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Manitoba Government, Recycle Everywhere Promote Recycling at the Cottage

Manitoba Government, Recycle Everywhere Promote Recycling at the Cottage

Recycle Everywhere crew members hand out Bin Bags to cottagers at Falcon Lake. (HANDOUT/RECYCLE EVERYWHERE)

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.

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Two Semis Collide, Another Jackknifes Near Falcon Lake

Two Semis Collide, Another Jackknifes Near Falcon Lake

Falcon Lake Crash
Debris on Highway 1E after two semis collided near Falcon Lake, Manitoba on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. (FALCON LAKE RCMP / HANDOUT)

RCMP remain on scene of a crash involving two semi-trailer trucks east of Winnipeg near Falcon Lake, Manitoba.

The collision on Highway 1 happened at around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday near Barren Lake at the turnoff to Falcon Lake.

Police say the semis collided head-on and debris is strewn across the highway.

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Falcon Lake Business Owner Charged with Fraud, Mischief

RCMP Crest LogoThe 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.

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Two Men Charged in Falcon Lake Arson Six Years Later

Falcon Lake Cabin Fire
A cabin in Falcon Lake was destroyed by fire in May 2007. RCMP have now charged two Winnipeg residents in connection to the arson. (RCMP HANDOUT)

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.

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Rollover Kills One on Highway 1 East of Winnipeg

RCMP Crest LogoA 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.

Police are continuing to investigate.

— Staff

Man Killed in Falcon Beach After Tree Falls on Tent

RCMP Crest LogoWednesday 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.

The man’s name isn’t being released.

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Motorhome Catches Fire East of Winnipeg

Motorhome Fire
A motorhome pulling a four-door sedan caught fire on Highway 1 east of Winnipeg, Saturday, May 25, 2013. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A motorhome burst into flames Saturday morning on Highway 1 east near Spruce Siding, Manitoba.

The recreational vehicle was towing a Toyota Corolla when the fire started at about 10:30 a.m. Two people escaped unharmed.

The cause of the fire appears to be mechanical in nature, according to RCMP.

As of 3 p.m., one eastbound lane on Highway 1 was open to traffic and motorists were advised of some delays.

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Falcon Beach Man Facing Drug Charges

RCMP Crest LogoA 55-year-old Falcon Beach man is facing charges after RCMP located a substantial amount of marijuana at his residence.

Police executed a search warrant on February 8 after an ongoing investigation.

The man, who was home at the time, was arrested and later released on a promise to appear. He’s facing charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

His wasn’t released as charges have yet to be formally laid.

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Woman Injured in Rollover Near Falcon Lake

A Thunder Bay woman is in critical condition after her pickup truck rolled on Highway 1 east of Winnipeg Saturday afternoon.

The single-vehicle crash happened just before 3 p.m. about three kilometres west of Falcon Lake.

The 29-year-old driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, was taken to Lake of the Woods District Hospital in critical but stable condition.

RCMP say the woman was travelling eastbound at the time and was wearing her seat belt. Alcohol is not considered a factor.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

— Staff

ALS Walk Planned for Saturday in Falcon Lake

By Sarah Klein

Advocates for finding a cure to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, will come together on Saturday for the Falcon Lake Walk for ALS.

The 2.5 kilometre walk will begin in Whiteshell Provincial Park on the Trans-Canada Trail at 11 a.m. Registration is at 10:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the event help researchers to find a cure for ALS, and also helps to provide support services to families affected by the disease through the ALS Society of Manitoba.

To register or for more information, call Marlene Pontifex at (204) 222-5561 or (204) 349-2738.

Following the walk, participants can enjoy the 9th Annual Whiteshell Music Festival.