• Summer not complete without 4-H Rally

    Summer not complete without 4-H Rally

    With 16 clubs and over 150 participants, 4-H Rally Day was another success.

    On June 7, the 85th annual running of the celebration of 4-H achievement filled the Ag Society grounds. As one of the organizers Coral Meggison explained, Boissevain Rally is a multi-discipline event, in that it includes programming for beef, equine and multi-purpose (home and hobby or variety) clubs. There were 158 4-H members participating this year, coming from clubs from Boissevain, Killarney, Dand and farther away like Alexander and Rock Lake.

    Although the Beef Club in Boissevain has been holding their show and sale at the Boissevain Fair in recent years, they still hold clinics to help members work on handling and showmanship. Fifteen members from Boissevain and two from Poplar Hill (from northwest of Brandon) participated in the clinics this year.

  • Library celebrates 60 years strong

    Library celebrates 60 years strong

    Although it is celebrating its diamond jubilee, and the location is not where it started, Boissevain-Morton Library is not going anywhere.

    Officially started in 1959, the library is looking back at 60 years this June. The actual anniversary is in the fall, but Head Librarian Michelle Scott said they decided to make it a spring celebration this time around.

    “September can be a busy time of year in town, depending on how harvest is going,” Scott explained, “so we figured June tends to be a little more quiet time to get people out and about to do something.”

    The first event to celebrate is an interesting one. At the theatre, the library will be showing the new movie The Public at 2pm and 7pm on June 9. Based on the challenges of an urban library, Scott said the film was presented at the Toronto Film Festival and was talked about on library blogs. It seemed to fit.

  • Search continues for missing local man

    Search continues for missing local man

    The co-workers of Jason Warren Cathcart Riley are not giving up the search for him.

    Riley has been missing for over three weeks, after disappearing in Brandon. An employee of Goodon Industries, he was last seen around Superstore on May 8. According to Eric Kennedy, a co-worker at Goodon Industries/BTM, his mother reported him missing and shortly after the Brandon Police Service put out a report.

    “It really didn’t become an issue until May 16,” Kennedy said, “police made a statement and then it became an issue.”

    On the May long weekend, work friends went to Brandon to take a look around downtown and the area around Superstore. They planned a bigger search for the next weekend.

  • Seeding on home stretch, some canola uncertainty

    Seeding on home stretch, some canola uncertainty


    With seeding nearing completion, a little warmth and a little precipitation would not be amiss.

    Spring 2019 has continued to be a bit of a mystery, with warm temperatures mixed with the unseasonably frigid. A 20-degree day seems to be followed by one where the furnace runs well into the afternoon. Compare that with 2018, where the heat was already upon us. Manitoba is living up to its reputation for unpredictability.

    However, it seems our agricultural community has been able to get a good jump on seeding. Ian Froese of Froese Family Farms and Boissevain Select Seeds said things are moving well.

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