰁥󰁲 S󰁣󰁨󰁯󰁯󰁬 D󰁩󰁶󰁩󰁳󰁩󰁯󰁮 T󰁲󰁵󰁳󰁴󰁥󰁥󰁳 Ward 1: Marshall, Hayley- 269 Livingstone, Shelley- 247 Rioux, Ronald- 226 Ward 2: McFarlane, Lawrence - 617Black, Carole - 488 Jewar, L. Renay- 402 Ward 3: Gilleshammer, Barbra - 775Sotas-Burton, Shauna - 701Cameron, Ken- 611 Robinson, Clarice - 475 Ward 4: Erickson, Crystal - 571Maduke, Terryl - 529 Potter, Jason - 409 Ward 5: Blackbird, Victoria - 73 Gregory, Marie - 17  2Te Minnedosa ribune Friday, October 24, 2014                               Minnedosa Fitness Centre AGM Date: November 4th, 2014 Time: 7 p.m.at Government Building 36 Armitage Ave. Guest Speaker – Paul Liliberte (Minnedosa River’s Edge Project & Liberty Physiotherapy). ALL WELCOME.  By JENNIFER PAIGE   hree individuals, in-cluding a Minnedosa resident, escaped a serious two-vehicle collision with-out life threatening injury last Tursday.  At 12:30 p.m. on Octo-ber 16th, Brandon emer-gency services were called to Highway #10 at the inter-section of Sandison Road,  just north of Brandon.  An eighty-four year-old Minnedosa resident  was driving a white Ford aurus northbound on Highway #10 and proceed-ed to rear-end a 2008 Ford Escape that was attempt-ing to turn left onto Sandi-son Road, towards the air-port. Te Escape was driven by a 29-year-old Brandon  woman who had her infant in the vehicle.  All three individuals  were hurt and transported to hospital but no life-threatening injuries were reported.  Alcohol is not consid-ered a factor in the crash and all involved had been  wearing their seatbelts. Brandon City Police con-tinue to investigate. By JENNIFER PAIGE   he Minnedosa Com-munity Childcare Co-operative recently held a successful Farm to School Manitoba Healthy Choices Fundraiser. Sponsored by Peak of the Market, the Farm to School fundraiser in- volves participants to sell two or three pound veg-etable packages to friends and family, which are later donated to the local food bank. “Tis was the 󿬁 rst year that we held the fundraiser and it seemed to go over fairly well,” said Dana Yuen, staff member at the MCCC.  All produce used with-in the bundles is locally grown by Manitoba farm-ers. Te packages contain carrots, potatoes, onions, cabbage and parsnips. Daycare and Nurs-ery School students were able to sell 23 bags, which  were then donated to the Minnedosa and Area Food Bank. “Tis was a mutually bene󿬁cial fundraiser for the daycare and the Food Bank,” added Yuen. MCCC will retain 󿬁 fty per cent of the total sales that will be put towards ongoing upkeep of the cen-tre as well as possible up-grades to the outdoor play area. o-date in Canada, 127,000 schools and day-cares have participated in raising $1,153,525 through the Farm to School fund-raiser. Farm to School Bene󿬁ts Daycare and Food Bank Local Resident in Brandon Collision CERTIFIED CLOSED CELL SPRAY FOAMPOLYUREA FAST SET COATINGS AND LININGSROOFING FOAM AND COATINGSBLOWN IN ATTIC INSULATIONVACUUM INSULATION REMOVAL For more information call: 204-867-7264 or 204-212-0232 Email: mcrealfoam@live.ca (4-ALT-TFN) By JENNIFER PAIGE    wenty-two community projects and groups will be receiving grants from the Minnedosa and District Foundation next month. Te Foundation was established in the community in 1974 in order to de- velop a fund that would provide ongo-ing support to enrich and sustain the community. Funds are built through donations from citizens who are willing to invest in the future of the community. Money is in- vested and managed by a board of trust-ees and the income earned on the Foun-dation’s capital amount is granted back to the community every year. Tis year, the Foundation is granting $60,600.00 to twenty-two various com-munity groups. Including, $500 each for the Band Parents Association, the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, Minnedosa Cen-turians, the Minnedosa Horticulture So-ciety, the Minnedosa Regional Library, the Canadian Diabetic Association, and Minnedosa Koats for Kids. Te Minnedosa Performing Arts and Expressions Concerts will be granted $600. Rolling River Festival of the Arts and Monday Night Gym Night will each re-ceive $1,000. Te Minnedosa Recreation Com-mission, along with Minnedosa’s Fun Fest will each receive $2,000. Te Minnedosa Archives will be the recipient of $2,500 and the Heritage Village will be granted $3,000. Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa, the Minnedosa Drama Club, Youth Soccer, Minor Baseball, Minnedosa’s River’s Edge Recreation Park, PCH and MREC will each be receiving $5,000. Te largest single grant of $10,000 has been awarded to Minnedosa Emergency Medical Services. Foundation Grant Recipients Announced Photo submitted  3Te Minnedosa ribune Friday, October 24, 2014         Erickson Legion HallMinnedosa Conference CentreMinnedosa Conference CentreStrathclair Municipal HallEricksonMinnedosaMinnedosaStrathclairMon. November 3Tues. October 28 Thurs. November 13 Wed. October 29 CLINIC DATES IN YOUR AREA Call 1-877-646-3888 for appointments 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.10 a.m. to 4 p.m.1 p.m. to 7 p.m.1 p.m. to 7 p.m.  MCU, Your Community Owned, CommunityMinded, Loan Centre!                                                         