After 20 years in the auction business, Dwayne Dunkle from Dunkle Auctions said he had never seen anything like it.
Dunkle conducted a very special auction on Saturday, Aug. 13 about 20 miles north of Viking, for Norman and Judy Erickson. Continue Reading
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
Alberta Open Farm Days runs across the province this weekend, on Aug. 20 and 21.
The event gives tourists the chance to seek out different types of farms and learn about their operations.
This year, two locations near Irma are opening Continue Reading
In 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
When Betty Ganie, avid quilter and owner of Creative Klutter in Irma heard about a quilting project called Row by Row, in 2015, she decided to participate.
The project encourages avid quilters to travel to participating quilting stores throughout Canada and the USA, where they can step in the door and ask for a free quilting pattern.
The ultimate goal is Continue Reading
The 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
A 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 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
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
Almost 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
The news that the Town of Viking received funding for a new paved walking path caused concern among some residents over the state of existing sidewalks.
The construction of a new walking path seems Continue Reading