Are You Interested In Being A City Councillor Or Mayor?

Visit the Civic Centre or call 204-822-4434 to find out more.

The carpentry program at W.C. Miller Collegiate in Altona recently acquired a generous gift that will enhance its program.  W.C. Miller was one of 6 schools in the province to be awarded a 2017 Stanley DeWalt Tool Grant, receiving about $10,000 worth of portable power tools and hand tools.

Instructor Rick Rempel said the grant is a big bonus for their program and will improve what they can do in class.  Rempel said they have a lot of tools that have come to the end of their life span, and needed to be updated.  "And with all the cordless tools being used today, it's nice to have enough for every student to be able to use one at the same time," said Rempel.  "It makes us a lot more efficient, and makes it easier to teach them how to do things if they can all practice at the same time."

Stanley DeWalt supplies a lot of tools for the Skills Canada National Program, and each year, through an application process, distributes these grants in each province.  Rempel said it feels pretty good to have been selected.

Rempel did note some of the tools may not apply to what they do, and in that case they may look at donating them, or make a trade with other schools. He said because they're apart of the Red River Technical Vocational Area, they'll probably be able to make those arrangements quite easily.

wc miller dewalt(Submitted photo) (L-R) Kate Campbell - HGTV's host of Custom Built, Richard Rempel- Carpentry Instructor- W.C. Miller Collegiate, Dylan Meilun- Carpentry Student, and Paul LaFrance - Host of HGTV’s Deck Wars

More Local News

No Injuries Sustained In Sunday's Two-Vehicle Collision Near Letellier

An 88-year-old woman from Emerson has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act for proceeding before safe to do so. RCMP report on Sunday evening at 8 p.m. the woman was travelling westbound on PR…

WWI History Comes Alive So We Shall Never Forget

August 12th saw history in the making. The Manitoba World War I Museum, just outside La Riviere which features a wide variety of exhibits and demonstrations, hosted the 5th Annual Heritage Day…

Long-Time Morden Councillor Won't Run For Fourth Term

After 12 years of service, long-time Morden Councillor Alex Fedorchuk has announced he won't be running in this fall's election. Looking back on his three terms, he recalls a complete change-over…

Pembina Threshermen's Museum Celebrates 50 Years of Preserving Pioneer Past

The Pembina Threshermen's Museum (PTM) turned 50 years old this week and held a special event Monday to recognize a half-century of preserving the region's Pioneer past. "We want to honour our…

Health Canada Warns Buyers Of Second-Hand Baby Products, Baby Walkers Ban

While buying second-hand items could save you money, Health Canada also warns your garage sale gems also come with a risk, especially when it comes to products made for children. Product Safety…

Ag Operator Program in the Works at Assiniboine Community College

Assiniboine Community College is looking to add an ag operator program to its list of offerings. While a definitive start date has not yet been set, the school has been in communication with farm…

Morden Police Respond To Hit-And-Run, Lay Charges

Morden Police attended the scene of a hit-and-run at the intersection of Mountain Street and Thornhill on August 11. The boat and trailer that the victim was pulling with their vehicle sustained some…

Harvest Festival A Success Despite Extreme Heat (VIDEO)

Scorching heat with daytime highs of up to 39 C couldn't put a damper on another successful Winkler Harvest Festival this weekend. Due to the heat, Shannon Loewen, the Co-Director of the Harvest…

Pembina Valley Swelters in Record Breaking Heat Sunday

Southern Manitoba went into the weekend expecting record setting daytime temperatures, and the weather delivered on that expectation with new marks set in several communities across the Pembina…

Mini Library Idea Catching On In Winkler

As a gift for their 50th wedding anniversary last year, Al and Ruth Ens received a mini library. With enthusiasm, the Ens' consulted with and were encouraged by the city to put up and stock the…

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

Search the Biz Guide

Login