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Winnipeg Man Injured in B.C. Avalanche

Winnipeg Man Injured in B.C. Avalanche

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(Avalanche image via Shutterstock)

A 40-year-old Winnipeg man was injured over the weekend and another killed when they were caught up in an avalanche near Golden, B.C.

The two men were snowmobiling at the time with two others when the avalanche struck the four riders in the Quartz Creek area west of the community. Two other men were uninjured.

Golden and District Search and Rescue flew into the area by helicopter after police were notified just after 12 p.m. MT that an emergency GPS beacon had been activated.

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Snowmobilers Cautioned to Watch for Low-Hanging Hydro Wires

Snowmobilers Cautioned to Watch for Low-Hanging Hydro Wires

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Snowmobilers are being warned to watch out for low-hanging power lines as many are coated with ice and are sagging, creating a safety risk to riders. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

With the fresh snow on the ground across southern Manitoba, snowmobilers are being warned to watch for low-hanging power lines.

Joe Thievin with Manitoba Hydro says ice-loading is causing some lines to sag, creating a risk for snowmobilers.

Snowmobilers who spot ice-laden lines or electrical equipment should report it the public utility by calling 1-888-MBHYDRO (1-888-624-9376).

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Manitoba Snowmobilers Get New Orange ‘Snopass’ Plates

Manitoba Snowmobilers Get New Orange ‘Snopass’ Plates

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Snowmobilers gather at Birds Hill Provincial Park for a trail expansion and funding announcement, Friday, March 6, 2015. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba Snowmobilers will be a little more colourfully-lit this riding season with the addition of a new orange licence plate.

The plate replaces the existing “Snopass” sticker, and makes it easier for conservation officers and other enforcement officials to identify snowmobilers.

Only riders who purchased a Snopass can ride on Snoman’s groomed snowmobile trail system. Riders operating their snowmobiles on a Snoman trail without one could receive a ticket of nearly $500.

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Dauphin Man Injured in Snowmobile Crash

Dauphin Man Injured in Snowmobile Crash

RCMP Crest LogoA 25-year-old Dauphin man was injured early Monday after colliding his snowmobile with an unoccupied car.

RCMP say the crash happened at around 3:15 a.m. about one kilometre north of Dauphin along PR 362.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries. Alcohol is believed to be a factor.

RCMP are continuing to investigate.

— Staff

Manitoba Snowmobile Trails to See Expansion, Improvements

Manitoba Snowmobile Trails to See Expansion, Improvements

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Snowmobilers gather at Birds Hill Provincial Park for a trail expansion and funding announcement, Friday, March 6, 2015. (CHRISD.CA)

Manitoba snowmobile enthusiasts will soon see improvements and expansions to trails throughout the province.

The provincial and federal governments have partnered with Snowman (Snomobilers of Manitoba) to provide $366,080 to increase trail safety, clearing, widening and twinning in high-traffic areas, including the posting of new signage.

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Carman Man Injured in Snowmobile Crash

Carman Man Injured in Snowmobile Crash

RCMP Crest LogoAlcohol is considered a factor in a snowmobile crash that injured one man in the RM of Stanley on Friday.

RCMP say the crash happened at around 5:30 p.m. near an area roughly five kilometres west of Highway 3.

A 23-year-old Carman man operating the snowmobile was arrested for impaired driving. His 25-year-old passenger, also from Carman, was taken to hospital with unknown injuries.

The driver will appear in court at a later date.

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Woman Killed After Snowmobile Hits Dock on God’s Lake

RCMP Crest LogoA 27-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday after her snowmobile hit a dock on God’s Lake.

RCMP responded at around 2:30 p.m. and say alcohol is considered a factor in the crash. The woman wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time.

No one other people were involved and the victim’s name isn’t being released.

Police continue to investigate.

Two Snowmobilers Rescued After Getting Stuck in Slush

By Sarah Klein

RCMP Crest LogoTwo snowmobilers were rescued on Monday after becoming stuck on George Lake, northwest of Lac du Bonnet.

Manitoba RCMP responded just before 9:30 a.m., where they say a 38-year-old man and 39-year-old woman were stranded in several feet of slush and unable to free themselves.

A helicopter was chartered and the pair was rescued with help from Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship.

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