The Spirit of Christmas was a grand success on Sunday afternoon at La Place Rendez-Vous. Many people came out to bid on over 100 donated silent auction items. There was cheese cake, hot chocolate and good company to be enjoyed. –Allan Bradbury photo(s)


The annual toy drive at The Bargain shop is coming to an end, but those wishing to participate still have until December 3 to donate a new and unused toy to make Christmas morning bright for a local child. The staff at The Bargain Shop have been collecting toys since […]

Riverside Health Care in conjunction with the Northwestern Health Unit has declared the Gastrointestinal Outbreak at La Verendrye General Hospital (LVGH) First Floor In-patient unit, over as of November 25, 2022. Riverside continues to have our detailed safety procedures and infection prevention control practices in place, which are designed to […]

Muskie Girls Hockey team members Hayden Allam and Hailey Bombay served a shift at the Salvation Army Kettle in Safeway, to help raise funds for local families in need. The team was dispatched to kettles across the region, and also collected food, toys and funds for the Salvation Army during […]

By Tyler Griffin

Canadians enjoying a brief relief from the onset of winter-like conditions may want to enjoy the temperatures while they can because The Weather Network is forecasting a colder than normal start to winter across most of the country. The network’s winter outlook says a La Niña – a weather pattern […]


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says everyone in China should be allowed to express themselves amid protests over severe COVID-19 restrictions. Crowds in China angered by the controls have called on leader Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show of public dissent in decades.  Authorities have eased some controls after […]

By Steve Lambert

The Manitoba government is temporarily halting any new connections of cryptocurrency operations to the hydroelectric grid, citing a potential for overwhelming energy demands and low economic return. The 18-month pause will not affect the 37 current operations in the province, but will temporarily halt a growing number of requests from […]

By Jim Bronskill
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OTTAWA – Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino is accusing the Conservatives of “whipping up fear” that the Liberal government is outlawing ordinary long guns and hunting rifles. The government only wants to reinforce a regulatory ban on assault-style firearms such as the AR-15 by enshrining a definition in legislation, and […]


BEIJING (AP) – China launched a rocket Tuesday carrying three astronauts to complete construction of the country’s permanent orbiting space station, during which they will expand the facility to its maximum capacity of six crew aboard. The crew of the Shenzhou-15 will overlap for several days with the existing 3-member […]

By Zeke Miller and Colleen Long

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden is hosting congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday to discuss his agenda for the remainder of the year, as he looks to ensure government funding and lock in more legislative wins before Democrats lose control of the House on Jan. 3. The […]

By Renata Brito

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Three stowaways were found on a ship’s rudder in the Canary Islands after an 11-day ocean voyage from Nigeria, Spain’s maritime rescue service said. The men found on the Alithini II oil tanker at the Las Palmas port on Monday afternoon appeared to have symptoms of […]