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Although i consider myself more than capable in all real estate areas my Personal Specialty is Waterfront Homes in the Red River Basin. and especially on the Netley Creek waterfront located in Petersfield Mb. These resort homes offer a cottage lifestyle that is easily commuted for 4 seasons. so sell the house and cottage and cut one lawn all year and fish and swim after work. There is a great golf course out there too, with a very challenging back 9 and great food and banquet services.http://www.netleycreekgolf.com/main/index.htm
I am developing an expertise in New Construction Especially my relationship with D&E Homes, Quatro Homes, and Mosign Homes. we have built over 20 Homes in Selkirk and district lately and are working on several more. our Creekside Development is rapidly building and we anticipate Phase 3 by Spring 2014. See our Creekside, Bay road and Jack Road developments and homes on Greenwood, Vaughan and Morris Ave. in Selkirk. our builders are extremely capable and if you can scratch it out on a napkin we can develop a plan and build it at prices competetive with any RTM builder - see our development at http://creeksideproperties.ca/builders/
we are planning some new development areas and look forward to speaking to you about any of our new construction opportunites. we have great trade and construction contacts and experience with insurance and planning issues that may arise.
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Real Estate is a "people business" and you cant help but be inspired and affected by the communities you are involved in. We come from a Family of Volunteers and my dad was one of the Key organizers of the Petersfield Sports Day and a Past president of Petersfield Curling Club. I still remember flooding and painting the rings with great guys like Wayne Bracken, Eugene Lenuik,Murray Foster, Wilmer Fedorchuk, Gord Kiziuk and many others - my job was keeping the warm hose from melting the ice by holding it off the ice, a job shared by all the young guys at the time.
Well, lots of water under the bridge since then, and We still try to do our part in the community. My new Favorite project is sponsoring the treats for donors at the Monthly blood donor clinics held in selkirk. I have given over 55 times and appreciate the coffee and donut in the post donation area. Anyway we are off to a good start and i am brainstorming some promotions to make them great clinics. call 1-888-2donate (1 888 236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca i got a donut for you!!
i am also a Voting Member on the Agri-Food Research & Development Initiative ( ARDI ) Ardi has Granted almost 40 million $ since its inception in 1998 and we are proud that Private or Research enterprises have invested even more in matching funds to find the answers important to agriculture. there have been so many successes its better if you see for yourself - Its nmy real opportunity to use my Biology degree but i don't pretend to understand it all - its fantastic work moving Manitoba forward http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/research/ardi/
Just Celebrated 20 years as a Member of the Selkirk Ducks Unlimited Host Committee. Next Event October 2013 Selkirk Rec Centre call me for tickets or get involved as a sponsor or even a volunteer - Please ? we have a lot of fun
Past Volunteer: Terry Fox Run Sept @ Selkirk Park - Please get involved http://www.terryfox.org/Run/Manitoba_.html the greatest people run it and run in it! but a short walk is OK too.
Past President Selkirk & District Chamber of Commerce - Great group of motivated and dedicated professionals - new in town ? best network there is ! http://www.selkirkanddistrictchamber.ca/
Past Executive member and vice president of Petersfield Curling Club - still curl there today http://www.petersfieldcurlingclub.com/
Past board member Manitoba Aviation Council http://manitobaaviationcouncil.net/
Past Assistant Co-ordinator Selkirk Jr Curling Program. http://www.selkirkcurlingclub.com/
Past Member of executive Selkirk and District Curling Club
Past President Selkirk & District Curling Club 2007-2009
Host Committee Member. Selkirk Safeway Championships 2009 - [Winner: Brier Finalist Jeff Stoughton]
http://www.curlmanitoba.org/mens-championship its in Neepawa this year and will be back in selkirk soon - great place to volunteer - fantastic fellowship and swanky volunteer wear
Past Member of The Winnipeg REALTORS® Technology Committee.
Bachelor of Science (Biology) University of Winnipeg 1986 - Wentto university as an arts English major but fell in love with science and Geology. My best original Project was using a plane polarizing geological microscope to analyse the otoliths of larval walleyes- they become quite canabailistic after a certain # of days and there was saome advantage to knowing those dates. results : inconclusive - these little otoliths were quite small - needed to research staining techniques and water quality issues. i was able to see distinct lines in older fish with no stain - which would save them some money i think. I LOVED university and would go back if i were to win a lottery - probably a warmer location like Hawaii though!!
Completed a number of business oriented courses from red river comunity college. enjoyed accounting but primarily marketing and computer courses - anyone remember lotus 123
Certified Hard rock miner common core Graduate 1981 _ (the school of hard rocks!) drill blast muck bolt repeat!
underground blasting certificate 1981. Quite an education in survival and teamwork - i have total respect for my hard rock brothers where i learned a jackleg is more style than power but you need both to be a great jackleg or stope miner.
