Benson back in China amid Corona Virus outbreak

Article appeared in the Feb. 6 issue of the Express Weekly News…By Teresa Carey Gimli Fisherman, author, and the man behind the Flag of Humanity, Bruce Benson, has been in China since Jan. 3, teaching English, picking up trash and promoting his flag—which represents the passing on of the earth… Continue reading

Keesha’s Kitchen combines cuisine, culture and opportunities for “at risk” youth

By Teresa Carey… One year has passed since Keesha’s Kitchen, Bar & Patio opened its doors in Winnipeg Beach. In that short time it has evolved into an extraordinary place—with an extraordinary mission. Keesha’s tagline is “cuisine, community, culture, mind, body, soul”. That’s a lot to fit within the walls… Continue reading

Service Canada impedes Arborg-Bifrost’s ability to hire

By Teresa Carey… Many local businesses have been finding it hard to hire the immigrants who are waiting in the wings to fill vacancies, and hoping to make Arborg-Bifrost communities their home. Koby Wiebe, co-ordinator for the Arborg and Riverton Immigrant Settlement Services, says that he can immediately think of… Continue reading

Arts and Ag this year’s theme for the Gimli Ice Festival

By Teresa Carey… Every year the Gimli Ice Festival has a different theme. For the seventh edition, held in Gimli Mar. 3 and 4, “Arts & Ag” with a made in Manitoba emphasis was in the spotlight. Festival organizers incorporated a number of arts and agriculture events and attractions into… Continue reading

English teacher, actor offers tips and tricks for ‘I Love to Read Month’

. . . This article appeared in the February 7, 2018 issue of the Interlake Enterprise . . . By Teresa Carey February is “I Love to Read Month,” but before your eyes glaze over, consider the following: The act of reading is so much more than processing words on… Continue reading

Armstrong’s healing retreat nixed after zoning amendment opposition

. . .This story appeared in the February 7, 2018 issue of the Interlake Enterprise . . .By Teresa Carey The Rural Municipality of Armstrong, a land of swamps and fields, had begun an undertaking last year to amend a zoning bylaw to add a definition for “Nature Retreat and/or… Continue reading

Child hunger problem for Interlake youth necessitate healthy meal programs

This article appeared in the Jan. 31, 2018 issue of the Interlake Enterprise… According to the 28th annual Manitoba Child and Family Report Card which provides a measure of child and family poverty rates across the country, Manitoba has the second highest child poverty rate in Canada, second only to… Continue reading

Youth coming together across communities

This article appeared in the Jan. 31, 2018 issue of the Interlake Enterprise… Former multi-media and music high school teacher, Anders Kuussalka, is the new Director of Youth for Christ in Arborg, the organization which runs The Bridge youth drop-in centre. He took the helm in December, 2017. Before Kuussalka… Continue reading

Couple near Geysir builds sustainable lifestyle on the farm

This article appeared in the Jan. 17, 2018 issue of the Interlake Enterprise… Ivan Klymkiw and wife, Lydia Morales, purchased a 100-year-old home near Geysir last year. Frozen water pipes in both the house and 6,000 sq. ft. barn are only mild inconveniences for them at this point. It’s a… Continue reading

Icelandic High Chieftain to attend mid-winter event in Arborg

This article appeared in the Jan. 17, 2018 issue of the Interlake Enterprise… The Esjan Club, the Arborg chapter of the Icelandic National League of North America, will be holding its 38th annual Þorrablót celebration on Feb. 2, at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 161 in Arborg. “Þorrablót,” a traditional… Continue reading

Riverton centre expanding its food bank and launching affordable housing project

This article appeared in the Jan. 10, 2018 issue of the Interlake Enterprise… The Riverton & District Friendship Centre recently purchased two properties which will help propel the organization toward increasingly lofty heights. Purchases of a 3,000 sq. ft. building at 89 Main St., formerly Riverton Building Supply, and a… Continue reading

Alzheimer and dementia program coming to Gimli

This article appeared in the Jan. 10, 2018 issue of the Interlake Enterprise… January is Alzheimer Awareness Month, and a good chance to promote the Minds in Motion program, said Jan Keryluk, Community Wellness Facilitator with the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority (EIRHA) in Gimli. This program, developed by the Alzheimer’s… Continue reading