ROARS hosts Food Fair

ROARS Food Fair Aug 16-16

Viking’s Rural Outreach and Agricultural Renaissance Society (ROARS) held a Food Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Legion.

The day featured several information sessions about growing food with high nutrient levels, an opportunity to purchase fair trade products, and a locally sourced meal catered by Simply on Main.

Vern Hafso kicked things off with Continue Reading

Viking Historical Society to restore well-known milk wagon

Milk delivery notice Aug16-16In 2017 the Viking Historical Society will be celebrating their 50th year of operation.

To commemorate this occasion, society members have decided to restore Viking Creamery’s horse-drawn milk wagon.

The Historical Society says that the wagon is believed to be the last operating milk wagon in western Canada.

The wagon was driven by a man named Wellington Hume Haire, better known as Bill Haire, of Viking.

According to Viking’s history book ‘Viking in Profile’ Haire became the “milk man” in 1948 when the Viking Creamery took over the milk delivery service. Prior to that… for more see the Aug. 16/16 Weekly Review

Viking Golf Course celebrates 25 years

Golf course cake Aug9-16The Viking Golf Club celebrated the 25th anniversary of the golf course on Aug 6.

The day was well-attended, with many visitors coming out to enjoy hot dogs and pop before heading out for a round of golf.

Pres Winter served as emcee for the event, introducing various other speakers to bring congratulations. These included County Reeve Kevin Smook, and Viking town councillor Ellen Lefsrud. Continue Reading

Move aside, trolls, Pokemon Go has arrived in Viking

Troll Bridge Pokemon Aug9-16A new interactive game with nearly 80 million players around the world has arrived in Viking, and many locals are welcoming it with open arms.

Pokemon-GOPokemon Go is a game where players can catch virtual pocket monsters in real life places on their mobile device.

Each player is a trainer, who is building a stable of pocket monster, called Pokemon.

The game displays something like GPS Continue Reading

Irma Summerspiel celebrates 30 years

 Irma Summerspiel The Irma Summerspiel held its opening ceremonies on Wednesday, July 27 in the curling rink.

    The evening’s events began with two bagpipers parading across the ice, followed by representatives from the participating curling teams.

    Mayor Dennis Fuder began with some information.

    “This year Irma celebrates 114 years, and Continue Reading

Weekly Review reporter explores Australia with friends

    Australia KoalaAlmost exactly two weeks ago I returned from my amazing month-long trip to Australia with my two best friends.

It seems like only yesterday I was at the Edmonton Airport preparing for the longest flight I have ever taken: 14 hours from Vancouver to Sydney.

The flight may have been long and exhausting, but it was definitely worth it.

My travel partner Lexi Maxwell and I were greeted in the Sydney airport by Karyssa Arnett who attends the University of New South Wales there. It was an emotional greeting, as we were seeing our best friend for the first time since last Christmas.

    My first lesson about Australia: it isn’t always warm there. July is their winter, and though it isn’t nearly as cold as Canadian winters, the temperature got down to 10 degrees at night and the day was only about 16.

    We didn’t have many days in Sydney before we… for more see the Aug. 3/16 Weekly Review