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March 2012 - Spotlight

Triple G Snowmobile & ATV Parts & Accessories
BOwned and operated by Gerald Gorda. I started ordering a few parts about 30 years ago for myself and a few friends, when they couldn't get it them from a local dealer.
It was at that time Artic Cat stopped manufacturing snowmobiles for a year or so. Some of my friends couldn't get parts from the local Artic Cat dealer so I phoned direct to the factory myself, I told them our situation, and said I was ashamed to own an Artic Cat if we couldn't get parts. In about two weeks or so I got the parts we needed.
I then started to get jobber parts, clothing and helmets for my friends selling out of my house. Sales started to pick up and my wife Dianne got me to use a vacant bedroom for my clothing and helmets. By workd of mouth sales improved and I moved my clothing and helmets to the basement. This was too much with people coming in and out, so Dianne suggested I move to my shop. I then partitioned my shop for a parts room, which soon outgrew itself. In the last year I made my showroom twice it's original size and righ now I ran our of room again.
Most of the time I have a good selection of over 200 helmets one of the largest in our Parkland Area, with many snowmobile suits, gloves, mitts and ATV and motor bike apparel.
I also have a good selection of parts including snowmobile and ATV drive belts, skis, carbides, plugs, ignition parts, lights and bulbs, oils, batteries, ATV trunks, snowmobile covers, ATV tires, tire chains, winches, ramps and many other accessories.
I know deal with four suppliers and can get overnight service on most parts.
Triple G Snowmobile & ATV Parts & Accessories . . .
For off hours the best way to get a hold of me is on my cell (204)773-0061 or my answering machine (204)564-2380.

The Paw Spot
The Paw Spot is located 8 miles northeast of Inglis, owned and managed by Kristel Olding. Has been established since 2007, after Kristel completed a six month hands on grooming course in Saskatoon. When the business was opened there was boarding kennels with floor heat set up as well, to compliment the part-time grooming operations. The Oldings' set rooms and runs up to CKC standards and are fully insured.
Hours of operation vary according to seasonal demand through a reservation only basis.
Kristel loves to play with all the dogs cuts but relishes the more difficult show cuts some of her customers have requested. Big and small are all welcome and seem to love to come back for their "Spa Day" in the country!
Whether it's a warm bath, full cut or just a nail trim, check with her at (204) 564-2551 or (204)821-5186.

BNB Carpentry
I, Brady Burla, started BNB carpentry in August 2008. I went to ACC in Brandon for a one-year carpentry and woodworking course. Before I went out on my own, I worked for a contractor who was building the cottages at Asessippi Ski Hill. I had people asking if I would do work on the side, so I decided that I would work on my own. I have done a wide assortment of projects including decks, siding,drywall, finish trim, additions, renovations and basement finishing. I also have build some small furniture including TV stands and chairs.
I can be reached at (204)821-5146 or email at bradyburla@yahoo.ca.

April 2012 - Spotlighttop

Blue Moon Water & Geothermal
Blue Moon water & Geothermal is owned and operated by Luc and Liane Huberdeau and will be celebrating 10 years June 2012. The place of business is at 147 Main Street in Russell with bottled water depots in the surrounding area including Inglis, Roblin, St. Lazare, Birtle and Waywayseecappo.
In addition to award winning reverse osmosis bottled water, Blue Moon Water & Geothermal also offers full water treatment systems for residential and commercial applications.
Installation of ground source heat pumps including duct work and in-floor heating to commercial and residential applications was started shortly after opening of our doors.
We have recently added on to the retail location and plan to add to our inventory of wine and beer kits and supplies.
Contact Luc at (204)773-2564 or (204)773-6607 for all your water treatment and geothermal needs.

Chescu Livestock Supplies
Chescu Livestock Supplies was started in 2002, we are an authorized dealer for East Man Feeds, a family owned company from Winnipeg Manitoba. I especially like the fact that East man Feeds is a Manitoba owned and operated company. They do have brances now in Brandon, Saskatoon, Swift Current and in Alberta too. This company sells quality products and can make special rations according to your feed and water analysis if you so desire.
We began suing thier products in 2001 and since we had such good results, neighbors wer told about the products and wanting to try them, but with no dealer close by, it just seemed to be a good idea to have the supplies always on hand. So I became a dealer. We can honestly say that we only sell products that we have used or are using for our own cattle operation.
I usually have a good supply on hand or can have it brought in within a few days. The inventory includes several types of lick tubs in different sizes, blue and TM salt blocks, calcium, supplements to add to your feed grains, several types of minerals, (chelated and medicated), calf pelletss, diatomaceous earth, milk replacer, cat and dog food and a special fly spray.

