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Backbench Manitoba MLA Steven Fletcher to Introduce Bill That Would Chop Seats

Backbench Manitoba MLA Steven Fletcher to Introduce Bill That Would Chop Seats

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Steven Fletcher
Conservative MP Steven Fletcher speaks with the media as he leaves caucus on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 26, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG – A backbencher in Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government says there are too many politicians in the legislature, and is hoping to chop eight of the province’s 57 seats.

Steven Fletcher, a former federal cabinet minister who has already shown a willingness to be at odds with his own governing party, is planning to introduce a private member’s bill Monday that he says would reduce the size of government and save the public a lot of money.

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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 TELUS 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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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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