Virden Articles

Highways Icy-Covered, Slippery in Western Manitoba

Drivers in Western Manitoba are being urged to be extra cautious on the roads today, as RCMP report ice-covered and slippery conditions. Two minor collisions occurred in the Virden area on Friday with the first appearance of winter-like driving in the province. The...

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Man Killed in Snowmobile Crash Near Virden

A 50-year-old man from the RM of Wallace was killed Monday after a two-vehicle snowmobile crash west of Virden. RCMP say the crash happened just after 2 p.m. adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway. According to police, a male snowmobiler had become stuck when another...

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Virden Hardware Store Fire Was Arson: RCMP

A fire that destroyed a hardware store in Virden last Saturday has been contributed to arson. The fire broke out just after 3:30 a.m. and also damaged a four-unit residence behind the business as well as a building beside the store. Damage estimates are expected to be...

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Virden Oil Capitals — MJHL’s Newest Team

Virden Oil Capitals — MJHL’s Newest Team

Virden's new Manitoba Junior Hockey League team will be known as the Virden Oil Capitals. Town Mayor Jeff McConnell tweeted the name Wednesday. The name replaces the Winnipeg Saints, which had its franchise moved to Virden recently. The Oil Capitals will play in the...

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Eastbound Lanes of Highway 1 Shutdown Near Virden

The eastbound lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway -- about 2.5 kilometres east of Virden, Manitoba -- are shutdown after a semi-trailer truck rolled Friday morning. Traffic is currently being re-routed to the westbound lanes while crews clear the scene, which is...

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Virden to Host 2010 Qualifying Hockey Championship

Virden to Host 2010 Qualifying Hockey Championship

Virden will play host to the 2012 TELUS Cup West Regional qualifying championship, Hockey Manitoba announced Wednesday. The championship March 29 to April 1, 2012 will be hosted by the Southwest Cougars of the Manitoba Midget Hockey League (Midget AAA). The qualifying...

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Saskatchewan Man Dies in Workplace Accident Near Virden

A 32-year-old man from McLean, Saskatchewan died on Sunday in a workplace accident near Virden in the RM of Pipestone. RCMP say the man was working at an oil drilling site with large metal pipes when the load shifted. The man was pinned between them before being freed...

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Brandon University Wants School of Medicine Affiliation

By David Klassen The Citizens for Quality Health Care will host a forum on Monday, April 12 in Virden with special guest Dr. Deborah Poff, president of Brandon University. Dr. Poff will discuss the possible formation of a school of medicine affiliated with Brandon...

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