Wrongful death lawsuit filed over train collision

The father of a teenage girl is suing Canadian Pacific Rail, Transport Canada and the driver of the vehicle for damages in the collision that killed his daughter. On Aug. 9, 2012 ... More »

Tom Hamilton (left), Assistant Vice President and Tobias Dewey (right), Area Business Manager, both from Richardson Pioneer hold the ribbon for Tia Cederstrand  to cut as Trent Brister, (center), Director of Operations for Whitewood looks on.

Ribbon cutting officially opens new splash park

It was hard to say just who was most excited when the Richardson Pioneer Water Park officially opened in Whitewood last week — the adults or the kids. One thing was certain ... More »

Aaron Fredlund with one of the Tyrannosaur footprints (inset)

Discovery of dinosaur tracks by Whitewood native proves unknown facts

Dinosaurs — the little rubber toys that young boys play with and dream about how they roamed the earth years ago. Well, that is for some boys. One fellow, who was once ... More »

This empty lot across from the town office, which once housed Foster's Garage, will be developed into a park (Google Maps)

Emtpy lot to become park for community events

A new project is in the works for Whitewood as the vacant lot at 800 Lalonde Street will be transformed into a “Town Square.” The lot south of the Town Office that ... More »

Starr Harvey

Former Whitewood teen goes missing in Kelowna

A former Whitewood teenager missing since Aug. 14 in British Columbia, resulting in a plea for assistance from police. Starr Harvey, 15, has gone missing from Kelowna, B.C., where she now resides. ... More »

There’s trouble at home

Things have been a little shaky at the Ashfield household over the last few weeks. So much so that I have found myself sleeping alone on the odd occasion. Now before you ask,” What did you do?” (because it is...

There is a new baby in the Ashfield household

The moment my wife told me that she wanted to “grow” our family and have another baby, I knew my life was about to completely change and that I was likely in for a lot of sleepless nights. I had...

Poncelet Memorial Golf surpasses $100,000 mark

Another milestone was made at the 13th Annual Poncelet Memorial Golf Tournament this year when the total money raised since the event began surpassed the $100,000 mark. Held on July 6 at the Whitewood Golf Course, this year saw 190...

Over 200 contestants attend one day rodeo

A Manitoba Rodeo Cowboys Association (MRCA) Rodeo was held in Whitewood on Saturday, July 5 as a fundraiser to help raise money for the finals in Brandon later this year. Over 200 contestants competed in various rodeo events throughout the...

Sweatpants in public are never okay

I have a pet peeve about people who wear sweatpants in public. Okay, it’s not so much a pet peeve as it is a hatred. A hatred that makes me actually cringe when I see people wearing them. First of...

Nephew of resident selected 7th overall in NHL Entry Draft

When the 2014 NHL Draft was held June 27 and 28at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa., two people that were glued to the results were Whitewood’s Ron and Shawna (Fleury) Unsworth. Considered to be a top 10 pick...

Canada Day filled with spirit(s)

You can take our basements, but you will never take our spirits. Okay, that may be a bad reference to the famed William Wallace quote from the movie Braveheart where he yells, “They may take our lives, but they”ll never...

New winners at school marathon

Rain didn’t stop the annual Gerry Norick Marathon from going ahead at the Whitewood School last Thursday morning and for the first time in three years, two new runners claimed first place in the three kilometer run for both the...

We are Canada – that place above the USA

Canada is about to turn 147 years old on July 1st. Canada – you know, the place where snow, maple syrup, poutine and Celine Dion come from. That country where the national police force rides horses, dresses in red serge...

Falcons soar high with four wins and 52 runs

The Whitewood Falcons seemed to have found their groove in the Southeast Men’s Fastball League after the team went undefeated in their last four games, scoring 52 runs while only giving up 13. The Falcons began their point spree on...