Brad McEwen joins brother as NHL scout

Another member of the McEwen family has made it to the NHL as a team scout. Whitewood’s Brad McEwen, who’s brother Brent McEwen is a scout for the  LA Kings, has been ... More »

The Whitewood Falcons won the Southeast Men's Fastball League Championship. Posing with the trophy after the win was (l-r) back row: Chance Bear, Dallas Heikkila, Troy Brûlé, Kaluum Isaac, Ben Courchense, Braden Brûlé, Matthew Beutler. Front row: Colton MacPherson, Matt Bahm, Keenan Haight, Jared Thompson and Tony Sparvier.

Falcons win league championship

The skies may have been grey and the conditions rainy but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the Whitewood Falcons who won the Southeast Men’s Fastball League championship for the second time ... More »

Lee Bonneau

Recommendations of child advocate not being followed after death of 6-year-old

One year ago, the shocking news of a six-year-old boy being killed by another child — a 10-year-old — shocked not only the Kahkewistahaw First Nation where the death occurred, but the ... More »

Aerial view of flooding at Bird's Point at Round Lake (Photo by Cole Raiwet)

Insurable damages from July flood hit $60 million

The estimated figures for southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba from the storms in late June and July have now been tabulated, reports the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). “The flooding, wind damage and ... More »

Whitewood School

Whitewood students back to school Sept. 2

This weekend marks the September long (Labor Day) weekend and with that it usually means an end to the summer fun and the return to school. There are always mixed emotions about ... More »

Falcons finish season in league’s top spot

The Whitewood Falcons wrapped up their regular season last week in a match against the Fleming Jets, who delivered the team their first loss of the season by clenching an 8-4 win over Whitewood. That loss didn’t affect the Falcons’...

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...