Dan Adams
I specialize in roofing, for estimates or more information contact me at (204) 564-2314.
Contrary to public opinion, I do not pray for hail.

May 2012 - Spotlighttop

Dave's Autobody
I started Dave’s Autobody in 1985 in a small shop on Ploeg Street that also acted as mine and Marcia’s first home. Our residence moved 4 years later but I used that shop until 1999, when I built a new shop at 118 Ploeg Street.
I currently employ two full-time autobody technicians. Over the years I have been honored to have great staff work with me to provide a full range of autobody services. I specialize in Autopac and insurance repairs and glass repairs and replacement.
I would like to extend a warm thank you to the residents of Inglis and area who have supported my business for over 27 years. Please call me at 564-2396 to discuss any of your autobody repair needs.

Pleasant Valley Cabinets Ltd.
Pleasant Valley Cabinets Ltd. was established in 1997. Originally serving the local area, we now cover a distance that extends from Grand Rapids to Melita and Winnipeg to Yorkton.
As our name suggests, we specialize in cabinets. From a simple economical layout, to a large custom design, we can build it. With a wide range of products to choose from the possibilities are endless. From melamine to walnut, laminate to quartz, and all the accessories to maximize your storage solutions, we are sure to have what you need to make your dream kitchen or bathroom a reality.
We can also help you with your finishing needs. If you are replacing interior doors and moldings or perhaps a new stair railing, why not give it that professionally finished look?
We aim to ensure our longevity through referral, by exceeding customer's expectations and gaining their trust through integrity and attention to detail.
We are Small enough to listen, Big enough to deliver.
For more information contact Shawn or Kathleen Liske at 204-773-0441 or 204-734-2023.
email pvcc@xplornet.com
Website coming soon

Chescu Auctions
Chescu Auctions has been in the business for over 35 years and for a few years we even had  3 generations chanting the lingo at sales-  George, Barry and Joey.
We are  licensed and bonded for Manitoba and Saskatchewan, computerized and will handle household, farm, Estate and Livestock Sales. We are competitive with our rates and will provide a quantity of services. We work for the seller to try to get the most for their sale. We have covered Charity Auctions, Fund Raising Auctions, Tax and Foreclosure Auctions, Ducks Unlimited Auctions, and we also auction  at the Straithclair Auction Mart. Joey has worked some car auctions in Winnipeg and he was named Rookie of the Year for 2011 at the Man/Sask Auctioneers Competition held in Saskatoon.
To book sales or enquire about upcoming sales contact Barry 204-564-2509 or cell 204-937-7180  or Joey at 204-821-6022  or check out our website www.chescu.com

Inglis Hotel
Hi everyone! In 2008, Ryan and I moved to Inglis.In fact, we arrived on Canada Day. This was Inglis' homecoming weekend. What a celebration! It was then, that we knew for sure we had chosen the right place for our new home. We purchased the hotel in October (although the process had been started 11 months earlier) and our first day open was October 7, 2008. I will not forget this day - it was everthing and more than I had hoped for.
This New "Spotlight on our Businesses" article is the perfect opportunity for us to reach out to our community and extend our gratitude. The support has been astounding and we are just so happy to be here! It's not just the hotel that we came into, it's the community and lasting friendships we have made. We have been welcomed in the gradest sense. Ryan and I cannot forget to mention our staff. We have been so fortunate to be surrounded by the people we have here. The hotel wouldn't be what it is without the people who work here. We thank each and everyone of you
There have been many changes in the last three years with more to come.We are launching our new menu this spring. W3e are taking steps away from the fried pfood to offer healthier options. Steaks, ribs, pizza, pastas and more dinner items will be available. Also new is our Sunday bruch buffet from 10am to 2pm - kids are welcome. Catering for all occasions is also available. Call us for your next event.
Continuing on the "tried and true" is our Wednesday Wing Night (5-9pm) as well as our Friday lunch smorg (11:30-1 pm). We will be welcoming some really sought after artists this summer . . . so come on out and enjoy some live music. Along with all the events and specialty nights we will still be finding time to keep up the renovations. . . the patio is next. Stop in from time to time to check our progress. And for the questions that's on everyone's minds . . "YES, we do plan to fix the outside of the building. Rest assured, its on the list! In closing that you Inglis for your continued support. We look forward to serving you! Contact Jenny or Sara at the hotel for any of your catering or reservation needs. Ryan & Jenny Kuemper (204) 564-2429

