2019 Curbside Pickup Schedule

The schedule will be in your mailbox and available at Civic Centre.

Click Here For More

The Communities Helping Undernourished Millions (CHUM) Plum Coulee grow project harvested 150 acres of crop to donate this year.

Isaac Froese was at the site today organizing the volunteers that came to harvest.

"On our particular project we go out and ask for help either via cash or help with seeding or help with fertilizer donations," said Froese. "We are in charge of going and taking off the crop and getting whatever sponsorship we can, and then when we have finished harvesting it, we sell it to the highest place we can."

The money is sent to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Through the Government of Canada's support, the Foodgrains Bank's 15 members are able to leverage donations on a four-to-one basis.

This year the CHUM group grew red spring wheat.

"It's looking decent, it didn't come up the greatest as far as uniformity. I think most of the seeds did germinate so it's not a bumper crop but it's a decent crop... we didn't get the rains here we thought we could have gotten... we are definitely only about half, maybe just under half for what we would normally get in this part of the country for rains," said Froese.

The CHUM group had 8 combines, 9 trucks, and 3 grain carts. Froese estimates around 30 volunteers showed up to help with the harvest day.

Froese has been with the CHUM growing project for 21 years, serving as either chair or vice chair of the organization.

"Two days ago it was a worry and it was anxiety, because you're doing a lot of phoning, a lot of email, and a lot of planning. We have a committee that get things done rather well... all of a sudden there's a lot of volunteers and a lot of equipment in the field," he said.

The expenses have not been added up yet, but Froese hopes for 50 bushels per acre. At 7 dollars per bushel he hopes to raise over $52,000 dollars minus expenses, which will be matched at a 4 to 1 ratio.

More Local News

A Few Tips For Rescuing Someone Who Falls Through Ice

Ice on rivers and lakes may be getting thicker but the Lifesaving Society wants to make sure people stay safe when heading onto the ice. Operations Manager Kevin Tordiffe says a good rule of thumb is…

Vita Residents Grateful For New Amish Neighbors

A group of 45 Amish people moved into the Vita area about 6 months ago, and say their experience has only been positive. “We have felt very welcomed by the people in the area,” comments one Amish…

Morden Gymnastics Donation Fostering More High Level Athletes

The Morden Magics Gymnastics Club recently donated equipment to the Altona gym club. Morden Magics rep Joelle Borne explains equipment is crucial for gymnastics, and supporting other community gym…

Volunteers Needed To Keep Skiing Club Open

A local club is looking for more volunteers to continue to provide the Pembina Valley with the chance to cross-country ski. The Boundary Trails Nordic Club has several kilometres of groomed trails,…

Numeracy Project Changing Attitudes About Math In BLSD

A numeracy project is challenging teachers and students in Border Land School Division to think differently about math. Now into its third year in BLSD, the division linked with the Manitoba Rural…

Morden Police Service Going Above And Beyond For Special O

Cst. Scott Edwards has been involved with Special O since high school and says taking on more involvement with the organization as a police officer was a natural fit. For the past number of years,…

Pet Cats Face Increased Risks Outdoors

It may seem like a good idea to let a cat wander around and enjoy the outdoors, however, it could put the animal and their owner at risk. Cats that are allowed to wander unsupervised could create an…

Graydon Hosts Annual Open House, Commits To Serving Out His Term

There have been calls for Cliff Graydon to immediately resign as the MLA for Emerson following sexual harassment allegations made this summer. Graydon was also cut from the provincial Tory caucus,…

Local Police Thankful For Brandon Dispatch Service

One year later, Winkler Police say hiring an emergency dispatch service in Brandon has been essential. In the past, officers answered the phone after hours while on-duty which posed a potentially…

New Physio Office To Meet Growing Health Care Demand

Winkler's aches and pains will be getting some relief as Morden Physiotherapy extends its reach. Morden Physiotherapy has dedicated itself to providing a comfortable, relaxed, patient-based…

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

Search the Biz Guide