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Newcomers Making Pembina Valley Region Their New Home

September 17, 2018

The flow of immigrants into the Pembina Valley region continues unabated, and it’s quite likely we’ll see current numbers expanded in the near future, according to the Executive Director for Regional Connections based in Winkler. Steve Reynolds says the federal government realizes more skilled workers are needed to help expand Canada’s economy. “Some of the […]

Coordinator Says Immigration Needed For Continued Growth

September 14, 2018

  Immigration to Canada is growing, and the Pembina Valley is no exception. According to Elaine Burton Saindon, Coordinator of Pembina Valley Local Immigration Partnership(PVLIP), immigration is a necessity for longevity and long-term economic development and growth. PVLIP works directly with leaders in the region, seeing if the communities are welcoming and inclusive, and what […]

Community recruits through provincial immigration program

September 4, 2018

Sathiyaseela (Sheela) Ramesh and her family looked for years for a way to leave India and immigrate to Canada — and they finally found it through a strategic recruitment program run by a small community in south-central Manitoba. “It’s not so easy to come to Canada without a connection like a friend or relative or a job […]

“Can you can?”

August 29, 2018

We enjoyed teaming up with Central Station and hosting a “Can you can?” Canning event as part of our cooking classes. Individuals from 7 different countries came together to learn different techniques on how to can vegetables.

Corn and Apple 2018

August 27, 2018

Serving Free Corn at the Corn and Apple Festival! What a great way to get involved in our community!

Culture Fest Bringing Communities Together

August 13, 2018

Winkler’s Harvest Festival has become more cultured this year with Culture Fest joining the weekend festivities. It’s an exciting time for Regional Connections and Local Immigration Partnership. LIP Coordinator Elain Burton explains joining the Harvest Festival has allowed Culture Fest to grow. Burton explains when Culture Fest first began it was a chance to showcase […]

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