Your Prairie Gardener Greenhouses
Your Prairie Gardener Greenhouses has been around this area since 1994, moved on to it's current site in 2006, and is owned and operated by Shannon and Newell Johnston. We are now located just north of old Russell Trail (6 miles East and 3 miles North of Inglis).
At our Growing Farm we produce annual bedding plants (600 varieties); hardy perennial plants(over 750 varieties); and offer retain sales of trees (about 50 varieties), shrubs (over 200 varieities, as well as gardening containers, books, soil and other items at our over 10,000 square foot greenhouse range.
We open for sales in May at our Growing Farm and we also operate retail sales outlets i Russell and Roblin from early May. We create many hanging baskets and landscape planters for general sales and fill special request orders for the Town of Russell, Town of Roblin, Inglis Business Group, Russell Inn and others.
Shannon and I turn the heat on in the greenhouse in Mid-February and if you drive by the farm you can see the lights on, sending a warm glow across the snow. We start our own seedlings and begin the process of getting all those plants ready for your yard and garden. By late March we have other hands helping and are in full swing by early April.
We employ over a dozen local people to help us from Roblin, Russell, Inglis and area. Beginning in early May we deliver plants several times a week to each of our sales outlets, as well as to wholesale customers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. It all starts at our farm.
Nothing feels quite like standing in a full greenhouse, full of life, all those plants growing, blooming, creating oxygen. Each variety offers different forms, different colors and intricate blooms to add beauty to the world. Many who have come to see us at the farm comment on how amazing it is to see all the plants in one place.
We agree and would like to share this feeling with our friends, neighbors and all our our customers.
For the first time ever, we would like to invite any and all to an Open House at the farm!! Saturday May 5th, 2012 anytime between 9am - 6pm.
Drop in and see us, ask questions, smell the flowers, buy a Mother's Day plant or Gift Certificate, see all the before they start to ship to town and get the best possible selection of the year!!
Questions? Give us a call at (204) 564-2674 and check us out on Facebook at Your Prairie Gardener Greenhouses.

July 2012 - Spotlighttop

RB's Repair Service

RB's Repair Service is owned and operated by Reg Burla. It was started in May, 2009. RB's Repair Service is basically a small town garage just outside of town. I do repairs on cars, trucks, grain trucks and agricultural equipment. I do oil changes, brakes, exhaust work etc., change transmissions and engines, and also do repairs on quads and snowmobiles. I repair and change tires and also sell car & truck tires. I have in stock 3 sizes of implement tires as well as tubes. I have a huge selection of A, B, & C width v-belts, as well as oils and antifreeze. I carry batteries for car, truck, tractor, semis, lawn tractors and quads.
Call Reg @ 564-2603 or 773-0622 for appointment or stop by. Thanks to everyone who has supported me in the past.

WeatherVane Inn

The WeatherVane Inn is owned and operated by Darlene & Garth Jackson and Eunice & Curt Koss, we opened for business the fall of 2000. We operated as a Bed and Breakfast for the first few years and then changed to an Inn. We have three units and a hot tub, the rooms are fully equipped with a kitchenette, bathroom, queen size bed and double size futon supply our guests with a simple room for their get away.
We are located 2 miles south, 2 miles east and ¼ mile south of Inglis, just a 10 minute drive to the ski hill and 15 minute drive to the Lake of the Prairies.
We can be contacted at 204-564-2340 Jackson's, 204-564-2464 Koss' or by email at darjack@inetlink.ca