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Swan has longest wait times for cataract surgery

May 16, 2022 Roblin Review News Roblin Review
Thanks to a community based effort and the Lions Clubs in the Swan Valley area, northern and central Manitoba residents have an option to get cataract surgery done at the Swan Valley Health Centre (SVHC). The Lions Cataract Program is celebrating a milestone…

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May 16, 2022
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Dube scores game winner in MJHL championship series

For the first time since 2014, the Dauphin Kings are champions of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. Brayden Dube’s goal with 8:27 remaining in the third period snapped a 1-1 tie, lifting the Kings to a 2-1 victory over the Steinbach Pistons in game seven of…
May 16, 2022
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Archery club hosting 3D fun shoot

The Covid pandemic pretty much stopped the Roblin Archery Club dead in its tracks. The club formed in 2020, thanks to the efforts of Francois Squirra, Corinne Berberat and David Sinclair, and members got about two or three practices in before pandemic…

About Us

The Review was not the first newspaper in Roblin – The Roblin Messenger and Shell River News began publishing in 1908 – but it has a long tradition of serving the community.

Its history goes back to 1912 when the first issue of The Roblin Review and Togo News hit the streets on Hallowe’en. It was published by owner-editor Herb J. Bowley. Bowley ran the paper for 27 years, selling it to Jim Thom of Russell in 1939.

Thom published The Review – the Togo News had been dropped from the masthead in the ‘20s – until his untimely death in November, 1952 but his wife Alice kept the presses rolling with the help of printer Johnny Jones.

Two Dauphinites, David H. (Harry) Oliphant and his wife Margaret – purchased the paper in 1954 and moved to Roblin. When Harry retired in 1988, it it was purchased by another Dauphinite, Robert F. Gilroy, owner-publisher of the Dauphin Herald.

After several years of corporate ownership, the Review became a Gilroy family paper again – and is today joined by its sister newspapers the Dauphin Herald, the Russell Banner, the Swan Valley Star & Times, and the Opasquia Times.

The Review continues to fulfill its mandate of providing residents of Roblin and district with news of their community and preserving that news for posterity.