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RCMP Report to May 22, 2018

The following is the RCMP report to May 22, 2018. This reporting period, police responded to the following calls for service. - 25 traffic violations - 26 provincial statute (Mental Health Act, Fire…

Westman Student Brings Home Gold from National Science Fair

It was a thrilling time in the world of science and technology for some 460 students from across Canada as they attended the Canada Wide Science Fair in Ottawa last week. The annual event brings…

Janzen Boys Return for Habitat Build Project

The Killarney Chapter of the Habitat for Humanity is working hard to raise their last $25,000 for the building project on Broadway.At the end of this week they will be hosting The Janzen Boys, a…

Long Weekend Safety A Priority For RCMP

RCMP Media Liaison Constable Sean O'Keefe says over a long weekend, traffic is expected to go up, so make sure you're taking extra precautions. "We see people heading to their cottages, traveling all…

Goertzen Surpasses Two Years In Pressure-Cooker Health Portfolio

Steinbach MLA, Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen has now served two years in a portfolio where people often don't last much more than a year. Goertzen says he is pleased with what the government has…

Deloraine-Winchester Reeve Running For Council Again

Gord Weidenhamer wants another four years on the Deloraine-Winchester council. He has announced he plans to run for re-election this fall. Weidenhamer is completing his first term as reeve of the…

No Need To Fear Tiny Visitors In Your Home

Seeing insects in your home can often be unpleasant. However, for one small arthropod, there is no need for alarm as they are completely harmless. The woodlouse, more commonly known as a sow bug, is…

Amphitheater Construction In Brandon Continues

Work continues on construction of the new $1.8 million amphitheater next to the Riverbank Discovery Centre in Brandon. Construction started last September and work is expected to be completed this…

Manitoba Road Fatalities 'Trending In A Very Disturbing Way'

MPI spokesman Brian Smiley is reminding people to buckle up. With the long weekend underway, people may be in a hurry to get places. This could be one of the reasons people choose not to wear a…

Manitoba Rate Of Boating Fatalities Among The Highest In Canada

With the May long weekend upon us, the Lifesaving Society, Manitoba Branch, is urging boaters to be safe. Acting CEO Kevin Tordiffe says he can't emphasize this message strongly enough because…

Spring Kick-Off For Growing Project

Supporters of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank are being asked to attend a special program in Boissevain on Sunday night. The Boissevain-Morton-Whitewater growing project is getting ready for another…

Tax Increases to Vary in Westlake-Gladstone

The Municipality of Westlake-Gladstone has given final reading to its budget. Mayor David Single outlines how it'll affect residents in the region. "Taxes are going up," notes Single. "Unfortunately…

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