Also had a private pilots licence and owned a Piper PA12 which was a "tail dragger" It was like Driving a swather at 60 miles an hour. I was not the best pilot but better than some i have flown with since. My instructer James Rudolf (who should be a pilot in the Great Gatsby) said it best. There are two types of people in the world - Pilots and Cargo - colour me cargo for now. love to fly and have been traveling the north for many years from gods river to Wasagamack, Little and Paungassi areas. Prefer a caravan to a 185 but i have a lot of respect for a turbo otter. Great plane!!
My Professional background is quite varied and diverse. I spent my younger years in agriculture - growing up and working on farms near Petersfield MB. I Worked for Interlake Agro and especially enjoyed my years operating thier 3 wheel terragator sprayer - It was rarely dull. I did some summer work with Highways engineers and worked in some labs in Northern Manitoba, After a stint as a Hard Rock miner in Northern ontario I went back to University where I worked Briefly for Fisheries in summers as i got my Bachelor of Science in Biology
While I was finishing my degree at night school I began a career in Fuel Marketing with Shell Canada Products Limited that was to last 17 years. We developed new market teritories thoughout Manitoba in the aviation industry and Won the Triple S Entepreneur of the year award in 1996. and a Shell Canada Community Volunteer award in 1998. I spent Several years on the board of Directors of the Selkirk & District Chamber of Commerce Serving a 2 year term as President in 97-98
Since beginning in Real Estate I have Won the Winnipeg Realtors Medallions and the Century 21 Centurion Sales Awards:
CENTURION® Team - Winnipeg Realtors Silver Medallion Team
# 11 Team by units in Canada - Century 21
I am intensly involved with advancing the technology of real estate and finding new and more meaningful ways of improving my clients real estate experience. I am the only Manitoba agent i know using panoramic Virtual tours of all my Vendors home and am committed to the Exemplary Service standard recommended by our Century 21 Leadership.
New areas of investigation include 3 dimensional building scans and using Global Information system data to improve accuracy in Home and land presentation
I do my best to bring new and innovative ideas to our market and try to make reading my listings both informative and entertaining -- if you see something you like or don't like let me know.
I Recently served as a Member of The Winnipeg REALTORS® Technology Committee and hope to influence the way all REALTORS® use and improve real estate technology into the future
I am increasingly involved with new home construction and have seen some magnificent examples of new tech to make homes more functional and efficient - Call us to spec your new home anywhere from winnipeg to sprague!!
Municipal Government Links
City of Selkirk http://www.rmofstandrews.com/ http://www.rmofstclements.com/
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Association of Manitoba Municipalities
Legislative Assemble of Manitoba Parliament of Canada
Government of Manitoba Government of Canada
North Red Community Futures
Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres
Selkirk & District Learning Centre
Selkirk & District Library
Evergreen Gate Bed and Breakfast
Health Services Links
Interlake Regional Health Authority
Romanow Healthcare Commission
The Canadian Health Coalition
Other Important Sites
The David Suzuki Foundation
I editorialized the Wikipedia pages of local communities - local community links are at the end!!
Selkirk is a city in the western Canadian province of Manitoba, located about 22 km northeast of the provincial capital Winnipeg on the Red River, near
50°08′37″N 96°53′02″W / 50.14361°N 96.88389°W / 50.14361; -96.88389). It is the largest city in the Interlake Region with a population of 9,934. It feels a lot bigger as it draws a market area including the two neighboring municipalities of St Clements and St. Andrews
The mainstays of the local economy are tourism, a local steel mill, and a major mental health facility also Manitoba Hydro has a large service centre here and the RCMP has a divisional headquarters. A vertical lift bridge over the Red River connects Selkirk with the smaller town of East Selkirk.
The city was named in honour of Scotsman Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, who obtained the grant to first establish a colony in the Red River area. Selkirk was originally planned to be the main site for the National railroad and would have become the major centre instead of Winnipeg, but luckily our greedy mp had land near what is now Transcona in Winnipeg and sold out the community for his own financial interest. aah politics. thus preserving our beautiful small town feel with the big city proximity residents enjoy.
St. Andrews is a rural municipality in Manitoba, Canada. It is located to the north-east of Winnipeg and the Red River demarcates the eastern boundary of the municipality. St. Andrews contains the communities of Clandeboye, Petersfield, and Lockport (the portion west of the Red River). It is part of Manitoba census division 13. Also located in the St. Andrews area are the separately administered city of Selkirk, town of Winnipeg Beach, and village of Dunnottar.
