News Website Threatens


A new website for the community has Golden West worried about their flagship site in the Pembina Valley;

eWinkler is a brand new site, where residents can “have their say” on various matters in the communities. The discussion forum is already chock full of intellectual debate on a variety of subjects.

PVO management could not be reached for comment.


Vandals Strike Gretna


RCMP are looking for whoever was is responsible for spray painting a number of obscenities throughout the town of Gretna.
The incident appears to have occured overnight. Vandals painted a number of offensive words and images on several buildings including Mennonite Collegiate Institute, the Gretna Bergthaler Church and the local arena. A number of road signs were also hit. Some clean-up work has already begun. More details will follow once they become available.


CKMW’s Change to FM Sparks Controversy

CKMW (1570 AM) was recently granted approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to move CKMW from the AM band to FM. No date has been set as of yet, but CKMW is planning on operating at 103.7 MHz in the near future.

This has caused a bit of uproar with the older residents in communities serviced by this station. Winkler resident John Klassen says;

I’ve always loved AM radio. I can turn the volume much higher without distorting the crisp sound, and it’s just so clear. FM is just evil. Guaranteed, CKMW will lose my loyalty. Besides, I’d have to buy a new radio; I can’t do that.

Nevertheless, the station and its parent company; Golden West Broadcasting, as planning on going ahead with the switch.

See also:
Golden West on Wikipedia.