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Fisher Branch RCMP are still searching for Skylar Andrew McPherson, who was involved in a robbery on Peguis First Nation Jan. 4. (RCMP Handout)

Armed robber at large

Fisher Branch RCMP are still searching for Skylar Andrew McPherson, who was involved in a robbery on Peguis First Nation Jan. 4. Charged with Armed Robbery, McPherson is believed to be in possession of firearms and may have fled to Winnipeg.

Interlake Women’s Resource Centre YIR

2017 was a good year for the Interlake Women’s Resource Centre, a grass roots, community-based resource centre that has been dedicated to working with women and families in the Interlake since 1984. After being understaffed in recent years, the IWRC was fully staffed in 2017, which opened up their availability to travel and see more clients than in previous years.

Cst. Gord Olson at Dr. George Johnson Middle School Jan. 11. (Submitted Photo)

ICE presents online safety tips

Winnipeg based RCMP Cst. Gordon Olson of the ICE unit (Internet Child Exploitation) visited Dr. George Johnson Middle School to deliver a presentation to students about online safety and exploitation Jan. 11.

Phil Veness holds up a coffee mug at his retirement event at Centennial School Jan. 17. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

Veness calls it a career

Phil Veness spent the better part of nearly four decades working with and advocating for children with disabilities.

City of Selkirk mayor Larry Johannson looks at a photograph of the Merchant Hotel taken in 1913, which is hanging at the Selkirk Civic Centre. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

Selkirk continuing to boom

Selkirk now boasts a population of 10,278, which is a significant number, as it represents the highest population it’s ever seen.

Seven-year-old Carson Cunningham is all smiles while fishing at the fourth annual KidFish Ice Derby on the Red River north of Selkirk, Man., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

All about the kids

The sight of hundreds of kids on the frozen Red River just north of Selkirk was most welcome as the fourth annual KidFish Ice Derby took place Jan. 7.

Selkirk Mayor Larry Johannson and Burden of Truth series producer Kyle Irving, a partner at Manitoba production company Eagle Vision Inc., raise the City of Millwood flag at Selkirk's Waterfront in Selkirk, Man., on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

Raising the flag

The City of Selkirk is celebrating the launch of the new CBC original series Burden of Truth when a flag was raised at Selkirk's Waterfront Jan. 5.

RM of Gimli Mayor Randy Woroniuk (above) said Gimli passed a resolution that can be revisited once the community recieves clearer information about the province’s cannabis legislation and plans. (File Photo By Brook Jones)

Gimli says ‘not yet’ to cannabis retailers

Gimli recently voted “No” on allowing the retail of marijuana, or cannabis, to be sold in their community next summer. The provincial government is asking each municipality to have their final say on behalf of their constituents, on whether or not to allow cannabis to be sold in their communities in the new year. The federal government plans to mak

Big brother Billy Bennety, mom Ashely Harley and dad Lance Bennet with the region’s first New Year’s baby, Ezekial David James Bennet. (Photo Submitted)

First baby of 2018 arrives

The first baby of 2018 for Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority (IERHA) arrived at 2:50 p.m. Jan. 1 – making this the first New Year’s baby born at the region’s new Selkirk Regional Health Centre.

The Selkirk & District Community Foundation hosted their 24-Hour Giving Challenge Nov. 18. As much as $58,005 was raised. (Brook Jones/Selkirk Journal/Postmedia Network)

Community comes through

Gord Henrikson knows when you issue a challenge to Tri S folks, they respond. They did just that on Nov. 18 when they donated $58,005 to the Selkirk and District Community Foundation during Endow Manitoba’s 24‐hour Giving Challenge.

Peguis Juniors net mixed bag of results

The Peguis Juniors lost one and won another in their KJHL games Dec. 9 and 10. The loss did not dent their title hopes as the Juniors are firmly atop the league’s central division standings with 28 points as of Dec. 11.

Local couple hosting Linking Arms with Africa

farming couple from Riverton, who spent the better part of a year doing philanthropic work in South Sudan, an African country, are heading back to the continent to continue their charitable efforts. To help support their mission, Brian and Ruth Dyck will be having a coffee house fundraiser called Linking Arms with Africa at the Riverton Community H