Notable people born in St. Andrews include Darren Helm, a professional ice hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League and of course myself George Hacking originally of Petersfield
St. Clements is a rural municipality in Manitoba, Canada. It is located to the north-east of Winnipeg, stretching from East St. Paul and Birds Hill Provincial Park in the south to Lake Winnipeg and Grand Beach Provincial Park to the north. The Red River demarcates the western boundary of the municipality. St. Clements contains the communities of East Selkirk, and Lockport east of the Red River. It almost completely surrounds the Brokenhead 4 Indian reserve, with the exception of a small lakefront on Lake Winnipeg. Its population as of the 2001 census was 9,115. The city of Selkirk borders it to the west, across the Red River of the North.
East Selkirk was also home to the St. Peter's Reservation. It was here that Chief Peguis led his Saulteaux tribe in the early 19th century. Beginning in the late 1890s, the village of East Selkirk, as well as the town of Selkirk, Manitoba, Rural Municipality of St. Clements and St. Andrew's, Manitoba slowly began incorporating the lands of the Reservation and taxing the white occupants who held patents to river lots. This began a dispute that ultimately led the Federal Department of Indian Affairs to force the Saulteaux people out to clear way for the white settlers. Federal Agents came to the Reserve, bribed the Chief and Band Council, got them drunk and gave the entire tribe only one day to decide on the surrender agreement. In 1907, the surrender took place and the Saulteaux were moved to a remote corner of Lake Winnipeg to join the Peguis Reserve. This surrender was, and still is, considered illegal. Peguis First Nation finalized a land claim in 2008 that originated from this incident.
In 1984, the Rural Municipality of St. Clements celebrated its centennial anniversary. The village is home to Happy Thought School, the East Selkirk Recreation Association, a post office, gas station, and also two churches: St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church and the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church.
The village was incorporated in 1884 and its first reeve was Francis Hay. East Selkirk saw a huge immigration boom in the latter part of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century. The Round House, a large building made of Tyndall limestone, was situated next to the railway tracks and not only served as an immigration hall but also as the church, school and hospital. Many immigrants from Poland, Ukraine and other eastern-European countries passed through its doors and onward to their homesteads throughout the Interlake, but some remained to settle in the local area.
Grand Beach is a freshwater beach on the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. It is located on the northern edge of the town of Grand Marais, Manitoba.
Originally founded by homesteaders, it was home to a substantial Metis community who were the only settlers until the Canadian Northern Railway built its line and set up the resort along the 'Grand' beach in 1917. After being made accessible by the railway it became a very popular resort for Manitobans. In the early days the grandest of all buildings in the resort was the Dance Pavilion, rated by some as the largest dance hall of its time in the Commonwealth. It was destroyed in a fire in 1950. Along with the incredible beaches the dance hall made Grand Beach a very attractive day trip destination for Winnipeggers in the 1920s. This was made possible by regular train services to the capital (Winnipeg), with the last train for Winnipeg leaving at midnight.
Grand Beach is part of Grand Beach Provincial Park and features 3 km of fine, white sand and is backed by sand dunes that rise up to 12 meters above the beach. A boardwalk at the West end of the beach offers food and shopping. Change rooms and plumbed washrooms are available all along the beach.
The park offers 48 seasonal camp sites, 18 of which have electricity. There are 306 campsites in all about half offer electricity. Available activities include excellent bird watching, cycling and hiking trails, boating, fishing, kiteboarding and berry picking (saskatoons, chokecherries, and blueberries). In the winter the park offers snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. A parking pass is required to enter the park. Passes are $7 for three days or $28 for a yearly pass.
Grand Beach is on the historic La Vérendrye Trail.
Greyhound provides buses to Grand Beach on a limited bus service.
Lockport is a small unincorporated community in Manitoba, Canada located just north of the city of Winnipeg. It is the site of ancient agricultural inhabitation, a migratory bird (the American White Pelican) feeding area as well as a dam and lock of the Red River. The Red River Floodway joins the Red River just down river from the dam. The bridge and locks at Lockport (completed in 1910), submerged the St. Andrews Rapids (a natural bridge) in order to make the Red River navigable both to and from Lake Winnipeg. A small Provincial Park exists in Lockport. It is part of the rural municipalities of St. Andrews west of, and St. Clements east of the Red River. Residents of Lockport include the eagle which can be seen hunting along the Red River. Lockport is also known for having some of the best fishing in the world to both humans and birds. Specifically, the North Red River running through Lockport is known for some of the best fishing for trophy channel catfish. Lockport is an ancient settlement, predating European history by thousands of years. It is one of the oldest known settlements in Canada.
