CKMW Big League
Written by Tyler Hildebrand   
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 09:38


The baseball season is here, and 1570 CKMW is ready to play ball!! We're excited to give you kids the 'Big League' Feel at their next game!

Each week – a crew from CKMW will attend a minor ball game. We'll bring along our PA system, seeds from Sunny Day Products, and more.

Your game could be next! Call 204-331-2272, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or leave us a message on facebook, telling us when and where your son or daughter's next ball game is. We will select 1 team each week and attend their game. Each member of the team receives a $5 A&W Gift Card!

It may not be the Major Leagues....but it is the CKMW Big Leagues, and its a lot more fun!


One of our winning teams:  Winkler 2 Squirt Girls!

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 06:03
Country88's Happy Halloween!
Written by PembinaValleyOnline   
Friday, 31 October 2014 20:13

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The Country 88 gang had a great time handing out candy and giving tours this Halloween!



While giving out candies, we had Optimus Prime and his siblings stop by for a chat with Chris Sumner! Have a listen!


We also had the friendliest Pirate and Witch drop by for some candies!


Right at the last minute of Country 88's Trick or Treat event Rainbow Bright came in to visit with the Country 88 gang!


Thank you to everybody who came out and participated, it was awesome meeting you all!


MB Farm Women's Conference A Valuable Experience
Written by Candace Derksen/Barry Lamb   
Friday, 21 November 2014 15:03

Young people are willing to take the risks their parents took to expand the family farm. That from Manitou area farmer Catherine Jordan who attended the Manitoba Farm Women's Conference in Brandon. She describes how she came into farming and her family's plans for the future. "I married into the family farm. My family farm is 125 years old so it's been there for a while and it went from big scale to low scale. Now we're building it back up because we have two little boys." Jordan says there is tremendous value in passing on the family farm to future generations and adds it keeps you grounded.

Meanwhile, it was a younger crowd at this year's conference. Jordan explains this means there are young people out there moving forward in agriculture and willing to take risks. She adds the conference was a great way to surround herself with like-minded people. "Everybody has their story and as we share them you realize 'Hey, we're in the same spot you were ten/twenty years ago' and they can give us advice." Jordan notes annual conference was an opportunity to know and grow. "The information here is good. We are small time farmers so it's good to look outside the box and be able to expand."

Countdown to Agribition
Written by Glenda Lee Allan/Candace Derksen   
Friday, 21 November 2014 15:01

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The countdown is on for Canadian Western Agribition. The annual event opens Monday at Regina’s Evraz Place. CEO Marty Seymour says Agribition has something for everyone but clarifies while the show continues to grow and expand the anchor of the show is the cattle sector. "The cattle barns are going to be full to seams which is a great sign, everybody knows the cattle industry is doing well right now and our livestock entries seem to show that hand over fist." He adds some of the yard entries have doubled as well and says bullpen alley numbers are up. "We've got a good footprint from the cattle perspective." Seymour notes there are eight national shows at Agribition this year. "That's a big deal when you've got the best beef show on the continent. It just amplifies the importance of the event."

This year’s Agribition also features Grain Expo, a popular two day event focusing on the grain sector. Levi Woods is the Chair of the Expo. He says the first day starts out with a few good speakers. "We have Bayer CropScience talking about straight cutting canola, we have SaskCanola coming with a canola agronomy presentation and then we follow that up with Dow AgroScience and Farm Credit (Canada) with an update from them."

Grain Expo continues on the Wednesday giving producers an opportunity to learn more and chat with industry officials.

Manitoba Government to Compensate Farmers Affected by Use of Portage Diversion Fail-Safe
Written by Manitoba News Release   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 14:48

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Water floods farmland, flowing out of the Portage Diversion (at right) with Lake Manitoba in the distance. Photos taken on Monday (courtesy Iris Yuill)

Farmers whose lands were flooded as a result of the Manitoba government's decision to use the Portage Diversion this past summer will be eligible for $1.15 million in compensation, Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn and Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton announced today.

"During our flood response, the Manitoba government used the Portage Diversion to manage water flow and provide protection to as many Manitobans' homes and properties as possible," said Minister Kostyshyn. 

"The government recognizes this decision led to flooding on agricultural land and losses for producers.  This compensation will be targeted to farmers affected by the use of the diversion and support their land restoration efforts."

"Payments will be made to crop and forage producers in the immediate vicinity of the Portage Diversion for lost production and land restoration," the minister said, adding more than 2,500 acres are expected to be eligible.

"Manitoba is following through on its commitment to help farmers, families and rural communities recover from this year's flooding," said Minister Ashton.  "At the same time, we continue to invest millions of dollars in flood-related infrastructure to reduce the future effects on people and property."

Affected producers will be contacted by Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC).  Producers can also contact their local MASC office for information.   

Minister Kostyshyn noted this support is in addition to the Canada-Manitoba Forage Shortfall and Transportation Assistance Initiative announced under the AgriRecovery framework last week.  Additional information about flood recovery programs for agriculture is available online at



Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 14:55

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