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Eleanor and Randy McMahon attended the Interlake Tourism Association AGM in Winnipeg Beach, March 22.

Retired life working for Ponemah residents B&B

If you build it, they will come. At least that’s what Eleanor and Randy McMahon have had in mind for some time and are now making that dream a reality. “We always wanted to do something in retirement and always talked about having a

This original artwork of a wolf walking a red circle on a drum will be explained, along with much more, Boulanger said.

Peguis historian brings home history

An Anishinaabe man named David Dorian Boulanger has gone on an amazing journey for his community of Peguis First Nation. Earlier this year, he was selected to research Anishinaabe history

An artists interpretation of what the airship would look like exiting and entering its hangar on slide number 16 of BNS Environmental Logistics' PowerPoint Presentation.

Voting for airships, green energy in St. Laurent

Manitoba continues to push concepts for solutions to greenhouse gas emissions. With northern communities such as Fisher River Cree Nation implementing geothermal technologies and introducing solar power to their building strategies,

Kenny Zhen of Regina’s Magic Ice, as seen on the popular television show, The Dragon’s Den, poses with one of his hollow ice-sculptures at the harbour, March 3.

Gimli Ice Fest shines on sunny day

It was a balmy, sunny day with lots to see and do during the Gimli Ice Festival, including the Fire on Ice Car Racing demo, free Kubota rides, the Sons of Lugh Viking re-enactment and more March 3 and 4.

Interlake Tourism Association hosted its 2018 annual general meeting March 22 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Winnipeg Beach. Pictured: Guest speaker, Colin Ferguson, CEO of Travel Manitoba, stands with Interlake Tourism Manager Gail McDonald.

Keep thinking outside the box, bring in more touri

Interlake Tourism Association Manager Gail McDonald had some important tips for her comrades at the annual general meeting for ITA, March 22. “Keep thinking outside the box,” she said. “As ITA members, you are an integral part of a large regional picture, your role in providing superior products and services is the tie to moving the Interlake forward.”

City Cats owner and rock’n’roll fishing guide Todd Longley, the Fosters and their friend enjoyed a full day of ice fishing on Salamonia Channel.

City Cats fly-in winners

Matt and Shannon Foster of St. Andrews brought their friend Brent Auringer of Winnipeg, to share in their ice fishing trip prize, courtesy City Cats Guiding Service. They were flown in via Gimli by helicopter as part of their prize, which included the ride and a day of ice fishing pampering March 24.

Selkirk resident Bud Oliver looks a Red River Basin Commission North Chapter Recognition Award he was presented with for exceptional leadership and life long commitment. Oliver has been part of the Red River Basin Commission for the past 39 years.

Dedication to water

The Red River Basin Commission North Chapter hosts their annual Fish Gala at the Sunova Centre in West St. Paul on March 22.

Riverboat owner Doug Poirier shows his excitement for the family restaurant’s new location on the west side of Selkirk Town Plaza. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

Riverboat’s new dock

The Riverboat is about to set sail as the local restaurant will be heading west, but not that far west. The local family restaurant will be moving less than 60 metres into a new location, but in a way the same location.

Municipalities keep on growing

It happens once the annual State of the Region hosted by the Selkirk Biz. The annual event, March 21, marked the ninth annual occasion, which provides a platform for the four mayors in the region to share their successes from the previous year. They also share their particular goals and projects for the up coming year.

Approximately 70 people joined family and friends to remember the late Evan Engbaek in Gimli on his birthday, March 16.

Moving forward in memoriam

With the sun setting over the community of Gimli, a vigil marched in memory of a young man who would have turned 19-years-old, March 16.

Fisher River Cree Nation has hired W Dusk Energy Group Inc. to oversee the 1-megawatt solar panel project that will begin construction this summer. The federal government announced $1.1M funding for the project March 13. Pictured: David Isaac stands amidst solar panels similar to those that will be installed in FRCN this summer.

FRCN solar project receives $1.1M from government

Residents of Fisher River Cree Nation can look forward to making more headlines this summer. The federal government announced its support of their one megawatt solar project through the Western Diversification Program of Canada through $1.1 million of funding on March 13.

Campers are invited to attend Ultimate Day March 26. Friends and family are invited to join them for a community-oriented Easter carnival March 31. Pictured: A camper experiences the big swing overlooking Lake Winnipeg.

Spring Break at Camp Arnes, two days only

Camp Arnes is gearing up for the summer season with spring break activities. Located between two major RMs in the Interlake, the Christian faith based camp is approximately 20 minutes north of Gimli and 20 minutes south-east of Arborg.

William Barlow attends Earth Hour in Gimli March 25, 2017

GEAC Earth Hour candlelight bingo, perogies

Lights will be going out all over the world March 24 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CDT as part of a global lights off moment of solidarity for the planet to raise awareness about global issues which impact Earth.