WGI Westman Group Inc. is giving back to the community.

The parent company of Meridian Industries in Winkler presented a cheque yesterday to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation MRI project to the tune of $25 000.

Owner Russ Edwards says he knows first-hand the importance of an MRI to the community having had major surgery last year.

He says it's a great step forward for the government to realize the need to put an MRI in rural southern Manitoba.

Edwards is hopeful that contributions like this will pay dividends to the communities in which their employees live.

BTHC Foundation Chair John Kuhl says the money is important because construction costs are continuing to rise as the project is delayed.