By JENNIFER PAIGE   A number of local volun-teers and community members have been dedi-cating their spare time to improving the Minnedosa  Ag Society site in order to offer memberships to its indoor riding arena. “Tis is a really excit-ing time for us up at the  Ag site. We have a number of things that are com-ing together,” commented 4-H club president and  Ag Society board member, Clarke Swain. Te Ag Society and vol-unteers have been working to move the outdoor rodeo rink to the north side of the arena, removing the stalls out of the indoor arena to provide riding room, lev-elling the interior ground, adding additional lighting and cleaning up in and around the site. “Last year the arena  was used for storage and it could not be used for riding. We actually had to cancel our achievement day for 4-H as the outdoor pen was too wet to ride on and the arena was full of stored items,” continued Swain. “Tis year our group is determined to utilize the arena for Ag purposes. Our team has put in a tremen-dous amount of work to get the space prepared for use. Te own and Public  Works Department have also been a huge help over the past two months.” Tis year the arena will be used as an indoor riding arena, which the Ag Soci-ety will be offering mem-berships for local riders. “We have begun to sell memberships for the use of the arena and have had a huge interest so far. Tere is really nothing around in this area to rent for rid-ing. We have even seen some membership interest from individuals in Rivers, Rapid City and Neepawa,” added Swain. Te Ag Society began selling memberships three  weeks ago and has sold 38 so far. Memberships are of-fered in family, individual or daily rates and would allow riders a key to access the building anytime be-tween 6 a.m. and 12 a.m. “Tis is certainly a great thing for the riding community. Not only are  we generating revenue but  we have a facility to ride in and I believe because we are now utilizing the build-ing for Ag purposes we will see greater support from Te own and communi-ty,” continued Swain. Concerns had been raised by Ag Society board members about mov-ing away from using the building as storage in fear that income would be lost but total memberships sold thus far have already brought the society more revenue. “Te funds that are be-ing collected from mem-berships are being held by the treasurer of the Ag Society and the money will be used for the upkeep of the building as well as put towards completing the renovations at the north end of the arena.” Te Ag Society has been working towards gathering funds in order to renovate the north end of the arena that consists of a kitchen and bath-room. Te renovations are projected to cost approxi-mately $90,000 - $100,000. Te Ag Society is currently pursuing various grant op-portunities for this project as well. “Once we complete the renovations at the north end and we have a proper bathroom and kitchen facility, we will look at setting the site up to be rented for full-day use,” added Swain. “Tis has certainly been a long time coming but we have a good committee and we are all motivated to get this project moving for- ward.” Te Ag Society will also be holding its An-nual General Meeting next month, where voting for new directors will take place. Ag Society Offering Arena Memberships By JENNIFER PAIGE   he own of Minnedo-sa’s Public Works Shop is in the final stages of construction before crews begin to take resi-dence in the new facility. “The concrete fl oor is currently being pre- pared for three pours. We expect the Public Works Department to be able to move in prior of January 31st of 2015,” commented Minnedosa CAO, Ken Jen-kins. Crews from Ben  Wiebe Construction have been working at the site for the past week and are expecting to begin pour-ing the cement floor this Friday. he largest portion of he own’s capital bud-get expenditures for 2014 has been allocated to the Public Works shop at $410,000. Public Works Shop Progressing Photo submitted  A work bee was recently held in order to prepare the Ag Barn  for use as an indoor riding arena. Photo by Jennifer Paige  4Te Minnedosa ribune Friday, October 24, 2014 Letters  to the  Editor  The Minnedosa Tribune Ltd. Box 930 Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0Published Friday of each week from the premises of Te Minnedosa ribune Ltd  . 14 - 3rd Ave. S.W. Minnedosa, MB. R0J 1E0Member of Manitoba Community Newspapers Association and Newspapers Canada Audited twice a year by Canadian Media Circulation Audit  TRUSTEDΙ CONNECTEDΙ TARGETED Phone: (204) 867-3816Fax: (204) 867-5171Cell: (204) 867 - 7000 Te Minnedosa ribune   is independently owned and is the oldest weekly newspaper in the Canadian West and haspublished continuously from the same premises since March of 1883. We acknowledge the 󿬁nancial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities. E-Mail Addresses: General:  editor@minnedosatribune.com  Ads/printing:  adsales@minnedosatribune.com Classi󿬁eds:  class@minnedosatribune.com www.minnedosatribune.com   Te Minnedosa ribune Ltd. does not guarantee the publication of all submitted articles and photographs. Tese submissions, are at the discretion of the publisher and will appear as space permits. Te Minnedosa ribune   reserves the right to edit any submission as deemed necessary by the publisher. We are not responsible for fax transmissions or email submissions that are not received. o guarantee that such submissions have been received please con󿬁rm with a phone call or in person.  All contents copyright 2014 D  ARRYL  A.H  OLYK   - P  UBLISHER   A  ND  E  DITOR  A round T own...  