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From left: Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman MP James Bezan, Town of Arborg Mayor Randy Sigurdson, Coun. Vivian Leduchowski, Coun. Susan Bauernhuber, Coun. Rob Thorsteinson, CAO Lorraine Bardarson, Coun. Larry Spies, Public Works Foreman Bruce Swanson and Interlake MLA Derek Johnson announce funding for the town’s water treatment plant Aug. 9. (Juliet Kadzviti/The Interlake Spectator)

Arborg secures funding for water treatment plant

The town of Arborg will soon be making necessary repairs to its water treatment plant, after securing $266,66 in funding from the federal and provincial government, through their joint Small Communities Fund.

(From left; parks and recreation manager Chris Hornby, Lt. Governor Janice Filmon, Coun. Danny Luprypa and Mayor Randy Woroniuk were on hand to plant the Regal Celebration maple tree on Gimli’s beach July 27. (Juliet Kadzviti/The Interlake Spectator/Postmedia Network)

Lt. Governor plants special trees in Gimli

Manitoba’s Lt.-Governor Janice Filmon continued her initiative to create a sustainable way of recognizing Manitobans, when she planted a Regal Celebration maple tree on Gimli Beach July 27.

Animals bring smiles to FB PCH

For three years, a Poplarfield-area couple have been taking a slew of their farm animals to Fisher Branch, helping put smiles on the faces of seniors and children alike.

Aborg Council Notes

The Town of Arborg held a regular meeting of council July 26. Resident RequestA resident on St. Phillips Drive wrote a letter of concern to council explaining the volume of traffic on the road was high. Council decided they would monitor the street to assess the amount of traffic that uses it. Revamping CDC talksThe Town of Arborg and the RM of Riv

Chad Christopher Giffin, a missing 42-year-old man was last seen in Selkirk on July 28. (Submitted Photo)

Selkirk RCMP looking for missing man

Update: Chad Christopher Giffin has been safely located by RCMP. The Selkirk RCMP received a report of a missing 42-year-old man from the community July 28 at 6:00 pm. Chad Christopher Giffin was last seen at 3:00 pm on Manitoba Avenue in Selkirk. Giffin is now believed to be in Winnipeg.

Gimli Ford’s Karen Raemer, and her children Rae-Ann (8) and Brae-Lynn Charrier (6), participated in the Ford Drive 4 UR Community event July 15. (Juliet Kadzviti/The Interlake Spectator/Postmedia Network)

Gimli Ford supports children’s centre

Ford of Canada, through it’s Gimli Ford branch rolled out its second Gimli Ford Drive 4UR Community event at Gimli Children’s Centre July 15.Residents where encouraged to test drive a Ford, and for every ride, Ford donated $20 to the children’s centre.

Reeve Bob Bodnaruk, the R.M. of Springfield, Her Honour, The Honourable Janice C. Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, The Honourable Cathy Cox, Minister of Sustainable Development, Mayor Debbie Fiebelkorn, the R.M. of St. Clements and Honourable Ron R. Schuler Minister of Crown Services and MLA for St. Paul. (Submitted Photo)

Birds Hill Provincial Park marks 50th anniversary

Birds Hill Provincial Park is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend with a number of events and a special tree planting.“Birds Hill Provincial Park is our busiest park and for good reason,” said Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox in a press release Saturday. “Over the past 50 years, it has evolved into the beautifully maintained and

Selkirk’s Canada 150 Mosaic Mural is unveiled at the Gaynor Family Regional Library. Pictured: City of Selkirk mayor Larry Johannson looks on. (Photo Submitted)

Mosaic Mural finds home

The City of Selkirk’s Canada 150 Mosaic Mural, created by the people of Selkirk, was unveiled June 27 in its permanent home at the Gaynor Family Regional Library.