Western School Division Seeking Feedback On Possible New Vocational Program
Written by Vickie Addison   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 05:37


Western School Division hopes to make a new vocational program available to its students.
Superintendent Stephen Ross says the division is looking into possibly bringing a Pipefitting/Plumbing course to Morden. Ross says there are a lot of opportunities in the area for careers needing this type of training, so it could definitely be a good addition to their programming.

"Plumbing and pipefitting has lots of different opportunities. We're hoping also to have strategic partnerships, not only with people like local  plumbing contractors but also perhaps with Manitoba Hydro because this program would cover things like gas fitting. Lots of industry in the area requires different types of plumbing components and pipefitting components. So we think there's lots of different opportunities here, especially in a growing area."

Students who would take Pipefitting/Plumbing would be able to pursue post-secondary education in Plumbing and Pipe Trades, steam fitter, sprinkler fitter, HVAC technician, gas fitter, petroleum technician, pipeline worker, building maintenance, welder, power engineer, controls technician, instrument fitter, oilfield worker, fabrication worker, rigger and a waste water technician.

Ross says they're currently getting feedback from the community and students on whether this would be a good program to bring to Morden. Ross says they surveyed the students regarding this kind of program in 2008, with a great response. He adds, during that first student survey in 2008, there was quite a bit of interest from female students, and he says it would be great if this was still the case.
Those who would like to give their feedback on this program, are invited to call school directly.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 06:01
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
Roseau Death Investigated as Homicide
Written by RCMP Release   
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:20

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On March 1, 2015 at approximately 1:00 p.m., the Dakota Ojibway Police Service responded to a report of a possibly deceased person outside of the Ginew School in Roseau River First Nation.


Initially, the deceased was thought to be an adult male, however it was later confirmed to be a 14-year-old male youth from Roseau River First Nation.


An autopsy was conducted in Winnipeg on March 2, 2015; however the cause of death is not being released at this time. The death is being treated as a homicide.


The RCMP D Division Serious Crime Unit and the RCMP Winnipeg Major Crime Unit are assisting in the investigation. No arrests have been made at this time.


The name of the deceased will not be released.


If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact the Dakota Ojibway Police Service Roseau River Detachment at 204-427-3034 or Crimestoppers.


Peak Has Passed For Harsh Flu Season
Written by Pam Fedack   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 05:36

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It seems as though this flu season has hit particularly hard within the Southern Health region.  Doctor Denis Fortier, Vice-President of Medical Services for Southern Health-Santé Sud says there's been a fair bit of Influenza 'A' and 'B' circulating, and more recently Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), as well as a sprinkling of several other viruses.  Doctor Fortier says the elderly and the young were particularly affected by the Influenza 'A' strain going around this year.
Fortier says there is good news, as it appears the peak of the season has passed.  "When I look at the graphs, late December, all through January up until the first week of February, we were having a fairly sustained period of activity.  That is coming down nicely now.  We're still not at pre-flu season levels, as we're still seeing a number of people coming into the emergency rooms, but nothing compared to what we had in January," said Doctor Fortier.

Fortier says currently ER's in the region are coping, and he expects that to continue as long as something new doesn't present itself.  "Unlike in January we were hearing of quite a bit of activity causing a lot of stress in the emergency rooms, which was trickling down into the hospitals as well."

Doctor Fortier says as long nothing new pops up, he expects another four weeks of mild to moderate activity before it gets back to pre-flu season levels.

When it comes to deciding whether a trip to the ER is necessary, Doctor Fortier offers some recommendations.

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Based on laboratory confirmed tests, 15 per cent of the cases seen in Manitoba so far this flu season were from the Southern Health-Santé Sud region.  Doctor Fortier says Winnipeg and Prairie Mountain, respectively were more severely affected than Southern Health-Santé Sud.  

There have been 308 hospitalizations in the province related to Influenza, 47 intensive care admissions, and 41 deaths associated with laboratory confirmed cases of Influenza.  "It was a pretty harsh season this year for the flu, and I guess my recommendation to all of you out there is think about vaccination," said Fortier.

Morden's Multicultural Winter Fest 2015
Written by Ron Guenther   
Thursday, 29 January 2015 20:19

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Morden's annual Winter Fest takes place once again this year. Februaury 14th is the big day, and yes, that is Valentine's Day. Make it a date-day, go with friends, or enjoy the day with your family! 

Lynette Froese joined us with all of the details!


Along with the outdoor activities, there's also some indoor entertainment going on... 


We asked Froese what she likes about Winter Fest in Morden...


The events kick off at 1:00 PM and the fun does'nt stop untill 4:00 PM!



Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 21:08

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