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St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Middlechurch hosts the Remembrance Day Service for the RM of West St. Paul Nov. 11. (Brook Jone/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

Lest We Forget

St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Middlechurch hosts the Remembrance Day Service for the RM of West St. Paul Nov. 11.

Selkirk Legion poppy officer Wayne Bird presents Selkirk mayor Larry Johannson with the first poppy just outside the local legion Oct. 25. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

Poppy drive underway in Selkirk

Selkirk Legion Branch No. 42 poppy officer Wayne Bird presented Mayor Larry Johannso with the first poppy of the campaign, Oct. 25, held each year to mark the upcoming Remembrance Day.

The province has issued a high wind warning for Lake Winnipeg. (Brook Jones/Interlake Publishing/Postmedia Network)

Province issuing wind warning

Boaters and property owners around Lake Winnipeg are advised to take precautions as the province has issued a high wind warning for Lake WinnipegManitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecasting Centre reports that forecast high winds developing in the early hours of tomorrow have resulted in a high to severe wind-effect warning for the South Basin

The Red River Basin Commission North Chapter hosted Marsh Day by providing boat tours on the Red River, Oct. 12, as a way to bring greater awareness to the need to save Netley Marsh. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

Boat tours bring awareness

Marsh Day proved to be an overwhelming success for The Red River Basin Commission as the North Chapter provided boat tours on the Red River as a way to promote their campaign to save Netley Marsh.

Warren Wildcats win big in volleyball tournaments

Both the Warren Wildcats’ varsity girls’ and varsity boys teams claimed tournament titles as they came home with gold from tournaments at Goose Lake High School Sept 29 and 30. The Wildcat girls started the Angel Invitational Tournament by playing the host Goose Lake High Angels. Their first game lasted only two sets with the Wildcats reeling in th

Kerri Einarson placed second in the Mother Club Fall Curling Classic Sept. 24 (File Photo)

Einarson earns second place in Mother Club

Camp Morton’s Kerri Einarson, who curls out of the East St. Paul Curling Club, once again showed the Interlake isn’t afraid to throw a few rocks with a second place finish in the Mother Fall Club Curling Classic Sept. 21 to 24. The bonspiel, hosted by the Granite Curling Club in Winnipeg, started out well for the East St. Paul rink who won all five

The Stonewall Rockwood Fire Hall is getting an expansion, which will make more room for fire fighters to practice saving lives, as well as accommodate all necessary fire fighting equipment. (submitted photo)

Fire hall expands in Stonewall, Rockwood

The RM of Rockwood is spearheading the expansion of the current Stonewall-Rockwood Fire hall, which promises to give the volunteer fire department more room in order to store life-saving equipment.“We were pretty tight for space. Trucks were basically butted up against each other. It was really tight. The meeting room with 30 members in the departm

Fire chief gives fire prevention information

In comparison to last year at this time, Stonewall-Rockwood fire chief Curtis McClintock said, that calls to the department for fire are down. “There have been a few calls but on the average it’s probably about ten calls difference from where we were last year. We thought we were going to have a dry spring but then we started to get some of the rai

Barry Lamm, a Stonewall resident, after running the Fargo Marathon which qualified him to run the Boston Marathonin 2018. (submitted photo)

Stonewall runner qualifies for Boston Marathon

Stonewall resident, Barry Lamm, recently qualified and registered to run in the Boston Marathon which will take place April 16, 2018.“It’s a big deal,” Lamm said. “I received the acceptance email and I am on the entry list.”Lamm competed in a Boston Marathon qualifier to prove that he has what it takes to run, what for him, is a bucket list race. “

Geneviève Montcombroux signing her novel Northern Skies after her reading at the South Interlake Regional Library’s Teulon Branch. (Katelyn Boulanger)

Culture Days educate Interlake

Many events in the Interlake took place to celebrate Culture days a pan-Canadian volunteer movement with the aim to raise awareness, accessibly, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the areas and cultural life of their communities. Among the culture day events, that took place between Sept. 29 and Oct. 1, was a literary walkabout at the

Photo from RCMP Manitoba's Facebook page of suspect in car, credit and debit card theft. (Facebook)

RCMP request help finding “safe” car thief

RCMP recently posted to their Facebook page requesting help finding the identity of a suspect who stole two vehicles from a residential property in the R.M. of Rockwood on Sept. 6, at approximately 4:30 a.m. Both vehicles contained personal property belonging to the home owners, including debit and credit cards.A few hours later, at 6:44 a.m., the

Kaitlin Larabie (middle) speaks about her experiences of living with FASD during an evening of eduction at Selkirk United Church Sept. 21. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

Reducing stigma of FASD

The Interlake-Eastern RHA teammed up with the Interlake Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Coalition and the Northeastern FASD Coalition to provide an evening of education.

Dozens of people attend the grand opening of the Selkirk Regional Health Centre Sept. 14. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

Plenty of fanfare for new regional health centre

The newest regional hospital in Manitoba celebrated its grand opening in Selkirk, Sept. 14. Construction of the new health centre began in spring 2014 and the first patients moved in June 25.“The new Selkirk Regional Health Centre better accommodates residents’ health-care needs and the delivery of health-care services in the region,” Health, Senio

Gimli MLA Jeff Wharton (front row, left), presents Al Kristofferson, managing director of the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium and crew with funding for the consortium’s ongoing research efforts on the Namao research vessel Sept. 15. (Juliet Kadzviti/The Interlake Spectator/Postmedia Network)

Province provides funding for LWRC

Researchers with the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium will continue to carry out vital projects on Lake Winnipeg thanks in part to $150,000 worth of funding from the provincial government.