Spring Into Action

Register for new fitness sessions starting mid-March! 

Register Here

Gateway Resources is adding a new group home in Winkler.

The organization recently purchased a house on Scotia Dr. that will provide space for three individuals to live independently with the help of Gateway staff supports.

Gateway Resources Director of Residential Service Dianne Hildebrand explains when they were initially approached by the homeowners to purchase the property they didn't have immediate need of the new home. However, soon after they received a request to provide a place for two individuals moving to the region that required wheelchair access. Thankfully, the proposed property had already been outfitted for wheelchair accessibility.

"We were able to open up the conversation again, and are very grateful for the opportunity to establish another community residence for individuals in Winkler," Hildebrand says.

The home is already outfitted with a wheelchair ramp and interior doors expanded to 35", as well as an accessible sunroom.

With the addition in Winkler and the reopening of a home in Morden, Gateway Resources are up to 18 homes total, nine in Winkler and seven in Morden.

She notes they also facilitate 15 individuals through their supported independent living program which provides transportation, meal preparation, and budgeting

More Local News

Remembering Prominent Community Builder Greg Ens

A well-known Winkler businessman passed away on the weekend. Greg Ens lost a hard-fought battle with cancer on Saturday. The 48-year-old was former owner and general manager of Southland Honda. Staff…

Latest Flood Forecast Has Red River Exceeding 2009 Levels

The Red River and its tributaries will see substantial flooding this spring, according to the latest provincial flood forecast issued Monday afternoon. With normal or average weather conditions, the…

Six-Patient Dialysis Expansion Coming To Boundary Trails Health Centre

Boundary Trails Health Centre will see a six-patient expansion of dialysis services. The announcement was made Monday by the Provincial Government as part of a $5.2 million Manitoba-wide dialysis…

Emerson-Franklin Emergency Responders Jump Into Action To Save Asylum Seeker

Local emergency responders rescued an asylum seeker near Emerson on the weekend. The woman was attempting to walk across the border into Canada when she became stuck in deep snow early Saturday…

SERC Monitoring Provincial Flood Situation, Ready To Help If Called Upon

The Southern Emergency Response Committee (SERC) is keeping on top of things as the threat of possible spring flooding looms. Emergency Coordinator for SERC, Darin Driedger says for the area they…

Municipality Of Pembina Preparing For Potential Spring Flooding

The Reeve for the Municipality of Pembina says overland flooding is a concern this spring. Glen Shishkoski says public works crews continue to monitor troublesome areas, and like many other areas are…

Voting Day Set For Borderland PC Nomination

Members of the PC Party of Manitoba in the constituency of Borderland will get a chance to vote for the nominee of their choice next month. The party has scheduled the vote to take place at Altona's…

Boyne Regional Library Sets Goal To Tackle Renovations

The Boyne Regional Library has been working hard to gain ground of fundraising for the first phase of their expansion project. Part one is a one storey addition of 1,700 sq. ft., and renovations to…

New PVWC Co-Chairs Eager To Get To Work

There is new leadership at the helm of the Pembina Valley Water Co-op (PVWC) Board of Directors. Don Wiebe, reeve for the Municipality of Rhineland, and R.M. of Dufferin Reeve George Gray are eager…

Spring, A Good Time To Plan House Repairs

This winter saw record setting temperatures and one of the coldest Februarys in recent memory. However, along with the cold, many were also feeling the pain when the heating bill came. With spring…

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

Search the Biz Guide