Man Injured After Falling into Red River on Lawn Mower

Man Injured After Falling into Red River on Lawn Mower

Selkirk Mower Accident
Emergency crews pull a man from the Red River in Selkirk, Manitoba on Friday, May 26, 2017 after the riding lawn mower he was operating fell down an embankment. (THE SELKIRK RECORD / SUBMITTED)

A 66-year-old Selkirk man is lucky to be alive after falling approximately 35 feet down an embankment into the Red River on Friday.

The man was operating a riding lawn mower at the time when it fell off the edge of his property and into the water.

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Ride for Dad Attracts Record Number of Riders

Ride for Dad Attracts Record Number of Riders

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
This year’s Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad was the biggest one in its nine-year history. (CHRISD.CA)
Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
1,510 motorcyclists rode in Saturday’s Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — A record number of motorcycle riders revved their engines on Saturday to help the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad surpass their registration numbers.

Departing from Earls Polo Park, 1,510 riders made their way to Assiniboia Downs and then up to Selkirk and Gimli. The ride will circle back to the city for a wind-up at Cowboys, Canad Inns Windsor Park.

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Farming in Manitoba Not Like the Old Days: Jackman-Atkinson

Farming in Manitoba Not Like the Old Days: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, myWestman

Farming

NEEPAWA, Man. — During the winter, one could be forgiven for forgetting that we live in an agricultural area. Far from sight, the cows are in the corrals and the crops are in the bins. But with each passing day, we are reminded of the importance of agriculture to the region. Each warm day, we see more farm equipment on the roads and in the fields and cows and calves can be seen out in the pastures.

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Red Cross Official Says Fentanyl a Risk; First-Aiders Can Say No to CPR

Red Cross Official Says Fentanyl a Risk; First-Aiders Can Say No to CPR

By Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press

CPR

A Canadian Red Cross official says he sympathizes with a Manitoba postal worker who refused to perform CPR on a woman he feared might have overdosed on fentanyl.

“I can’t imagine the feeling that he or she was going through, knowing that they could have or wanted to help, yet they were more fearful for themself in that case,” said Don Marentette, the agency’s director of first-aid programs.

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RCMP Make Arrest in Norway House Homicide

RCMP Make Arrest in Norway House Homicide

RCMP Logo VehicleA 31-year-old man has died in Norway House, Manitoba and another man is in police custody.

RCMP were called to a home in the northern community at around 5:15 a.m. on Friday, where they found the victim with life-threatening injuries. He later died at the local nursing station.

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Pickup Truck Rear-Ends School Bus in Southern Manitoba

Pickup Truck Rear-Ends School Bus in Southern Manitoba

School Bus
(School bus image via Shutterstock)

An impatient driver in a pickup truck rear-ended a school bus Friday morning just northwest of Kleefeld, Manitoba.

The bus was on Highway 52 at around 8:30 a.m. when it pulled over to the shoulder to pick up children. The bus had its flashing lights illuminated and stop sign extended when an eastbound vehicle stopped on the highway waiting for the bus to clear.

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