Hecla parade fun… and bizarre

HECLA — Once a year, the Village of Hecla experiences a traffic jam. Unlike rush hour in the city, it’s a joy to be stuck here. On the same weekend nearby Gimli rolls out its big Icelandic festival, this island village presents the annual Hecla parade. “It surpasses the Gimli […]

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One never forgotten

Irishman John Scanlan was a month shy of 40, quite old to be sent off to war in 1915. The father of seven joined thousands of soldiers from Manitoba who were shipped out as part of Canada’s expeditionary force in the First World War. One of 7,000 Canadian casualties at […]

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Ill will lingers near site of shooting

On a quiet summer Saturday afternoon, a day after the police identification unit had finished at the scene of a 17-hour house-eviction standoff that ended with the death of the lone resident, the North End neighbourhood appeared quiet and back to normal. Until the resentment resurfaced when a Read More

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Fatal collision near festival

BRANDON — Three people were hit by a vehicle near the Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa site shortly before 3 a.m. Monday morning, leaving one dead and two injured. The vehicle was driving south along Provincial Road 262, commonly known as the beach road, when it first struck two people […]

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Two men seriously injured in ATV crash

Two men suffered serious injuries after the ATV they were on struck a car in Flin Flon Sunday. The driver of the car, a 54-year-old female, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Her passenger, 58, was not injured. Flin Flon RCMP stated in a release they… […]

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