Interesting sites in Lockport include the A&W, Chubb's, Gaffer's Restaurant, Half Moon, Papa Carlo's, Rembrandt's, Skinner's, Sonia's and Subway Restaurants, famous for summer evening drives from Winnipeg. Some other successful businesses located in Lockport include Heritage Golf Course and Driving Range, Eveline Street Boutique, Lockport Grocery and Liquor Mart, and Lockport Wave Beauty Salon. There are also local strawberry patches that are open during the summer months for strawberry picking. Other tourist attractions include the National Historical Park, Lower Fort Garry. This park is open during the spring, summer, and fall, and is the destination of many tourists and school field trips.
Winter brings recreational activities such as snowmobiling to the area. The Lockport Children's Festival continues the local carnival tradition.
On the grounds of Lockport Park is The Kenosewun Centre which is a museum containing local history. In addition Kennedy House Museum just south of Lockport on River Road tells the history of a 19th century Scottish/aboriginal family. Captain William Kennedy, Explorer, and entrepreneur built this gothic stone style home in 1866, which now houses the Maple Grove Tea Room.
It contains the Lockport Junior High School. It contains grades 7, 8, and 9, because the local high school (Lord Selkirk Comprehensive High School) cannot fit grade 9 inside its walls.
Born in the old Selkirk Hospital I Have lived in the area most of my life. One of 5 children of Doug and Leona Hacking. Our Family has lived in the ares since my Grandparents George & Sylvia moved from what is now River Heights in 1928. I grew up on our farm which would be a hobby farm by today's standards. We had Cattle,horses,pigs,chickens and even goats until they stood on my dad's new car and were shipped the next day!! we also did a market garden and had 5 acres of pickling cucumbers that we hand picked and sold on the road ( we lived right on #9 Highway North of Petersfield. It makes me a little sick that we sold a 50 lb bag for $1.00 - we also shipped the bags to a Catelli pickle plant in winnipeg. well I Still love the farm in Petersfield and my Mom still lives there today. There is a 1/4 Section of land 100 acres cultivated and~60 acres bush and land. Home!
I was heavily involved in 4H and thank Donohoe Farms for the guidance in Learning to Show Dairy Cattle and learned a lot about commercial farming. I also won awards for public speaking and a cool demonstration i did on making miniature furniture out of tin cans under the guidence of Velma Riley.
I worked for Fred and Brenda Koch on the farm down the roadand really learned how to fix and maintain equipment, and enjoyed a great friendship with them . I did everything from feed hogs to babysit their kids, pulling breech beef calves was especially exciting and tense
Curling , Fishing, anything - I will try most sports and hobbies but not bungee or skydiving. Lately i have been curling 2 nights a week when time allows and i really enjoy it. I was on the winning team of the 1st event of the Petersfield mixed and West st Paul men's bonspiel. i also subbed in and led the Stewart team from Jorheim Drive to a booze fuelled win of the third event at the Selkirk Men's Bonspiel!! those guys look unassuming but they can Party! great time.
This summer i have a few Fishing trips on the agenda - 1 with the East Selkirk Fire Department where i am legend for falling off the top bunk and not needing paramedic support. Thank god, because none was forthcoming with them rolling around laughing. I caught the 2 biggest fish though and that built back my fish cred. we use Jackson's lodge and outposts , my freinds are close aquaintences of sean Jackson and they run a nice business to some spectacular destinations. mention my name maybe you will get a deal http://www.jacksonslodge.com/
I won a trip at a social recently to Quesnel Caribou Lodge http://qlakelodge.com/ so i will let you know how it goes. and we are planning to go into pinawa to the Deer Ridge Cabins for a golf/fishing weekend http://www.deerridgecabins.ca/intro.htm toss in a wedding or 2 and summer looks busy already!!
People often ask why i live in Selkirk, and in many cases there are few misconceptions regarding the City, Largely based on the news it attracts.
Number one is generally living near the Selkirk Mental Health Centre. Selkirk is home to a high security mental health facility. Many serious offenders have been sent to the facility for observation and treatment, when found not criminally responsible for crimes. This continues to make big news whenever it happens. I know of no instance when a person has escaped, or done anything bad upon escape. I do know it is a source of high paying professional and support jobs, and will probably grow with the increased acceptance and awareness of mental health issues.. I am much more worried about the undiagnosed people who may be living next to you right now. Don't tell me you haven't noticed something wrong with one of your neighbors!
Kidding aside I have lived in Selkirk since 1984 and even as a child my Grandmother was a foster home for transitional low risk Mental health patients in the 60's and 70's. If anything there is a greater awareness and acceptance of mental health issues in the community and a fantastic outreach program to help keep people on track. My Sister in Law Kim Canvin was Director for Canada Mental Health in this area (since moved to BC) but she enjoyed a very productive career in the mental health field.
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