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  • Lorne Community Development Corporation - Mariapolis, St Alphonse, Bruxelles, Swan Lake, Somerset, Altamont & St Leon
    east by the Pembina Hills on the north and west by the Tiger Hills and on the south by the Pembina Valley the Rural Municipality of Lorne is a picturesque region of gentle rolling hills and a patchwork of some of the most fertile fields in Manitoba The Pembina River drains into a series of lakes in Lorne including the popular Lake Seven near the hamlet of Swan Lake The very progressive Swan Lake First Nation also lies completely within the boundaries of the RM of Lorne The first settlers came to the RM of Lorne in 1878 attracted by the abundance of the farmlands and wildlife in the area Lorne is still a vibrant agricultural region There are many varieties of livestock including dairy beef and hogs as well as PMU farms It is a major center for growing cereal grains such as wheat barley and buckwheat and oil seed crops such as canola flax and sunflowers Potatoes are also an important crop Recently hemp has joined the traditional crops being grown in Lorne A few organic farms are also operating in Lorne In 2005 Manitoba s first wind farm was developed in the RM of Lorne Expansion of the existing wind farm as well as development of other wind farms has begun here and across Manitoba Lorne is proud to be the Wind Capital of Manitoba and home to such an innovative technological venture In addition to wind energy Lorne is also home to a variety of industry including parts and equipment manufacturing concrete plants gravel quarries printing and graphics companies cabinet manufacturing and much more The RM of Lorne has a special affinity to the arts There are many artists crafters authors and musicians in Lorne Paul Kane the famous artist mentions the swans on the lake

    Original URL path: http://www.lornemanitoba.ca/ (2016-04-29)
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  • Events Happening in the Communities of Mariapolis, St Alphonse, Bruxelles, Swan Lake, Somerset, Altamont & St Leon
    8 easy ways you can Think Local First ANNOUNCEMENTS Check it out You can now get a free membership to both of the libraries in the Municipality of Lorne Biblioth que Somerset Library in Somerset and Biblioth 2que P re Champagne in Notre Dame de Lourdes To qualify you must be a resident or ratepayer of the Municipality of Lorne Bring your proof of residency to either library to get

    Original URL path: http://www.lornemanitoba.ca/announcements.shtml (2016-04-29)
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  • Events Happening in the Communities of Mariapolis, St Alphonse, Bruxelles, Swan Lake, Somerset, Altamont & St Leon
    BizPal website Download 8 easy ways you can Think Local First EVENTS IN THE RM OF LORNE JANUARY Altamont Open Bonspiel every full 3rd weekend of Jan FEBRUARY Mariapolis Church Brunch MARCH Altamont Poker Derby Altamont Heart and Stroke Foundation Bingo APRIL Mariapolis Drama Club Performance MAY Bruxelles Girls Softball Tournament All Communities Heel Toe Poker Derby Mariapolis Notre Dame Rally Cap Baseball May 12 and May 14 JUNE Altamont

    Original URL path: http://www.lornemanitoba.ca/comingEvents.shtml (2016-04-29)
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