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School Bus Crashes, Lands in Ditch Near St. Pierre-Jolys

RCMP Crest LogoA single-vehicle crash involving a school bus sent a 26-year-old woman to hospital Friday morning.

The crash happened just before 9 a.m. on Highway 205 west of St. Pierre in the RM of De Salaberry. RCMP say the Red River Valley School Division bus was travelling eastbound at the time when the driver collided with the guardrail on the south side of the Rat River bridge. The impact sent the bus into the ditch, landing on its side.

The female driver, and only occupant of the bus, was transferred to hospital.

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Stranded Motorist Dies on Manitoba Highway

By David Klassen

RCMP Crest LogoA 54-year-old Manitoba man has died after apparently walking away from his vehicle when it hit the ditch.

RCMP say the man was found unconscious at around 6:30 a.m. on Monday on Road 45N, just off Provincial Road 210 about four kilometres west of Landmark. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful after the man was located about 50 metres from his vehicle.

An autopsy will be completed in Winnipeg, but police don’t suspect foul play.

Poor visibility and road conditions were reported in the area, police say.

The man’s name isn’t being released.

Frog Follies Festival Leaping into 43rd Year

Frog Follies Festival Leaping into 43rd Year

By Sarah Klein

St. Pierre-Jolys Frog Follies and Agricultural Fair (HANDOUT)

Organizers of the annual Frog Follies and Agricultural Fair in St. Pierre-Jolys are getting set to celebrate their 43rd year.

From July 12-15, the Canadian National Frog Jumping Championships will be held, along with the always entertaining main stage show.

Performing this year will be Steven Broadhurst — the drummer from Doc Walker — Ian Reimer, Steven Porter, Julien Desaulnier’s Saint Beach Boys, francophone children’s entertainer Madame Diva and others.

The weekend’s festivities also include a slo-pitch tournament, and activities for children of all ages. Admission is free.

Police Investigate After Lorette Landmark Vandalized

Dawson Trail Red River Cart (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP are investigating after a historic landmark was vandalized in Lorette, Manitoba.

The vandalism to the Dawson Trail Red River Cart occurred overnight on January 10 outside the local Co-op store.

Damage to the cart is estimated at between $5,000 and $6,000.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call St. Pierre Jolys RCMP at (204) 433-7908.

Cattle Were Never Stolen, Just Missing: RCMP

The case of supposed “stolen” cattle has been solved, and it turns out they were never stolen in the first place.

On December 7, RCMP reported five cows and a calf were taken between November 7 and November 9 from a property in the RM of Hanover. On Monday, police said the animals were actually lost in a bush about 2.4 kilometres from the pasture. Three cows and the calf have been captured and returned to the pasture, while two cows remain elusive.

At the time, police said the cattle was valued at $5,000.

Cattle Stolen from Farm in RM of Hanover

St-Pierre Jolys RCMP are investigating the theft of five cows and a calf from a property in the RM of Hanover.

Police say the cattle were stolen sometime between November 7 and November 9 and are valued at over $5,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact RCMP at (204) 433-7908 or your local police agency.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted at ManitobaCrimeStoppers.com.

Attendance Spikes at Annual Frog Follies Festival

Attendance Spikes at Annual Frog Follies Festival

By David Klassen

St. Pierre-Jolys Frog Follies and Agricultural Fair (HANDOUT)

There’s just something about a frog-themed festival that brings out people in droves each year to St. Pierre-Jolys.

Organizers of the annual Frog Follies and Agricultural Fair said Friday attendance saw a 33% increase this year over the span of the four-day festival, which ran July 14 to 17.

This year’s success is being contributed to the level of participation from the community, including the St. Pierre Bible Fellowship Church who organized the children’s tent.

The Canadian National Frog Jumping Championships were won by Mark Duddridge with his frog 3 Musketeers 1. RMB Plumbing took the business category with their frog, Turbo Flush, and the VIP event was won by Mark, and his handler Greg Fehr, mayor of Niverville.

Next year’s Frog Follies is set for July 12 to 15, 2012.

St. Pierre-Jolys Ready for Frog Follies Festival

St. Pierre-Jolys Ready for Frog Follies Festival

By Sarah Klein

Winnipeg Free Press humour columnist Doug Speirs tries his hand at racing a frog at the St. Pierre-Jolys Frog Follies festival in this 2009 file photo. (CHRISD.CA)

The four-day St. Pierre-Jolys Frog Follies and Agricultural Fair is about to launch for another year on Thursday.

The event will mark its 42nd year with free entry to the festival grounds throughout the weekend. For the second year in a row, the Ag Fair will play a large part in attracting people to the community by running simultaneously with Frog Follies.

Highlights this year include country music star Jerry Sereda and Dust Rhinos. Local musician Marc Labossière and the Studio 59 Showcase will perform on Saturday.

For a more “hands on” experience, there is always the Canadian National Frog Jumping Championships where you can race a frog for amphibian supremacy.

The festival runs until Sunday, July 17. Download the official poster for further details and a complete schedule of events.

40th Annual Frog Follies Festival (PHOTOS)

40th Annual Frog Follies Festival (PHOTOS)

The 40th annual Frog Follies Festival wrapped up on Sunday in St. Pierre-Jolys. Besides the variety of events, there was also the famous frog jumping competition. Notable contestants to try and make their frog leap the farthest were Winnipeg Free Press humour columnist Doug Speirs and MP Shelly Glover.

Shelly Glover

Glover’s little guy helped her claim top spot in the VIP competition, and later sent her to the nationals Sunday afternoon.

View the photo gallery below.

ChrisD.ca photos