A Public Hearing to review the City of Morden’s 2018 Financial Plan (Budget)

Dec. 18th at 7 pm in the City of Morden Council Chambers. Copies of the Financial Plan will be available Dec. 15th.

The theme for Fire Prevention Week 2017 is Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out.

Yesterday residents of the Winkler area were invited to the Winkler Fire Hall to learn what Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out meant.

While children could run around the hall playing on the trucks, learn about the fire department's history, and play with the fire hose while parents learned how to prevent household fires.

Richard Paetzold, Winkler's Fire Chief shared his three key elements of fire safety.

"Having working smoke detectors, they have to be replaced every 10 years. If you have battery operated ones, the batteries should be replaced once a year. Make sure you have a way out, exits aren't blocked and having a second way out in case one is not available. Having a meeting place outside so you know everyone has gotten out."

Greg Zimmerman, Fire Chief at Altona/Rhineland Emergency Services, recommends practicing two ways out of your home with your children.greg firepreventionweek 2017Greg Zimmerman, Fire Chief at Altona/Rhineland Emergency Services, holding a prize that can be won through a fire prevention week contest

"The obvious plan would be to go out your bedroom door and out the front or back door of your house, but sometimes due to smoke or heat, particularly smoke, that may not be the practical solution so you should have a plan for an alternate exit," he said.

Zimmerman also emphasized the importance of teaching children fire safety skills.

"You have to remember that if there's a fire occurring it could be smoky...it's a very confusing time for children. So unless they practice this and this becomes second nature, children can have a tendency not to leave their homes or their rooms, or get lost in the process," he said. "I recommend that parents practice on a monthly basis their home fire drill with their children. You have to remember that new studies have indicated that children don't always hear the smoke alarm."

If a child is sleeping with their door open, Zimmerman recommends they learn to close their door. If a child does smell smoke in the hallway, they should take the alternate route out.

Zimmerman will be handing out brochures to the École Elmwood School and the Rosenfeld Elementary School. Children can draw their two-way out plan inside the brochure for a chance to win a prize. One of the prizes is a child-sized firefighter outfit.

For people who want to learn more about fire safety, the Altona fire hall will be open Thursday evening. "We're having a bit of an open house, it will open up the fire hall from about 4 pm until about 7 pm and we'll have lots of information on various subjects and you can bring the kids by for a little tour of the hall or jump up and down on the trucks and see what it's like, and for adults they can just stop in and get any sort of fire prevention information they would like," said Zimmerman.

A Public Hearing to review the City of Morden’s 2018 Financial Plan (Budget)

Dec. 18th at 7 pm in the City of Morden Council Chambers. Copies of the Financial Plan will be available Dec. 15th.

More Local News

Morden Special Olympian Chrissy Peters Meets Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

From Morden to Austria to Parliament Hill, this was the journey for Morden's Chrissy Peters. She was recently recognized by the Prime Minister and the rest of the Federal Government after…

Monarch First SAFE Work Certified Foundry In Manitoba

There's been one work time loss accident in over 500 days at Monarch Industries in Winkler. The achievement is a reflection of the culture of safe work practices at the foundry. Monarch Industries…

Manitoba Holds Off On Signing Marijuana Excise Tax Agreement With Feds

Despite getting a bigger share of the pot pot, Manitoba hasn't signed onto a marijuana excise tax agreement with the federal government. Initially, the federal government offered provinces a 50/50…

Morden Brawl Injures Staff, Suspect Banned From Restaurant

A brawl involving half a dozen individuals ended without charges but one suspect banned from the Traveller's Inn in Morden. On December 9, Morden Police Services were called to Traveller's Inn around…

Missing Dogs Spark Warning from Municipality

A local municipality is warning pet owners about a recent rash of dog thefts. Emerson-Franklin CAO Tracy French says they've received several calls from local residents since November 15 who say…

Questions Surround Potential Morden/Winkler Police Merger

The Winkler and Morden police boards are in early conversations about the potential of merging the two services into one. "The services have worked well together for years," Winkler Police Board…

Border Valley Sno Goers Looks Forward To Another Season

The Border Valley Sno Goers are preparing for another snowmobiling season. Border Valley Sno Goers president Vern Wieler is one of the few remaining members who started the club in 1994. He said the…

