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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride performing at the 25th annual Canadian sunset Ceremonies in Ottawa on June 29, 2014.

Kids: Help name 14 RCMP foals

In celebration of Canada’s anniversary you could choose a name for one of the foals born this spring

Hey kids, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has a contest just for you! This year, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the RCMP needs your help to name 14 foals born this spring at the RCMP breeding farm in Pakenham, Ontario. A winner will be selected from each of the 13 provinces and territories in Canada. In addition,

Watch for slow-moving farm equipment: RCMP

Motorists urged to take precautions when meeting farm equipment on roadways

RCMP and Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) are warning motor vehicle drivers once again to slow down as the growing season nears its end and farmers move large equipment on public roadways. “This year we have already had one death on our roads because of a collision with farm equipment,” said RCMP Insp. Ed Moreland, officer in


Stolen tractor found at bottom of manure pile

A pile of poo wasn’t enough to conceal the crime, and now a pair of suspects charged with stealing a tractor worth $300,000 off a dealership lot near Stonewall are finding themselves in deep doo-doo. Acting on a Crime Stoppers tip, RCMP recovered the 2009 Case IH Steiger 485 last week underneath an enormous pile

Dry, windy weather fans grass fires

April was a wild, windy and hot month across the province — and some of the heat wasn’t from sunshine. Volunteer fire departments have been busy dousing grassfires that have raced out of control, claiming one life and several properties. Despite the weekend rains, all rural residents, including farmers, are being urged to avoid lighting

Briefs May 3, 2012

Grass fire fatality An out-of-control grass fire claimed the life of a 78-year-old Portage la Prairie-area man April 26. RCMP say the victim was attempting to control a grass fire that had spread to a shed on his property. Firefighters brought in to contain the blaze located the deceased inside the shed. RCMP say there


Farm accident claims farm leader

Former Manitoba Beef Producers president Major Jay Fox died Dec. 23 after being pinned beneath a tractor’s front-end loader bucket on his farm near Eddystone. Fox, 32, retired last month as a director of MBP, having served since 2009 as the organization’s president and previously as a vice-president. Fox and his wife Angela are well

RCMP Bust Rural Drug-Trafficking Network

Rural Manitobans received another reminder this month that drug trafficking is not just a big city problem. Thirty-one people were arrested and another three are being sought in connection with drug trafficking – all with addresses in smaller towns and rural municipalities of eastern Manitoba, RCMP announced earlier this month. Police laid over 100 charges

In Brief… – for Apr. 14, 2011

Frozen culverts:Floods from melting snow could damage highways and bridges in Saskatchewan, the provincial government said April 7. The Saskatchewan Highways Department said it has brought in steaming equipment as well as pumps and water tanks to thaw out frozen culverts to help drainage. Last year, big sections of Saskatchewan’s highway network were flooded, including


ATV Accidents Take Toll

ATV season is off to a rough start with the death over the weekend of a 75-year-old man in the RM of Alexander and injuries sustained by a 15-year-old girl in a separate incident earlier in the week. Powerview RCMP say on April 9 they were called to the scene of an accident around 7:30

Manitobans Urged To Buckle Up

RCMP surveys of seatbelt use in rural Manitoba show a percentage aren’t bothering to buckle up. Visual surveys done by police officers in unmarked cars find as many as one in three rural residents in some locations fail to fasten their seatbelts. Survey numbers show where 92 per cent of motor vehicle occupants were wearing