V   By Darryl Holyk Letters to the Editor can be sent to editor@minnedosatribune.com or Box 930, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Small Business Week   October 19th to 25th  Century Awards…  Congratulations to former Minnedosa resident, Mar-ci Vreeman Bromford, who was honoured with a Provin-cial Century Business Award this week as current owner of Patmore Nursery in Brandon. Patmore’s and Te ri-bune   were each recognized for over 100 years of contin-ual business, both businesses being established in 1883. Many may remember Marci’s gardening column in Te ribune and her Blue Garden greenhouse. Deer Collision Stats…  MPI has released its latest vehicle-deer collision stats and found that the Eastman region had the most colli-sions with approximately 1,600 per year. In second place  was our region, Westman, with 1,500 yearly collisions. Te Interlake has 1,100 yearly collisions, Pembina Valley, 600 yearly collisions and the City of Winnipeg, 600 yearly collisions. Tese 󿬁 ndings are based on stats collected by MPI from 2007 to 2013. Last year, 300 people in Mani-toba were injured in wildlife-related collisions and over the past ten years, ten people have been killed in these incidents in our province. Motorists are encouraged to exercise extra care and caution during October and No- vember as they are the two worst months for deer-vehicle collisions. Chiefs Hockey Club…  Te Yellowhead Chiefs AAA Midget Hockey Club is back in action for another season. Minnedosa Chiefs for the 2014-2015 season include Dayton and Ryan Heino.  Also from our immediate readership area are Riley Boles of Sandy Lake, Logan Young of Neepawa and four players from Strathclair; Morgan Geekie, Blake Mervyn, Aidan  Woodley and yler Dereniwski. Te Chiefs game sched-ule includes a visit to Minnedosa in mid-November.  By VERN MAY EDO, Souris & Glenwood Community Development Corporation    Y  ou can almost picture it ... almost like we’ve 󿬂ashed back to Mayber-ry. Te entrepreneurial shop owner greets the day  with an enthusiastic smile, 󿬂ips the OPEN sign in the  window and starts the day. Te shop owner greets the faces of the familiar friends and neighbours who have become loyal customers, perhaps even whis-tling while they work. A sincere smile and a genuine greeting for all that they meet. Not long after their work day begins, they are met with some sweet young faces, a pledge form in hand looking for support for their fundraising campaign. How could you say ‘no’ to those hopeful faces? Te merchant signs a cheque to support the cause. Te youngsters have barely rounded the cor-ner when another recognized face bounds through the door offering a promotional opportunity for that merchant by sponsoring their event. Wanting to be a good community citizen, pen hits paper on another cheque. Tese won’t be the only folks hoping to en-list merchant support on this day. Tere is a seem-ingly endless parade of community causes, needs, trips, initiatives, and projects. Te list goes on and on. Tis is life for a rural business owner. Once the doors open, it is at least a weekly (sometimes daily) stream of people through the doors looking for spon-sorship, donations, and other 󿬁nancial or ‘in kind’ support for their cause. And, unlike the impersonal, canned response campaigners might get from fran-chise stores in the city like: “Tis sounds great, but ‘corporate’ says we can’t.” our rural business owners are faced with a daily juggle of yes and no. So, as a business owner, reaching the point when  you have to seriously consider the bottom line, there comes a time when one has to say no. It’s some- what similar to a par-ent with wallet in hand considering the request of that “absolutely must have” luxury item for our kids. But a little more pre-carious is this ... UNLIKE the teen that might stomp away and pout for a day or two, furious that they didn’t get their way, the rural business owner risks their livelihood with every decision. If they say ‘yes’ to a particular request, have they set a precedent for all similar requests to follow? If they say no, do they risk that a 󿬁ckle clientele will then vow to re-direct all future business to a competitor? And, if we’re honest with ourselves, that’s probably a Brandon store. Te public expects a lot from our business own-ers, even when they themselves aren’t making the request in good faith. How often, when these indi- viduals are asking for a merchant’s support, is it the 󿬁rst time that they have physically stepped through the doors of that business? Has anyone requested support from a merchant while handing over mon-ey to another provider for products or services that could have been given to that very business person?  A relationship (even a short-term 󿬁nancial one) needs to be a two-way street. Our local businesses have contributed a great deal to the bene󿬁t of all in this community and one doesn’t need to look far to see the evidence of that. Sponsorship of events, support for teams, those very  visible advertising boards in the arena, all tell the story of business owners that believe in and support their community. So before we approach with a re-quest in hand and a “customer is always right” at-titude, let’s 󿬁rst consider that we’ve each done our part to ensure the long term success and livelihood of that merchant, just as we are now asking them to do for us. The Juggling Act of Small Town Business Tribune Founder  William GibbensBorn - 1854 at London, EnglandDied - February 20, 1932at Cornwall, Ontario

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