Pedestrian And Traffic Study Part Of New GVSD School Planning

A pedestrian and traffic study will be conducted in the area near the site of Winkler's new K-8 school to be built west of 15th Street and south of Highway 14. Garden Valley School Division…

Snow Removal Parking Ban Fines Jump To $150 In Morden

Morden City Council has increased penalties and added a season-long ban to its winter snow removal parking by-law. Fines have jumped from $20 to $150. Public Works Manager Les Wieler said the by-law…

Emerson-Franklin Wants Input On Surplus Crown Land

The municipality of Emerson-Franklin wants to have some input on how crown land near the Emerson port of entry will be developed in the future. The province plans to re-design and re-align the…

New Pharmacy Honours Legacy Of Former Winkler Mayor

The pharmacy landscape continues to shift in Winkler to a more personalized approach, which may save the healthcare industry money down the road. "It involves working with the patient more closely...…

Falcon Lake Golf Course Pro Shop And Restaurant Torn Down

The pro shop and restaurant at the Falcon Lake Golf Course are being torn down. Harry Brotchie is the President and Owner of Lakeland Golf Management which runs the Falcon Lake Golf Course. He says…

Altona Police Department Receives Fraud Complaints 'Almost Daily'

Altona's Police Chief Perry Batchelor said the Altona Police Department receives calls almost every day regarding phone scams in the community. He noted most people are calling to inform police of…

Generous Donations Made To Rhineland Empty Stocking Fund (GALLERY)

Rhineland Empty Stocking Fund volunteers gathered this morning at the old Sawatzky's Furniture building in Altona. The volunteer-based organization starts preparing hampers in October. Eight…

Neubergthal and Winkler Farms Featured In New Documentary

After about two years of hard work and personal investments, Katharina Stieffenhofer has completed her documentary called 'From Seed To Seed'. "I am an independent documentary film maker, but only…

House Fire Survivor Joins Winkler Fire Service 'I've Set My Life To Help People' (VIDEO)

Cornie Klassen has been training to fight fires for the past 14 months. As a survivor of a house fire, Klassen still bears the scars of the inferno he now runs towards to save others. The experience…

Don't Forget Your Pets When The Temperature Falls

Now that the frigid temperatures are upon us, it's important to remember that your pets may need some special care during the cold weather. Veterinarian Dr. Tammy Dunbar says if it's too cold for you…

Mayors, Reeves Setting Regional Pot Guidelines

The Pembina Valley is coming together to tackle a gameplan on cannabis. PVRAM (Pembina Valley Reeves and Mayors) Chair Martin Harder says it's important to deal with the issue regionally. "So it…

Winkler and Morden Vets Collect Food For Homeless Pets

During the Holiday Season, it’s important not to forget our furry friends. Morden and Winkler Vet Clinics are working with the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association, taking part in the Annual Pet…

Genesis House Taking First Steps In The Fight Against Domestic Violence

Community members in Social Services were invited by Genesis House to view the documentary ‘A Better Man’ and discuss the current situation of domestic violence. In response to 16 Days of Activism On…

PembinaValleyOnline.com is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

12
Dec
2017
Eden Health Care Family & Friends Support Group

12 December 2017 - 13 December 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Eden Mental Health Centre - Evergreen Building, Winkler





12
Dec
2017
Spiritual Life Home Educators Christmas Program

12 December 2017 7:30 pm

TBA





13
Dec
2017
Buhler Active Living Centre's - "Holly Daze" Toy & Food Drive in Support of Donate Love

13 December 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Buhler Active Living Centre, Winkler MB, Winkler





13
Dec
2017
Sound of Music Movie - Winkler Senior Centre

13 December 2017 1:00 pm

Winkler Senior Centre, Winkler





13
Dec
2017
Yaste of the Holidays

13 December 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

United Church Basement Altona





13
Dec
2017
Taste of the Holidays - Newcomer Dessert Potluck

13 December 2017 - 14 December 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

St. Paul's United Church, Morden





13
Dec
2017
Welcome to Canada

13 December 2017 7:00 pm

Regional Connections





Login