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The stolen canola was worth about $25,000.

Fifty tonnes of canola stolen from Manitoba farmer

Consider securing grain bins from grain thieves, especially in remote locations

Farmers busy harvesting have another potential distraction — grain theft. A farmer near Kaleida, Man., reported Sept. 21 to Morden RCMP that about 50 tonnes of canola was stolen from his yard probably between Sept. 10 and 18, Manitoba RCMP media relations officer Sgt. Paul Manaigre said in an email Sept. 22. With spot canola

Security camera image of a person sought by RCMP in connection to the disappearance of beef from the JBS plant at Brooks, Alta. (Photo courtesy Brooks RCMP)

U.S.-bound truckload of Alberta beef disappears

Over $230,000 in JBS beef hasn't turned up, RCMP says

A reefer truck loaded with over $230,000 in beef from the JBS plant at Brooks, Alta. is more than two weeks overdue and alleged to be travelling on “fraudulent documents,” RCMP say. Brooks RCMP said Monday they’re investigating after a transport truck that was subcontracted to haul a full load of beef from the JBS


A CN freight train remains halted as train tracks are blocked two km away at Tyendinaga, Ont., east of Belleville, on Feb. 14, 2020. (Photo: Reuters/Chris Helgren)

Fraser: Rail blockades should be a lesson for all

Our latest so-called national crisis led to calls for police to arrest protesters and tear down blockades, but perhaps we should be thinking about how to prevent conflicts like this from happening in the first place. It’s amazing how much can change in just a few days. Canada’s Agriculture Day on Feb. 11 brought together

RCMP officers approach a truck on a farm property.

Rural crime jump has beef producers calling for more police

Beef producers are calling for more police presence after a noted uptick in crime

Beef producers in south-central Manitoba want more police presence in response to rising rural crime. The issue spawned a resolution during the Baldur meeting of the Manitoba Beef Producers. Members at the regular district meeting Oct. 30 overwhelmingly supported a call for more police resources in rural areas. Why it matters: Residents from Somerset to

Screenshot from a video posted on YouTube showing animal rights activists entering a turkey barn at the Jumbo Valley Hutterite Colony on Labour Day.

Charges laid in Alberta turkey farm occupation

A high-profile occupation last month by protestors at an Alberta Hutterite colony’s turkey farm has led to criminal charges against four people. RCMP on Wednesday announced charges of one count each of break and enter to commit mischief for a 46-year-old Edmonton man, a 24-year-old woman from Pincher Creek and a 28-year-old woman and 16-year-old


RCMP officers approach a truck on a farm.

Election 2019: PCs promise better intel, more officers to fight rural crime

The Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics puts Manitoba’s rural crime rate 42 per cent higher than urban areas, although rural areas in the south are much safer Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives say they want smarter crime fighting in Manitoba, and they are promising to bolster those efforts if re-elected. A press release earlier this month promised

Tips for safe cannabis consumption

Tips for safe cannabis consumption

The RCMP has these reminders for the public

Serious accidents can easily happen when you drive while impaired by a drug, regardless of the quantity or the purpose of using it. The RCMP would like to remind the public that getting behind the wheel while impaired by drugs is not only dangerous, it’s against the law. “Cannabis affects everyone differently,” says Constable Mike Hibbs,

Overhead view of biker accessories placed on rustic wooden table. Items included motorcycle helmet, gloves and jacket. Motorcycle travel dream concept.

Heads-up for motorcycle safety

Here’s some reminders of things to 
do even before you get out on the road

In keeping with the goal of encouraging driver safety on the roads and highways, the RCMP reminds motorcyclists to adopt safe driving behaviours that reduce the risk of collisions. Safe motorcycling begins long before hitting the pavement. By planning ahead, you can ride towards a safer future for you and everyone else on the road.


James Hargrave (second from right) in September 2016 with provincial Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier, Medicine Hat MLA Bob Wanner and Environment Minister Shannon Phillips. (AlbertaGrazingLease.ca)

Alberta rancher, advocate James Hargrave, 34

A leader in southern Alberta’s cattle ranching community died in a vehicle crash while helping fight wildfires along the Alberta/Saskatchewan border on Tuesday night. Cypress County officials have identified the firefighter as James Hargrave, 34, a volunteer with the fire station at Walsh, Alta., about 50 km east of Medicine Hat. Alberta’s Agriculture Minister Oneil

RCMP emphasize fraud prevention measures

Numerous types of scams and frauds operating on global, national, and local levels undermine the confidence of Manitobans by stealing their hard-earned money. These crimes are often borderless and have no specific target demographic group. Over the past several months, the RCMP have received several reports from residents who have had money withdrawn from their