Sing a joyful song!

By Lorrie Dyer

Rivers United Church is one of a very few remaining small rural churches that is fortunate to have a choir actively participate in regular church services. Dedicated choir leader Shirley Russell has directed the choir since Ina Hyndman retired from the position in 1984. In 2000 Dianne Kowalchuk became the choir’s accompanist, as well as the church organist.

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$8,000 received for station study

By Donna Morken

Chairperson, Rivers Train Station Restoration Project 

Rivers Train Station Restoration Project (RTSRP) committee is pleased to announce that they have received funding from Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development for their Riverdale Regional Railway Project. The funding is a 50/50 shared program with the province of Manitoba providing $8,000 and RTSRP providing the matching $8,000.

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Be safe this summer

By Brent Fowler

Director of Training and Operations, St. John Ambulance

With the warm weather now in full swing, St. John Ambulance would like to encourage all citizens to stay safe this summer. By following a few key rules, we can all enjoy a summer free of injury and illness. While they may sound obvious, here are a few key and important things to remember:

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World Suicide Prevention Day

By Monica Truffyn

Communications Co-ordinator, PMH

One World Connected” is the theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). Bringing this theme home, the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) have partnered to promote, “Connecting Canada” as the theme for WSPD in Canada.

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Packing school lunches without stress

By Camille Dupas

Health Canada Communications Officer

It's that time of year again — kids are preparing to go back to school, which means parents and caregivers are revising their grocery lists and weekday routines to include school lunches. Kids who eat a healthy lunch are ready to learn. While hectic family schedules can be a challenge to manage, taking the stress out of making school lunches is as easy as getting the kids involved and planning ahead.

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