Recycle Everywhere was in Falcon Lake over the weekend in an effort to encourage Manitobans to recycle, well, everywhere, including the cottage.
A crew from Recycle Everywhere was joined by Manitoba Minister of Sustainable Development Cathy Cox for a barbecue in Falcon Lake Saturday where over around 300 Bin Bags were handed out to cottagers to use for collecting recyclables while at the lake.
The owner of a Falcon Lake construction business is facing fraud charges after making false reports for items he said were allegedly stolen.
Colin Durward, 37, of Oakbank has been charged with three counts of fraud over $5,000 and three counts of public mischief.
RCMP say Durward filed three reports with police and his insurance company between 2010 and 2013 for construction-related tools and equipment he said were stolen. Police later recovered welders, drills, a table saw and other items, and determined they were never stolen.
The value of the items fraudulently reported stolen in a June 2013 break-in is estimated at about $500,000.
It took six years, but RCMP have finally laid charges in an arson case that destroyed a cottage in Falcon Lake.
On May 2, 2007, the local fire department responded to a cottage fire on Block 3 of the North Shore. The fire was extensive and caused $270,000 in damage.
Police say the investigation at the time showed the cottage had been broken into, with items stolen and the fire deliberately set. Five neighbouring cottages showed either signs of attempted forced entry or had been broken into around the same time.
After a lengthy investigation, police arrested Aaron Sodomlak, 26, and Edmond Rioux, 26, both from Winnipeg. The pair have since been charged with arson and three counts of break and enter with intent.
Both will appear in Steinbach court at later dates.
A 22-year-old Calgary man was killed Monday afternoon in a single-vehicle rollover near Prawda, Manitoba.
The crash happened on Highway 1 roughly 37 kilometres west of Falcon Lake at around 4 p.m.
RCMP say the 1999 Subaru carrying three males was travelling westbound when it lost control and rolled at least once.
The Calgary man was pronounced deceased at the scene, while the 25-year-old Maple, Ontario man driving the car was taken to hospital with serious undetermined injuries, along with a 24-year-old Toronto man.
Wednesday morning’s intense thunderstorm was fatal for a camper in Falcon Beach Campground.
A large tree fell on a tent during a period of heavy rain and wind, killing a 45-year-old Quebec man.
RCMP say two people were in the tent at the time, including a 44-year-old woman, also from Quebec. Both were taken to hospital where the man was pronounced deceased. The woman suffered only minor injuries.
Police say the incident happened just before 2 a.m. and a number of trees were reported to have blown down.